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Barsky, Robert F.

Overview
Works: 39 works in 178 publications in 10 languages and 9,437 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Case studies  History  Fiction  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: P85.C47, 410.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert F Barsky
Noam Chomsky : a life of dissent by Robert F Barsky( )

52 editions published between 1454 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 3,466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography describes the intellectual and political milieus that helped shape Noam Chomsky, a pivotal figure in contemporary linguistics, politics, cognitive psychology, and philosophy. It also presents an engaging political history of the last several decades, including such events as the Spanish Civil War, the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the march on the Pentagon. The book highlights Chomsky's views on the uses and misuses of the university as an institution, his assessment of useful political engagement, and his doubts about postmodernism
The Chomsky effect : a radical works beyond the ivory tower by Robert F Barsky( )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Noam Chomsky, writes Barsky, is an inspiration and a catalyst. Not just an analyst or advocate, he encourages people to become engaged - to be "dangerous" and challenge power and privilege. The actions and reactions of Chomsky supporters and detractors and the attending contentiousness can be thought of as "the Chomsky effect." Barsky discusses Chomsky's work in such areas as language studies, media, education, law and politics, and identifies Chomsky's intellectual and political precursors. He charts anti-Chomsky sentiments as expressed from various standpoints, including contemporary Zionism, mainstream politics, and scholarly communities. Finally, Barsky considers the role of the public intellectual in order to assess why Noam Chomsky has come to mean so much to so many - and what he may mean to generations to come."--Jacket
Zellig Harris : from American linguistics to socialist Zionism by Robert F Barsky( )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1995, Robert Barsky met with Noam Chomsky to discuss his work in-progress, Noam Chomsky: A Life of Dissent (MIT Press, 1997). Chomsky told Barsky that he should focus his attention instead on midcentury linguist and activist Zellig Harris, who was, Chomsky modestly insisted, more interesting than Chomsky himself. Intrigued, Barsky began to research Harris (190901992) and discovered the story of a major figure in American intellectual life "sitting in a corner in the middle of the room"--Part of crucial twentieth-century conversations about language, technology, labor, politics, and Zionism. The intersecting worlds of Harris's intellectual and political activities were populated by such figures as Louis Brandeis, Albert Einstein, Franz Boas, Nathan Glazer, and Chomsky. Barsky describes Harris's work in language studies and his pioneering ideas about discourse analysis, structural linguistics, and information representation. He also discusses Harris's part in the pre-1948 Zionist movement--when many Jews on the Left envisioned a socialist Palestine that would be a haven not only for persecuted Jews but also for disenfranchised Arabs adn anyone seeking a sanctuary against oppression--and recounts Harris's debates on the subject with Brandeis, Einstein, and a large group of students involved with a Zionist organization called Avukah. And Barsky describes Harris's views on capitalism, worker-owner relations, and worker self-management, the legacy of which can be found in some of his students' writings, notably those of Seymour Melman, Barsky shows how Harris, as mentor, teacher, and colleague, powerfully influenced figures who came to dominate the twentieth century's political discussion--thinkers as different as Noam Chomsky and Nathan Glazer
Constructing a productive other : discourse theory and the convention refugee hearing by Robert F Barsky( )

