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Kumar, Krishan 1942-

Works: 59 works in 394 publications in 7 languages and 8,666 library holdings
Genres: Utopian fiction  Fiction  History  Case studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Science fiction  Wood engravings  Fantasy fiction  Novels 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator
Classifications: HX806, 321.07
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Krishan Kumar
The making of English national identity by Krishan Kumar( )

31 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 1,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why, unlike the Scots, Welsh, Irish and most of continental Europe, do the English find it so hard to say who they are? This exploration of Englishness and what it means to be English draws on historical, sociological and literary theory
Visions of empire : how five imperial regimes shaped the world by Krishan Kumar( )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The empires of the past were far-flung experiments in multinationalism and multiculturalism, and have much to teach us about navigating our own increasingly globalized and interconnected world. Until now, most recent scholarship on empires has focused on their subject peoples. Visions of Empire looks at their rulers, shedding critical new light on who they were, how they justified their empires, how they viewed themselves, and the styles of rule they adopted toward their subjects. Krishan Kumar provides panoramic and multifaceted portraits of five major European empires - Ottoman, Habsburg, Russian/Soviet, British, and French - showing how each, like ancient Rome, saw itself as the carrier of universal civilization to the rest of the world. Sometimes these aims were couched in religious terms, as with Islam for the Ottomans or Catholicism for the Habsburgs. Later, the imperial missions took more secular forms, as with British political traditions or the world communism of the Soviets. Visions of Empire offers new insights into the interactions between rulers and ruled, revealing how empire was as much a shared enterprise as a clash of oppositional interests. It explores how these empires differed from nation-states, particularly in how the ruling peoples of empires were forced to downplay or suppress their own national or ethnic identities in the interests of the long-term preservation of their rule
Utopia and anti-utopia in modern times by Krishan Kumar( Book )

25 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aims to show how modern versions of utopia and anti-utopia engage in the debate about the future of modern society, focusing on the role of socialism and science within it. The book asks whether socialism will lead to freedom or to tyranny, and whether science will free us or enslave us
From post-industrial to post-modern society : new theories of the contemporary world by Krishan Kumar( Book )

63 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this lucid and insightful study of a crucial area of current debate, Krishan Kumar introduces and assesses the rival claims of 3 hotly contested theories of contemporary changes: the idea of the information society, post-Fordism and post-modernity
Prophecy and progress : the sociology of industrial and post-industrial society by Krishan Kumar( Book )

39 editions published between 1978 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The SAGE handbook of nations and nationalism by Gerard Delanty( Book )

16 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nationalism has long excited debate in political, social, and cultural theory and remains a key field of enquiry among historians, anthropologists, sociologists, as well as political scientists. It is also one of the critical media issues of our time. There are, however, surprisingly few volumes that bring together the best of this intellectual diversity into one collection. The SAGE Handbook of Nations and Nationalism gives readers a critical survey of the latest theories and debates and provides a glimpse of the issues that will shape their future. Its three sections guide the reader through the theoretical approaches to this field of study, its major themes - from modernity to memory, migration and genocide - and the diversity of nationalisms found around the globe. The overall aim of this Handbook is to relate theories and debates within and across a range of disciplines, illuminate themes and issues of central importance in both historical and contemporary contexts, and show how nationalism has impacted upon and interacted with other political and social forms and forces. This book will provide a much-needed resource for scholars in international relations, political science, social theory, and sociology
Utopianism by Krishan Kumar( Book )

20 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A text which examines the definition of "utopia". The author argues that it should be seen within its cultural and historical context, as a Western tradition of social and political thought, rather than as a vague universal paradise
Public and private in thought and practice : perspectives on a grand dichotomy by Jeff Alan Weintraub( Book )

11 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These essays, by contributors from the fields ranging from social and political theory to historical sociology and cultural studies, seek to illuminate the significance of the public/private distinction for an increasingly wide range of debates. Commenting on controversies surrounding such issues as abortion rights, identity politics, and the requirements of democratization, many of these essays clarify crucial processes that have shaped the culture and institutions of modern societies
Dilemmas of liberal democracies : studies in Fred Hirsch's 'Social limits to growth' by Adrian Ellis( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

News from nowhere; or, An epoch of rest: being some chapters from a utopian romance by William Morris( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"News from Nowhere (1890) is the most famous work of one of the greatest British writers and thinkers, William Morris. It is a utopian picture of a future communist society, drawing on the work of Ruskin and Marx and written in response to what Morris saw as soulless and mechanical visions of socialism. In this work of his last years, Morris distilled many of his leading ideas on politics, art and society, imagining a world in which capitalism has been abolished by a workers' revolution and nature and society have become beautiful habitations for humanity. In an era that has seen the collapse of state socialism, Morris's damning critique of this conception, and his positing of a powerful alternative, are compelling reasons for paying attention to this classic of British socialism."--Jacket
The rise of modern society : aspects of the social and political development of the West by Krishan Kumar( Book )

