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Tony Thomson

Tony Thomson was born in the Hydrostone District of Halifax and spent much of his youth on Lawrencetown Beach, where his parents had a cottage and later built a permanent home. He graduated from Graham Creighton High School and studied at Dalhousie and the University of Cambridge, where he completed a doctorate in social and political science. He enjoyed a long career teaching sociology at Acadia University, and still teaches part-time.

   Tony and his wife, Heather Frenette, worked on restoring a century home in Canning, where they raised two children, Julia and Devon. They now also enjoy their two grandchildren.

   In addition to articles, book chapters, and two co-authored books, Tony has written two volumes on the history of social thought published by Oxford University Press. About Face: A Mystery, which Moose House will publish in 2022, is his first work of fiction.


Anthony Thomson books:

  • The Making of Social Theory: Order, Reason, and Desire (2006; 2010)

  • Modern Social Thought: An Introduction (2015)

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