159 found
Order:
  1.  5
    Intimacy in postmodern times: A friendship with Zygmunt Bauman.Peter Beilharz - 2020 - Manchester University Press.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   20 citations  
  2.  9
    Thesis Eleven: In transition.Peter Beilharz & Sian Supski - 2021 - Thesis Eleven 163 (1):3-4.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  3.  13
    The decline of the West?Peter Beilharz - 2018 - Thesis Eleven 149 (1):100-103.
    This commentary responds to the recent enthusiasm for the idea of interregnum, revived by Gramsci in the 1930s and now by Zygmunt Bauman and Carlo Bordoni. While sympathetic to its impulse, the suggestion is made here that rather than being trapped in between, the West is entering a new authoritarian normal, where innovation as well as repetition are apparent. Trump Fever, in particular, may be a kind of smokescreen or western liberal obsession, not because the problems involved are less than (...)
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  4. Ends and Rebirths: An Interview with Daniel Bell.Peter Beilharz - 2006 - Thesis Eleven 85 (1):93-103.
  5. Bernard Smith—Imagining the Antipodes.Peter Beilharz - 1994 - Thesis Eleven 38 (1):93-103.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   5 citations  
  6.  34
    Australia: The Unhappy Country, or, a Tale of Two Nations.Peter Beilharz - 2005 - Thesis Eleven 82 (1):73-87.
    What is the nature of modernity in Australia, or in the Antipodes? This article presents the view that Australia is an unhappy country because its modernity is caught between at least two different images of pasts and futures possible. There are at least two Australias, one closer to the image of modern tradition or settler capitalism, the other heading in the direction of globalism via its world cities. On contemplation, the image of doubling or pluralization spreads. For there are also (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   5 citations  
  7.  25
    From Marx to Gramsci to us: Laboratory to prison, and back.Peter Beilharz - 2016 - Thesis Eleven 132 (1):77-86.
    Marx and Gramsci remain two of the most constant presences and inspirations for those on the left. Yet there is a persistent sense that we have still to get them right. Perhaps this indicates that sources like this are now fully classics, to be returned, and returned to. In the case of Marx and Gramsci, a series of major works published in the Brill Historical Materialism series breaks new ground as well as returning to older controversies, both resolved and unresolved. (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  8.  5
    Last Bauman/lost Bauman: Fifty years on - Sketches in the Theory of Culture (1968) – The suppressed and now final book of Zygmunt Bauman.Peter Beilharz - 2020 - Thesis Eleven 159 (1):128-132.
    Zygmunt Bauman said of 1968 that he could not empathize with the enthusiasm of the Western Left, that this was some kind of party. In Eastern Europe 1968 stood for an end, not a hope. Soon Bauman would be forced into exile, opening a new and brilliant phase of his intellectual trajectory. Sketches in the Theory of Culture was his last Polish book. It was suppressed in 1968, the contract cancelled in retaliation against his support for reforming politics. Now it (...)
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  9.  21
    On thinking: Open letter to Hannah Arendt.Agnes Heller, David Roberts & Peter Beilharz - 2020 - Thesis Eleven 159 (1):23-34.
    Thesis Eleven is honoured to be able to publish this text by our late friend and mentor Agnes Heller. It was secured in the period before her recent death, and is published now posthumously in her memory. Echoing her earlier text written as an Imaginary Preface to Arendt’s Totalitarianism, it responds to themes in the later text, The Life of the Mind. These were among the most eminent of the minds referred to later as Women in Dark Times. Their connection (...)
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  10.  15
    Way Out West: Mapping Western Australia.Jon Stratton & Peter Beilharz - 2016 - Thesis Eleven 135 (1):3-13.
    Western Australia, like Tasmania, can slip too easily off the map, a periphery on the periphery, its significance occluded by the hegemony of the eastern states of Australia. Yet Western Australia is core to Australia’s economy, not least through mining, and through its proximity to Asia. The West is itself connected more closely to region, in both the local and transnational senses. Its tradition of secessionist thinking indicates a kind of exceptionalist culture. This is a difference which begs for explanation. (...)
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  11. Introduction.David Roberts, Karl Smith, Simon Marginson & Peter Beilharz - 2008 - Thesis Eleven 94 (1):3-5.
  12.  65
    Castoriadis and Thesis Eleven.Johann P. Arnason & Peter Beilharz - 1997 - Thesis Eleven 49 (1):vi-viii.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   4 citations  
  13.  45
    Modernity and Communism: Zygmunt Bauman and the Other Totalitarianism.Peter Beilharz - 2002 - Thesis Eleven 70 (1):88-99.