11 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is the sociological theory of industrialism? How far do the actual histories and practices of industrial societies fit this theory? The studies in this volume examine many of the economic, social, political and cultural changes caused by the industrialization of society
Utopias and the millennium( Book )

15 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utopia has always had a close, though ambivalent, relationship with millennialism. This relationship was probably at its most intense in England at the time of the Civil War; even when utopia aspired to secularism - as at the time of the French Revolution, or in nineteenth-century socialism - it continued to turn to millennial forms to recharge its energies
1989 : revolutionary ideas and ideals by Krishan Kumar( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dotyczy Polski i Polaków
Revolution: the theory and practice of a European idea by Krishan Kumar( Book )

9 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The idea of Englishness : English culture, national identity and social thought by Krishan Kumar( )

15 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ideas of Englishness, and of the English nation, have become a matter of renewed interest in recent years as a result of threats to the integrity of the United Kingdom and the perceived rise of that unusual thing, English nationalism. Interrogating the idea of an English nation, and of how that might compare with other concepts of nationhood, this book enquires into the origins of English national identity, partly by questioning the assumption of its long-standing existence. It investigates the role of the British empire - the largest empire in world history - in the creation of English and British identities, and the results of its disappearance. Considering the 'myths of the English' - the ideas and images that the English and others have constructed about their history and their sense of themselves as a people - the distinctiveness of English social thought (in comparison with that of other nations), the relationship between English and British identity and the relationship of Englishness to Europe, this wide-ranging, comparative and historical approach to understanding the particular nature of Englishness and English national identity, will appeal to scholars of sociology, cultural studies and history with interests in English and British national identity and debates about England's future place in the United Kingdom.--
Empires : a historical and political sociology by Krishan Kumar( Book )

7 editions published between 2020 and 2021 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Empires have been the commonest form of political organization for most of recorded history. How should we best understand them? What are their principles and how do they differ from other political forms, such as the nation-state? What sort of relations between rulers and ruled do they express? Do they, as many have held, follow a particular course of "rise, decline, and fall"? How and why do empires end, and with what consequences? Is the era of empire over? This book explores these questions through a fascinating analysis of the major empires of world history and the present. It pays attention not just to the modern overseas empires of the Europeans, but also to the ancient empires of the Middle East and Mediterranean, the Islamic empires of the Arabs, Mughals, and Ottomans, and the two-thousand-year Chinese Empire. As Kumar shows, understanding empires helps us understand better the politics of our own times. --
A modern utopia by H. G Wells( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British novelist, historian, and social critic shares his view of a modern welfare state on a global level
Le nuove teorie del mondo contemporaneo : dalla società post-industriale alla società post-moderna by Krishan Kumar( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in Italian and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Muslim Europe or Euro-Islam : politics, culture, and citizenship in the age of globalization by Nezar AlSayyad( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imperios : cinco regímenes imperiales que moldearon el mundo by Krishan Kumar( Book )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in Spanish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En un mundo globalizado como el nuestro, ¿qué nos diferencia del sistema imperial? ¿Hay lecciones que podamos aprovechar de los grandes imperios europeos? Esta obra pretende, así, acercarnos a la historia de los imperios desde el punto de vista de sus gobernantes; intentando descifrar las razones y las ideologías sobre las que se construyeron unos entes internacionales y globales de poder y porqué acabaron desapareciendo en favor de las naciones-estado. Krishan Kumar es profesor en la Universidad de Virginia y ha dedicado su carrera al estudio de los conceptos de nación e imperio en la historia. En esta obra pretende acercarnos a la historia de los imperios desde el punto de vista de sus gobernantes; intentando descifrar las razones y las ideologías sobre las que se construyeron unos entes internacionales y globales de poder y porqué acabaron desapareciendo en favor de las naciones-estado. Para ello reseguirá, bajo la alargada sombra del imperio romano, la historia y desarrollo del imperio otomano, el imperio de los Habsburgo (que incluye su rama española), el imperio ruso, el imperio inglés y el imperio francés
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Visions of empire : how five imperial regimes shaped the world
Visions of empire : how five imperial regimes shaped the worldFrom post-industrial to post-modern society : new theories of the contemporary worldThe SAGE handbook of nations and nationalismUtopianismPublic and private in thought and practice : perspectives on a grand dichotomyNews from nowhere; or, An epoch of rest: being some chapters from a utopian romanceUtopias and the millennium1989 : revolutionary ideas and ideals
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