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Goshgarian, G. M.

Works: 40 works in 167 publications in 4 languages and 4,192 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Introductions  Personal narratives  Diaries  Pictorial works  Biography  Literature  Sources 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: D804.45.A73, 940.5318
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Most widely held works by G. M Goshgarian
The people want : a radical exploration of the Arab uprising by Gilbert Achcar( )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""The people want.": This first half of slogans chanted by millions of Arab protesters since 2011 revealed a long-repressed craving for democracy. But huge social and economic problems were also laid bare by the protestors' demands. Simplistic interpretations of the uprising that has been shaking the Arab world since a young street vendor set himself on fire in Central Tunisia, on 17 December 2010, seek to portray it as purely political, or explain it by culture, age, religion, if not conspiracy theories. Instead, Gilbert Achcar locates the deep roots of the upheaval in the specific economic features that hamper the region's development and lead to dramatic social consequences, including massive youth unemployment. Intertwined with despotism, nepotism, and corruption, these features, produced an explosive situation that was aggravated by post-9/11 U.S. policies. The sponsoring of the Muslim Brotherhood by the Emirate of Qatar and its influential satellite channel, Al Jazeera, contributed to shaping the prelude to the uprising. But the explosion's deep roots, asserts Achcar, mean that what happened until now is but the beginning of a revolutionary process likely to extend for many more years to come. The author identifies the actors and dynamics of the revolutionary process: the role of various social and political movements, the emergence of young actors making intensive use of new information and communication technologies, and the nature of power elites and existing state apparatuses that determine different conditions for regime overthrow in each case. Drawing a balance-sheet of the uprising in the countries that have been most affected by it until now, i.e. Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain, Libya and Syria, Achcar sheds special light on the nature and role of the movements that use Islam as a political banner. He scrutinizes attempts at co-opting the uprising by these movements and by the oil monarchies that sponsor them, as well as by the protector of these same monarchies: the U.S. government. Underlining the limitations of the "Islamic Tsunami" that some have used as a pretext to denigrate the whole uprising, Gilbert Achcar points to the requirements for a lasting solution to the social crisis and the contours of a progressive political alternative."--
Violence and civility : on the limits of political philosophy by Étienne Balibar( )

