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Birnbaum, Pierre

Works: 211 works in 948 publications in 4 languages and 14,930 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Dictionaries  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Director, Thesis advisor, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Other, Opponent, Interviewee, Collector, Translator, Honoree, Redactor, Narrator, 070, Compiler, în, ed
Classifications: DS146.F8, 306.2
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Most widely held works about Pierre Birnbaum
Most widely held works by Pierre Birnbaum
Paths of emancipation : Jews, states, and citizenship by Pierre Birnbaum( )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and German and held by 1,301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout the nineteenth century, legal barriers to Jewish citizenship were lifted in Europe, enabling organized Jewish communities and individuals to alter radically their relationships with the institutions of the Christian West. In this volume, one of the first to offer a comparative overview of the entry of Jews into state and society, eight leading historians analyze the course of emancipation in Holland, Germany, France, England, the United States, and Italy as well as in Turkey and Russia. The goal is to produce a systematic study of the highly diverse paths to emancipation and to explore their different impacts on Jewish identity, dispositions, and patterns of collective action. Jewish emancipation concerned itself primarily with issues of state and citizenship. Would the liberal and republican values of the Enlightenment guide governments in establishing the terms of Jewish citizenship? How would states react to Jews seeking to become citizens and to remain meaningfully Jewish? The authors examine these issues through discussions of the entry of Jews into the military, the judicial system, business, and academic and professional careers, for example, and through discussions of their assertive political activity. In addition to the editors, the contributors are Geoffrey Alderman, Hans Daalder, Werner E. Mosse, Aron Rodrigue, Dan V. Segre, and Michael Stanislawski. Originally published in 1995. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
The idea of France by Pierre Birnbaum( Book )

24 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in French and English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Modern France - born in the fire of revolution - was founded on dreams of unity, of a society of equal and like individuals working together. Today, ethnic and religious groups assert their essential autonomy, and France is home to an astonishing variety of opinions and allegiances. Most commentators see today's multi-ethnic France as a new entity, something contrary to the accomplishments of the Revolution - but Pierre Birnbaum believes otherwise." "In this work, France's leading political theorist shows that the clashing identities of different groups did not disappear in 1789 but, rather, persisted in a quieter way. He shows how today's debates over Arab immigrants and the National Front mirror eighteenth-century arguments between Catholics and republicans, church and state. The result is a brilliantly argued examination of how the French have, over two centuries, invented and reinvented their nation and their national identity."--Jacket
The sociology of the state by Bertrand Badie( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The anti-semitic moment : a tour of France in 1898 by Pierre Birnbaum( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1898, the Dreyfus Affair plunged French society into a yearlong frenzy. In small villages and big cities, angry crowds paraded through the streets, attacking Jews and destroying Jewish-owned businesses. Anger about the imagined power of Jewish capital, as well as fears of treason and racial degeneration, made anti-Semitism a convenient banner behind which many social and political factions could fall in line. The anti-Semitic feelings that had been simmering in France for decades came boiling to the surface." "Until now, the details of this pogrom have slumbered in local archives, but here Pierre Birnbaum, the first to study the full range of events set in motion during the Dreyfus crisis, guides the reader on a tour of France during a tumultuous year. His innovative study makes it clear why, though prolonged violence threatened to topple the government, the institution of the state did not give way. Birnbaum shows not only that many Jews defended themselves but also that police officers made mass arrests and protected Jewish lives and property. His analysis of how and why public order was maintained offers surprising new insights."--Jacket
Léon Blum : prime minister, socialist, zionist by Pierre Birnbaum( Book )

10 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shares the life of the three-time French prime minister, socialist activist, opponent of the Nazi Vichy regime, and survivor of Buchenwald
La France aux Français : histoire des haines nationalistes by Pierre Birnbaum( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in French and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Les nationalismes dénoncent à la fois la République, considérée comme étrangère à l'âme française, et ses alliés : les juifs, les franc-maçons et les " métèques " de toutes sortes, y compris, de nos jours, les musulmans. Refus de l'autre et rejet de la démocratie parlementaire nourrissent ainsi les slogans, la littérature, les programmes politiques du nationalisme. Edition augmentée d'une conclusion sur les récents scores du Front national
Sociologie de l'État by Bertrand Badie( Book )

