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Beilharz, Peter

Works: 60 works in 268 publications in 2 languages and 6,608 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: HM449, 301
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Most widely held works about Peter Beilharz
Most widely held works by Peter Beilharz
Zygmunt Bauman : dialectic of modernity by Peter Beilharz( )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This measured and thoughtful book provides a comprehensive critical commentary on Bauman's social theory. It explores the roots of his ideas in questions of capital and labour, and explains how these ideas flourished in Bauman's later writings on culture, intellectuals, utopia, the holocaust, modernity and postmodernism."--Jacket
Engaging Agnes Heller : a critical companion by Katie Terezakis( )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection examines the life and thought of Agnes Heller, who rose to international acclaim as a Marxist dissident in Eastern Europe. Heller went on to develop one of the most comprehensive oeuvres in contemporary philosophy, putting forward a distinctive ethical theory and developing insightful analyses of a vast range of topics. Here, philosophers, sociologists, journalists and political scientists assess different elements of Heller's work, highlight relevant shifts within that work, and address its intrinsic consistency
Socialism and modernity by Peter Beilharz( )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This first collection of Peter Beilharz's highly influential thought traces the themes and problems, manifestations, and trajectories of socialism and modernity as they connect and shift over a twenty-year period. Woven throughout Beilharz's analysis is the urgent question of modern utopia: how do we imagine freedom and equality in modernity?
Thinking the antipodes : Australian essays by Peter Beilharz( )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1956, Bernard Smith wrote that the people of Australia were migratory birds. This was to become a leading motif of his own thinking, and a significant inspiration for author Peter Beilharz. Beilharz came to argue that the idea of the antipodes made sense less in its geographical form than in its cultural form, viewed as a relation rather than a place. Australians had one foot here and one foot there, whichever 'there' this was. This way of thinking with and after Bernard Smith makes up one current of Beilharz's best Australian essays. Two other streams contribute to this collection of Beilharz's essays. The second recovers and publicizes antipodean intellectuals - from Childe to Evatt to Stretton to Jean Martin - who have often been overshadowed by the reception given to metropolitan celebrity thinkers. This second stream also examines others, like Hughes and Carey, who have been celebrated as writers more than as interpreters of the antipodean condition. The third stream engages with mainstream views of Australian writing, and with the limits of these views. When thinking in terms of cultural traffic, then the stories told about Australia will also be global and regional in a broader sense. (Series: Philosophy)
Imagining the antipodes : culture, theory, and the visual in the work of Bernard Smith by Peter Beilharz( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernard Smith is widely recognised as one of Australia's leading intellectuals. Yet recognition of his work has been partial and defined in terms of two key disciplines: art history and anthropology. In this book, Peter Beilharz argues that Smith's work offers us more - that it contains a social theory or a way of thinking about Australian culture and Identity and the world system that is unparalleled. Part intellectual history, part biography and part interpretative argument, Imagining the Antipodes presents a new way of thinking about Australia
Labour's utopias : Bolshevism, Fabianism, Social Democracy by Peter Beilharz( Book )

20 editions published between 1991 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of three creeds offering "visions of Utopia" - Bolshevism, Fabianism and German Social Democracy, of which the author believes that the latter two still have their own distinct values to offer in place of capitalism, which, the author argues, is a morally bankrupt force
Trotsky, Trotskyism and the transition to socialism by Peter Beilharz( Book )

