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Eley, Geoff 1949-

Works: 112 works in 442 publications in 3 languages and 12,693 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Publishing director, Author of introduction, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Geoff Eley
The peculiarities of German history : bourgeois society and politics in nineteenth-century Germany by David Blackbourn( )

50 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and German and held by 2,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Did Germany develop in an unusual, rather 'unhealthy' way? Was Imperial Germany characterized by the triumph of authoritarian Prussian aristocratic classes ('Junkers')? The authors are deeply critical of this interpretation. They contend that Germany may have developed in a particular way and although devoid of a 'bourgeois revolution', the middle classes came to the fore in the economy, culture and society
Forging democracy : the history of the left in Europe, 1850-2000 by Geoff Eley( )

24 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeking neither to praise nor condemn, this text gives a history of the European Left's successes and failures; its high watermarks and its low tides; its accomplishments, insufficiencies, and excesses; and its formative, lasting influence on the political landscape of the West
A crooked line : from cultural history to the history of society by Geoff Eley( )

29 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eley brilliantly probes transformations in the historians' craft over the past four decades. I found A Crooked Line engrossing, insightful, and inspiring. --Lizabeth Cohen, author of A Consumers' Republic "A Crooked Line brilliantly captures the most significant shifts in the landscape of historical scholarship that have occurred in the last four decades. Part personal history, part insightful analysis of key methodological and theoretical historiographical tendencies since the late 1960s, always thoughtful and provocative, Eley's book shows us why history matters to him and why it should also matter to us."--Robert Moeller, University of California, Irvine "Part genealogy, part diagnosis, part memoir, Eley's account of the histories of social and cultural history is a tour de force."--Antoinette Burton, Professor of History and Catherine C. and Bruce A. Bastian Professor of Global and Transnational Studies, University of Illinois "Eley's reflections on the changing landscape of academic history in the last forty years will interest and benefit all students of the discipline. Both a native informant and an analyst in this account, Eley combines the two roles superbly to produce one of most engaging and compelling narratives of the recent history of History." --Dipesh Chakrabarty, author of Provincializing Europe Using his own intellectual biography as a narrative device, Geoff Eley tracks the evolution of historical understanding in our time from social history through the so-called "cultural turn," and back again to a broad history of society. A gifted writer, Eley carefully winnows unique experiences from the universal, and uses the interplay of the two to draw the reader toward an organic understanding of how historical thinking (particularly the work of European historians) has evolved under the influence of new ideas. His work situates history within History, and offers students, scholars, and general readers alike a richly detailed, readable guide to the enduring value of historical ideas. Geoff Eley is Professor of History at the University of Michigan
Reshaping the German right : radical nationalism and political change after Bismarck by Geoff Eley( Book )

23 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in English and German and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From unification to Nazism : reinterpreting the German past by Geoff Eley( Book )

22 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Culture/power/history : a reader in contemporary social theory( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intellectual radicalism of the 1960s spawned a new set of questions about the role and nature of "the political" in social life, questions that have since revolutionized nearly every field of thought, from literary criticism through anthropology to the philosophy of science. Michel Foucault in particular made us aware that whatever our functionally defined "roles" in society, we are constantly negotiating questions of authority and the control of the definitions of reality. Such insights have led theorists to challenge concepts that have long formed the very underpinnings of their disciplines. By exploring some of the most debated of these concepts--"culture," "power," and "history"--This reader offers an enriching perspective on social theory in the contemporary moment. Organized around these three concepts, Culture/ Power/History brings together both classic and new essays that address Foucault's "new economy of power relations" in a number of different, contestatory directions. Representing innovative work from various disciplines and sites of study, from taxidermy to Madonna, the book seeks to affirm the creative possibilities available in a time marked by growing uncertainty about established disciplinary forms of knowledge and by the increasing fluidity of the boundaries between them. The book is introduced by a major synthetic essay by the editors, which calls attention to the most significant issues enlivening theoretical discourse today. The editors seek not only to encourage scholars to reflect anew on the course of social theory, but also to orient newcomers to this area of inquiry. The essays are contributed by Linda Alcoff ("Cultural Feminism versus Post-Structuralism"), Sally Alexander ("Women, Class, and Sexual Differences in the 1830s and 1840s"), Tony Bennett ("The Exhibitionary Complex"), Pierre Bourdieu ("Structures, Habitus, Power"), Nicholas B. Dirks ("Ritual and Resistance"), Geoff Eley ("Nations, Publics, and Political Cultures"), Michel Foucault (Two Lectures), Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ("Authority, [White] Power and the [Black] Critic"), Stephen Greenblatt ("The Circulation of Social Energy"), Ranajit Guha ("The Prose of Counter-Insurgency"), Stuart Hall ("Cultural Studies: Two Paradigms"), Susan Harding ("The Born-Again Telescandals"), Donna Haraway ("Teddy Bear Patriarchy"), Dick Hebdige ("After the Masses"), Susan McClary ("Living to Tell: Madonna's Resurrection of the Fleshly"), Sherry B. Ortner ("Theory in Anthropology since the Sixties"), Marshall Sahlins ("Cosmologies of Capitalism"), Elizabeth G. Traube ("Secrets of Success in Postmodern Society"), Raymond Williams (selections from Marxism and Literature), and Judith Williamson ("Family, Education, Photography")
Becoming national : a reader by Geoff Eley( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emphasizing the recent intellectual advances and influential ideas of Miroslav Hroch, Benedict Anderson, Paul Gilroy, Stuart Hall, Lauren Berlant and a host of others, this book underscores the nineteenth and twentieth century nationalist theories to show not only where scholars of nationalism have been but where they are going. Drawing on the strengths of recent cultural studies, including race and gender identities, the editors show that though politics is the ground upon which nationalism is constructed, culture is the terrain on which it is elaborated and fought over
Society, culture, and the state in Germany, 1870-1930( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and German and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection purposefully brings certain issues and approaches into the foreground. These include the value of taking gender seriously as a priority of historical work; the emergence of social policy and welfare during the early twentieth century; religious belief and affiliation as a neglected dimension in modern German history; the tremendous importance of the First World War as a climacteric; and the exciting potentials of cultural studies and the new cultural history
The Goldhagen effect : history, memory, Nazism--facing the German past( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilhelminism and its legacies : German modernities, Imperialism, and the meanings of reform, 1890-1930 : essays for Hartmut Pogge von Strandmann( Book )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What was distinctive-and distinctively ""modern""--About German society and politics in the age of Kaiser Wilhelm II? In addressing this question, these essays assemble cutting-edge research by fourteen international scholars. Based on evidence of an explicit and self-confidently ""bourgeois"" formation in German public culture, the contributors suggest new ways of interpreting its reformist potential and advance alternative readings of German political history before 1914. While proposing a more measured understanding of Wilhelmine Germany's extraordinarily dynamic society, they also grappl
The future of class in history : what's left of the social? by Geoff Eley( Book )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviving the English Revolution : reflections and elaborations on the work of Christopher Hill( Book )

