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Simons, Jon 1961-

Overview
Works: 41 works in 166 publications in 3 languages and 8,036 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Academic theses 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Contributor
Classifications: B809.3, 320.092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jon Simons
Foucault & the political by Jon Simons( )

37 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and Persian and held by 2,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foucault and the Political explores the ramifications for political theory of the whole range of Foucault's writing, including materials only recently made available. Jon Simons argues that Foucault's work is animated by a tension between his presentation of modern life as "unbearably heavy" and his temptation to escape its limitations by aiming for "unbearable lightness." Through expositions of Foucault's ideas on power/knowledge, subjectification, governmentality, political rationality and the aesthetics of existence, Simons demonstrates how Foucault resists both extremes. Foucault's thought entails an ethic of permanent resistance, best embodied in radical democracy. Simons relates Foucault's work both to contemporary political thinkers, such as Michael Walzer, Charles Taylor and Jurgen Habermas, as well as to scholars challenging conventional political categories, especially feminist and gay theorists such as Judith Butler.--From publisher's description
From Kant to Lévi-Strauss : the background to contemporary critical theory by Jon Simons( )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2019 in English and held by 1,950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aimed at students without philosophical training and who study literary, cultural, social or political theorists engaging with this European intellectual tradition, this textbook is an accessible guide to key figures in "The Tradition of Critique"--Critical post-Enlightenment European thinking
From Agamben to Žižek : contemporary critical theorists by Jon Simons( )

28 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This authoritative guide introduces the key figures in contemporary critical theory in a manner both accessible to the beginning student and expert enough to interest the curious scholar
In/visible war : the culture of war in twenty-first-century America by David Campbell( )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In/Visible War addresses a paradox of twenty-first-century American warfare. The contemporary visual American experience of war is ubiquitous and utterly present in public, popular culture, and yet war is simultaneously invisible or absent; we lack a lived sense that "America" is at war. This paradox of in/visibility concerns the gap between the experiences of war zones and the visual, mediated experience of war in public, popular culture, which absents and renders invisible the former. Large portions of the domestic public experience war only at a distance. For these citizens, war seems abstract, or may even seem to have disappeared altogether due to a relative absence of visual images of casualties. Perhaps even more significantly, wars can be fought without sacrifice by the vast majority of Americans. Yet, the normalization of 21st century war also renders it highly visible. War is made visible through popular, commercial, mediated culture. The spectacle of war occupies the contemporary public sphere in the forms of films, video games, and other media, coming together as MIME, the Military-Industrial-Media-Entertainment Network. This book asks: What is the significance of this simultaneous in/visibility of war? How do militaristic spectacles serve to hide war's costs while simultaneously representing war? How does the in/visibility of war articulate with other structures, processes and practices of social power? Does critical dissent from war depend on other ways of seeing war and rendering it visible?"--Provided by publisher
Contemporary critical theorists : from Lacan to Said by Jon Simons( )

24 editions published between 2004 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume covers semiotics and discourse analysis, deconstruction, feminism, queer theory, and postmodernism. Individual chapters focus on each of the following theorists: Lacan, Althusser, Barthes, Derrida, Levinas, Kristeva, Irigaray, Cixous, Foucault, Lyotard, Deleuze and Guattari, Baudrillard, Bourdieu, Habermas, Jameson, and Said. Each chapter provides biographical information and details about the thinker's intellectual contexts, an explanation of key concepts, a discussion of the ways in which their theory has been applied, and suggestions for further reading
Images : a reader( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text provides a map of the differences and similarities between the various disciplinary approaches to images, breaking the grounds for a new interdisciplinary study of the images, in the arts, humanities and beyond
Crafting an American style : the East( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Explore the beauty of handmade American crafts by examining the history of the American Arts & Crafts Movement from 1900 to the present. From the small towns of New England to the mountains of North Carolina, this 60-minute video portrays the American East as home to a rich tradition of handcrafted works of art."
In/visible War : The Culture of War in Twenty-first-Century America( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In/Visible War addresses a paradox of twenty-first century American warfare. The contemporary visual American experience of war is ubiquitous, and yet war is simultaneously invisible or absent; we lack a lived sense that "America" is at war. This paradox of in/visibility concerns the gap between the experiences of war zones and the visual, mediated experience of war in public, popular culture, which absents and renders invisible the former. Large portions of the domestic public experience war only at a distance. For these citizens, war seems abstract, or may even seem to have disappeared altogether due to a relative absence of visual images of casualties. Perhaps even more significantly, wars can be fought without sacrifice by the vast majority of Americans. Yet, the normalization of twenty-first century war also renders it highly visible. War is made visible through popular, commercial, mediated culture. The spectacle of war occupies the contemporary public sphere in the forms of celebrations at athletic events and in films, video games, and other media, coming together as MIME, the Military-Industrial-Media-Entertainment Network
Parks and recreation : adapting to change( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rethinking equality : the challenge of equal citizenship by Chris Armstrong( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although formally equal, relations between citizens are actually characterised by many and varied forms of inequality. Do contemporary theories of equality provide an adequate response to the inequalities that afflict contemporary societies? And what is the connection between theories of equality and the contemporary politics of citizenship? Accessible and comprehensive, Rethinking equality provides a clear, critical and very up-to-date account of the most important contemporary egalitarian theories. Unusually, it also relates these theories to contemporary political practice, assessing them i
Democratic aesthetics( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Images and text( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reversing the 'widget effect' by Matthew Robb( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics and aesthetics by Jon Simons( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special issue: Images and text( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foucault and power: The influence of political engagement on theories of power by Jon Simons( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resistance and polaesthics : Michel Foucault as a political thinker by Jon Simons( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in Hebrew and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rationalities of government and peace : Israeli thought on the Arab-Israeli conflict by Jon Simons( )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Motorists' Country by Jon Simons( Book )

2 editions published in 1960 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oncolytic Gene Therapy for Prostate Cancer( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The overall purpose of this award has been to study the molecular pharmacology of replication restricted adenoviral vectors for prostate cancer gene therapy. The scope of the research is to identify relevant transcription units, which are prostate and cancer selective for the creation of potent oncolytic adenoviral vectors for ultimate translation to human clinical trials. Major findings of this award have been several. First, we have developed a first generation vector, CN706, which is prostate selective for PSA based on regulation of the ElA gene by the prostate specific enhancer promotor PSE from the PSA gene. Second, our DOD award research studies show antineoplastic action by killing by apoptosis. These vectors kill hormone refractory prostate cancer clones, which can be synergized by ionizing radiation at doses, which are clinically administered. We also have found these vectors have preclinical efficacy when given intravenously. Second, we have identified a new transcription unit, and the HIF gene as potent constructs and targets for improved gene therapy killing of hypoxic prostate cancer cells in vitro and in vivo. Our studies show that HIF is expressed as a gene therapy target in prostate cancer, but not normal prostate cells in humans and transgenic models. Basic research and creation of HIF PSA chimeric Ad S vectors has disclosed HIF is an important transcription target for oncolytic vectors. These new discoveries are currently being exploited in the creation of second generation vectors. The molecular pharmacology of oncolytic vectors suggests this is a new antineoplastic modality for hormone refractory prostate cancer
 
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From Kant to Lévi-Strauss : the background to contemporary critical theoryFrom Agamben to Žižek : contemporary critical theoristsContemporary critical theorists : from Lacan to SaidImages : a reader
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Simons, J.

Simons, Jonathan.

Simons, Jonathan 1961-

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English (141)

Persian (1)

Hebrew (1)