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Zerubavel, Eviatar

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Works: 27 works in 247 publications in 5 languages and 8,750 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Eviatar Zerubavel
The elephant in the room : silence and denial in everyday life by Eviatar Zerubavel( Book )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fable of the Emperor's New Clothes is a classic example of a conspiracy of silence, a situation where everyone refuses to acknowledge an obvious truth. But the denial of social realities -- whether incest, alcoholism, corruption, or even genocide -- is no fairy tale. In this book, the author sheds new light on the social and political underpinnings of silence and denial -- the keeping of "open secrets." The author shows that conspiracies of silence exist at every level of society, ranging from small groups to large corporations, from personal friendships to politics. Drawing on examples from newspapers and comedy shows to novels, children's stories, and film, the book travels back and forth across different levels of social life, and from everyday moments to large-scale historical events. At its core, the book helps us understand why we ignore truths that are known to all of us. The author shows how such conspiracies evolve, illuminating the social pressures that cause people to deny what is right before their eyes. We see how each conspirator's denial is symbiotically complemented by the others, and we learn that silence is usually more intense when there are more people conspiring -- and especially when there are significant power differences among them. He concludes by showing that the longer we ignore "elephants," the larger they loom in our minds, as each avoidance triggers an even greater spiral of denial. Social life in families, organizations, communities and even entire nations is full of situations where the emperor has no clothes. The book illuminates the dynamics behind these situations, revealing why we ignore obvious and alarming realities
The seven day circle : the history and meaning of the week by Eviatar Zerubavel( Book )

27 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and held by 1,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over tijd, speciaal de indeling van de week in religieus, politiek en economisch opzicht
Ancestors and relatives : genealogy, identity, and community by Eviatar Zerubavel( )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noted social scientist Eviatar Zerubavel casts a critical eye on how we trace our past-individually and collectively arguing that rather than simply find out who our ancestors are from genetics or history, we actually create the stories that make them our ancestors
The clockwork muse : a practical guide to writing theses, dissertations, and books by Eviatar Zerubavel( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For anyone who has blanched at the uphill prospect of finishing a long piece of writing, this book holds out something more practical than hope: it offers a plan. The Clockwork Muse is designed to help prospective authors develop a workable timetable for completing long and often formidable projects. The idea of dashing off a manuscript in a fit of manic inspiration may be romantic, but it is not particularly practical. Instead, Eviatar Zerubavel, a prolific and successful author, describes how to set up a writing schedule and regular work habits that will take most of the anxiety and procrastination out of long-term writing, and even make it enjoyable. The dreaded 'writer's block' often turns out to be simply a need for a better grasp of the temporal organization of work. The Clockwork Muse rethinks the writing process in terms of time and organization. It offers writers a simple yet comprehensive framework that considers such variables as when to write, for how long, and how often, while keeping a sense of momentum throughout the entire project. It shows how to set priorities, balance ideals against constraints, and find the ideal time to write. For all those whose writing has languished, waiting for the "right moment, " The Clockwork Muse announces that the moment has arrived.--
Hidden rhythms : schedules and calendars in social life by Eviatar Zerubavel( Book )

25 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in English and Italian and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Time maps : collective memory and the social shape of the past by Eviatar Zerubavel( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As Eviatar Zerubavel demonstrates in Time Maps, we cannot answer questions such as these without a deeper understanding of how we envision the past. In a pioneering attempt to map the structure of our collective memory, Zerubavel considers the cognitive patterns we use to organize the past in our minds and the mental strategies that help us string together unrelated events into coherent and meaningful narratives, as well as the social grammar of battles over conflicting interpretations of history
Terra cognita : the mental discovery of America by Eviatar Zerubavel( Book )

23 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Should the credit for discovering America go to a man who insisted it was Asia? Can we say that the New World was discovered in 1492 when Columbus believed it to be but a few islands off the shores of China? In this provocative book, Eviatar Zerubavel argues that physical encounters are only one part of the process of discovery. Such encounters must be complemented by an understanding of the true identity of what is being discovered. Columbus's celebrated 1492 landfall was no more significant than Europe's subsequent understanding of where he landed. The small group of islands he claimed to have discovered off the shores of Asia was a far cry from what we now call America. According to Zerubavel, in commemorating only 1492 we inevitably distort the reality of how the New World was discovered by Europe. America is both a physical and a mental entity and the history of America should therefore be the history of both these forms of discovery. The New World was not discovered on a single day. Zerubavel traces how its discovery was a slow mental voyage that lasted almost three hundred years, when Europe finally established that America was indeed fully detached from Asia. Using fascinating old maps, Zerubavel offers us a rare opportunity to look at how America was envisioned by Columbus's contemporaries. Zerubavel explains their efforts to make sense of its rather unexpected discovery, from the stubborn attempt to force new geographical evidence into the old cosmographic dogma, to the actual creation of a brand-new image of the world. In vividly documenting how a slowly emerging New World gradually forced itself into Europe's consciousness, Zerubavel proves that what we now call America was not discovered by Christopher Columbus on October 12, 1492. The author provides us a new way to think about discovery, one that will interest historians, geographers, cartographers, sociologists. and everyone interested in the Age of Discovery
The fine line : making distinctions in everyday life by Eviatar Zerubavel( Book )

