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Jacoby, Russell

Works: 67 works in 318 publications in 8 languages and 9,669 library holdings
Genres: History  Dystopias  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other
Classifications: HT690.U6, 323.32
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Most widely held works about Russell Jacoby
Most widely held works by Russell Jacoby
Picture imperfect : : Utopian thought for an anti-Utopian age by Russell Jacoby( )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 2,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Writing against the grain of history, Russell Jacoby reexamines the anti-utopian mindset and identifies how utopian thought came to be regarded with great suspicion. He offers stinging critiques of the influential liberal and anti-utopian theorists Hannah Arendt, Isaiah Berlin, and Karl Popper, arguing that these thinkers mistakenly equate utopianism with totalitarianism."--Jacket
The last intellectuals : American culture in the age of academe by Russell Jacoby( Book )

48 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 1,413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacoby chronicles the disappearance of the nonacademic intellectual from American cultural life. Intellectuals who first emerged 30 years ago, like Daniel Bell, William F. Buckley Jr., and John Kenneth Galbraith, still command respect. Along with others--C.Wright Mills, Lewis Mumford, and Edmund Wilson--these "last intellectuals" thought and wrote for the educated public. Yet they are now "an endangered species, without younger successors." Russell Jacoby examines how suburbanization and "gentrification" have destroyed the urban and bohemian habitats of the "last-intellectuals." He asserts that they are a missing generation, who have had little impact on a public world. ISBN 0-465-03812-3 : $18.95
Reading Genesis : beginnings by Moses L Pava( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new collection fills Genesis with meaning, gathering intellectuals and thinkers who use their professional knowledge to illuminate the Biblical text. These writers use insights from psychology, law, political science, literature, and other scholarly fields, to create an original constellation of modern Biblical readings, and receptions of Genesis: A scientist of appetite on Eve's eating behavior; law professors on contracts in Genesis and psychologists on facial recognition; an anthropologist on end of life issues and a historian on the nature of human strife in the Cain and Abel story; political scientists on the nature of Biblical games, Abraham's resistance and collective action"--
Dogmatic wisdom : how the culture wars divert education and distract America by Russell Jacoby( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With rare historical insight, Jacoby chronicles how the corrosion of education has sent academics and social critics scrambling for answers. But in the rush they lose sight of basic issues. Conservatives protest that education has lost its mind. Radicals respond that it is better than ever. Commentary stays within the narrow boundaries of curricula, books, and speech
The bell curve debate : history, documents, opinions( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Russell Jacoby and Naomi Glauberman have edited a book on race, class, and intelligence that will stand for the foreseeable future as the authoritative guide to the extraordinary controversy ignited by Richard J. Herrnstein and Charles Murray's incendiary bestseller, The Bell Curve. The editors have gathered together both the best of recent reviews and essays, and salient documents drawn from the curious history of this heated debate. The Bell Curve Debate captures the fervor, anger, and scope of an almost unprecedented national argument over the very idea of democracy and the possibility of a tolerant, multiracial America. It is an essential companion and answer to The Bell Curve, and provides scholarship and polemic from every point of view. It is a must-read for the informed citizen in search of all the views fit to print."
Social amnesia : a critique of conformist psychology from Adler to Laing by Russell Jacoby( Book )

26 editions published between 1975 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhyming text and illustrations follow a mischievous old black fly through the alphabet as he has a very busy bad day landing where he should not be
The end of utopia : politics and culture in an age of apathy by Russell Jacoby( Book )

19 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and Arabic and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The End of Utopia, Jacoby takes a sobering look at the future of politics. He points to the abandonment of utopian ideals that once sustained dissent and movements of social change
Dialectic of defeat : contours of Western Marxism by Russell Jacoby( Book )

26 editions published between 1981 and 2002 in English and Turkish and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observing that for both revolutionaries and capitalists, nothing succeeds like success, Russell Jacoby asks us to reexamine a loser of Marxism: the unorthodox Marxism of Western Europe. The author begins with a polemical attack on 'conformist' or orthodox Marxism, in which he includes structuralist schools. He argues that a cult of success and science drained this Marxism of its critical impulse and that the successes of the Russian and Chinese revolutions encouraged a mechanical and fruitless mimicry. He then turns to a Western alternative that neither succumbed to the spell of success nor obliterated the individual in the name of science. In the nineteenth century, this Western Marxism already diverged from Russian Marxism in its interpretation of Hegel and its evaluation of Engels' orthodox Marxism. The author follows the evolution of this minority tradition and its opposition to authoritarian forms of political theory and practice
Bloodlust : on the roots of violence from Cain and Abel to the present by Russell Jacoby( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and French and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Throughout History And Across Cultures, the most common form of violence is that between family members and neighbors or kindred communities-in civil wars writ large and small. From assault to genocide, from assassination to massacre, violence usually emerges from inside the fold. You have more to fear from a spouse, an ex-spouse, or a coworker than you do from someone you don't know. In this brilliant polemic, Russell Jacoby argues that violence erupts most often, and most savagely, between those of us most closely related. An Indian nationalist assassinated Mohandas Gandhi, "the father" of India. An Egyptian Muslim assassinated Anwar Sadat, the president of Egypt and a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. An Israeli Jew assassinated Yitzhak Rabin, the Israeli prime minister and similarly a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Genocide most often involves kindred groups. The German Christians of the 1930s were so closely intertwined with German Jews that a yellow star was required to tell the groups apart. Serbs and Muslims in Bosnia, like the Hutu and Tutsi in Rwanda, are often indistinguishable even to one another. This idea contradicts both common sense and the collective wisdom of teachers and preachers, who declaim that we fear-and sometimes should fear-the "other," the dangerous stranger. Citizens and scholars alike believe that enemies lurk in the street and beyond, where we confront a "clash of civilizations" with foreigners who challenge our way of life. Jacoby offers a more unsettling truth: it is not so much the unknown that threatens us, but the known. We attack our brothers-our kin, our acquaintances, our neighbors-with far greater regularity and venom than we attack outsiders. Weaving together the biblical story of Cain and Abel, Freud's "narcissism of minor differences," insights on anti-Semitism and misogyny, as well as fresh analyses of "civil" bloodbaths from the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre in the sixteenth century to genocide and terrorism in our own time, Jacoby turns history inside out to offer a provocative new understanding of violent confrontation over the centuries. "In thinking about the bad, we reach for the good," he says in his Introduction. This passionate, counterintuitive account affords us an unprecedented insight into the roots of violence
The repression of psychoanalysis : Otto Fenichel and the political freudians by Russell Jacoby( Book )

