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Eley, Geoff 1949-

Works: 127 works in 518 publications in 4 languages and 15,781 library holdings
Genres: History  Festschriften 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, htt, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Publishing director, Author of introduction
Classifications: DS468, 943.08
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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( )

54 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,484 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( )

26 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text gives a history of the European Left's successes and failures, its high and lows, 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( )

33 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,804 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 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the conditions under which a particular right-wing ideology was generated
German modernities from Wilhelm to Weimar : a contest of futures( )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 849 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"--
From unification to Nazism : reinterpreting the German past by Geoff Eley( Book )

34 editions published between 1985 and 2021 in 3 languages and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Originally published in 1986, and bringing together essays written over a 10 year period, this volume offers a coherent and challenging interpretation of the German past. The book argues that the German Empire between 1971 and 1914 may have enjoyed greater stability and cohesion than is often assumed. It suggests that Imperial Germany’s political institutions showed considerable flexibility and capacity for growth and puts forward the idea that without WWI, or in the event of a German victory, the Empire might well have demonstrated its viability as a modern state. In that case, the origins of fascism should be sought mainly in the subsequent experiences of war, revolution and economic crisis and not so much in the Empire’s so-called structural backwardness."--
Nazism as fascism : violence, ideology, and the ground of consent in Germany 1930-1945 by Geoff Eley( )

14 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 794 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
Culture/power/history : a reader in contemporary social theory( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 693 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 )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Being national is the condition of our times, yet never before has the idea of the nation been under such scrutiny. With the collapse of the bi-polar world of the Cold War, there has also been a parallel rise in the subnational - the claims of local, regional and ethnic minorities - economic globalization, American cultural hegemony, international migration, and diasporization. In Becoming National Geoff Eley and Ronald Grigor Suny, two of the foremost authorities on nationalism, acknowledge these changes by combining a diverse selection of readings with a unifying introduction and instructive headnotes that move the discussion of nationalism onto a new and contemporary level. Each group of readings is introduced by a brief historical essay, and the readings are fully annotated
Wilhelminism and its legacies : German modernities, Imperialism, and the meanings of reform, 1890-1930 : essays for Hartmut Pogge von Strandmann by James N Retallack( Book )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These essays uncover the distinctive elements of 'modern' German society & politics in the age of Kaiser Wilhelm II, while at the same time advancing alternative readings of events before 1914
Society, culture, and the state in Germany, 1870-1930( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and German and held by 491 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 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 451 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. In introductory essays, editors Geoff Eley and Bradley Naranch survey the historiography and broad developments in the imperial imaginary of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Contributors then examine a range of topics, from science and the colonial state to the disciplinary constructions of Africans as colonial subjects for German administrative control. They consider the influence of imperialism on German society and culture via the mass-marketing of imperial imagery; conceptions of racial superiority in German pedagogy; and the influence of colonialism on German anti-Semitism. The collection concludes with several essays that address geopolitics and the broader impact of the German imperial experience.Contributors. Dirk Bönker, Jeff Bowersox, David Ciarlo, Sebastian Conrad, Christian S. Davis, Geoff Eley, Jennifer Jenkins, Birthe Kundus, Klaus Mühlhahn, Bradley Naranch, Deborah Neill, Heike Schmidt, J. P. Short, George Steinmetz, Dennis Sweeney, Brett M. Van Hoesen, Andrew Zimmerman
The nation and its fragments : colonial and postcolonial histories by Partha Chatterjee( )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, the prominent theorist Partha Chatterjee looks at the creative and powerful results of the nationalist imagination in Asia and Africa that are posited not on identity but on difference with the nationalism propagated by the West. Arguing that scholars have been mistaken in equating political nationalism with nationalism as such, he shows how anticolonialist nationalists produced their own domain of sovereignty within colonial society well before beginning their political battle with the imperial power. These nationalists divided their culture into material and spiritual domains, and staked an early claim to the spiritual sphere, represented by religion, caste, women and the family, and peasants. Chatterjee shows how middle-class elites first imagined the nation into being in this spiritual dimension and then readied it for political contest, all the while "normalizing" the aspirations of the various marginal groups that typify the spiritual sphere. While Chatterjee's specific examples are drawn from Indian sources, with a copious use of Bengali language materials, the book is a contribution to the general theoretical discussion on nationalism and the modern state. Examining the paradoxes involved with creating first a uniquely non-Western nation in the spiritual sphere and then a universalist nation-state in the material sphere, the author finds that the search for a postcolonial modernity is necessarily linked with past struggles against modernity."--Pub. desc
Reviving the English Revolution : reflections and elaborations on the work of Christopher Hill( Book )

