Notes on launching “The Martin Presence”

The Martin Presence: Jean Martin and the Making of the Social Sciences in Australia
Peter Beilharz, Trevor Hogan, Sheila Shaver

Paperback | Jun 2015 | UNSW Press | 9781742232164 | 304pp | 234x153mm | Stocked item (plenty) | GEN | AUD$39.99, NZD$47.99
Digital (EPUB) | Jun 2015 | UNSW Press | Stocked item | GEN

Launched by Andrew Jakubowicz at Gleebooks Sydney 18 June 2015

  • I recognise the Gadigal people of the Eora nation. Great honour to be asked to launch the book by . On reflection it may be that there are few enough of us around that knew her and still have held onto the memory. I am reminded of my own somewhat inglorious earlier years by the authors’ account of internal struggles over the control of the sociology journal 45 years ago. Terrifyingly, it was just a moment ago.
  • A week ago in Warsaw in the palace of culture I was engaged with Polish scholars on the future of multiculturalism. Next was two days of refugee survival conferencing during and after WW2. The qualities of the dialogue in both cases had many Martinesque qualities.

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