22 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eviatar Zerubavel argues that most of the distinctions we make in our daily lives and in our culture are social constructs. He questions the notion that a clear line can be drawn to separate one time or object or concept from another, and presents witty and provocative counterexamples in defense of ambiguity and anomaly
Social mindscapes : an invitation to cognitive sociology by Eviatar Zerubavel( Book )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why does adding cheese make a hamburger a "cheeseburger" whereas adding ketchup does not make it a "ketchupburger"? By the same token, how do we determine which things said at a meeting should be included in the minutes and which ought to be considered "off the record" and officially disregarded? Zerubavel illuminates the social foundation of mental actions such as perceiving, attending, classifying, remembering, assigning meaning, and reckoning the time. What takes place inside our heads, he reminds us, is deeply affected by our social environments, which are typically groups that are larger than the individual yet considerably smaller than the human race. Thus, we develop a nonuniversal software for thinking as Americans or Chinese, lawyers or teachers, Catholics or Jews, Baby Boomers or Gen-Xers. Zerubavel explores the fascinating ways in which thought communities carve up and classify reality, assign meanings, and perceive things, "defamiliarizing" in the process many taken-for-granted assumptions
Patterns of time in hospital life : a sociological perspective by Eviatar Zerubavel( Book )

11 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hidden in plain sight : the social structure of irrelevance by Eviatar Zerubavel( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While examining its neuro-cognitive hardware, psychology usually ignores the socio-cognitive software underlying human attention. Yet although it is nature that equips us with our sense organs, it is nevertheless society that shapes the way we actually use them. The book explores the social underpinnings of attention, the way in which we focus our attention (and thereby notice and ignore things) not just as individuals and as humans but also as social beings, members of particular communities with specific traditions and conventions of attending to certain parts of reality while ignoring others
Taken for granted : the remarkable power of the unremarkable by Eviatar Zerubavel( Book )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why is the term "openly gay" so widely used but "openly straight" is not? What are the unspoken assumptions behind terms like "male nurse," "working mom," and "white trash"? Offering a revealing and provocative look at the word choices we make every day without even realizing it, Taken for Granted exposes the subtly encoded ways we talk about race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, social status, and more. In this engaging and insightful book, Eviatar Zerubavel describes how the words we use - such as when we mark "the best female basketball player" but leave her male counterpart unmarked-provide telling clues about the things many of us take for granted. By marking "women's history" or "Black History Month," we are also reinforcing the apparent normality of the history of white men. When we mark something as being special or somehow noticeable, that which goes unmarked-such as maleness, whiteness, straightness, and able-bodiedness-is assumed to be ordinary by default. Zerubavel shows how this tacit normalizing of certain identities, practices, and ideas helps to maintain their cultural dominance-including the power to dictate what others take for granted. A little book about a very big idea, Taken for Granted draws our attention to what we implicitly assume to be normal-and in the process unsettles the very notion of normality
Mappe del tempo : memoria collettiva e costruzione sociale del passato by Eviatar Zerubavel( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in Italian and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tiempo privado y Tiempo público. Acta Sociológica núm. 49, 2009 by Eviatar Zerubavel( )

1 edition published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancestors and relatives : genealogical visions of family, ethnicity, race, and humanity by Eviatar Zerubavel( Book )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sociotemporal structure of the hospital : a study in the sociology of time by Eviatar Zerubavel( Book )

5 editions published between 1900 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tiempo privado y tiempo público by Eviatar Zerubavel( )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chen mo chuan mou zhe : ri chang sheng huo zhong de jian mo yu zong rong by Eviatar Zerubavel( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fang jian li de da xiang : Sheng huo zhong de chen mo he fou ren = The elephant in the room by Eviatar Zerubavel( Book )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu gong fen 7 zhang, Bao kuo:he mou de chen mo, Fou ren de gui ze, Fou ren de xin tiao, Fou ren de she hui jie gou, Da po chen mo deng
Kakureta rizumu( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The elephant in the room : silence and denial in everyday life
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Ancestors and relatives : genealogy, identity, and communityThe clockwork muse : a practical guide to writing theses, dissertations, and booksHidden rhythms : schedules and calendars in social lifeTime maps : collective memory and the social shape of the pastTerra cognita : the mental discovery of AmericaThe fine line : making distinctions in everyday lifeSocial mindscapes : an invitation to cognitive sociologyPatterns of time in hospital life : a sociological perspectiveAncestors and relatives : genealogical visions of family, ethnicity, race, and humanity
Alternative Names
Eviatar Zerubavel israelischer Soziologe und Autor

Eviatar Zerubavel sociólogo estadounidense

Eviatar Zerubavel sociologue américain

Eviatar Zerubavel socioloog uit Israël

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Евіатар Зерубавель

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אביתר זרובבל

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