Venue: Gleebooks (49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, Sydney)
Time: 6pm, Friday 27 March 2009
About Contemporary Society: "In his latest book James Arvanitakis undertakes the task of analysing contemporary Australia. Armed with his own strange experiences from travelling around Australia and the world, and a backpack full of his unique understanding of centuries of sociological thought, James attempts to unravel our everyday experiences. Discussing everything from talking to pirates in a Sydney supermarket, hanging out in remote libraries in Colombia, to being accused of swimming like a ‘public school boy’, he attempts to understand our world when everything seems chaotic, changes rapidly and appears simultaneously disconnected and interrelated. Engaging, challenging and thought-provoking, this book is essential for anyone who interested in sociology. Its application and relevance covers a range of broad concepts and themes including globalisation, technology, racism, gender, active citizenship and poverty."