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Meštrović, Stjepan Gabriel

Overview
Works: 43 works in 289 publications in 3 languages and 12,313 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies  Rules  Reference works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: HM73, 949.7024
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Stjepan Gabriel Meštrović
Emile Durkheim and the reformation of sociology by Stjepan Gabriel Meštrović( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This time we knew : western responses to genocide in Bosnia by Thomas Cushman( Book )

14 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We didn't know." For half a century, Western politicians and intellectuals have in this fashion explained away their inaction in the face of genocide in World War II. In stark contrast, Western observers today face a daily barrage of information and images from CNN, the Internet, and newspapers about the parties and individuals responsible for the Balkan War and crimes against humanity. The stories, often accompanied by video or pictures of rape, torture, mass graves, and ethnic cleansing, available almost instantaneously, do not allow even the most disinterested viewer to ignore the grim reality of genocide
Postemotional society by Stjepan Gabriel Meštrović( Book )

23 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mestrovic demonstrates how the emotions in mass industrial societies have been neglected to devastating effect. He shows how emotion has become increasingly separated from action and how compassion fatigue has replaced political commitment
The coming fin de siècle : an application of Durkheim's sociology to modernity and postmodernism by Stjepan Gabriel Meštrović( Book )

36 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By examining how Durkheim's ideas can be applied to current social issues, the author shows the relevance of Durkheim's sociology to the debate on modernity and post-modernism. The book also draws a parallel between the fin de siecle esprit of the 19th century and the coming fin de siecle
The Balkanization of the West : the confluence of postmodernism and postcommunism by Stjepan Gabriel Meštrović( Book )

22 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text argues that the media have reduced the world to a collective voyeur passively watching, monitoring, and observing crimes against humanity in former Yugoslavia. The Balkan war has produced the Balkanization of the West with the Western powers seemingly paralyzed by internecine warfare
Genocide after emotion : the postemotional Balkan War( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The failure to adequately respond on the part of the major Western superpowers to the atrocities in the Balkans constitutes a major moral and political scandal. In Genocide after Emotion Mestrovic and the contributors thoroughly interrogate the war, its media coverage and response in the West. The result is alarming, both for the progress of the war and for the condition of our society today: the authors argue that the West is suffering from a ""postemotional"" condition - we are beyond caring about anything anymore
Durkheim and postmodern culture by Stjepan Gabriel Meštrović( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Habits of the Balkan heart : social character and the fall of Communism by Stjepan Gabriel Meštrović( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Almost as soon as Communism fell in Eastern Europe in 1989, Western politicians and intellectuals concluded that the West had "won" the Cold War and that liberal democracy had triumphed over authoritarianism in the world. Euphoria spread with the expectation of a New World Order. Within months, the giddy optimism began to fade, especially in the face of what soon became a brutal war in former Yugoslavia. Why did Serbia choose to replicate many of Germany's methods and aims from World Wars I and II, including ethnic cleansing (read "genocide") and a campaign to establish a Greater Serbia? Sociologist Stjepan Mestrovic, writing with Slaven Letica and Miroslav Goreta, argues that the social and political character of the Dinaric herdsmen - which dominates Serbian culture and politics, even though it is found in all Balkan nations - accounts for the form Communism took there, the fall of Communism, and the savagery and brutality of the post-Communist war. With carefully reasoned analysis, the authors show how sociological theories of social character - propounded by such thinkers as de Tocqueville, Veblen, and Bellah - can shed light on the conflicts in the Balkans, which, according to conventional wisdom, were