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Goshgarian, G. M.

Works: 37 works in 129 publications in 3 languages and 3,450 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Introductions  Personal narratives  Diaries  Pictorial works  Biography  Sources  Case studies 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: D804.45.A73, 940.5318
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Most widely held works by G. M Goshgarian
To kiss the chastening rod : domestic fiction and sexual ideology in the American Renaissance by G. M Goshgarian( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The basic subject of bestselling antebellum "woman's fiction" written by women about women for women was, according to G.M. Goshgarian, sex--more particularly, incest. Goshgarian takes a close and penetrating look at the facts of life in the United States of the 1850s and offers "improper" readings of five bestselling works of women's fiction, now largely forgotten. In Goshgarian's view, the typical narrative of such domestic novels recounts the forging of a "true woman," detailing the trials and tribulations which--in one of the age's favorite metaphors--bring an excessively "passionate" adolescent heroine to "kiss the Father's chastening rod." Goshgarian maintains that, although their authors presented woman as pure and sexless, the pivot of these narratives was woman's, especially the moral mother's, natural incestuousness. Examining ideas about masturbation, female sexuality, the family, and post-Calvinist religion that shaped the readership of popular woman's fiction, To Kiss the Chastening Rod shows that passionlessness was the privileged theme of a pervasive discourse which sought to exert social control through the rigorous repression, minute supervision, and covert cultivation of sexuality. Through close readings of Maria Susanna Cummins's The Lamplighter, Mary Jane Holmes's Lena Rivers, Caroline Lee Hentz's Ernest Linwood, Augusta Jane Evans's Beulah, and Susan Warner's The Wide, Wide World, it demonstrates how woman's fiction simultaneously perpetuated and subverted the image of the passionless true woman. To Kiss the Chastening Rod will be read and vigorously debated by Americanists and Victorianists, literary theorists, and students of gender studies, popular culture, and the relationship between psychoanalysis and literature
The work of art by Gérard Genette( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy for non-philosophers by Louis Althusser( Book )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in French and English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

