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  1. Book Review: Culture and Art. [REVIEW]Peter Beilharz - 2022 - Thesis Eleven 169 (1):122-123.
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  2. Monumental Upheavals: Unsettled Fates of the Captain Cook Statue and Other Colonial Monuments in Australia.Bronwyn Carlson & Terri Farrelly - 2022 - Thesis Eleven 169 (1):62-81.
    Monuments and statues are forms of commemoration. They typically pay tribute to people or events and aim to serve as a permanent marker, a link between present and past generations, committing them to memory and assigning them with importance and meaning. While commemorations can be beneficial in terms of recognising a legacy of the past and helping foster relationships between opposing groups, they can also be divisive and painful, failing to acknowledge other dimensions of historical fact and further hardening the (...)
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    Book Review: Durkheim and After: The Durkheimian Tradition, 1893–2020. [REVIEW]Matt Dawson - 2022 - Thesis Eleven 169 (1):117-121.
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    Pandemic Fiction as Therapeutic Play: The New York Times Magazine’s The Decameron Project.Stephanie Downes & Juliane Römhild - 2022 - Thesis Eleven 169 (1):45-61.
    This article explores the therapeutic potential of narrative fiction during a global health crisis. We focus on The Decameron Project, a collection of short fiction by writers from around the world, commissioned by the New York Times Magazine. The Decameron Project references the narrative framework established by Giovanni Boccaccio in the mid-14th century, when the Black Death devastated Europe. Drawing on aspects of psychoanalytic theory and principles of bibliotherapy employed since the Middle Ages, we argue that The Decameron Project offers (...)
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    Book Review: A Hermeneutics of Violence: A Four-Dimensional Conception. [REVIEW]Verena Erlenbusch-Anderson - 2022 - Thesis Eleven 169 (1):112-114.
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  6. Book Review: The Future is Feminine: Capitalism and the Masculine Disorder. [REVIEW]Peter Fleming - 2022 - Thesis Eleven 169 (1):114-117.
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    Correlating Affect and Emotion: Covidiquette and the Expanding Curation of Online Persona.David Marshall - 2022 - Thesis Eleven 169 (1):8-25.
    Over the last 25 years, major research in media and cultural studies has investigated the play of affect in our cultures. ‘Affect’, as a term derived from its neurophysiological and psychological origins, defines the particular movement of feeling from sensation to its attribution as an identifiable emotion. This article explores the way that ‘affect’ to emotion is being curated online by users particularly of social media as they learn to structure how they are perceived in online culture by others. It (...)
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  8. The Body at the Receiving End of Political Power. An Interview with Bagryana Popov.Juliane Römhild - 2022 - Thesis Eleven 169 (1):98-111.
    The text of this interview is based on a conversation between Bagryana Popov and Juliane Römhild on 1 September 2021. In this interview, Bagryana discusses two works which unite her research into political trauma and site-specific performance in the context of political repression under the communist regime in Bulgaria. For her choreography He is not here and the performance event Traces Bagryana returned to Sofia, the city of her birth, to explore her own family history and her grandfather’s incarceration as (...)
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  9. Upheaval and Reinvention in Celebrity Interviews: Emotional Reflexivity and the Therapeutic Self in Late Modernity.Anne-Maree Sawyer & Sara James - 2022 - Thesis Eleven 169 (1):26-44.
    The disruptions of life in late modernity render self-identity fragile. Consequently, individuals must reflexively manage their emotions and periodically reinvent themselves to maintain a coherent narrative of the self. The rise of psychology as a discursive regime across the 20th century, and its intersections with a plethora of wellness industries, has furnished a new language of selfhood and greater public attention to emotions and personal narratives of suffering. Celebrities, who engage in public identity work to ensure their continued relatability, increasingly (...)
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    Politics of Fear, Fury and Emotional Censorship in Theatrical Performance: Belarus Free Theatre.Peta Tait - 2022 - Thesis Eleven 169 (1):82-97.
    This article argues that political performance reveals the significance of the emotions, emotional feelings, affect and mood in relation to the censorship of democratic expression. Belarus Free Theatre performers spoke about fear as they gave personal accounts of imprisonment and undertook extreme physical action on aerial ropes, creating performances that evoked both emotionally felt responses and bodily affect. The aesthetic mood effect in these performances shifted from amusing audiences with the absurdity of political censorship to alarming them with the terror (...)
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  11. Rebecca West on Communism’s Allure for the Intellectuals: An Appraisal.Peter Baehr - 2022 - Thesis Eleven 168 (1):3-20.