51 editions published between 1979 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sciences politiques, économie politique
Jewish destinies : citizenship, state, and community in modern France by Pierre Birnbaum( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of citizenship and its relationship to minorities focuses on the culture of France and the history of Jewish citizens there, showing how anti-semitism has waxed and waned since the Revolution
Anti-semitism in France : a political history from Léon Blum to the present by Pierre Birnbaum( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the French Revolution promised the citizens of France liberty and equality, the Jews were not excluded. The Jews enjoyed full rights of citizenship in France long before they did in other countries, such as Germany or England. In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries there were Jews in the highest ranks of the French civil service and government, and in 1936 Leon Blum became prime minister. Such men as Blum and, later, Pierre Mendes France, were known as Juifs d'Etat ('state Jews'). But with their rise to power came a new form of anti-Semitism. To the traditional vilification of the Jew as a wanderer, a sexual deviant and a usurer, was added the myth of the double-dealing statesman--one who used political power and position to undermine the strength and strip away the wealth of the true France ('la vraie France eternelle'). Such views predated the Dreyfus case, became acute under the Vichy regime, and persist today, as recent incidents of political and social anti-Semitism in France show so clearly. Pierre Birnbaum here provides an account of the origins, history and effects of anti-Semitism. He refers to and quotes from original source material, much of it previously unknown, and uses press reports, interviews and scurrilous verses to illustrate his theme--that there is a cancer at the heart of French society which has not yet been fully excised
Democracy, consensus & social contract by Pierre Birnbaum( Book )

19 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

States and collective action : the European experience by Pierre Birnbaum( Book )

19 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It has become something of an orthodoxy of contemporary sociology that modern democratic industrial societies are essentially alike, and that they are confronted by uniform challenges, whether industrial (strikes and demonstrations), social (the 'crisis of the welfare state'), or political. In this important collection of studies Professor Birnbaum asserts, however, that the very existence of differentiation, challenge such a hypothesis. Linking historical and sociological investigation, Birnbaum argues that it is only through divergent state-formation that regional and national state variations in, for example, industrial conflict, policing or ideological configuration can be explained. His analysis of the influence of each type of state upon the development of various collective action and mobilisation processes establishes the crucial importance of the state as a quasi-independent variable
Les sommets de l'État : essai sur l'élite du pouvoir en France by Pierre Birnbaum( Book )

30 editions published between 1977 and 1994 in French and English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heights of power : an essay on the power elite in France, with a new postscript, 1981 by Pierre Birnbaum( Book )

9 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un mythe politique, "la République juive" : de Léon Blum à Pierre Mendès France by Pierre Birnbaum( Book )

23 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in French and Undetermined and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of French political antisemitism from World War I to the 1960s, especially as expressed in attacks on leading Jewish politicians. Emphasizes that French antisemitism was not the monopoly of the fascist right, but was a constant force in French society. Discusses the integration of French Jews at the expense of their Jewish identity, and the attacks against Jewish politicians (and implicitly against the republican state), from Maurras ("L'État juif") to Poujade, including extreme-right antisemites such as Xavier Vallat and Darquier de Pellepoix. Part 2 (pp. 115-298) analyzes the ideological heritage of Edouard Drumont, creator of many of the typical anti-Jewish stereotypes, as seen in the French popular, left-wing, and right-wing contexts
Sur l'individualisme : theories et methodes( Book )

27 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jews of the Republic : a political history of state Jews in France from Gambetta to Vichy by Pierre Birnbaum( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La France de l'affaire Dreyfus by Pierre Birnbaum( Book )

11 editions published in 1994 in French and Italian and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictionnaire de la science politique et des institutions politiques by Guy Hermet( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in French and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cette nouvelle édition considérablement augmentée et mise à jour du Dictionnaire de la science politique et des institutions politiques couvre deux domaines distincts, la théorie politique (ses concepts, ses méthodes), et la pratique, inscrite dans les institutions politiques et dans l'exercice du pouvoir. Ce dictionnaire traite en priorité de la France et des pays francophones, tout en s'efforçant d'élargir le champ de la comparaison à la dimension européenne et même mondiale. Cette 8e édition s'enrichit de nouvelles entrées : Kleptocratie, Théorie Queer, Gentry, Organisations internationales, Empowerment ..."--Source : site Web de l'éditeur
Les fous de la République : histoire politique des Juifs d'État, de Gambetta à Vichy by Pierre Birnbaum( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in French and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Classe dirigeante française : dissociation, interpénétration, intégration by Pierre Birnbaum( Book )

22 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in French and Undetermined and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The idea of France
The idea of FranceThe sociology of the stateThe anti-semitic moment : a tour of France in 1898Jewish destinies : citizenship, state, and community in modern FranceStates and collective action : the European experience
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Birnbaum, P. 1940-

Birnbaum, Pierre

Pierre Birnbaum Frans socioloog

Pierre Birnbaum French sociologist

ビルンボーム, P.

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