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    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 (...)
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  2. Ends and Rebirths: An Interview with Daniel Bell.Peter Beilharz - 2006 - Thesis Eleven 85 (1):93-103.
  3. Introduction.David Roberts, Karl Smith, Simon Marginson & Peter Beilharz - 2008 - Thesis Eleven 94 (1):3-5.
  4. Bernard Smith—Imagining the Antipodes.Peter Beilharz - 1994 - Thesis Eleven 38 (1):93-103.
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    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 (...)
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    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, (...)
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  7. Introduction: Thinking Within Pacific Horizons.Peter Beilharz - 1998 - Thesis Eleven 55 (1):iii-xiv.
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    Castoriadis and Thesis Eleven.Johann P. Arnason & Peter Beilharz - 1997 - Thesis Eleven 49 (1):vi-viii.
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    Between Totalitarianism and Postmodernity: A Thesis Eleven Reader.Peter Beilharz, Gillian Robinson & John 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.
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    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 (...)
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    Thesis Eleven – 25 Years On.Peter Beilharz - 2006 - Thesis Eleven 85 (1):6-7.
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    Rock ‘N’ Labels: Tracking the Australian Recording Industry in ‘The Vinyl Age’: Part Two: 1970–1995, and After.Clinton J. Walker, Trevor Hogan & Peter Beilharz - 2012 - Thesis Eleven 110 (1):112-131.
    Over the past 50 years, rock music has been the prime mover of an emergent national recording industry in Australia. This is a story in turn of increasing size, complexity, diversity, and sophistication, before its ultimate decline into the 21st century. This story has not been told in full previously and this article is a first step to make good this gap in the historical and cultural sociology of popular music. In this study, which has two parts, we survey record (...)
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    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. (...)
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    Rock ‘N’ Labels: Tracking the Australian Recording Industry in ‘The Vinyl Age’: Part One, 1945–1970.Clinton J. Walker, Trevor Hogan & Peter Beilharz - 2012 - Thesis Eleven 109 (1):71-88.
    Over the past 50 years, rock music has been the prime mover of an emergent national recording industry in Australia. In this study, which has two parts, we survey record labels, recording techniques and forms, and the music that was bought and sold. Part One narrates the emergence of modern record production, the rise of rock music, and the development of a local recording industry in Australia between 1945 and 1970. Part Two recounts the rise and fall of Australian local, (...)
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  15. Calhoun's Critical Theory.Peter Beilharz - 1998 - Thesis Eleven 55 (1):97-105.
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    Rock Lobster: Lobby Loyde and the History of Rock Music in Australia.Peter Beilharz - 2012 - Thesis Eleven 109 (1):64-70.
    This article responds to the new and major work on Lobby Loyde by Paul Oldham. It focuses on the middle period of Loyde’s career, from the Chicago-period Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs through to Lobby’s work with Sharpie band (was it?) Coloured Balls, and connects and compares Lobby’s trajectory to that of the post-Lobby Aztecs, as expressed in Sunbury, the 1972 parallel Australian event to Woodstock. Who led these processes, the bands or the crowds? If the crowd claimed a band, (...)
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    Labour’s Utopias Revisited.Peter Beilharz - 2012 - Thesis Eleven 110 (1):46-53.
    This paper revisits a book I published 20 years ago. Labour’s Utopias – Bolshevism, Fabianism, Social Democracy (Routledge, 1992) began from the proposition that utopia was a ubiquitous figure in Western political and social thinking. On the Left the common sense has often been that reform and revolution are but different proposed roads to the same utopian end. Labour’s Utopias shows that this is not the case: Bolshevism, Fabianism and social democracy actually embody different ends. Revisiting the text 20 years (...)
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    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 (...)
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  19. Zygmunt Bauman - To Build Anew.Peter Beilharz - 2006 - Thesis Eleven 86 (1):107-113.
    This essay is a gift for Zygmunt Bauman on his 80th birthday. Its purpose is to celebrate his achievement by scanning it, in three sections. First, I indicate something of my own encounter with Bauman, my road to Leeds. Second, I seek, once again, to characterize his project and its key themes. Third, I indicate some of the features of what I take to be his legacy. Bauman’s sociology appeals because it combines East European Critical Theory with a postmodern, or (...)
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    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 (...)
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    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? (...)
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  22. Introduction.Peter Beilharz & Trevor Hogan - 2003 - Thesis Eleven 74 (1):3-5.
  23. The Other Trotsky.Peter Beilharz - 1981 - Thesis Eleven 3 (1):106-113.
  24. Robert Hughes and the Provincialism Problem.Peter Beilharz - 2006 - Budhi: A Journal of Ideas and Culture 10 (1):121-142.