17 editions published between 1978 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bauman reader by Zygmunt Bauman( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preface. 1. Introduction: Peter Beilharz: Reading Zygmunt Bauman. 2. The Telos Interview. 3. Socialism. 3.1 The Historical Location of Socalism. 3.2 Modern Times, Modern Marxism. 3.3 Communism: A Postmortem. 4. Class and Power. 4.1 Class: Before and After. 4.2 Gamekeepers Turned Gardeners. 4.3 The Rise of the Interpreter. 5. Hermeneutics and Critical Theory. 5.1 The Challenge of Hermeneutics. 5.2 Critical Theory. 5.3 Modernity. 6. Sociology and the Postmodern. 6.1 A Sociological Theory of Postmodernity. 6.2 The Re-Enchantment of the World, or, How Can One Narrate Postmodernity? 7. Figures of Modernity. 7.1 Making and Unmaking of Strangers. 7.2 Parvenu and Pariah: The Heroes and Victims of Modernity. 8. The Century of Camps. 8.1 Sociology After the Holocaust. 8.2 Dictatorship Over Needs. 8.3 A Century of Camps? 9. Ambivalence and Ethics. 9.1 The Quest for Order. 9.2 The Social Construction of Ambivalence. 10. Globalization and the New Poor. 10.1 On Glocalization: Or Globalization for Some, Localization for Some Others. 10.2 From the Work Ethic to the Aesthetic of Consumption. 11. The Journey Never Ends, Zygmunt Bauman Talks With Peter Beilharz. Index
Between totalitarianism and postmodernity : a Thesis eleven reader( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transforming labor : labour tradition and the labor decade in Australia by Peter Beilharz( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Webbs, fabianism, and feminism by Peter Beilharz( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- 1 Fabianism and Feminism: The Political Economy of Everyday Life -- 2 Fabianism -- 3 The Webbs and the Rights of Women -- 4 Beatrice Webb and the New Statesman Papers -- 5 Beatrice Webb and the Fabian Women's Group -- 6 Beatrice Webb and the National Standard for Manual Handling -- 7 Fabianism and Marxism: Sociology and Political Economy -- Bibliography
Arguing about the welfare state : the Australian experience by Peter Beilharz( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welfare for citizenship - Welfare as social security - Institutions - Administration
Postmodern socialism : romanticism, city and state by Peter Beilharz( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Have our lives changed as dramatically in these postmodern times as we are led to believe? One of the ironies is that we still face many of the same problems as earlier generations. Socialist arguments, now widely viewed as discredited, addressed questions still very much with us. These 'social' questions - injustice, poverty, living and work conditions - arose from a nineteenth-century recognition of complex problems created mainly in cities. At the same time socialism emerged from a romantic stream of Enlightenment concerned with nature and simplicity. Paradoxically, postmodernism has its roots in the same tensions. Questions of scale, of simplicity and complexity, of city and country, remain with us. The juxtaposition of postmodernity and socialism generates illuminating perspectives on the way we live now. Postmodern Socialism traces and criticises these perspectives
Social theory : a guide to central thinkers by Peter Beilharz( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book introduces some of the leading social theorists in short, lively entries by leading Australian scholars
Social self, global culture : an introduction to sociological ideas( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This revised edition has been updated by all contributors and offers an approach to introductory sociology. It is intended for students taking a course in sociology who require an Australian perspective on issues such as the Aboriginal Self and the Australian Health Care system. Authors from Dept of Sociology, La Trobe University, Vic
Zygmunt Bauman by Peter Beilharz( Book )

12 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zygmunt Bauman is widely acknowledged as the most interesting and consistent of postmodern sociologists. Yet his work is widely dispersed across a number of fields and his critical interpretation is scattered across a wide array of disciplines. This major four-volume collection draws together these important materials for the first time. The contributions in the four-volume set are organized around themes, as follows: - biographical - communism and Eastern Europe - Modernity and the Holocaust - Marxism, class and political economy - sociology: Weber, bureaucracy, Durkheim, the stranger, consumption, work and welfare - postmodernism - ethics - death and dying - intellectuals and power - extensions and applications of Bauman's ideas by others, from Japan to Latin America and Scandinavia. The collection features the work of key commentators
Sociology : place, time & division( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers students and lecturers an innovative approach to introductory level sociology. Sociology, place, time and division, covers all the major areas conventionally introduced to first year students of sociology but in a context of place, time and division. Authors at La Trobe University, Vic
Postwar American critical thought( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This four-volume collection is divided into eight parts that focus on American post war critical theory with special reference to social theory, sociology and politics. It identifies the central themes in this work and provides a comprehensive survey of the outstanding contributions in the field
The Martin presence : Jean Martin and the making of social sciences in Australia by Peter Beilharz( )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Martin was a pioneer of sociology, inventing a version of the discipline that was uniquely suited to Australia in the post-war period. Jean Isobel Martin (1923-79) made herself a sociologist before the discipline was established in Australia. Regarded as a founder of Australian sociology, her writing, teaching and policy helped shape Australia in the period of economic growth and social development that followed World War II. The Martin Presence is a biography that examines her life and her work across the concerns of the time - the needs of country towns, the factory work floor, families and urban structure, poverty and inequality, education and immigration - and explores her far-reaching influence on the social sciences in Australia
Sociology : antipodean perspectives( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defining sociology as the data and patterns of everyday life, the book is structured around 3 sections: place, time and division. The many ways the lives of Australians intersect with broader societal notions of place and geography, history and culture, institutions and social divisions are covered by each of the contributors to this textbook
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Socialism and modernity
Socialism and modernityImagining the antipodes : culture, theory, and the visual in the work of Bernard SmithThe Bauman readerBetween totalitarianism and postmodernity : a Thesis eleven readerTransforming labor : labour tradition and the labor decade in AustraliaThe Webbs, fabianism, and feminismPostmodern socialism : romanticism, city and stateSocial theory : a guide to central thinkers
Alternative Names
Beilharz, Peter Michael 1953-

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