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Professor Peter Beilharz

Professor Peter Beilharz

Visiting Professor at the Bauman Institute

Peter Beilharz is Professor of Sociology at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. He is co-founder and editor of the international journal of social theory Thesis Eleven: Critical Theory and Historical Sociology published by Sage. Since 2002 he has been director of the Thesis Eleven Centre for Cultural Sociology at La Trobe University, which now shares a Memoranda of Understanding with the Bauman Institute at Leeds in order to foster greater collaboration between the two centres.

Peter is best known for his work in social theory and socialism, for his intellectual biography of the Australian art historian, Bernard Smith, and his several books on Zygmunt Bauman. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. In 1999-2000 he was the Harvard Chair of Australian Studies, Harvard University.

Sample Bibliography

Beilharz, P. (2009) Socialism and Modernity, Minneapolis, University Of Minnesota Press.

Beilharz, P. and Manne, R. (eds) (2006) Reflected Light: La Trobe Essays, Melbourne, Black Inc.

Beilharz, P. and Hogan, T. (eds) (2006) Sociology – Place, Time and Division, Oxford University Press.

Beilharz, P. (ed.) (2005) Postwar American Critical Thought, 4 vols., London, California, New Delhi, Sage.

Beilharz, P. and Hogan, T. (eds) (2002) Social Self, Global Culture: An Introduction to Sociological Ideas, 2nd ed., Oxford University Press, Melbourne.

Beilharz, P. (ed.) (2002) Zygmunt Bauman – Masters of Social Thought, 4 vols., London, California, New Delhi, Sage Publications.

Beilharz, P. (ed.) (2001) The Bauman Reader, Blackwell, Oxford, Boston.

Beilharz, P. (2000) Zygmunt Bauman – Dialectic of Modernity, Sage Publications, London, California, New Delhi.

Beilharz, P. (1998) Fabianism and Feminism, co-edited with C. Nyland, Aldershot, Ashgate.

Beilharz, P. (1997) Imagining the Antipodes: Culture, Theory and the Visual in the Work of Bernard Smith, Melbourne, Cambridge University Press.

Beilharz, P. (1994) Postmodern Socialism: Romanticism, City and State, Melbourne, Melbourne University Press.

Beilharz, P. (1994) Transforming Labor: Labour Tradition and the Labor Decade, Sydney, Cambridge University Press.

Beilharz, P. (1992) Between Totalitarianism and Postmodernity, co-edited with G. Robinson and J. Rundell, Boston, MIT.

Beilharz, P. (1992) Social Theory: A Guide to Central Thinkers, Editor, Sydney, Allen and Unwin.

Beilharz, P. (1992) Arguing About the Welfare State: the Australian Experience, Sydney, Allen and Unwin, co-authored with M. Considine and R. Watts.

Beilharz, P. (1992) Labour’s Utopias: Bolshevisims, Fabianism, Social Democracy, London and New York, Routledge paperback, 1993.

Beilharz, P. (1987) Trotsky, Trotskyism and the Transition to Socialism, London, Croom Helm; New Jersey, Rowman and Littlefield.

Beilharz, P. (1979) “Trotsky’s Marxism-Permanent Involution?” Telos 39, Spring.

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