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Gere, Cathy 1964-

Overview
Works: 10 works in 61 publications in 2 languages and 3,182 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Cathy Gere
Knossos and the prophets of modernism by Cathy Gere( )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the spring of 1900, British archaeologist Arthur Evans began to excavate the palace of Knossos on Crete, bringing ancient Greek legends to life just as a new century dawned amid far-reaching questions about human history, art, and culture. Over the next three decades, Evans engaged in an unprecedented reconstruction project, creating a complex of concrete buildings on the site that owed at least as much to modernist architecture as they did to Bronze Age remains. In the process, he fired the imaginations of a whole generation of intellectuals and artists, whose work would drive movements as disparate as fascism and pacifism, feminism and psychoanalysis. With Knossos and the Prophets of Modernism, Cathy Gere relates the fascinating story of Evans' excavation and its long-term effects on Western culture. - Publisher
The tomb of Agamemnon by Cathy Gere( Book )

25 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Turkish and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mycenae, the fabled city of Homer's King Agamemnon, still stands in a remote corner of mainland Greece. Revered in antiquity as the pagan world's most tangible connection to the heroes of the Trojan War, Mycenae leapt into the headlines in the late nineteenth century when Heinrich Schliemann announced that he had opened the Tomb of Agamemnon and found the body of the hero smothered in gold treasure. Now Mycenae is one of the most haunting and impressive archaeological sites in Europe, visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. From Homer to Himmler, from Thucydides to Freud, Mycenae has occupied a singular place in the western imagination. As the backdrop to one of the most famous military campaigns of all time, Agamemnon's city has served for generation after generation as a symbol of the human appetite for war. As an archaeological site, it has given its name to the splendors of one of Europe's earliest civilizations: the Mycenaean Age. In this book, historian of science Cathy Gere tells the story of these extraordinary ruins--from the Cult of the Hero that sprung up in the shadow of the great burned walls in the eighth century bc, to the time after Schliemann's excavations when the Homeric warriors were resurrected to play their part in the political tragedies of the twentieth century."--Jacket
Pain, pleasure, and the greater good : from the Panopticon to the Skinner box and beyond by Cathy Gere( Book )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How should we weigh the costs and benefits of scientific research on humans? Is it right that a small group of people should suffer in order that a larger number can live better, healthier lives? Or is an individual truly sovereign, unable to be plotted as part of such a calculation? These questions have long bedeviled scientists, doctors, and citizens. In Pain, Pleasure, and the Greater Good, Cathy Gere presents the gripping story of how we have addressed them over time. Today, we are horrified at the idea that a medical experiment could be performed on someone without consent. But for more than two centuries, the doctrine of the greater good held sway. If a researcher believed his work would benefit humanity, then inflicting pain, or even death, on unwitting or captive subjects was considered ethically acceptable. It was only in the wake of World War II, and the revelations of Nazi medical atrocities, that public and medical opinion began to change, culminating in the National Research Act of 1974, which mandated informed consent. Yet Gere cautions that that greater good thinking is on the upswing again today and that the lesson of history is in imminent danger of being lost."--Book jacket
The brain in a vat( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psyche's labyrinth : Minoan archaeology and modern prophecy by Cathy Gere( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tomb of Agamemnon (Wonders of the World) by Cathy Gere( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Pain, pleasure, and the greater good - from the panopticon to the skinner b by Cathy Gere( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Pain by Cathy Gere( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

& Now Festival by & Now( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Steve Tomasula, the Black Took Collective, and Cathy Gere speak at the 5th & Now Literary Festival (co-sponsored by UCSD's New Writing Series)
The tomb of Agamemnon : Mycenae and the search for a hero by Cathy Gere( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mycenae, the fabled city of Homer's King Agamemnon, still stands in a remote corner of mainland Greece. It is one of the most haunting and impressive sights in Europe and is visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. ... [Back cover]
 
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Knossos and the prophets of modernism
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The tomb of Agamemnon
Alternative Names
Gere, Catherina 1964-

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