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Jarvie, I. C. (Ian Charles) 1937-

Works: 75 works in 448 publications in 6 languages and 9,148 library holdings
Genres: History  Motion pictures  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PN1995.9.S6, 301.57
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Most widely held works by I. C Jarvie
The revolution in anthropology by I. C Jarvie( Book )

63 editions published between 1964 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dotyczy m. in. Bronisława Malinowskiego
Movies as social criticism : aspects of their social psychology by I. C Jarvie( Book )

9 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Movies and society by I. C Jarvie( Book )

14 editions published between 1970 and 1986 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the sociological implications of the type of feature films produced in Hollywood. The origins, growth, and economic structure of the film industry are studied with the methodology of social science. The sociological implications of the personal roles projected by film stars and the "world view" implicit in Hollywood motion pictures are delineated. Also examined are the film audience and the sociological influences of films upon audiences. Cinema genres--the western, spy, musical, and gangster films--are explored as embodiments of cultural myth. A discussion and validation of the sociological approach to film criticism and remarks elaborating upon film as a medium for the communication of values conclude the book. (Ch)
Children and the movies : media influence and the Payne Fund controversy by Garth Jowett( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children and the Movies: Media Influence and the Payne Fund Controversy analyzes the first and most comprehensive investigation of the influence of movies on American youth, the Payne Fund Studies. First published in 1933, these studies are important for their insights and conclusions regarding the effects of movies on behavior. They are, moreover, a landmark of modern social science research, demonstrating the rapid evolution of this discipline in American academic institutions over the first three decades of the century. Based on newly discovered primary sources, whose contents are published here for the first time, this volume also reproduces a long-missing Payne Fund study
Concepts and society by I. C Jarvie( Book )

21 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy of the film : epistemology, ontology, aesthetics by I. C Jarvie( Book )

27 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the overlap between film and philosophy in three distinct ways: epistemological issues in film-making and viewing; aesthetic theory and film; and film as a medium of philosophical expression
Towards a sociology of the cinema: a comparative essay on the structure and functioning of a major entertainment industry by I. C Jarvie( Book )

54 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For students of the film and sociologists
Hollywood's overseas campaign : the North Atlantic movie trade, 1920-1950 by I. C Jarvie( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The national sentiments used to justify resistance to Hollywood imports are shown to be essentially disingenuous, in that they were motivated by special-interest groups who felt their power threatened by U.S. movies or considered themselves entitled to some of the profits. The efforts of various Canadian and British interest groups to limit film imports and foster domestic production failed because of lack of capital, mismanaged propaganda campaigns, and audience resistance. Indeed, as Ian Jarvie argues, Hollywood's ability to exploit their weaknesses derived, to a great extent, from its mastery of supply, distribution, and the coherent orchestration of the component parts of the industry through the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America
The story of social anthropology; the quest to understand human society by Ian Charles Jarvie( Book )

10 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thinking about society : theory and practice by I. C Jarvie( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I.C. Jarvie was trained as a social anthropologist in the center of British social anthropology - the London School of Economics, where Bronislaw Malinowski was the object of ancestor worship. Jarvie's doctorate was in philosophy, however, under the guidance of Karl Popper and John Watkins. He changed his department not as a defector but as a rebel, attempting to exorcize the ancestral spirit. He criticized the method of participant obser vation not as useless but as not comprehensive: it is neither necessary nor sufficient for the making of certain contributions to anthropology; rather, it all depends on the problem-situation. And so Jarvie remained an anthro pologist at heart, who, in addition to some studies in rather conventional anthropological or sociological molds, also studied the tribe of social scien tists, but also critically examining their problems - especially their overall, rather philosophical problems, but not always so: a few of the studies in cluded in this volume exemplify his work on specific issues, whether of technology, or architecture, or nationalism in the academy, or moviemaking, or even movies exhibiting excessive sex and violence. These studies attract his attention both on account of their own merit and on account of their need for new and powerful research tools, such as those which he has forged in his own intellectual workshop over the last two decades
Hong Kong: a society in transition; contributions to the study of Hong Kong society by I. C Jarvie( Book )

