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Sim, Stuart

Overview
Works: 80 works in 524 publications in 3 languages and 19,249 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  History  Caricatures and cartoons  Nonfiction comics  Comic books, strips, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator, pre
Classifications: B831.2, 149.97
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Stuart Sim
Manifesto for silence : confronting the politics and culture of noise by Stuart Sim( )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 1,761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book mounts a strong argument for silence, arguing that we need more rather than less of it in our lives. The alternative is an environment scarred even further by noise, so often the forgotten pollutant. Stuart Sim explores why silence matters, where it matters - in religion, health, the arts, thought - and why we'll suffer if space is not made for it. The confrontation between the politics of noise and the politics of silence is an issue on which we cannot stay neutral. A defence of silence is a defence of our humanity, as well as of a beleaguered environment."--Jacket
The eighteenth-century novel and contemporary social issues : an introduction by Stuart Sim( )

11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study discusses key authors from Aphra Behn in the late 17th century to James Hogg in the 1820s, covering the 'long' 18th century
The carbon footprint wars : what might happen if we retreat from globalization? by Stuart Sim( )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Climate change is acknowledged to be the major problem currently facing the human race, and the need to reduce our carbon footprint becomes ever more urgent as the scientific predictions of the effects of climate change become increasingly dire. Whether we are fully aware of the social and political consequences of striving for a significant reduction is more questionable. The Carbon Footprint Wars identifies the many dangers inherent in the projected solutions - such as retreating from the spread of globalization, the current socio-economic paradigm for world trade. The war of words that is b
Empires of belief : why we need more scepticism and doubt in the twenty-first century by Stuart Sim( )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stuart Sim outlines the history of scepticism in Western and Islamic cultural traditions, and from the Enlightenment to postmodernism
The end of modernity : what the financial and environmental crisis is really telling us by Stuart Sim( )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Global financial crisis, global environmental crisis -- what connects them? Stuart Sim claims they are both symptoms of the end of modernity, the cultural system that has prevailed in the West from the Enlightenment onwards. In this provocative book, Sim argues that the modern world's insatiable need for technologically driven economic progress is unsustainable, and potentially destructive of the planet and its socio-economic systems. The new landscape this creates - socially, politically, economically, intellectually - is explored through an interdisciplinary approach, providing a wide-ranging assessment of the collapse of modernity and the challenges it poses us. Sim calls for a radical alteration in our world view and for purposeful changes both to our economic and intellectual life: we need to jettison the free market, rein in conspicuous consumption, reinvigorate public service, and develop talents other than the entrepreneurial if we are to reconstruct our society satisfactorily."--Boo jacket
The Routledge companion to postmodernism by Stuart Sim( Book )

57 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 1,529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In-depth background articles are combined with A-Z entries to provide a comprehensive examination of postmodernism
Post-marxism : a reader by Stuart Sim( )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lyotard dictionary by Jean-François Lyotard( )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean-Francois Lyotard is famed for being one of the most acute observers on the cultural phenomenon of the postmodern, and his ideas resonate throughout the academic world, from philosophy and the social sciences through to literary, media and cultural studies. Drawing on the internationally recognised [sic] expertise of a multi-disciplinary team of contributors, the entries in The Lyotard Dictionary explain all of Lyotard's main concepts, contextualising [sic] these within his work as a whole and relating him to his contemporaries
Introducing critical theory by Stuart Sim( Book )

33 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last few decades have seen an explosion in the production of critical theories, with deconstructionists, poststructuralists, postmodernists, second-wave feminists, new historicists, cultural materialists, postcolonialists, black critics and queer theorists, among a host of others, all vying for our attention. The world around us can look very different on the critical theory applied to it. This vast range of interpretations can leave one feeling confused and frustrated. This book provides a route through the tangled jungle of competing theories
Addicted to profit : reclaiming our lives from the free market by Stuart Sim( )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The profit motive now exercises an effective tyranny over our lives: in the private as well as the public sector, nowhere seems immune from its reach. International tycoons, economists and politicians are obsessed with economic growth. Yet, as Stuart Sim shows, the pursuit of excessive profit brought the world to the brink of economic chaos in the recent credit crisis and threatens us with environmental disaster as well. Despite this, neoliberalism still sets the agenda for economic policy in the West. Sim suggests various 'act up' strategies so that we might resist becoming slaves to personal gain and, in doing so, he demonstrates that life needn't be all about profit
Beyond aesthetics : confrontations with poststructuralism and postmodernism by Stuart Sim( Book )

