Stephen Crook was TASA President (1999-2002), Joint-Editor of the Journal of Sociology (1993-1997), and Foundation Professor of Sociology at James Cook University (1998-2002). Steve had longstanding interests in social theory, the sociology of culture and political sociology. His books include: Environmentalism, Public Opinion and the Media in Australia (edited with J. Pakulski, 1998), Adorno: The Stars Down to Earth and Other Essays on the Irrational in Culture (ed, 1994), Postmodernization: Change in Advanced Society (co-authored with J. Pakulski & M. Waters, 1992), Modernist Radicalism and its Aftermath: Foundationalism and Anti-foundationalism in Radical Social Theory (1991).
Memoriam have been published in Nexus (Issue 3, 2002).
A special double issue of the Cultural Studies journal was dedicated to the memory of Stephen Crook:
Barry Sandywell 2004, ‘Beyond metaphysics and nihilism: In Memoriam: Steve Crook, sociologist and teacher (1950–2002) (1950–2002)’, in Gregory J. Seigworth and Michael E. Gardiner (eds) ‘Rethinking everyday life: And then nothing turns itself inside out’, Cultural Studies 18 (2/3), 483–493. Reproduced with kind permission of the author and publisher – Routledge.
Steve’s TASA 2000 Conference Presidential Address was published posthumously:
Germov, J. 2003,'Introduction', Journal of Sociology, 39 (1): 5.
Crook, S. 2003, ‘Change, uncertainty and the future of sociology’, TASA Conference 2000 Presidential Address, Journal of Sociology, 39 (1): 7–14.
The 2003 TASA Presidential Address was held as a symposium on the Life-work of Stephen Crook and was published in the Journal of Sociology:
John Germov 2004, ‘A Symposium on the Life and Work of Stephen Crook: Introduction’, Journal of Sociology 40: 203-204.
John Germov, 2004, ‘On the Everyday Life of a Significant Sociologist: The Life-Work of Stephen Crook, Journal of Sociology 40: 205-211.
Malcolm Waters 2004, ‘Modernist Radicalism, Postmodernization and Orderings: The Work of Stephen Crook’, Journal of Sociology 40: 213-219.
Jan Pakulski and Bruce Tranter 2004, ‘Environmentalism and Social Differentiation: A paper in memory of Steve Crook
’, Journal of Sociology