25 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1998
Karl Popper : a centenary assessment( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Karl Popper (1902 1994) is one of the most controversial and widely read philosophers of the 20th century. His influence has been enormous in the fields of epistemology, logic, metaphysics, methodology of science, the philosophy of physics and biology, political philosophy, and the social sciences, and his intellectual achievement has stimulated many scholars in a wide range of disciplines. These three volumes of previously unpublished essays, which originate in the congress 'Karl Popper 2002' held in Vienna to mark the centenary of Popper's birth, provide an up-to-date examination of many aspects of Popper's life and thought. Volume 1 discusses a variety of topics in Popper's early intellectual history, and considers also some features of his remarkable influence outside philosophy. The second part of the volume contains papers that from different political perspectives tackle problems raised by Popper's principal contribution to political theory, democracy and community, "The Open Society and Its Enemies". Volume 2 deals especially with Popper's metaphysics and epistemology, including his proposal (critical rationalism) that it is through sharp criticism rather than through the provision of justification that our knowledge progresses. Several papers tackle the problem of the empirical basis, and offer decidedly different answers to some unresolved questions. The volume contains also a number of papers evaluating Popper's celebrated, but much contested, solution to Hume's problem of induction. Volume 3 examines Popper's contribution to our understanding of logic, mathematics, physics, biology, and the social sciences, from economics to education. Among the topics covered are: verisimilitude, quantum and statistical physics, the propensity interpretation of probability, evolutionary epistemology, the so-called Positivimusstreit, Popper's critique of Marx, and his defence of the rationality principle as a component of all social explanations
The Social philosophy of Ernest Gellner( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical rationalist aesthetics by Joseph Agassi( Book )

12 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a first attempt to cover the whole area of aesthetics from the point of view of critical rationalism. It takes up and expands upon the more narrowly focused work of E.H. Gombrich, Sheldon Richmond, and Raphael Sassower and Louis Ciccotello. The authors integrate the arts into the scientific world view and acknowledge that there is an aesthetic aspect to anything whatsoever. They pay close attention to the social situatedness of the arts. Their aesthetics treats art as emerging from craft in the form of luxurious and playful challenge to the audience. In developing it they place emphasis on the number of questions and claims that can be settled by appeal to empirical facts; on the historical character of aesthetic judgements; and on the connection of aesthetic truth to true love and true friendship, i.e. fidelity and integrity, not to informative truth."--Jacket
The republic of science : the emergence of Popper's social view of science, 1935-1945 by I. C Jarvie( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Window on Hong Kong : a sociological study of the Hong Kong film industry and its audience by I. C Jarvie( Book )

7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary thought and politics by Ernest Gellner( Book )

11 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these essays Gellner strives to understand the religions of nationalism, communism and democracy returning again and again to the basic values of the liberal: social tolerance, rational criticism, human decency and justice
Critical rationalism, metaphysics and science by I. C Jarvie( Book )

14 editions published in 1995 in English and Esperanto and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The distinguished contributors from three continents focus in this book particularly on the broad philosophical framework known as critical rationalism, testing its limitations, and discovering surprising connections. The essays well illustrate the fecundity and range of Professor Agassi's interests, and the broad range of persons he has influenced. Of particular concern in the volume are the broad frameworks of rationality and of religion. The religion of science, which is something Agassi has always opposed, is debated here. Among other distinguished contributors, the volume contains one of the last papers by the late Paul K. Feyerabend
Cause and meaning in the social sciences by Ernest Gellner( Book )

9 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume focuses on key conceptual issues in the social sciences, such as Winch's idea of a social science, structuralism, Malinowski and Evans-Pritchard, and the concept of kinship
Concepts and Society (RLE Social Theory) by I. C Jarvie( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The main concern of Dr Jarvie's book is the relation of belief to action. He argues that people act in society because of beliefs, because of 'the way they see things'. There is the world of physical and social conditioning - where fixed roles, tropisms, adaptations seem to operate; there is the world of mind - where action, alternatively, seems to originate; but then there is Karl Popper's 'third world' - where dwell the objects of thought (ideals, theories, beliefs, values) which 'directly affect how people act, and thus affect the way the world is'. Reform, change, improvement, modification
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Movies as social criticism : aspects of their social psychology
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Movies as social criticism : aspects of their social psychologyChildren and the movies : media influence and the Payne Fund controversyPhilosophy of the film : epistemology, ontology, aestheticsHollywood's overseas campaign : the North Atlantic movie trade, 1920-1950Thinking about society : theory and practiceHong Kong: a society in transition; contributions to the study of Hong Kong societyKarl Popper : a centenary assessmentA critical rationalist aestheticsCritical rationalism, metaphysics and science