not supposed to occur when Communism fell. They demonstrate that ancient, traditional ethnic, social, and nationalistic tendencies - "habits of the heart"--Of the various people of the Balkans have taken precedence over pressures for democracy in the political and cultural vacuum left by the end of Communism in the region. Unfortunately, the difficulties in the Balkans will persist for a long time to come, and similar conflicts could break out in the former Soviet Union. This thought-provoking book has much new to say about the causes of such ethnic and class conflicts in the region, and the feasibility of policies for dealing with these sores. If democracy is to be achieved in post-Communist East Europe, the authors argue, it must be based on the "good" habits of the heart that coexist there with "bad" or authoritarian social character
Anthony Giddens : the last modernist by Stjepan Gabriel Meštrović( Book )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ìn this contribution to the Giddens debate, Stjepan Mestrovic takes up and criticises the major themes of his work - particularly the concept of "high modernity" as oppossed to "postmodernity" and his attempted construction of a "synthetic" tradition based on human agency and structure
The barbarian temperament : toward a postmodern critical theory by Stjepan Gabriel Meštrović( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This scintillating book by one of the most interesting young sociologists currently working in the USA is a provocative and timely contribution to the debate on civilization, modernity and postmodernity. The author argues that modernity never jettisoned barbarism. Instead barbarism was repackaged in modern and postmodern traditions and cultures
The Road from paradise : prospects for democracy in Eastern Europe by Stjepan Gabriel Meštrović( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are we really at the "end of history," as some have claimed? Has the United States really won the Cold War? Will liberal democracy now triumph over nationalism and totalitarianism? The authors of this book warn that history may already have returned in newly free Eastern Europe, with war in the Balkans, capitalism not yet established, and a number of new democracies already turning autocratic. The West has responded to these sinister developments with paralysis and confusion. The 1989 fall of communism in Eastern Europe occurred in a period when Western intellectuals were involved in a confusing discourse on a number of other dramatic endings: the end of modernity, the end of the century, even the possible end of sociology. Against this backdrop, the authors focus on continuities based on the "habits of the heart" of those who threw off communism in Eastern Europe, contrasting them with Western modes of thought. Their cultural explanation draws on theories of Tocqueville, Durkheim, and others to examine positive as well as negative aspects of the nations that survived communism. While focusing on the Balkans, they also make cautious prognoses for the rest of Eastern Europe. They conclude that, in addition to the scenario desired by the West - establishment of a market economy, democracy, and pluralism in postcommunist lands - other possible scenarios need to be recognized, including continued balkanization, conflict, and chaos, and the emergence of new totalitarian states. If the West is to plant democracy in Eastern Europe, it must base its actions on a realistic appraisal of the historical and cultural forces at work. Boosterish optimism and unrealistic hopes, they warn, are an unrealistic response to the fall of communism
The conceit of innocence : losing the conscience of the West in the war against Bosnia by Stjepan Gabriel Meštrović( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Innocence may be lost in the post-Cold War West, but the imitation of innocence is evident in the social and political landscape of the 1990s. Eminent sociologist David Riesman has argued that the current culture attempts to imitate a purity of action, motive, and spirit commonly associated with the 1950s: faith in government, optimism concerning the future, and a can-do social and political attitude. These essays by prominent scholars and former policy makers carry forward Riesman's assertions in exposing the pretense in supposedly moral-driven Western policy, especially as it pertains to the crisis in Bosnia."--Jacket
The trials of Abu Ghraib : an expert witness account of shame and honor by Stjepan Gabriel Meštrović( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thorstein Veblen on culture and society by Stjepan Gabriel Meštrović( Book )

