|Position/s:||Lecturer in Sociology|
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
|Phone:||+61 8 82017891|
|Location:||Social Sciences North (3114)|
|Postal address:||GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia|
Eduardo de la Fuente was born in Montevideo, Uruguay but has been residing in Australia since 1974. He studied Economics and Government at the University of Sydney before completing a PhD at Griffith University in the areas of sociology and cultural studies.
He recently published a book entitled, Twentieth Century and the Question of Modernity (Routledge, 2011) and co-edited with Peter Murphy, Philosophical and Cultural Theories of Modernity (Brill, 2010). Recent articles in journals such as Classical Sociology, Sociological Theory, Cultural Sociology and the Journal of Sociology have focused on Weber and the modern arts; Simmel and aesthetics of social life; the current state of the sociology of arts; and Classicism and Romanticism (Gouldner's terms) in the social sciences.
At the moment he is working on two major projects: a book on the 'social sciences and art theory' that seeks to bring disciplines like sociology into dialogue with art history, philosophical and empirical aesthetics; and an empirical research project regarding the rise of 'neomodernism' in contemporary architecture and design, and associated lifestyle media (for e.g., magazines like Wallpaper* and Dwell).
His intellectual motto (with full apologies to Blake) is something like: 'Sociologists should strive to find the entire cosmos in the most mundane, minute or esoteric aspects of life'. If his ideas come to nought, or are not taken up by the academic world at large, he would gladly devote the rest of his life to gardening, flyfishing, studying Medieval mystical theology, or simply doing nothing.