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Thesis Eleven

Critical Theory and Historical Sociology

Co-ordinating Editors
Peter Beilharz Curtin University, Australia
Trevor Hogan La Trobe University, Australia
Peter Murphy La Trobe University, Australia
Commissioning Editors
Eduardo De La Fuente James Cook University, Australia
Simon Marginson UCL Institute of Education, UK
Ira Raja University of Delhi, India
David Roberts Monash University, Australia
Sian Supski Monash University, Australia


eISSN: 14617455 | ISSN: 07255136 | Current volume: 142 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: Bi-monthly

Thesis Eleven publishes theories and theorists, surveys, critiques, debates and interpretations. The journal also brings together articles on place, region, or problems in the world today, encouraging civilizational analysis and work on alternative modernities from fascism and communism to Japan and Southeast Asia. Marxist in origin, post-Marxist by necessity, the journal is vitally concerned with change as well as with tradition.

Since it was established, the journal has published the work of some of the world's leading theorists including Niklas Luhmann, Alain Touraine, Immanuel Wallerstein, Martin Jay, Richard Rorty and Agnes Heller.

International Coverage

The identity of the journal, like its location, is multiple: European in the continental sense, but also transatlantic and colonial. The journal translates European social theory, mainstream and marginal, and it also takes theory from the margins of the world system to the centres.

A Multidisciplinary Perspective

Thesis Eleven is multidisciplinary, reaching across the social sciences and liberal arts (sociology, anthropology, philosophy, geography, cultural studies, literature and politics) and cultivating a diversity of critical theories of modernity across both the German and French senses of critical theory.

Review Section

Each issue of the journal contains a review section including review articles and reviews of the latest publications in social theory.

Student Subscription Rate

Students can subscribe at a 30% discount on the individual rate. Please contact our subscription department for details.

"Thesis Eleven is read around the world, as an exemplification of cosmopolitan theorizing at its best. Always original, always interdisciplinary, it has developed a unique, and uniquely valued, voice in global intellectual life." Jeffrey C. Alexander, Yale University, USA

"Thesis Eleven is a well established and internationally recognized journal in social and political theory; it publishes excellent and innovative papers of an interdisciplinary nature." Gerard Delanty, University of Sussex, UK

"Thesis Eleven is one of the few indispensable journals for those concerned with the contemporary social world and with the situation of social theory." Chamsy el-Ojeili, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

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Thesis Eleven (Thesis 11), peer reviewed and published quarterly, is multidisciplinary, reaching across the social sciences (sociology, anthropology, philosophy, geography, cultural studies, literature and politics) and cultivating diverse critical theories of modernity. Reflecting the broad scope of social theory it encourages civilizational analysis on a wide range of alternative modernities and takes critical theory from the margins of the world system to its centre.

Established in 1996 Thesis Eleven is a truly international and interdisciplinary peer reviewed journal. Innovative and authoritative the journal produces articles, reviews and debate with a central focus on theories of society, culture, and politics and the understanding of modernity.

The purpose of this journal is to encourage the development of social theory in the broadest sense. We view social theory as both multidisciplinary and plural, reaching across social sciences and liberal arts (sociology, anthropology, philosophy, politics, geography, cultural studies and literature) and cultivating a diversity of critical theories of modernity across both the German and French senses of critical theory.

The identity of the journal, like its location, is multiple: European in the continental sense, but also transatlantic and colonial. The journal translates European social theory, mainstream and marginal, and it also takes theory from the margins of the world system to the centres.

Social theory progresses through substantive concerns as well as formal or textural endeavour; the journal therefore publishes theories, and theorists, surveys, critiques, debates and interpretations, but also papers to do with place, region, or problems in the world today, encouraging civilizational analysis and work on alternative modernities from fascism and communism to Japan and Southeast Asia. Marxist in origin, post-Marxist by necessity, the journal is vitally concerned with change as well as with tradition.

Editorial Assistant
Darrell Bennetts  
Christine Ellem La Trobe University, Australia
Julian Joseph Potter  
Edwin Wise  
Review Editor
Peter Beilharz Curtin University, Australia
Christine Ellem La Trobe University, Australia
Editorial Advisory Board
Jeffrey C. Alexander Association for Psychological Science, USA
Zygmunt Bauman University of Leeds and Warsaw University
Dominique Bouchet University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Craig Calhoun London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
Luis David SJ Ateneo de Manila Law School, Philippines
Gerard Delanty University of Sussex, UK
Chamsy el-Ojeili Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Austin Harrington University of Leeds, UK
Agnes Heller New School for Social Research, New York, USA
Barry Hindess Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Axel Honneth University of Frankfurt, Germany/Columbia University, New York USA
Martin Jay University of California, Berkeley, USA
Hans Joas Humboldt University of Berlin and University of Chicago, Germany
Joel S Kahn La Trobe University, Australia
Krishan Kumar University of Virginia, USA
Udaya Kumar University of Delhi
Fuyuki Kurasawa York University, Canada
Vassilis Lambropoulos University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
María Pía Lara U AM-I, Mexico
John Lechte Macquarie University, Australia
György Markus University of Sydney, Australia
Tessa Morris-Suzuki Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University, Australia
Maria Celia Paoli University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Carole Pateman University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Orlando Patterson Harvard University, USA
Louis A. Ruprecht, Jr. Georgia State University, UK
Donald Sassoon Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Priti Singh Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Margaret R Somers University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
George Steinmetz University of Michigan, USA
Ivan Szelenyi Yale University, USA
Keith Tester University of Hull, UK
Alain Touraine CADIS, Paris, France
Julian Triado Melbourne, Australia
Peter Vale Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa
Loic Wacquant University of California-Berkeley, USA, and Centre de sociologie europeene du College de France
Peter Wagner University of Barcelona, Spain
Immanuel Wallerstein Yale University, USA
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  • Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Thesis Eleven.

