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Social Theory

Aims and Objectives:
The TASA Social Theory Thematic Group provides a forum for the discussion and development of social theory. It welcomes systematic and critical reflection on the human condition in society and the changing complexion of modernity. From Critical Theory to phenomenology, from meta-theory to hermeneutics and beyond, TASA Social Theory embraces a pluralistic approach to the elucidation of the social world.

TASA Social Theory invites new interventions into long standing debates on, for example, the macro and micro, action and system, or power and culture; it fosters dialogue between classical and contemporary social theory; promotes theoretical responses to current issues and debates; and welcomes social theoretical innovation.

Drawing on the rich traditions of social theory in Australia, TASA Social Theory embodies an institutional context in which sociology interfaces with theoretical debates in the human sciences, more generally. Through rigorous dialogue, conceptual analysis and theoretical debates, TASA Social Theory builds disciplinary grounding within an interdisciplinary context. TASA Social Theory contributes to the development of imaginative and robust social theoretical frameworks that address the central problematics of our contemporary world.

Year Established: August 2013

Co-conveners:
Rob StonesJordan McKenzie, and Erin Carlisle (12/16)

Group members

  • Glenda Ballantyne
  • James Coughlan
  • Keith Jacobs
  • Adam Possamai
  • Jeremy Smith
  • Terry Leahy
  • Dan Woodman
  • Yoland Wadsworth
  • Norbert Ebert
  • Jack Barbalet
  • David McCallum
  • Ben Wadham
  • Vince Marotta
  • Nick Osbaldiston
  • Steven Threadgold
  • Kirsten Harley
  • Petra Bueskens
  • Michael Walsh
  • Nicole Pepperell
  • John Cash
  • David Farrugia
  • Sarah Redshaw
  • Christian Mauri
  • Alan Scott
  • Robert van Krieken
  • Naama Carlin
  • Alex Page
  • Andrew Clarke
  • Ben Gook
  • Shaun Rawolle
  • Jordan Mckenzie
  • Lucy Nicholas
  • Vivian Morey
  • Robert Templeton
  • Xiaoying Qi
  • Fabian Cannizzo
  • Lisa Farrance
  • Kim McLeod
  • Sean Martin-Iverson
  • Craig Browne
  • Toni Schofield
  • Kesherie Gurung
  • Erin Carlisle
  • Tim Graham
  • Rob Stones
  • Christopher Mayes
  • Henry Paternoster
  • Angela Leahy
  • Kellie Bousfield
  • Naama Blatman Thomas
  • john gilroy
  • Claire Baker
  • Grant Banfield
  • Christopher Pollard
  • Jesse Cunningham
  • Emma Barnard
  • Hannah McCann
  • Johanne Brady
  • John Haycock
  • Duncan Law
  • Ramón Menéndez Domingo
  • Ashley Barnwell
  • Joanne Mihelcic
  • Geoffrey Mead
  • Benjamin Glasson
  • Marcus Maloney
  • Alan Nixon
  • Suzanne Egan
  • Carlos Eduardo Morreo
  • Naomi Smith
  • Kiran Pienaar
  • Laetitia Coles
  • PETER D'ABBS
  • Oznur Sahin
  • Michelle Buck
  • Robert Holton
  • Roxarne Moon
  • Penelope Bergen
  • Cameron Arthurs
  • Rhys Gower
  • Signe Ravn
  • Leanne Higham
  • Daile Fuller
  • Scott Doidge
  • Claire Parfitt
  • Kate Neely
  • Rachel Busbridge
  • Heather Downey
  • Seamus Barker
  • Edwin Sayes
  • Jon Stokes
  • Vicki Weetman
  • Kerrie Mackey-Smith
  • Marika Franklin
  • Chris Platania-Phung
  • Rose-Marie Stambe
  • Ben Kristian Citto Laksana
  • Vanessa Bowden
  • Steve Matthewman
  • Catherine Hastings
  • James Pilbrow
  • Amy Vanderharst
  • Fiona Navilly
  • Heba Batainah
  • Christine Gunst
  • Elizabeth Briant
  • Amanda Peters
  • CELINA VALENTE
  • Carmel Hobbs
  • Brian Coffey
  • Lynnette Hicks
  • Rebecca Henderson
  • Andrew Gilbert
  • Greta Werner
  • Ann Lawless
  • Kieran Bradley
  • Yu-Chih Li
  • Aimee Simpson
  • Maree Martinussen
  • Julia Cook
  • laurel mackenzie
  • Carla Cram
  • Mohamed Wehby
  • ALEXSANDRO ROCHA
  • Md Masud All Kamal
  • Rohan Price
  • Rob Watts
  • Nour Dados
  • Gregory Doyle
  • Brent Van Gils
  • Rachael Garrett
  • John Douglass Whyte
  • Rafi Alam
  • Fiona McLachlan
  • Jarrod Pendlebury