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  25. Negation and Ambivalence: Marx, Simmel and Bolshevism on Money.Peter Beilharz - 1996 - Thesis Eleven 47 (1):21-32.
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  26. Social Theory in Australia: A Roadmap for Tourists.Peter Beilharz - 1995 - Thesis Eleven 43 (1):120-133.
  27. Introduction.Johann P. Arnason, David Roberts & Peter Beilharz - 2000 - Thesis Eleven 63 (1):3-3.
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  28. Introduction.Michael Crozier, Peter Murphy & Peter Beilharz - 1996 - Thesis Eleven 46 (1):3-3.
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  29. 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 (...)
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    Cities and Money - Back to Berlin, Via Chicago.Peter Beilharz - 1996 - Thesis Eleven 46 (1):115-127.
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    Citizens of Cities.Peter Beilharz - 1996 - Thesis Eleven 46 (1):89-95.
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    Introduction.Peter Beilharz - 2005 - Thesis Eleven 82 (1):3-4.
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  33. Settler Capitalism Revisited.Peter Beilharz & Lloyd Cox - 2007 - Thesis Eleven 88 (1):112-124.
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    Introduction.John Rundell & Peter Beilharz - 1998 - Thesis Eleven 54 (1):iii-iv.
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  35. Review: A Social Theory of the Nation State: The Political Forms of Modernity Beyond Methodological Nationalism. [REVIEW]Peter Beilharz - 2008 - Thesis Eleven 93 (1):133-134.
  36. Utopia And Its Futures.Peter Beilharz - 1989 - Thesis Eleven 24 (1):150-160.
  37. Reviews : Intimations of Postmodernity; Modern Conditions, Postmodern Controversies; The Coming Fin-de-Siecle.Peter Beilharz - 1994 - Thesis Eleven 38 (1):163-165.
    Reviews : Zygmunt Bauman, Intimations of Postmodernity ; Barry Smart, Modern Conditions, Postmodern Controversies ; Stjepan Mestrovic, The Coming Fin-de-Siecle.
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  38. Cornelius Castoriadis 1922-1997.Johann P. Arnason & Peter Beilharz - 1998 - Thesis Eleven 53 (1):iii-iv.
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    Agnes Heller's Theory of Modernity.Peter Beilharz - 2009 - In Katie Terezakis (ed.), Engaging Agnes Heller: A Critical Companion. Lexington Books. pp. 37.
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    A Sociology of Caravans.Peter Beilharz & Sian Supski - 2017 - Thesis Eleven 142 (1):34-43.
    Why do caravans matter? Australians, like others, holiday in them, travel in them, cook, eat, drink, play, sleep and have sex in them. They also live in them, often involuntarily. Caravans have a longer history than this, however caravan life has almost no presence in existing historical or cultural sociology scholarship. Our immediate interest is in caravans in Australia, modernity and mobility. Some broader interest is apparent. Theoretical arguments about mobility on a global scale have been developed by Bauman and (...)
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  41. Budapest Central: Agnes Heller's Theory of Modernity.Peter Beilharz - 2003 - Thesis Eleven 75 (1):108-113.
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    Book Review: America as Second Creation - Technology and Narratives of New Beginnings. [REVIEW]Peter Beilharz - 2005 - Thesis Eleven 80 (1):121-123.
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    Book Review: An Introduction to Antonio Gramsci – His Life, Thought and Legacy. [REVIEW]Peter Beilharz - 2017 - Thesis Eleven 140 (1):124-125.
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    Book Review: Another Marx: Early Manuscripts to the International. [REVIEW]Peter Beilharz - 2019 - Thesis Eleven 151 (1):125-127.
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    Book Review: Antonio Gramsci – Towards an Intellectual Biography. [REVIEW]Peter Beilharz - 2021 - Thesis Eleven 163 (1):136-138.
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  46. Book Review: Bauman Before Postmodernity - Invitation, Conversations and Annotated Bibliography, 1953-1989. [REVIEW]Peter Beilharz - 2005 - Thesis Eleven 83 (1):132-135.
  47. Calhoun’s Social Science. [REVIEW]Peter Beilharz - 2006 - Thesis Eleven 84 (1):133-140.
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    Book Review: Foucault: The Birth of Power. [REVIEW]Peter Beilharz - 2020 - Thesis Eleven 159 (1):142-143.
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    Book Review: Jurgen Habermas - A Philosophical-Political Profile. [REVIEW]Peter Beilharz - 2005 - Thesis Eleven 83 (1):143-146.
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    Book Review: Modernism and the Making of the New Soviet Man. [REVIEW]Peter Beilharz - 2018 - Thesis Eleven 148 (1):112-115.
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