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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
  • Merrilyn Crichton
  • Paul Henman
  • Keith Jacobs
  • Adam Possamai
  • Jeremy Smith
  • Terry Leahy
  • Dan Woodman
  • Yoland Wadsworth
  • Norbert Ebert
  • Janet Watson
  • Jack Barbalet
  • Brad West
  • David McCallum
  • Nick Osbaldiston
  • Steven Threadgold
  • Kirsten Harley
  • Phillip Ablett
  • Petra Bueskens
  • Michael Walsh
  • Geraldine Donoghue
  • Nicole Pepperell
  • John Cash
  • David Farrugia
  • Rose Leontini
  • Christian Mauri
  • Alan Scott
  • Mark Davis
  • Robert van Krieken
  • Naama Carlin
  • Alex Page
  • Andrew Clarke
  • Ben Gook
  • Shaun Rawolle
  • Jordan Mckenzie
  • Lucy Nicholas
  • Robert Templeton
  • Xiaoying Qi
  • Fabian Cannizzo
  • Letitia Del Fabbro
  • Lisa Farrance
  • Kim McLeod
  • Sean Martin-Iverson
  • Craig Browne
  • Toni Schofield
  • Kesherie Gurung
  • Joanne Hiles
  • Erin Carlisle
  • George Sarantoulias
  • Tim Graham
  • Rob Stones
  • Christopher Mayes
  • Henry Paternoster
  • Yolande Strengers
  • Scott Fitzpatrick
  • Naama Blatman Thomas
  • Cecily Maller
  • Grant Banfield
  • Davina Taylor
  • Kim Lam
  • Hannah McCann
  • Clare Southerton
  • Kaete Walker
  • Johanne Brady
  • John Haycock
  • Duncan Law
  • Ramon Menendez Domingo
  • Cameron West
  • Rebekah Brown
  • Ashley Barnwell
  • Joanne Mihelcic
  • Benjamin Glasson
  • Marcus Maloney
  • Alan Nixon
  • james Holmes
  • Josie Reade
  • Suzanne Egan
  • Carlos Eduardo Morreo
  • Naomi Smith
  • Kiran Pienaar
  • Laetitia Coles
  • Shai Diner
  • Alexandra Walker
  • Chunyuan Gao
  • PETER D'ABBS
  • Michelle Buck
  • Robert Holton
  • Roxarne Moon
  • Debra Hopkins
  • Cameron Arthurs
  • Rhys Gower
  • Lutfun Nahar Lata
  • Glenda McGregor
  • Signe Ravn
  • Scott Doidge
  • Jan-Claire Wisdom
  • Claire Parfitt
  • Kate Neely
  • Naomi Hadcroft
  • Brett Shields
  • Aaron Hart
  • Rachel Busbridge
  • Kenneth Yates
  • Heather Downey
  • Seamus Barker
  • Edwin Sayes
  • Nayana Bibile
  • Jen Kwok
  • Vicki Weetman
  • Kerrie Mackey-Smith
  • Toniey Munro
  • Chris Platania-Phung
  • Paul Halman
  • Rose-Marie Stambe
  • Ben Kristian Citto Laksana
  • Joseph Jackson
  • Steve Matthewman
  • James Pilbrow
  • Johanna Garnett
  • Amy Vanderharst
  • Fiona Navilly
  • Heba Batainah
  • Melissa Laing
  • Amanda Peters