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Bartra, Roger

Overview
Works: 157 works in 783 publications in 6 languages and 8,239 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Author of introduction, Other, Translator, Director, Scenarist, wpr, Creator, Opponent
Classifications: F1210, 972
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Roger Bartra
The Mexican transition : politics, culture, and democracy in the twenty-first century by Roger Bartra( )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Blood, ink, and culture : miseries and splendors of the post-Mexican condition by Roger Bartra( Book )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of political essays by one of Latin America's leading public intellectuals, Bartra explores the complex connections between popular culture, national ideology, and the state with the critical eye and optimistic outlook that has become his signature
The imaginary networks of political power by Roger Bartra( Book )

29 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Éste es un libro de teoría política acerca de un problema que se ha vuelto fundamental en el mundo de hoy: la confrontación de la democracia con el terrorismo y con diversas expresiones de la alteridad. El libro ofrece una interpretación teórica de los vínculos entre las espectaculares expresiones del terrorismo y los mecanismos políticos de la legitimidad en las democracias actuales. Muestra que la teoría de las mediaciones imaginarias es un buen instrumento para practicar anatomías en los sistemas políticos y entender así su funcionamiento. La teoría de las redes imaginarias también resultó útil para entender las causas del derrumbe de los sistemas políticos socialistas. "Me atrevo a pensar por ello que el estudio de las redes mediadoras permite prever -hasta cierto punto- las tensiones críticas que le esperan a un régimen político." Y cuando ocurren crisis de legitimidad los sistemas con frecuencia se reorganizan y estimulan esa peculiar imaginería poblada de seres liminales peligrosos que provoca los efectos de cohesión propios de lo que aquí describo como el síndrome de Jezabel
The artificial savage : modern myths of the wild man by Roger Bartra( Book )

24 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in Spanish and English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Artificial Savage will prove useful for students and professors in history, anthropology, literary history and criticism, cultural studies, sociology, biological sciences, psychiatry, and psychology
The cage of melancholy : identity and metamorphosis in the Mexican character by Roger Bartra( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wild men in the looking glass : the mythic origins of European otherness by Roger Bartra( Book )

11 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Wild Men in the Looking Glass, Roger Bartra searches out the roots of the European wild man myth and explores its long evolution. Turning the tables on those who suggest that the primitive peoples "discovered" and colonized by European explorers gave rise to the myth, Bartra finds that the wild man myth preceded and helped shape European reactions to real peoples. Indeed, he shows that the wild man underpins the notion of civilization on which much of Western identity has been based. The man we recognize as "civilized" has not been able to take a single step without the shadow of the wild man at his heel
Agrarian structure and political power in Mexico by Roger Bartra( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthropology of the brain : consciousness, culture, and free will by Roger Bartra( Book )

29 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Anthropology of the Brain In this unique exploration of the mysteries of the human brain, Roger Bartra shows that consciousness is a phenomenon that occurs not only in the mind but also in an external network, a symbolic system. He argues that the symbolic systems created by humans in art, language, in cooking or in dress, are the key to understanding human consciousness"--
La jaula de la melancolía : identidad y metamorfosis del mexicano by Roger Bartra( Book )

51 editions published between 1986 and 2018 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Este libro es una reflexión crítica, y ya clasica, sobre la cultura mexicana contemporánea. Se han elegido los lugares comunes del caracter del mexicano: se trata de un manojo de estereotipos codificados por la intelectualidad, pero cuyas huellas se reproducen en la sociedad provocando el espejismo de una cultura popular de masas. Al leer con actitud sensata los estudios sobre 'lo mexicano' se llega a la conclusión de que el caracter del mexicano es una entelequia artificial, solo tiene una existencia literaria y mitologica, lo que no le resta fuerza e importancia, pero debe hacer que se reflexione sobre la manera en que se puede penetrar el fenomeno y sobre la peculiar forma en que se inserta en la estructura cultural y social de Mexico."--Amazon
Caciquismo y poder político en el México rural by Roger Bartra( Book )

43 editions published between 1975 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Estructura agraria y clases sociales en México by Roger Bartra( Book )

