WorldCat Identities

Barash, Meyer 1916-2005

Works: 9 works in 39 publications in 3 languages and 828 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Games  Lectures  Essays  History  Pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor
Classifications: GN454, 790.13
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Meyer Barash
Marriage and the family : a comparative analysis of contemporary problems by Meyer Barash( Book )

6 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man, play, and games by Roger Caillois( Book )

15 editions published between 1961 and 2001 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Play is "an occasion of pure waste: waste of time, energy, ingenuity, skill, and often of money." It is also an essential element of human social and spiritual development." "In this study, Roger Caillois defines play as a voluntary activity that occurs in a pure space, isolated and protected from the rest of life. Within limits set by rules that provide a level playing field, players move toward an unpredictable outcome by responding to their opponents' actions. Caillois qualifies types of games and ways of playing, from the improvisation characteristic of children's play to the disciplined pursuit of solutions to gratuitously difficult puzzles. He also examines the means by which games become part of daily life, ultimately giving cultures their most characteristic customs and institutions."--Jacket
Man and the sacred by Roger Caillois( Book )

7 editions published between 1959 and 2001 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Throughout the world, people believe that much of what they do is accidental, ordinary, and inconsequential, while other acts can bring on divine retribution or earn eternal grace. In Man and the Sacred, Caillois demonstrates how humanity's ambiguous attitude toward the sacred influences behavior and culture." "Drawing on a diverse array of ethnographic contexts. Caillois analyzes the role of the forbidden in the social cohesion of the group. He examines the character of the sacred in the light of specific instances of taboos and transgressions, exploring wide differences in attitudes toward diet and sex and extreme behaviors associated with the sacred, such as rapture and paroxysm. He also discusses the festival - an exuberant explosion following a period of strict repression - and compares its functions with those of modern war."--BOOK JACKET
The sacred conspiracy : the internal papers of the secret society of Acéphale and lectures to the College of Sociology by Georges Bataille( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book recounts what must be one of the most unusual intellectual journeys of modern times, in which the influential philosopher, cultural theorist and occasional pornographer Georges Bataille (1897?1962), having spent the early 1930s in far-left groups opposing the rise of fascism, abandoned that approach in order to transfer the struggle onto "the mythological plane."0In 1937, Bataille founded two groups in order to explore the combinations of power and the "sacred" at work in society. The first group, the College of Sociology, gave lectures that were intended to reveal the hidden undercurrents within a society on the verge of catastrophe. The second group was Acéphale, a genuine secret society and anti-religion whose emblem was a headless figure that, in part, represented the death of God. Until the discovery a few years ago of the group's internal papers (which include theoretical texts, meditations, minutes of meetings, rules and prohibitions and even a membership list), almost nothing was known of its activities.0This book is the first to collect a representative selection of the writings of Bataille, and of those close to him, in the years leading up to World War II. The texts published here comprise lectures given to the College of Sociology by Bataille, Roger Caillois and Michel Leiris, essays from the Acéphale journal and a large cache of the internal papers from the secret society. A desperate narrative unfolds, wherein Bataille risked all in a wholly unreasonable quest?with a few fellow travelers, he undertook what he later described as a "journey out of this world."
Alfred de Musset by Alfred de Musset( )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Juguete tradicional = Traditional toys( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[L'Homme et le sacré.] Man and the Sacred ... Translated by Meyer Barash by Roger Caillois( Book )

2 editions published in 1959 in French and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conept of a "tribe" in East Pakistan : the case of the Chakma of the Chittagong Hill Tracts by Meyer Barash( )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A method of frequency modulation by Meyer Barash( )

1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.48 (from 0.42 for Marriage a ... to 0.92 for [L'Homme e ...)

Man, play, and games
Man and the sacred
Alternative Names
Barash, Meyer, 1916-