    Bauman's work can be understood as a critical theory, but its east European context needs to be established alongside the west European sensibilities of the Frankfurt School. The question of Soviet modernity and the status of the Polish experience of which Bauman was part need to be placed alongside the more famous critique of the Holocaust, which can be more readily aligned with Horkheimer and Adorno's views in Dialectic of Enlightenment. To this end, some of Bauman's essays and arguments on (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   4 citations  
  14.  17
    Bernard Smith: The quality of marxism.Peter Beilharz - 2013 - Thesis Eleven 114 (1):94-102.
    Bernard Smith was a giant on the Australian intellectual scene, and a major analyst of and contributor to the processes of cultural traffic between the antipodes and the centres of the world system. He was a lifelong Marxist, or historical materialist. Yet his scholarship also wore an open weave. Was he then a Marxist in politics? This essay argues that his historicism placed his thinking firmly with the owl of Minerva, rather than in the driver’s seat of history. Marxism, for (...)
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  15.  43
    Bernard Smith: The quality of marxism.Peter Beilharz - 2013 - Thesis Eleven 114 (1):94-102.
    Bernard Smith (1916–2011) was a giant on the Australian intellectual scene, and a major analyst of and contributor to the processes of cultural traffic between the antipodes and the centres of the world system. He was a lifelong Marxist, or historical materialist. Yet his scholarship also wore an open weave. Was he then a Marxist in politics? This essay argues that his historicism placed his thinking firmly with the owl of Minerva, rather than in the driver’s seat of history. Marxism, (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  16. Introduction: Thinking within Pacific Horizons.Peter Beilharz - 1998 - Thesis Eleven 55 (1):iii-xiv.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   3 citations  
  17.  26
    Between Totalitarianism and Postmodernity: A Thesis Eleven Reader.Peter Beilharz, Gillian Robinson & John F. Rundell (eds.) - 1992 - MIT Press.
    These thirteen articles provide theoretical and historically informed analyses of thepowerful currents that are shaping the late twentieth-century political and culturallandscape.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   3 citations  
  18.  65
    Thesis Eleven – 25 Years on.Peter Beilharz - 2006 - Thesis Eleven 85 (1):6-7.
  19.  18
    Looking back: Marx and Bellamy1.Peter Beilharz - 2004 - The European Legacy 9 (5):597-604.
    No two images of socialism or utopia were more influential a century ago than those of Marx and Bellamy. Marx and Engels famously denied the utopian dimension of their own project; Bellamy celebrated it. In this essay I sketch out some clues for revisiting images of utopia in Marx and in Bellamy. My claim is that Marx failed to develop a systematic utopia or image of socialism. We are left with a series of hints towards five different images of utopia (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   3 citations  
  20.  5
    Gramsci’s Notebooks: In these times.Peter Beilharz - 2024 - Thesis Eleven 181 (1):131-138.
    The work and ideas of Antonio Gramsci continue to attract serious and sustained scholarly attention. This review essay, which might be viewed as an appendage to the earlier, 2016 Thesis Eleven essay ‘From Marx to Gramsci’, develops some of the lines of curiosity indicated there. Does the globalization of Gramsci occur at the expense of the recognition of the particularity of his thought, its specific time and place, and its clearly revolutionary intention? What do these phenomena signify, almost a century (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  21.  39
    Australian Settlements.Peter Beilharz - 2008 - Thesis Eleven 95 (1):58-67.
    The idea of the 'Australian settlement' has been normalized since its popularization by Paul Kelly into the Keating years. This essay responds further to existing discussion of the idea, including attempts to develop it by expanding its descriptive and analytic criteria. It argues for the pluralization of the idea of settlement, rather than for attempts to develop the 'Australian settlement' by adding further exhaustive detail. The real challenge, beyond the controversy, is the adequate specification of the conditions of Australian modernity. (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  22.  1
    ‘All that is solid’… Maelstrom and Modernity in Zygmunt Bauman, Marshall Berman (and the ones in between: Marx, Trotsky, Faust and Spengler).Peter Beilharz - 2016 - Revue Internationale de Philosophie 3:291-304.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  23. Introduction.Peter Beilharz & Trevor Hogan - 2003 - Thesis Eleven 74 (1):3-5.
  24.  2
    Agnes Heller: From Marx to the Dictatorship Over Needs.Peter Beilharz - 2015 - Revue Internationale de Philosophie 3:269-277.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  25. Robert Hughes and the Provincialism Problem.Peter Beilharz - 2006 - Budhi: A Journal of Ideas and Culture 10 (1):121-142.
    No categories
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  26. The Left, the Accord and the Future of Socialism.Peter Beilharz - 1986 - Thesis Eleven 13 (1):5-21.
