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Living in Crisis Workshop

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An online workshop on "Living in Crisis" organized by the TASA Social Theory thematic group and Thesis Eleven.

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We are currently living in time marked by unprecedented social, economic and political challenges wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our social landscapes have changed dramatically, and we are in largely unknown territory for the foreseeable future. Many of the consequences of and responses to the pandemic include issues that relate heavily to social theoretical terrain – justice, inequality, disparity, risks, vulnerability, crisis, political and social change and democracy. In this workshop, we aim to make sense of these issues by considering how, and the extent to which, contemporary and classical social theory can help us understand our current crisis.

The TASA Social Theory Thematic Group has collaborated with Thesis Eleven to host an online workshop on 27th November 2020. The workshop will be conducted online via Zoom. During the proceedings, we will hear keynotes from leading social theorists as well as paper panel sessions.

This workshop also coincides with the publication of a special online issue of Thesis Eleven, ‘Living and Thinking Crisis’, co-edited by Peter Vale, Craig Calhoun, Peter Beilharz, Sian Supski, Tim Andrews and Andrew Gilbert, which is available now at thesiseleven.com.

The full program will be provided after registration.

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Deborah Lupton (UNSW), Professor Craig Calhoun (Arizona State), Professor Peter Vale (Pretoria) and Professor Peter Beilharz (Sichuan, Curtin)

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