18 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacques Derrida, Jean-Francois Lyotard, Jean Baudrillard and Geoffrey Hartman all claim to have found a way to transcend value judgment. This book confronts these assertions and argues that tinkers such as these have, by their rejection of conventional methods of constructing value judgments, succeeded in problematizing the entire area of aesthetics. Stuart Sim treats posttructuralism and postmodernism as forms of anti-aesthetics and contextualises the movements within a longer-running tradition of anti-foundationalism and radical skepticism in Western philosophy. Arguing from a broadly socialist, historical materialist position he demands that discourses be made to declare their ideological commitments. While the radical skepticism of Derrida, Lyotard, Baudrillard, and their followers is shown to be ultimately philosophically unsustainable and ideologically suspect form a left-wing point of view, Sim concludes that these critics nevertheless point to a need for reassessment of methods and objectives among critical theorists on the left
Post-Marxism : an intellectual history by Stuart Sim( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book traces the crystallisation of post-Marxism as a specific theoretical position in its own right and considers the role played in its development by poststructuralism, postmodernism and second-wave feminism. It examines the history of dissenting tendencies within the Marxist tradition, stretching from Rosa Luxemburg through the Frankfurt School to more recent theorists such as Barry Hindness, Paul Hirst, Rudolf Bahro, Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe, and considers what the future prospects of post-Marxism are likely to be." "A comprehensive account of the development of post-Marxist thought, Post-Marxism is an invaluable resource for students and scholars of Politics, Philosophy, Literature, Sociology and Gender Studies."--Jacket
Fifty key postmodern thinkers by Stuart Sim( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Postmodernism is an important part of the cultural landscape which continues to evolve, yet the ideas and theories surrounding the subject can be diverse and difficult to understand. Fifty Postmodern Thinkers critically examines the work of fifty of the most important theorists within the postmodern movement who have defined and shaped the field, bringing together their key ideas in an accessible format ... Each entry examines the thinkers' career, key contributions and theories and refers to their major works."--Publisher's description
A philosophy of pessimism by Stuart Sim( )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are many reasons to despair over the state of the world today: climate change, war, terrorism, social injustice and an utter failure by our political systems to fix them. Yet there will always be those frustrating optimists who counter such an outlook by citing developments such as modern medicine, democracy and the World Wide Web as signs that things are, and always have been, getting better. Stuart Sim argues in response that there is tremendous value in keeping the dark side of human affiars at the forefront of our consciousness. This book offers the proposition that pessimists simply have a more realistic world view. Tracing how pessimism has developed over time, it shows that many thinkers throughout history - including philosophers, theologians, authors, aritsts and even scientists - have been pessimists at heart, challenging us to face up to the problems that define human existence. Spanning cultures and moving across eras, this grand discourse of pessimism proposes the provocative argument that pessimism should be cultivated and vigorously defended as one of our most useful dispositions. -- from back cover
The Routledge critical dictionary of postmodern thought( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and Japanese and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Routledge Critical Dictionary of Postmodern Thought constitutes an authoritative, yet truly readable guide to the complexity of postmodernism. This resource contains in-depth essays grouped by subject along with an A-Z list of key words and biographical entries. The contributors trace the impact of postmodern thought in their respective fields, which range throughout the arts, social sciences, politics, science and technology, popular culture, the media, and feminism
The A-Z guide to modern literary and cultural theorists by Stuart Sim( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Bunyan and his England, 1628-88 by Anne Laurence( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume of original essays is designed to be of interest to students not only of Bunyan, but of the history, religion and literature of the seventeenth century."--Bloomsbury Publishing
Rethinking coaching : critical theory and the economic crisis by Angélique Du Toit( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coaching is being proposed as the best method to encourage a change in the ideologies that have brought about the credit crunch. The authors' concern is to show how coaching can widen its intellectual range to become a progressively more effective technique within organizational life. Rethinking Coaching offers a spirited challenge to the paradigms that have of late dominated organizational life, most notably in the banking sector. The vehicle the authors propose as being best suited to encourage a comprehensive reassessment of the ideologies that have brought about the credit crunch is coaching. They set out a more radical approach to the practice based on scepticism, particularly as it has been developed from the later twentieth century onwards by key postmodern critical theorists. One of the reasons organizational ideologies go uncontested is that critics of destructive group-think are often suppressed and silenced. Overall, this book aims to show how coaching can widen its intellectual range such that it can become a progressively more effective technique within organizational life resisting group-think: a positive force for preventing crises of the kind that have caused such havoc in contemporary economic and political life, on a truly international scale
Contemporary continental philosophy : the new scepticism by Stuart Sim( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2019 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Presenting an overview of the philosophical landscape of the continental tradition since the 1940s, this book traces the establishment of the new, super-scepticism as an intellectual paradigm with the power to threaten and disorientate existing world-views and more traditional styles of philosophical discourse - marking the continental divide. Exploring how contemporary continental philosophy from existentialism to postmodernism can be characterised as this new, more resistant from of scepticism, Sim identifies a clutch of key themes - including 'difference', 'the subject', 'antifoundationalism', 'dialectics' - which have been obsessively worked over by key thinkers in the Existentialist-Postmodernist period and demonstrates how these have contributed to the development of a super-sceptical outlook. Presenting a new theme-led approach to provide an entry into current debates in continental philosophy, Stuart Sim reintegrates the work of Sartre into the more recent continental tradition, and suggests that something qualitatively different is now occurring in French philosophy."--Jacket
The discourse of sovereignty, Hobbes to Fielding : the state of nature and the nature of the state by Stuart Sim( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The carbon footprint wars : what might happen if we retreat from globalization?
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The eighteenth-century novel and contemporary social issues : an introductionThe carbon footprint wars : what might happen if we retreat from globalization?Empires of belief : why we need more scepticism and doubt in the twenty-first centuryThe end of modernity : what the financial and environmental crisis is really telling usThe Routledge companion to postmodernismPost-marxism : a readerThe Lyotard dictionaryIntroducing critical theory
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Sim, Stuart 1943-...

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