Launch of ‘Contemporary Society’: a new book by James Arvanitakis


CPD fellow James Arvanitakis will launch his new book, Contemporary Society, at Sydney’s Gleebooks on Friday 27 March.

Venue: Gleebooks (49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, Sydney)

Time: 6pm, Friday 27 March 2009

Cost: Free 

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."

The evening will be hosted by Professor David Rowe, Centre for Cultural Research (University of Western Sydney) and launched by Professor Ghassan Hage, University of Melbourne.

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