13 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

German colonialism in a global age by Bradley Naranch( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection provides a comprehensive treatment of the German colonial empire and its significance. Leading scholars show not only how the colonies influenced metropolitan life and the character of German politics during the Bismarckian and Wilhelmine eras (1871-1918), but also how colonial mentalities and practices shaped later histories during the Nazi era."
Nazism as fascism : violence, ideology, and the ground of consent in Germany 1930-1945 by Geoff Eley( Book )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eley engages with Germany's political past in order to evaluate the politics of the present day and to understand what happens when the basic principles of democracy and community are violated.--Cover
Citizenship and national identity in twentieth-century Germany( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is based on papers delivered at the conference 'Citizenship and National Identity in Twentieth-Century Germany, ' ... Oxford, UK, on September 10-12, 2004"--Acknowledgements
German modernities from Wilhelm to Weimar : a contest of futures( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What was German modernity? What did the years between 1880 and 1930 mean for Germany's navigation through a period of global capitalism, imperial expansion, and technological transformation? German Modernities From Wilhelm to Weimar brings together leading historians of the Imperial and Weimar periods from across North America to readdress the question of German modernities. Acutely attentive to Germany's eventual turn towards National Socialism and the related historiographical arguments about 'modernity, ' this volume explores the variety of social, intellectual, political, and imperial projects pursued by those living in Germany in the Wilhelmine and Weimar years who were yet uncertain about what they were creating and which future would come. It includes varied case studies, based on cutting-edge research, which rethink the relationship of the early 20th century to the rise of Nazism and the Third Reich. A range of political, social and cultural issues, including citizenship, welfare, empire, aesthetics and sexuality, as well as the very nature of German modernity, are analyzed and placed in a global context. German Modernities From Wilhelm to Weimar is a book of vital significance to all students of modern German history seeking to further understand the complex period from 1880 to 1930"--
Mythen deutscher Geschichtsschreibung : die gescheiterte bürgerliche Revolution von 1848 by David Blackbourn( Book )

9 editions published in 1980 in German and Undetermined and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilhelminismus, Nationalismus, Fachismus : zur historischen Kontinuität in Deutschland by Geoff Eley( Book )

17 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in German and Spanish and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Birmingham heritage by Joan Zuckerman( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un mundo que ganar : historia de la izquierda en Europa, 1850-2000 by Geoff Eley( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Este libro no habla de utopías y de revoluciones, sino de la larga lucha de la izquierda europea por forjar una sociedad democrática, arrancando al orden establecido las concesiones en que se basan las libertades de que hoy disfrutamos: una historia que no había sido contada con tanta amplitud y profundidad como en esta obra, fruto de más de veinte años de investigación. Geoff Eley no ha escrito una celebración del pasado, sino que se ha propuesto analizar sus aciertos y sus errores con la convicción de que este conocimiento es indispensable para construir un programa para la lucha por la democracia en el siglo XXI: un siglo en que la izquierda es todavía necesaria, porque, como en 1848, sigue teniendo un mundo que ganar
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The peculiarities of German history : bourgeois society and politics in nineteenth-century Germany
Forging democracy : the history of the left in Europe, 1850-2000A crooked line : from cultural history to the history of societyReshaping the German right : radical nationalism and political change after BismarckCulture/power/history : a reader in contemporary social theoryBecoming national : a readerSociety, culture, and the state in Germany, 1870-1930The Goldhagen effect : history, memory, Nazism--facing the German pastWilhelminism and its legacies : German modernities, Imperialism, and the meanings of reform, 1890-1930 : essays for Hartmut Pogge von Strandmann
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English (291)

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