N 1980, at the end of the most intensely political period of his work and life, Louis Althusser penned Philosophy for Non-philosophers. Available here for the first time in English, Philosophy for Non-philosophers constitutes a rigorous and engaged attempt to address a wide reading public unfamiliar with Althusser's project. As such, the work is a concentration of the most fundamental theses of Althusser's own ideas, and presents a synthesis of his sprawling and disparate philosophical and political writings. Nowhere else does Althusser push the distinction between philosophy and other disciplines as far, or develop in such detail the concept of 'practice'. Rather than a work of 'popular philosophy', Philosophy for Non-philosophers is a continuation and conglomeration of Althusser's thought; a thought whose radicality is still perceptible in those that have followed since. Philosophy for Non-philosophers thus provides a vivid encapsulation of Althusser's seminal influence on the leading thinkers of today, including Ranciere, Badiou, Balibar, and Žižek. -- Provided by publisher
Violence and civility : on the limits of political philosophy by Étienne Balibar( Book )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 'Violence and Civility', Étienne Balibar boldly confronts the insidious causes of violence, racism, nationalism, and ethnic cleansing worldwide, as well as mass poverty and dispossession. Through a novel synthesis of theory and empirical studies of contemporary violence, the acclaimed thinker pushes past the limits of political philosophy to reconceive war, revolution, sovereignty, and class. Through the pathbreaking thought of Derrida, Balibar builds a topography of cruelty converted into extremism by ideology, juxtaposing its subjective forms (identity delusions, the desire for extermination, and the pursuit of vengeance) and its objective manifestations (capitalist exploitation and an institutional disregard for life). Engaging with Marx, Hegel, Hobbes, Clausewitz, Schmitt, and Luxemburg, Balibar introduces a new, productive understanding of politics as antiviolence and a fresh approach to achieving and sustaining civility. Rooted in the principles of transformation and empowerment, this theory brings hope to a world increasingly divided even as it draws closer together.--
Mourning philology : art and religion at the margins of the Ottoman Empire by Marc Nichanian( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Mourning Philology' proposes a history of the 19th century national imagination as a reaction to the two main philological inventions of that century: 'mythological religion' and the 'native'. This history is illustrated with the case of the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire. The book offers an account of the successive stages (archeological, self-ethnographic, and aesthetical) of the implementation of orientalist philology, through which the nation came to existence. It is also part of a general reflection on the nature of the Catastrophe and the way it destroys the possibility of mourning
My soul in exile : and other writings by Zapēl Esayean( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Armenian artist returns to Constinople after experiencing success abroad. Set during the period between the Young Turk Revolution and the outbreak of World War I, she is beset by feelings of alienation and isolation
The people want : a radical exploration of the Arab uprising by Gilbert Achcar( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"{U2018}The people want {u2026}{u2019}: the first part of the slogan chanted by millions of Arab protestors since 2011 revealed a long-repressed craving for democracy. But huge social and economic problems were also laid bare by the protesters{u2019} demands. Although Islamist parties did not initiate the protest movement, they have benefitted the most from the power vacuum that followed the ousting of the rulers in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen. In this landmark work, Gilbert Achcar sheds light on the social, economic, historical and political background to the on-going Arab Uprising and assesses its future prospects. With incisive and invaluable insight, Achcar investigates why the liberals and the Left failed to capitalise on the initial momentum and assesses whether the Islamist parties will be able to steer their countries out of their present crisis."--Publisher's website
Daily life in the abyss : genocide diaries, 1915-1918 by Vahé Tachjian( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical research into the Armenian Genocide has grown tremendously in recent years, but much of it has focused on large-scale questions related to Ottoman policy or the scope of the killing. Consequently, surprisingly little is known about the actual experiences of the genocide's victims. Daily Life in the Abyss illuminates this aspect through the intertwined stories of two Armenian families who endured forced relocation and deprivation in and around modern-day Syria. Through analysis of diaries and other source material, it reconstructs the rhythms of daily life within an often bleak and hostile environment, in the face of a gradually disintegrating social fabric
Father land by Ara Oshagan( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Father Land by Vahé and Ara Oshagan is a poetic and personal journey through the rugged, human-and-history-laden landscape of Karabagh. It is also a unique collaboration between a photographer son and his famous, writer father. A family steeped in Armenian literature and art, Vahé and Ara Oshagan's work is the result of an intensely felt connection to their heritage and homeland. Father Land is a literary and visual contemplation of Karabagh's present-day, its history, and its culture, as well as a meditation on transnational identity, land, and paternal bonds. Springing from a deep understanding of the Armenian people and their unique past, Vahé Oshagan's essay presents a reflective, yet witty and fluid, account of his encounters with people from all walks of Karabagh life. It touches upon topics as diverse as the happenings of the 8th-century BC, the recent war of liberation, the dialect of the people, their worldview, their contradictions, their body language, their spirituality, and their legendary hospitality. It is an accomplished piece of imaginative literature, weaving between literary and literal, creative and factual, objective and subjective reflection. Ara Oshagan's photographs provide insight into the lives of the people of Karabagh on a documentary as well as symbolic level and they reflect his personal encounters in the region. At times capturing intimate familial moments; at times in the streets, observing the chaos of life; or, reverent in the presence of Karabagh's millennial churches, the images in Father Land simultaneously document, explore, and reflect upon Karabagh's precarious present and uncertain future. Taken together, the text and images are symbiotic and deeply connected--like the father and son who produced the work--and they portray a region and a culture as old as the bonds of family and society themselves."--Publisher's website
Les vaches noires : interview imaginaire (le malaise du XXIIe congrès) ce qui ne va pas camarades! by Louis Althusser( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in French and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Arabs and the Holocaust : the Arab-Israeli war of narratives by Gilbert Achcar( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considers conflicting Middle-East perspectives on the Holocaust, analyzing such topics as Arab responses to nazism, the creation of Israel, and the destruction of Palestine
The spectre of Hegel : early writings by Louis Althusser( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of texts from the period 1945-1953 turns these interpretations of Althusser on their heads: we discover that there was a 'young Althusser' as well as the 'mature Althusser' we are already familiar with. In his fascinating Master's thesis. 'On Content in the Thought of G.W.F. Hegel' (1947), Althusser developed a position which he was later to attack ferociously: namely, that the revolutionary potential of the Hegelian dialectic could be defended against Hegel's own political conservatism. We see Althusser still wrestling with the spectres of Hegel and of Catholicism in another long text, his letter to Jean Lacroix, and, finally, we see his own 'epistemological break' in the piece 'On Marxism' from 1953
In the ruins : the 1909 massacres of Armenians in Adana, Turkey by Zapēl Esayean( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of the author of Armenian massacres of Adana in Turkey, 1909
On the reproduction of capitalism : ideology and ideological state apparatuses by Louis Althusser( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First published as Sur la reproduction, [copyright] Presses Universitaires de France 1995."
On the new by Boris Groĭs( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an exploration of the concept of the new in postmodern culture and how original and innovative creations shift from being profane to becoming valuable art
The spectre of Hegel : early writings by Louis Althusser( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louis Althusser is remembered today as the scourge of humanist Marxism, but that was his later incarnation, an identity formed by years grappling with the intellectual inheritance of Hegel and Catholicism. The Spectre of Hegel collects the writings of the young Althusser, before his final epistemological break with the philosopher's work in 1953. Including his famed essay 'Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses', The Spectre of Hegel gives a unique insight into Althusser's engagement with a philosophy he would later renounce. From the Trade Paperback edition
The Armenian General Benevolent Union : one hundred years of history( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From extreme violence to the problem of civility : a selection from Violence and civility: on the limits of political philosophy by Étienne Balibar( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<Div>©tienne Balibar is emeritus professor of philosophy at Paris X Nanterre and emeritus professor of comparative literature at the University of California, Irvine. He is currently professor of modern European philosophy at Kingston University, London, and visiting professor at Columbia University. His books include Reading Capital (with Louis Althusser); Race, Nation, Class: Ambiguous Identites (with Immanuel Wallerstein); The Philosophy of Marx; Spinoza and Politics; and Equaliberty: Political Essays.</div>
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Goshgarian, G M

Goshgarian, Geoffrey Michael

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Father landThe Arabs and the Holocaust : the Arab-Israeli war of narrativesThe spectre of Hegel : early writings