15 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a description of the process of constructing a productive Other for the purpose of being admitted to Canada as a Convention refugee. The whole claiming procedure is analyzed with respect to two actual cases, and contextualized by reference to pertinent national and international jurisprudence. Since legal analysis is deemed insufficient for a complete understanding of the argumentative and discursive strategies involved in the claiming and "authoring" processes, the author makes constant reference to methodologies from the realm of literary studies, discourse analysis and interaction theory, with special emphasis upon the works of Marc Angenot, M.M. Bakhtin, Pierre Bourdieu, Erving Goffman, Jürgen Habermas and Teun van Dijk. In so doing, he illustrates a reductive movement that inevitably occurs in legal argumentation which results in the displacement the subject from the realm of "refugee claimant" to that of claimant as "diminished Other."
Philosophy and the passions : toward a history of human nature by Michel Meyer( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traductions :portugaise :ASA editor, Lisbonne, 1995 ;anglaise :Penn State Press, 2000
Undocumented immigrants in an era of arbitrary law : the flight and the plight of people deemed 'illegal' by Robert F Barsky( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book describes the experiences of undocumented migrants, all around the world, bringing to life the challenges they face from the moment they consider leaving their country of origin, until the time they are deported back to it. Drawing on a broad array of academic studies in areas including law, literature and law, interpretation and translation studies, border studies, human rights, communication, critical discourse analysis and sociology, Robert Barsky argues that many of the actions that are taken against undocumented migrants are often arbitrary, and exercised by an array of officials who can and do exercise considerable discretion, both positive and negative. Employing insights from a decade-long research project, Barsky also find that every stop along the migrant's pathway into, and inside of, the host country is strewn with language issues, relating to intercultural communication, interpretation, gossip, hearsay, and the challenges of peddling linguistic wares in the social discourse marketplace. These language issues are almost always impediments to anodyne or productive interactions with host country officials, particularly on the "front lines" where migrants encounter border patrol and law enforcement officers without adequate means of communicating their situation or understanding their rights. Since undocumented people are categorized as "illegal", they can be subjected to abuse and exploitation by host country officials, who can choose to either tolerate or punish them on the basis of unpredictable, changeable and even illusory or "arbitrary" laws and regulations. Citing experts at every level of the undocumented immigrant apparatuses worldwide, from public defenders to interpreters, Barsky concludes that the only viable policy to address prevailing abuses and inequalities is to move towards open borders, an approach that would address prevailing issues and, surprisingly, provide security and economic benefits to both host and home countries"--Unedited summary from book cover
Arguing and justifying : assessing the Convention refugees' choice of moment, motive and host country by Robert F Barsky( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first book of its kind to address the crucial issue of why people choose to make Convention refugee claims. It represents a substantial and original contribution primarily to the field of refugee studies but also applicable for a broader readership of political science, international studies, sociology, law, history and women's studies. Furthermore, it theorizes the problems that face refugees by discussing the perception of the possible host countries. The conclusions of the book bear directly upon contemporary issues in refugee studies that suggest refugees move on the basis of (generally) extreme levels of persecution."--Provided by publisher
Introduction à la théorie littéraire by Robert F Barsky( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in French and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Workers' councils by Anton Pannekoek( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Contemporaries across the spectrum of Left thought, from Antonio Negri to Noam Chomsky, are falling over each other to claim the mantle of Left Communism. Left Communism is the theory and practice of worker control and self-organisation whose adherents provided the main opposition to the Bolsheviks. Rarely printed, often cited, Pannekoek’s Workers’ Councils is the Das Kapital of Left Communism. This updated edition includes a substantial introduction from Noam Chomsky, illuminating the continuing relevance of this classic text. Anton Pannekoek was a Dutch worker, Socialist, and astronomer. He wrote Workers’ Councils amidst Nazi occupation of Holland."--Publisher description
People are dangerous : anarchism, classical liberalism and the Chomsky effect by Robert F Barsky( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Noam Chomsky, writes Barsky, is an inspiration and a catalyst. Not just an analyst or advocate, he encourages people to become engaged - to be "dangerous" and challenge power and privilege. The actions and reactions of Chomsky supporters and detractors and the attending contentiousness can be thought of as "the Chomsky effect." Barsky discusses Chomsky's work in such areas as language studies, media, education, law and politics, and identifies Chomsky's intellectual and political precursors. He charts anti-Chomsky sentiments as expressed from various standpoints, including contemporary Zionism, mainstream politics, and scholarly communities. Finally, Barsky considers the role of the public intellectual in order to assess why Noam Chomsky has come to mean so much to so many - and what he may mean to generations to come."--Jacket
Noam Chomsky : una vida de discrepancia by Robert F Barsky( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bakhtin and otherness by Robert F Barsky( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The construction through discourse of the productive other : the case of the Convention refugee hearing by Robert F Barsky( )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This thesis is a description of the process of constructing a productive Other for the purpose of being admitted into Canada as a Convention refugee. The manuscript is divided into two parts: in Part One, The Claimant, the process of claiming refugee status is analyzed with respect to two actual cases which were transcribed in Montreal in 1987, and contextualized by reference to the laws and jurisprudence that underlie it. In Part Two, The Other, I re-examine the entire process with reference to methodologies from the realm of discourse analysis and interaction theory, paying special attention to the works of Marc Angenot, M.M. Bakhtin, Pierre Bourdieu, Erving Goffman, Jurgen Habermas, Jean-Francois Lyotard and Teun Van Dijk, in order to illustrate the movement from Refugee claimant to claimant as "diminished Other.""--
The Budapest poems : for Yzabelle Martineau by Robert Franklin Barsky( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Byron and catastrophism by Robert F Barsky( )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hatched by Robert F Barsky( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A well-respected chef in New York City has decided to fulfill a lifelong dream, to open a restaurant that is devoted entirely to "eggy" creations in the smart Wall Street area of the City. Working with an inspired architect, John erects his restaurant in the shape of a Fabergé egg, modeled after those remarkable masterpieces that were offered each year by the Czar to his beloved wife in the years leading up to the Russian Revolution. Fabergé Restaurant becomes 'the' destination for the wealthiest of NYC clients, but it's also the place where a plan is Hatched by three former college roommates to counterfeit billions of dollars and shake the United States economy to its very yolk. A rollicking novel filled with intrigue, passion and voluptuous egg recipes, Hatched is a sumptuous treat"--Back cover
Noam Chomsky : una vita di dissenso by Robert F Barsky( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noam Chomsky : bir muhalifin yaşamı by Robert F Barsky( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Turkish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A life of dissent by Robert F Barsky( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography describes the intellectual and political milieus that helped shape Noam Chomsky. It highlights Chomsky's views on the uses and misuses of the university as an institution, his assessment of useful political engagement, and his doubts about postmodernism
The Budapest poems, for Ysabelle Martineau by Robert Franklin Barsky( Book )

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

 
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The Chomsky effect : a radical works beyond the ivory tower People are dangerous : anarchism, classical liberalism and the Chomsky effect
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The Chomsky effect : a radical works beyond the ivory towerZellig Harris : from American linguistics to socialist ZionismPhilosophy and the passions : toward a history of human natureArguing and justifying : assessing the Convention refugees' choice of moment, motive and host countryWorkers' councilsPeople are dangerous : anarchism, classical liberalism and the Chomsky effectA life of dissent
Alternative Names
Barsky, Robert 1961-

Barsky, Robert F.

Barsky, Robert F. 1961-

Barsky, Robert F. (Robert Franklin), 1961-

Barsky, Robert Franklin

Barsky, Robert Franklin 1961-

Robert Barsky American academic

Robert Barsky Amerikaans biograaf

Robert Barsky amerikanischer Autor

Robert Barsky usona aŭtoro

Барский, Роберт

바스키, 로버트 1961-

바스키, 로버트 F. 1961-

バースキー, ロバート・F

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