21 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and German and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On diversity : the eclipse of the individual in a global era by Russell Jacoby( )

4 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Diversity. You've heard the term everywhere--in the news, in the universities, at the television awards shows. Maybe even in the corporate world, where diversity initiatives have become de rigueur. But what does the term actually mean? Where does it come from? What are its intellectual precedents? Moreover, how do we square our love affair with diversity with the fact that the world seems to be becoming more and more, well, homogeneous? With a lucid, straightforward prose that rises above the noise, one of America's greatest intellectual gadflies, Russell Jacoby, takes these questions squarely on. Discussing diversity (or lack thereof) in language, fashion, childhood experience, political structure, and the history of ideas, Jacoby offers in plain language a surprising and penetrating analysis of our cultural moment. In an age where our public thinkers seem to be jumping over one another to have the latest correct opinion, Jacoby offers a most dangerous, and liberating, injunction: to stop and think"--
Social amnesia : a critique of contemporary psychology by Russell Jacoby( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Russell Jacoby defines social amnesia as society's repression of remembrance - society's own past. In this book, Jacoby excavates the critical and historical concepts that have fallen prey to the dynamic of a society that strips them both of their historical and critical content. Social Amnesia is an effort to remember what is perpetually lost under the pressure of society. It is simultaneously a critique of present practices and theories in psychology. Jacoby's new self-evaluation has the same sharp edge as the book itself, offering special insights into the evolution of psychological theory during the past two decades."--BOOK JACKET. "In his probing, self-critical new introduction, Jacoby maintains that any serious appraisal of psychology or sociology, or any discipline, must seek to separate the political from the theoretical. He discusses how in the years since Social Amnesia was first published society has oscillated from extreme subjectivism to extreme objectivism, which feed off each other and constitute two forms of social amnesia: a forgetting of the past and a pseudo-historical consciousness. Social Amnesia contains a forceful argument for "thinking against the grain - an endeavor that remains as urgent as ever." It is an important work for sociologists, psychologists, and psychoanalysts."--BOOK JACKET
Die Verdrängung der Psychoanalyse oder der Triumph des Konformismus by Russell Jacoby( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in German and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soziale Amnesie e. Kritik d. konformist. Psychologie von Adler bis Laing by Russell Jacoby( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in German and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otto Fenichel : destins de la gauche freudienne by Russell Jacoby( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zui hou di zhi shi fen zi by Russell Jacoby( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in Chinese and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu nei rong bao kuo:xiao shi de zhi shi fen zi,Bo xi mi ya jing shen de shuai wei,Xiao yuan xin zuo pai,Zui hou de zhi shi fen zi zhi hou deng
The temptation of hope : utopian thinking and imagination from Thomas More to Ernst Bloch - and beyond by Klaus L Berghahn( )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2019 in English and German and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Družbena amnezija : kritika sodobne psihologije od Adlerja do Lainga by Russell Jacoby( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in Slovenian and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stalin, Marxism-Leninism and the left by Russell Jacoby( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White collar; the American middle classes by C. Wright Mills( )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In print for fifty years, White Collar by C. Wright Mills is considered a standard on the subject of the new middle class in twentieth-century America. This landmark volume demonstrates how the conditions and styles of middle class life--originating from elements of both the newer lower and upper classes--represent modern society as a whole. By examining white-collar life, Mills aimed to learn something about what was becoming more typically "American" than the once-famous Western frontier character. He painted a picture instead of a society that had evolved into a business-based mil
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Dogmatic wisdom : how the culture wars divert education and distract America
The last intellectuals : American culture in the age of academeDogmatic wisdom : how the culture wars divert education and distract AmericaThe bell curve debate : history, documents, opinionsThe end of utopia : politics and culture in an age of apathyDialectic of defeat : contours of Western MarxismBloodlust : on the roots of violence from Cain and Abel to the presentThe repression of psychoanalysis : Otto Fenichel and the political freudiansSocial amnesia : a critique of contemporary psychologyWhite collar; the American middle classes
Alternative Names
Jākūbī, Rāsil

Russell Jacoby American historian

Russell Jacoby amerikanischer Historiker

Russell Jacoby historiador estadounidense

Russell Jacoby historiador estatunidenc

Russell Jacoby historiador estauxunidense

Russell Jacoby historian amerikan

Russell Jacoby historien américain

Russell Jacoby staraí Meiriceánach

Russell Jacoby storico statunitense

Russell Jacoby usona historiisto

جاكوبي, راسل

راسل جاكوبي، 1945-

راسيل جاكوبي مؤرخ أمريكي

자코비, 러셀 1945-

제이코비, 럿셀 1945-