13 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best known as the author of the brilliant book, The Theory of the Leisure Class (1899), Thorstein Veblen was much more than a one-book wonder. He is in fact a seminal classical sociologist who made many original contributions to the study of culture and society. Veblen has good claim to be considered the first, genuine sociologist of consumer society. Long before Bourdieu, Baudrillard, Lasch, or Ritzer, he exhibited a highly developed understanding of the rituals of exchange, the foibles of status and the cultural value of waste. This inspired selection conveys the full zest and penetrating insights of Veblen's writings. The collection comes with a full length essay which demonstrates the continuing relevance of Veblen's sociology
The postemotional bully by Stjepan Gabriel Meštrović( Book )

11 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The topics of bullying and hazing have sparked interest and discussion in recent years. Hazing is a crime in the United States, and Western nations have made efforts to stamp out bullying in schools, the workplace, and institutions. However, for the most part, bullying and hazing are ill-defined and lack theoretical perspective. Mestrovic brings classical as well as contemporary social theory to bear on this discussion. Thorstein Veblen defined the predatory barbarian as the social type, enshrined by modernity, who prefers to use force over peacable means to achieve ends. On the other extreme, Marcel Mauss wrote about the spirit of the gift and its obligations - to give, to receive, and to reciprocate - as the fundamental basis of social life. Yet, he argued that the spirit of modernity was disappearing with the progress of modernity. Mestrovic traces this fundamental opposition between barbaric force or bullying versus benign obligation that is the spirit of the gift through a host of modernist and postmodernist thinkers and theories. He introduces the concept of the 'postemotional bully' as an alternative to both of these major bodies of social theory. The postemotional bully, as a social type, is fungible, beset by screen-images on media and social media that are isolating, and is at the mercy of the peer-group. Case studies focus on bullying and hazing, specifically the cases of an American solider who committed suicide in Afghanistan, instances of torture at Abu Ghraib, and the murder of a 23-year-old African-American inmate in a Southern state prison in the US
The "good soldier" on trial : a sociological study of misconduct by the U.S. military pertaining to Operation Iron Triangle, Iraq by Stjepan Gabriel Meštrović( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hidden patterns of violence in war crimes -- Covering up Major Sullivan's cover-up report -- The Article 32 hearing, or perjuryfest, begins -- Misconduct by investigators, PTSD, and sleep deprivation exposed and ignored -- Lost in translation : testimony by the Iraqi soldiers, and closing arguments -- Inquiry is reopened : kicking the soldiers while they're down -- Additional hearings and empty rituals -- The plea-bargain hearing as a degradation ceremony -- Visits to Ft. Leavenworth and Alexandria -- Conclusions: The lonely crowd disconnected from the lonely Army
Rules of engagement? : a social anatomy of an American war crime : Operation Iron Triangle, Iraq by Stjepan Gabriel Meštrović( Book )

12 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blackwater, Abu Ghraib and other scandals in Iraq were presaged by the murderous Operation Iron Triangle in May 2006 when US soldiers were ordered to kill all Iraqis of military age. The soldiers were imprisoned; the officer was merely reprimanded. Mestrovic details the American leaderships fake commitment to the Geneva Conventions and the rule of law, fake due process for defendants, fake goals of promoting democracy, and compulsion to repeat our errors in Vietnam. The Blackwater scandal involved killing unarmed Iraqis in accordance with "rules of engagement" that were apparently s
Strike and destroy : when Counter-insurgency (COIN) doctrine met Hellraisers Brigade or, the fate of Corporal Morlock by Stjepan Gabriel Meštrović( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

   How could  the Maywand District killings (or the kill team war crimes) have  happened? Jeremy Morlock was convicted of premeditated murder, but numerous  other questionable kills in his brigade, committed by other soldiers in  other units in 2010, were never investigated.  The brigade commander went by the name Hellraiser, and an internal  army investigation revealed that the officers of the brigade were hopelessly  confused as to their mission. No one knew if they should obey the chain of  command and "do COIN," in other words, "sit down for tea with  the village elders, or carry out Hellraisers and the armys traditional  counter-guerrilla doctrine. Hellraisers refusal to carry out COIN doctrine  led to complete social dysfunction in the brigade. Normal army standards of  discipline, drug testing, group cohesion, mentoring, counseling, among other  standards, were abandoned. Prof. Mestrovic connects the social dysfunction in Hellraisers  brigade with Morlocks crime. He shows that COIN doctrine was treated as a  joke in the brigade while a Strike and Destroy mentality was  dominant. This inside account relies upon an internal army investigation into  the command climate of Hellraiser's brigade, conducted by Brigadier General  Stephen Twitty, along with court-martial transcripts and direct interviews.  This book analyzes one war crime incident as an example of the general  failure, or refusal, to implement COIN doctrine in Afghanistan
Srce od kamena : moj djed Ivan Meštrović by Stjepan Gabriel Meštrović( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Croatian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the shadow of Plato : Durkheim and Freud on suicide and society by Stjepan Gabriel Meštrović( Book )

8 editions published between 1882 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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This time we knew : western responses to genocide in Bosnia
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Meštrović, S. G.

Meštrović, S. G. 1955-

Meštrović, S. G. (Stjepan Gabriel)

Meštrović, Stjepan

Meštrović, Stjepan 1955-

Meštrović, Stjepan G.

Meštrović, Stjepan G. 1955-

Meštrović, Stjepan Gabriel

Meštrovic, Stjepan Gabriel 1955-

Meštrović, Stjepan Gabrijel

Stjepan Gabriel Meštrović

Stjepan Gabrijel Meštrović

Stjepan Meštrović Amerikaans socioloog

메스트로비치, 스테판 G. 1955-

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This time we knew : western responses to genocide in BosniaPostemotional societyThe coming fin de siècle : an application of Durkheim's sociology to modernity and postmodernismThe Balkanization of the West : the confluence of postmodernism and postcommunismGenocide after emotion : the postemotional Balkan WarDurkheim and postmodern cultureHabits of the Balkan heart : social character and the fall of CommunismAnthony Giddens : the last modernist