    Feminist activist, novelist, literary critic, bio-ethnographer, legal autodidact, and political writer: Rebecca West was a 20th-century phenomenon. She was also a lifelong critic of communism’s appeal to the intelligentsia. Communism, West claimed, was attractive to three groups of intellectuals outside the Soviet bloc: a minority of scientists who viewed politics as merely a sum of technical problems to solve; the emotionally devastated for whom communism was a means of mental reorientation; and a déclassé segment of the middle class who envisaged (...)
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  12. V. Gordon Childe and Arnold Hauser on the Social Origins of the Artist.Jim Berryman - 2022 - Thesis Eleven 168 (1):21-36.
    Vere Gordon Childe’s theory of craft specialisation was an important influence on Arnold Hauser’s book The Social History of Art, published in 1951. Childe’s Marxist interpretation of prehistory enabled Hauser to establish a material foundation for the occupation of the artist in Western art history. However, Hauser’s effort to construct a progressive basis for artistic labour was complicated by art’s ancient connections to religion and superstition. While the artist’s social position and class loyalties were ambiguous in Childe’s accounts of early (...)
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  13. How Memory Survives: Descendants of Auschwitz Survivors and the Progenic Tattoo.Alice Bloch - 2022 - Thesis Eleven 168 (1):107-122.
    The impact of the Holocaust on the descendants of survivors and the ways in which they embrace, embody and memorialise their family histories is the subject of this paper. The paper explores intergenerational storytelling and silences about the Holocaust through the lens of the number that was tattooed on the bodies of inmates in the Auschwitz complex and has been replicated on the bodies of some survivor descendants. The number has become a symbol of the crimes of the Holocaust though (...)
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    Book Review: Hegel for Social Movements. [REVIEW]Shannon Brincat - 2022 - Thesis Eleven 168 (1):126-128.
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    Book Review: The Habermas-Luhmann Debate. [REVIEW]Nico Buitendag - 2022 - Thesis Eleven 168 (1):133-136.
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  16. Book Review: Warsaw Housing Cooperative: City in Action. [REVIEW]Franciszek Chwałczyk - 2022 - Thesis Eleven 168 (1):128-133.
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  17. Why Social Scientists Still Need Phenomenology.Christopher Houston - 2022 - Thesis Eleven 168 (1):37-54.
    Pierre Bourdieu famously dismissed phenomenology as offering anything useful to a critical science of society – even as he drew heavily upon its themes in his own work. This paper makes a case for why Bourdieu’s judgement should not be the last word on phenomenology. To do so it first reanimates phenomenology’s evocative language and concepts to illustrate their continuing centrality to social scientists’ ambitions to apprehend human engagement with the world. Part II shows how two crucial insights of phenomenology, (...)
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    Book Review: On Fascism: 12 Lessons From American History. [REVIEW]Zak Kizer - 2022 - Thesis Eleven 168 (1):123-126.
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    Consumer Culture, Precarious Incomes and Mass Indebtedness: Borrowing From Uncertain Futures, Consuming in Precarious Times.Anthony Lloyd & Mark Horsley - 2022 - Thesis Eleven 168 (1):55-71.
    In recent years, labour markets have been characterised by stagnant wages, reduced incomes and growing insecurity supplemented by the ongoing proliferation of outstanding payment obligations at almost all levels of economy and society. We draw upon current debates in social and economic theory to explore the disconnect between the deterioration of late capitalism’s distributive measures and the relative vitality of consumer cultures, suggesting that the latter relies substantially on immaterial, credit-based payment means to bridge the gap between the fundamental fantasy (...)
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  20. Foucault Against the Foucauldians? On the Problem of the Neoliberal State.Henry Maher - 2022 - Thesis Eleven 168 (1):72-87.
    The survival of neoliberal forms of governance after their apparent repudiation during the Global Financial Crisis is a problem that continues to generate significant scholarly controversy. One of the most influential accounts of the survival of neoliberalism in the crisis draws on Michel Foucault’s The Birth of Biopolitics to claim that states intervening to support financial markets during the crisis was simply the neoliberal system working as expected. Returning to Foucault’s original text, I argue this account constitutes a systematic misreading (...)
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    An Emergent Form of Life? A Vertical Suburb in Italy, a Liminal Glimpse From Within.Silvia Pierosara - 2022 - Thesis Eleven 168 (1):88-106.
    This contribution explores a case study of a marginalized suburb in Italy called ‘Hotel House’ from three angles. First, I look at the historical and physical features of this particular building, which functions as a vertical multicultural neighbourhood. Second, I examine the paradoxical nature of this building type, which is exceedingly rare in Italy and Europe, in relation to visibility and the lack of social and public relationships. Third, the focus shifts to the social relationships that have emerged within the (...)
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