13 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 648 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.--
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 Arabs and the Holocaust : the Arab-Israeli war of narratives by Gilbert Achcar( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 435 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
Mourning philology : art and religion at the margins of the Ottoman Empire by Marc Nichanian( )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 370 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
Philosophy for non-philosophers by Louis Althusser( Book )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 332 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
The work of art by Gérard Genette( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Birth of the Intellectuals : 1880-1900 by Christophe Charle( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Who exactly are the 'intellectuals'? This term is so widely used today that we forget that it is a recent invention, dating from the late nineteenth century. In Birth of the Intellectuals, the renowned historian and sociologist Christophe Charle shows that the term 'intellectuals' first appeared at the time of the Dreyfus Affair, and the neologism originally signified a cultural and political vanguard who dared to challenge the status quo. Yet the word, expected to disappear once the political crisis had dissolved, has somehow endured. At times it describes a social group, and at others a way of seeing the social world from the perspective of universal values that challenges established hierarchies. But why did intellectuals survive when the events that gave rise to this term had faded into the past? To answer this question, it is necessary to show how the crisis of the old representations, the unprecedented expansion of the intellectual professions and the vacuum left by the decline of the traditional ruling class created favourable conditions for the collective affirmation of 'intellectuals.' This also explains why the literary or academic avant garde traditionally reluctant to engage gradually reconciled themselves with political activists and developed new ways to intervene in the field of power outside of traditional political channels. Through a careful rereading of the petitions surrounding the Dreyfus Affair, Charle offers a radical reinterpretation of this crucial moment of European history and develops a new model for understanding the ways in which public intellectuals in France, Germany, Britain, and the United States have addressed politics ever since"--Publisher's website
How to be a Marxist in philosophy by Louis Althusser( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In How to Be a Marxist in Philosophy one of the most famous Marxist philosophers of the 20th century shares his concept of what it means to function fruitfully as a political thinker within the discipline and environs of philosophy. This is the first English translation to Althusser's provocative and, often, controversial guide to being a true Marxist philosopher. Althusser argues that philosophy needs Marxism. It can't exist fully without it. Similarly, Marxism requires the rigour and structures of philosophy to give it form and focus. He calls all thinking people to, 'Remember: a philosopher is a man who fights in theory, and when he understands the reasons for this fight, he joined the ranks of the struggle of workers and popular classes.' In short, this book comprises Althusser's elucidation of what praxis means and why it continues to matter. With a superb introduction from translator and Althusser archivist G.M. Goshgarian, this is a book that will re-inspire contemporary Marxist thought and reinvigorate our notions of what political activism can be. --
Daily life in the abyss : genocide diaries, 1915-1918 by Vahé Tachjian( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 110 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
My soul in exile : and other writings by Zapēl Esayean( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 77 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
Être marxiste en philosophie by Louis Althusser( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spectre of Hegel : early writings by Louis Althusser( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 58 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
Écrits sur l'histoire : 1963-1986 by Louis Althusser( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in French and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La 4e de couverture indique : "Quatrième volume de l'entreprise de publication systématique des livres et textes inédits de Louis Althusser, établie par G. M. Goshgarian sur la base des manuscrits du fonds Althusser recueilli à l'IMEC, Écrits sur l'histoire rassemble un florilège d'interventions et de méditations du philosophe, s'étendant de 1963 à 1986. Interrogeant sans relâche la place de l'histoire dans la théorie marxiste, et donc ce qu'Althusser voyait comme le danger historiciste au coeur de la lecture révolutionnaire du présent, ils témoignent d'un dialogue continu avec la discipline historique de son temps - dont plusieurs représentants ont échangé avec le philosophe. Soucieux de l'histoire, mais désireux d'éviter toute explication qui l'érigerait en une force déterministe, Althusser n'a en effet jamais cessé de méditer la manière dont histoire et concept s'équilibraient dans la théorie marxiste - équilibre qu'il chercha à réinventer pour son époque. Ce sont les traces de cette entreprise, toujours commentée dans le monde entier, qui se trouvent réunies dans ce volume."
Les vaches noires : interview imaginaire (le malaise du XXIIe congrès) ce qui ne va pas camarades! by Louis Althusser( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in French and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Father land by Ara Oshagan( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 43 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
On the new by Boris Groĭs( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 32 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
In the ruins : the 1909 massacres of Armenians in Adana, Turkey by Zapēl Esayean( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of the author of Armenian massacres of Adana in Turkey, 1909
Que faire? by Louis Althusser( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Que faire ? Telle est la question que se posa Lénine en 1901, alors qu'il éprouvait des doutes sur la capacité révolutionnaire du monde ouvrier russe. Soixante-dix-sept ans plus tard, Louis Althusser décide de se l'adresser aussi. Confronté au reflux de Mai 68 et aux renoncements successifs du Parti communiste, il souhaite offrir à ses lecteurs un bref vade-mecum pour la révolution à venir. Un vade-mecum ramassé et tranchant, brillant et nerveux, tout entier tourné vers un objectif : parvenir à organiser la lutte de la classe ouvrière, de telle sorte qu'elle puisse l'emporter sur la classe bourgeoise. Pour Althusser, c'est l'occasion d'une critique virtuose des écrits d'Antonio Gramsci et de l'eurocommunisme, qui séduisent alors de nombreux marxistes. Mais c'est surtout l'opportunité de tenter de dire, en quelques pages, ce qu'il n'avait pas réussi à énoncer ailleurs : quelles conditions concrètes il faut satisfaire pour qu'enfin la révolution ait lieu."--Page 4 of cover
On the reproduction of capitalism : ideology and ideological state apparatuses by Louis Althusser( Book )

7 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."
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Goshgarian, G M

Goshgarian, Geoffrey Michael

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