14 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unifying concepts are essential when studying history. They provide students and scholars with ways to organize their thoughts, research, and writings. However, these concepts are also the focus of myriad conflicts within the field. Social history has experienced more than its share of such conflicts since its inception some forty years ago. In recent times the fields of ?the social? and of ?culture? have sometimes been presented as mutually exclusive and even hostile. Once again, conceptual innovation in history has been cast as a closure by which the new drives out the old: in this case, cultural history radically displacing social history. The Future of Class in History analyzes the effect of the conflict that followed the ?turn to culture? in historical work by examining the use of class and demonstrates how practitioners in multiple fields can collaborate to produce the highest quality scholarship
Citizenship and national identity in twentieth-century Germany( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 348 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
Visualizing fascism : the twentieth-century rise of the global right by Geoff Eley( )

7 editions published in 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Visualizing Fascism explores various ways of tracing, displaying, viewing, and interacting with fascism, examining fascism as both a global and aesthetic phenomenon during the twentieth century. It emphasizes transnational and visual qualities in order to refigure ways of establishing visual languages, articulate commentaries on the dynamic nature of national identity, and form both supportive and challenging attitudes about the global right. In particular, this volume seeks to challenge the notion that fascism is primarily a national product of Italy, Japan, and Germany; rather it seeks to locate the rise of fascism and the global right in transnational networks connected by capitalism and imperialism. The collection contains twelve essays. In the introduction, Thomas examines the rise of global and aesthetic forms of fascism, ending with the formulation of the 'portable concept of fascism'-wherein fascism is defined more by its 'energies' and 'ideologies' than by its local manifestations. In two of the volume's early essays, Maggie Clinton and Paul D. Barclay examine the use of public imagery-modernist visuals in interwar China, and chureito, or loyal-spirit towers, in Japan-to envision and shore up support for nationalist ideologies. In her essay, Ruth Ben-Ghiat challenges the fascist objective to erase the agency of the individual in favor of the undifferentiated mass by examining images of faces taken from everyday life under fascist regimes. In another essay, Lorena Rizzo investigates fascist and imperialist entanglement in Southern Africa by examining photographs of settler colonialism in Namibia. The later essays historicize the interconnected visual and historical lineages within the Netherlands, Japan, Indonesia, Slovakia, and Spain-contexts that combine to create a common vocabulary for national identity making. In these essays, Ethan Mark, Bertrand Metton, and Nadya Bair investigate the actors and methods integral to creating a joint foundation for fascist aesthetics. In the second to last essay, Claire Zimmerman addresses the ways in which national and regional narrative building contributes to establishing various futures, accounting for the importance of understanding the implications behind elements of style and image when examining the visual rhetoric of fascism. This collection will be particularly suited to students"--
Mythen deutscher Geschichtsschreibung : die gescheiterte bürgerliche Revolution von 1848 by David Blackbourn( Book )

11 editions published in 1980 in German and Undetermined and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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 readerWilhelminism and its legacies : German modernities, Imperialism, and the meanings of reform, 1890-1930 : essays for Hartmut Pogge von StrandmannSociety, culture, and the state in Germany, 1870-1930The "Goldhagen effect" : history, memory, Nazism--facing the German past
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