    This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics.

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Thesis Eleven will be reviewed.

    There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

    1. What do we publish?
      1.1 Aims & Scope
      1.2 Article types
      1.3 Writing your paper
    2. Editorial policies
      2.1 Peer review policy
      2.2 Authorship
      2.3 Acknowledgements
      2.4 Funding
      2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
    3. Publishing policies
      3.1 Publication ethics
      3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement
      3.3 Open access and author archiving
    4. Preparing your manuscript
      4.1 Formatting
      4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
      4.3 Supplementary material
      4.4 Reference style
      4.5 English language editing services
    5. Submitting your manuscript
      5.1 Information required for completing your submission
      5.2 Permissions
    6. On acceptance and publication
      6.1 SAGE Production
      6.2 Online First publication
      6.3 Access to your published article
      6.4 Promoting your article
    7. Further information

     

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to Thesis Eleven, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

    1.2 Article Types

    Thesis Eleven publishes original scholarly articles, review essays and book reviews, and occasionally produces themed issues.

    1.3 Writing your paper

    The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.

    1.3.1 Make your article discoverable

    When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

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    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    Thesis Eleven operates a conventional single-blind reviewing policy in which the reviewer’s name is always concealed from the submitting author.

    2.2 Authorship

    Papers should only be submitted for consideration once consent is given by all contributing authors. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors.

    The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship. This is all those who:

    • Made a substantial contribution to the concept or design of the work; or acquisition, analysis or interpretation of data,
    • Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,
    • Approved the version to be published,
    • Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.

    Authors should meet the conditions of all of the points above. When a large, multicentre group has conducted the work, the group should identify the individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript. These individuals should fully meet the criteria for authorship.

    Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship, although all contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in the Acknowledgments section. Please refer to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) authorship guidelines for more information on authorship.

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

    Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.

    2.4 Funding

    Thesis Eleven requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    Thesis Eleven encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    3. Publishing Policies

    3.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

    3.1.1 Plagiarism

    Thesis Eleven and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    3.1.2 Prior publication

    If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

    3.2 Contributor's publishing agreement

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway.

    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    Thesis Eleven offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

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    4. Preparing your manuscript for submission

    4.1 Formatting

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. Word and (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines  

    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    4.3 Supplementary material

    Thesis Eleven does not currently accept supplemental files.

    4.4 Reference style

    Thesis Eleven adheres to the SAGE Harvard reference style. View the SAGE Harvard guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    If you use EndNote to manage references, you can download the SAGE Harvard EndNote output file.

    4.5 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

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    5. Submitting your manuscript

    Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you carefully read and adhere to all the guidelines and instructions to authors provided below. Manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Manuscripts, editorial correspondence and books for review should be sent to: The Editors, Thesis Eleven, School of Sociology, Politics and Anthropology, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria 3083, Australia. Email: thesis11@latrobe.edu.au

    Contributors should submit four copies of their manuscript cleanly typed, double-spaced throughout on one side only of A4 paper. Word length should be 5000-8000 words including notes and references with an abstract of up to 150 words and five key words.

    Authors should supply a biography of 50-100 words and a coversheet to their paper which gives full name, institutional address, email address, telephone and fax numbers - also the address where proofs should be sent if different from the above. Authors should allow three months for consideration of their paper, but upon acceptance, they will be asked to make any necessary corrections and submit a final hard copy as well as a copy on disk.
    Corresponding authors are sent proofs of their article and a final version pdf after issue publication.

    5.1 Information required for completing your submission

    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    5.2 Permissions

    Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

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    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.  Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.

    6.2 Online First publication

    Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

    6.3 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.4 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximise your article’s impact with Kudos.

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    7. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Thesis Eleven editorial office as follows:

    The Editors, 
    Thesis Eleven 
    School of Sociology, Politics and Anthropology
    La Trobe University
    Bundoora
    Victoria 
    3083
    Australia
    Email: thesis11@latrobe.edu.au

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