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Carroll, John 1944-

Works: 83 works in 283 publications in 4 languages and 5,918 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Other
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Most widely held works by John Carroll
Break-out from the Crystal Palace : the anarcho-psychological critique : Stirner, Nietzsche, Dostoevsky by John Carroll( Book )

24 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in English and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1974, this title traces anarcho-psychological critique to its roots in the 19th century, to the figures of Stirner, Nietzsche and Dostoevsky, and to their psychological demolition of the two alternative axes of social theory and practice
Ego and soul : the modern west in search of meaning by John Carroll( )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Much of what people do today disguises a desperate search for meaning, the result of the crisis of belief that has become the West's major problem. This substantially revised edition of Ego and Soul tackles this underlying reality head-on. It examines main areas of modern life including work, sport, intimacy, shopping, tourism, computers, and a retreat into nature to discover what is driving people, what sense they are making of their lives. On the one hand, the elites and their high culture suffer a loss of confidence, and aimless consumerism is widespread; on the other, powerful new myths arise, as with sporting heroes. Ego and Soul also looks at high culture, the upper-middle-class elites and the universities, tracing why they have lost their way, failing to provide a language that might help a new understanding. It counters this weakness by trying to speak on behalf of the time, to make sense of its endeavours."--Provided by publisher
Greek pilgrimage : in search of the foundations of the West by John Carroll( )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A meditation on classical Greece, this chronicle journeys through the country's great sites, monuments, and cultural works. As it explores the ruins that remain today--in Delphi, at Olympia, and on the Acropolis--this account discusses the pivotal role Greece played in the foundation of the modern world, from science and philosophy to drama and sport and much more. With two recommended itineraries, maps, and illustrations, this record will interest both history buffs and modern travelers
Intruders in the bush : the Australian quest for identity by John Carroll( Book )

19 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in English and Slovenian and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bushman legend - Pioneer legend - Ned Kelly - Anzacs - Early settlement of New South Wales - Mateship in country towns - Egalitarianism - Painting an Australian Identity - Patrick White's Australia by Veronica Brady - National identity - Australian drama: images of a society
Puritan, paranoid, remissive : a sociology of modern culture by John Carroll( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guilt : the grey eminence behind character, history, and culture by John Carroll( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sceptical sociology by John Carroll( Book )

15 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wreck of Western culture : humanism revisited by John Carroll( Book )

29 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Humanism built Western civilization as we know it today. Its achievements include the liberation of the individual, democracy, universal rights, and widespread prosperity and comfort. Its ambassadors are the heroes of modern culture - Erasmus, Holbein, Shake- speare, Velazquez, Descartes, Kant, Freud. Those who sought to contain humanism's pride within a frame of higher truth - Luther, Calvin, Poussin, Kierkegaard - could barely interrupt its torrential progress. Those who sought to reform humanism's tenets from within - Marx, Darwin, and Nietzsche - were tested by the success of their own prophecies. So runs the approved view. John Carroll dissents." "With fresh readings of essential cultural texts, Carroll, one of Australia's most eminent public intellectuals, articulates a disruptive and compelling alternative narrative of the course of Western civilization since the Renaissance and the Reformation contrived to unleash reason, will, and superhuman desire on the world. The West's five-hundred-year experiment with humanism has failed, he maintains, because humans ultimately need some kind of contact with a higher or metaphysical order beyond the confines of their time-bound, mundane selves. And, Carroll concludes, if this wasn't entirely clear before September 11, 2001, it surely is now."--Jacket
The existential Jesus by John Carroll( )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Upending Christianitys popular notion of Jesus the comforter, the good shepherd, the Lord, and the Savior, this completely new exploration of Mark's Life of Jesus reexamines the image presented in this earliest of the New Testament gospels - the mysterious stranger, the singular, abandoned, and solitary figure - and rethinks the current role of Western culture through a radically altered view of Christianity. The existential Jesus has no interest in sin, and his focus is not on an afterlife. He is anti-church, anti-establishment, anti-family, and anti-community; a teacher, with himself his only student, he gestures enigmatically from within his own torturous experience, inviting the reader to walk in his shoes and ask the question, Who am I?" "This book argues that Jesus is the West's great teacher on the nature of being. Incorporating a new translation of the Gospel of Mark from its original Greek, this radical reinterpretation identifies the philosophical and cultural significance of Jesus in the modern world, based on his life, actions, and reflections."--BOOK JACKET
Humanism : the wreck of Western culture by John Carroll( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terror : a meditation on the meaning of September 11 by John Carroll( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this essay, noted author and sociologist Dr. John Carroll argues that there is a deeper story behind the events of September 11, 2001 and their immediate aftermath. He believes that the attacks on the World Trade Center have exposed the Western world not just to terror, but to an underlying cultural emptiness that is crippling its ability to respond adequately." "As he ranges from the ancient Greek gods to recent American films, visiting Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness on the way, Carroll argues that the West is in psychic disarray. What we all face now is the threat of further attacks from Usama bin Laden's al-Qaeda global terrorist network, whose range and penetration is not well appreciated. And we do so from a suspect foundation that we could once rely on, now leached away by a secular culture which evades self-knowledge and feeds on excess."--BOOK JACKET
Real players? : drama, technology and education by John Carroll( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Real Players? brings together the performance world of educational drama and the real world digital environment inhabited by many young people. It illustrates the dramatic conventions drama teachers can bring to using interactive and online performance in their classrooms. Role-based performance spaces are developed to critique these technologies and develop electronic literacy through dramatic action."--Jacket
The western dreaming : the western world is dying for want of a story by John Carroll( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We are used to the term "dreaming" being associated with the spirituality of the Aboriginal people. In this work, John Carroll argues that there is also a "Western Dreaming", originating in the 16th century as part of a Third Reformation
Solid state devices, 1980 : nine invited papers presented at the Tenth European Solid State Device Research Conference (ESSDERC) and the Fifth Symposium on Solid State Device Technology held at the University of York, 15-18 September 1980 by European Solid State Device Research Conference( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shutdown : the failure of economic rationalism and how to rescue Australia( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of sight, out of mind : the Royal Australian Navy in Vietnam by John Carroll( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of Sight, Out of Mind identifies and dispels various myths which have developed around the importance of sea transport and logistical support, and argues for a new appreciation of the service of the 13,000 members of the RAN who participated in this vitally important task
Rate equations in semiconductor electronics by John E Carroll( )