  27. Calhoun's Critical Theory.Peter Beilharz - 1998 - Thesis Eleven 55 (1):97-105.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  28. Reading Zygmunt Bauman: Looking for Clues.Peter Beilharz - 1998 - Thesis Eleven 54 (1):25-36.
    Zygmunt Bauman's sociology has had a paradoxical reception, widespread, yet elusive. Partly this is due to its diversity, partly due to Bauman's style, which is often provocative rather than soothing. Whatever the case, Bauman's work is among the most important sources for critical sociology today. This exploratory essay, a flag for a book in progress called Modernity as Ambivalence - Zygmunt Bauman's Sociology indicates some key co-ordinates: modernity and the postmodern, sociology and socialism, Marxism and after, via a scanner of (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  29.  16
    Introduction.Peter Beilharz - 2005 - Thesis Eleven 82 (1):3-4.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  30. The Routledge Companion to Social TheoryElliottAnthony The Routledge Companion to Social Theory.Peter Beilharz - 2012 - Thesis Eleven 108 (1):140-142.
  31. Bernard Smith.Peter Beilharz - 1999 - In Ernest Cashmore & Chris Rojek (eds.), Dictionary of cultural theorists. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 433--4.
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  32.  43
    George Seddon and Karl Marx: Nature and Second Nature.Peter Beilharz - 2003 - Thesis Eleven 74 (1):21-34.
    Nature and society are dichotomized in much discussion in critical theory or science, largely because of the want of a satisfactory way to connect or combine the problems and prospects involved. Yet the interconnection is nowhere more apparent than in the idea of the social or cultural, or capitalism as second nature. This article, developed from the opening lecture for the Thesis Eleven Conference `Landprints Over Boundaries: in Honour of George Seddon', compares Marx and Seddon on nature and second nature, (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  33.  26
    Tocqueville in the Antipodes? Middling through in Australia, then and Now.Peter Beilharz - 2001 - Thesis Eleven 65 (1):51-64.
    The influence of Tocqueville in Australian cultural criticism is powerful, not least in the concern with the question of egalitarian democracy and its propensity to breed mediocrity. This article traces European criticism of Australia as the antipodes or other of Europe through the 19th century, ending with D. H. Lawrence's Kangaroo. It tracks the effect of the mediocrity thesis in local criticism, through Hancock and Horne to the work of Paul Kelly in The End of Certainty. How should we live? (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   2 citations  
  34. The Other Trotsky.Peter Beilharz - 1981 - Thesis Eleven 3 (1):106-113.
  35. Introduction.Peter Beilharz - 2002 - Thesis Eleven 70 (1):3-3.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  36. Introduction.John Rundell & Peter Beilharz - 2005 - Thesis Eleven 83 (1):3-4.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  37. Introduction.David Roberts & Peter Beilharz - 2003 - Thesis Eleven 75 (1):3-6.
  38. Labour and Socialism in Australia: a View From the Trough.Peter Beilharz - 1983 - Thesis Eleven 7 (1):163-170.
  39. The Life and Times of Social Democracy.Peter Beilharz - 1990 - Thesis Eleven 26 (1):78-94.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  40. Introduction.Peter Beilharz - 2004 - Thesis Eleven 79 (1):3-4.
  41. Socialism and Culture: An Interview With Donald Sassoon.Peter Beilharz - 2009 - Thesis Eleven 98 (1):115-128.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  42. Medibank: Monument or Mausoleum of the Whitlam Government?Peter Beilharz & Tricia Moynihan - 1983 - Thesis Eleven 7 (1):151-158.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  43. Introduction.Peter Beilharz - 2006 - Thesis Eleven 84 (1):5-6.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  44. The Decline of Western Marxism: Trotsky, Gramsci, Althusser.Peter Beilharz - 2003 - Thesis Eleven 75 (1):126-134.
  45. Reviews : Frank Stilwell, The Accord ... And Beyond, (Sydney: Pluto, 1986).Peter Beilharz - 1987 - Thesis Eleven 16 (1):146-148.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  46. Introduction — Thesis Eleven 100.Peter Beilharz - 2010 - Thesis Eleven 100 (1):3-5.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  47. Ferenc Feher and Political Theory— Notes for a Biographer.Peter Beilharz - 1995 - Thesis Eleven 42 (1):1-9.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  48. Budapest Central: Agnes Heller's Theory of Modernity.Peter Beilharz - 2003 - Thesis Eleven 75 (1):108-113.
  49. Introduction.Johann P. Arnason, David Roberts & Peter Beilharz - 2000 - Thesis Eleven 63 (1):3-3.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  50. Introduction to Capital-Analysis Reconstruction.Peter Beilharz - 1982 - Thesis Eleven 4 (1):164-165.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
1 — 50 / 159