39 editions published between 1974 and 1993 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Angels in mourning : sublime madness, ennui and melancholy in modern thought by Roger Bartra( )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sublime madness and ennui: melancholy is a condition of imbalance, chaotic and desolate, and a keystone of modern Western thought. In Angels in Mourning, Roger Bartra explores how three lucid European thinkers - Immanuel Kant, Max Weber and Walter Benjamin - addressed the irrational and the dolorous, drawing attention to some apparently marginal aspects of their work in order to illuminate the way in which they gazed into the darkness. It is not obvious why melancholy should find such a prominent space in our society. Why did this threatening expression of languor and disorder gain such a foothold at the heart of a European cultures guided by the light of rationalism? In this surprising and insightful study, Bartra considers this question through investigations of Kant, Weber and Benjamin, and suggests that one explanation may lie in the blossoming of Romanticism, that deep-seated protest against the Enlightenment and the capitalist order."--Book jacket
Anatomía del mexicano by Roger Bartra( Book )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La cultura mexicana del siglo XX inventó un ser nacional cuya identidad, a pesar de ser poco concreta y cambiante, sirvió como importante presencia imaginaria e influyó en la constitución de un poder político nacional: al plantear la configuración de un modelo nacionalista y revolucionario de los mexicanos, la identidad se transformó en mecanismo legitimador. Anatomía del mexicano es una muestra de pensadores y ensayistas fundamentales que se han aproximado al tema, en ocasiones, como una tentativa por definir y entender al mexicano; y en otras, participando en su proceso de gestación. Desde diversas perspectivas, los ensayos de esta antología muestran la evolución de este pensamiento: desde los primeros intentos, a principios del siglo pasado, por definir una sensibilidad del mexicano, hasta su término actual: la condición postmexicana. El mexicano, definido por su sentido de la muerte, su resentimiento, sus complejos e inhibiciones, es un tema que ha preocupado a nuestros principales escritores y pensadores: Octavio Paz, Carlos Fuentes, José Vasconcelos, Jorge Cuesta, Samuel Ramos, José Revueltas, Antonio Caso, Emilio Uranga, Luis Villoro, Carlos Monsiváis, entre otros. De todos ellos y de otros, se ha recogido en esta antología lo que se considera sus principales aportaciones
Cultura y melancolía : las enfermedades del alma en la España del Siglo de Oro by Roger Bartra( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in Spanish and Swedish and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melancholy and culture : essays on the diseases of the soul in Golden Age Spain by Roger Bartra( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, texts on melancholy began to circulate in Europe aimed at the general reading public and not purely for specialists in mental illness. The first book on melancholy written in vernacular language was the Libro de la melancholia by Spanish doctor Andres Velasquez. This book takes his work as a starting point from which to study the broad panorama of melancholy in Spain in the period and goes on to examine the importance of melancholy in Cervantes' Don Quixote and also examines the criticisms directed at Velasquez's work by Dr. Juan Huarte de San Juan in the Examen de ingenios para las ciencias (known in English as 'Triall of Wits')." "Roger Bartra's history explores the relation between culture and melancholy, using as his framework the notion that culture is not the antidote against the chaos of melancholy, or that the culture of melancholy can be studied in isolation; rather that he sees culture as melancholy, and melancholy as culture."--Jacket
La democracia ausente by Roger Bartra( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in Spanish and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oficio mexicano by Roger Bartra( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"La crítica de este libro apunta contra la modernidad, pues de ella ha emanado el autoritarismo del sistema político mexicano."--Page 4 of cover
La sombra del futuro : reflexiones sobre la transición mexicana by Roger Bartra( )

7 editions published in 2012 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reúno en este libro ensayos escritos entre fines de 2009 y comienzos de 2012 con el ánimo de ofrecer una reflexión sobre la transición democrática en México. Se publican aquí con muy pocas correcciones, en la esperanza de que sirvan a los lectores para entender algunos de los problemas a los que se enfrenta México en vísperas de las elecciones presidenciales de julio de 2012. El primer ensayo, que da título al libro, fue originalmente una conferencia en la Cátedra Julio Cortázar en la Universidad de Guadalajara. Todos fueron publicados en la revista Letras Libres"
Territorios del terror y la otredad by Roger Bartra( )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lo largo de siete ensayos, Roger Bartra explora el tema del terror y la alteridad, así como sus consecuencias en la sociedad contemporánea. Desde una visión antropológica, la obra muestra cómo el extranjero, el marginal, el salvaje y el bárbaro representan al otro que confronta, amenaza y niega lo propio, cuestión que ha derivado en un inquietante número de agresiones y movimientos de corte radical que, por un lado, amenazan la diversidad cultural y, por otro, nos lleva a cuestionar la supuesta hegemonía de la civilización occidental
La sangre y la tinta : ensayos sobre la condición postmexicana by Roger Bartra( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Blood, ink, and culture : miseries and splendors of the post-Mexican condition
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The artificial savage : modern myths of the wild manLa jaula de la melancolía : identidad y metamorfosis del mexicanoAngels in mourning : sublime madness, ennui and melancholy in modern thoughtAnatomía del mexicanoMelancholy and culture : essays on the diseases of the soul in Golden Age Spain
Alternative Names
Bartra i Murià, Roger

Bartra Murià, Roger

Bartra Murià, Roger 1942-

Bartra, Roger

Murià, Roger Bartra

Murià, Roger Bartra, 1942-

Roger Bartra anthropologist

Roger Bartra antropologo

Roger Bartra antropólogo mexicano

Roger Bartra antropoloog uit Mexico

Roger Bartra mexikanischer Schriftsteller, Soziologe und Anthropologe

바르트라, 로저 1942-

바르트라, 로제르 1942-

바르트라 무리아, 로제르 1942-

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