10 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents a novel approach to the teaching of dynamic aspects of the operation of semiconductor and opto-electronic devices. Such dynamic aspects often determine the steady state conditions. Also, the dynamical operation of such devices is of increasing importance as modern methods of communicating data and information require electronic devices that switch electrical or optical signals at ever faster rates. The author discusses the rates at which electrons and holes can reach equilibrium, the rates at which transistors and diodes can switch, and the rates at which electrons and holes can interact with photons, and with protons. He also applies the rate equations in a unified way to models of light-emitting diodes, injection lasers and photodiodes. Finally, the author discusses more-advanced topics on the photon statistics of injection lasers, mode-locking and the application of rate equations and Maxwell's equations to opto-electronic devices
Project 2013 by John Carroll( )

2 editions published in 2013 in Undetermined and English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book will guide users through Microsoft's latest version of Project. Beginning with first principles, the book sets out the right way to start a project and develop the project plan. It shows how to break a project down into tasks that can then be scheduled and allocated to resources. These can then be tracked and controlled to completion. It explains the different types of task dependencies and how to use them to make sure things happen when they are needed. For medium to larger projects it shows users how to structure their project for success. The book shows how to allocate and control the human resources on a project, tracking vacations and other staff absences. It also shows how to track other resources and costs so that users can stay in full financial control of their project. Finally, the book discusses viewing and communicating information about projects in a timely way to the project stakeholders. --
Earned Value Management in Easy Steps by John Carroll( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aimed at anyone who needs to understand and work with Earned Value Management (EVM), this book will guide you through the processes and technique of EVM in easy steps, showing you how to use it and how to implement it on a project. --
Agile Project Management In Easy Steps, 2nd Edition by John Carroll( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essential guide for anyone new to agile projects and a valuable source of inspiration for the more experienced, this book explains the key principles, techniques and processes of agile project management, working through an entire project, explaining the main activities and deliverables. --
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Greek pilgrimage : in search of the foundations of the West
Ego and soul : the modern west in search of meaningGreek pilgrimage : in search of the foundations of the WestThe wreck of Western culture : humanism revisitedThe existential JesusTerror : a meditation on the meaning of September 11Real players? : drama, technology and educationThe western dreaming : the western world is dying for want of a storyRate equations in semiconductor electronics
Alternative Names
Carroll, John E.

John Carroll Australian professor and author

John Carroll Australischer Autor, geboren 1944

John Carroll socioloog uit Australië

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