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Young, Robert 1950-

Works: 78 works in 474 publications in 9 languages and 12,669 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Essays  Drama  Case studies  Exhibition catalogs  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, win, Other, Collector, Creator, Contributor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert Young
Postcolonialism : an historical introduction by Robert Young( Book )

95 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This introductory text explains the historical and theoretical origins of post-colonial theory. The author analyses the concepts and issues involved, explains the meaning of key terms, and interprets the work of some of the major writers concerned
Sites of governance : multilevel governance and policy making in Canada's big cities by Martin Horak( )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Policies forged by all levels of government affect the lives of urban residents. Contributors to this volume explore how intergovernmental relations shape urban policies and how various social forces are involved in--or excluded from--the policy process. Focusing on diverse policy fields including emergency planning, image-building, immigrant settlement, infrastructure, federal property, and urban Aboriginal policy, Sites of Governance presents detailed studies of the largest city in each of Canada's provinces. Drawing on extensive documentary research and hundreds of interviews, contributors offer rich, nuanced analyses and a wealth of policy cases, ranging from preparation for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics to the development of innovative immigrant settlement programming in Winnipeg. Dominant themes include the importance of resources and formal jurisdiction in multilevel policy making, and the struggle for influence between business interests and other social forces. Essential reading for anyone concerned with the quality of urban life in Canada, Sites of Governance offers important insights about how multilevel governance works in Canadian cities."--Publisher's website
Immigrant settlement policy in Canadian municipalities( )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing on a great many in-depth interviews with government officials and front-line workers, contributors provide a comparative assessment of approaches to immigrant settlement in nineteen Canadian municipalities. This is complemented by a discussion of the federal government's role in this policy field, and by a comprehensive introduction and conclusion, which ground the book historically and thematically, synthesize its key findings, and provide recommendations for addressing the challenges related to intergovernmental cooperation, settlement service delivery, and overall immigrant outcomes. Individual chapters examine the mechanics of public policy-making but also tell a story about diverse and innovative approaches to immigrant settlement in Canada's towns and cities, about gaps and problems in the system, and about the ways in which governments and communities are working together to facilitate integration."--Pub. desc
White mythologies : writing history and the West by Robert Young( Book )

65 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author argues that, if post-modernism marks the loss of centrality of European culture, nowhere has such a dislocation been more marked than in the status of history. He questions the limits of Western knowledge and the relevance of "history" as seen through the eyes of Western colonialism
Alienation and freedom by Frantz Fanon( )

16 editions published between 2015 and 2019 in French and English and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alienation and Freedom collects together previously unpublished works comprising around half of his entire output - which were previously inaccessible or thought to be lost. This book introduces audiences to a new Fanon, a more personal Fanon and one whose literary and psychiatric works, in particular, take centre stage. These writings provide new depth and complexity to our understanding of Fanon's entire oeuvre revealing more of his powerful thinking about identity, race and activism which remain remarkably prescient. Shedding new light on the work of a major 20th-century philosopher, this disruptive and moving work will shape how we look at the world."--Jacket flap
Postcolonialism : a very short introduction by Robert Young( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is quite unlike any other introduction to postcolonialism. Robert Young examines the political, social, and cultural after-effects of decolonization by presenting situations, experiences, and testimony rather than examining the abstract theory. He situates the debate in a wide cultural context discussing its importance as an historical condition, using examples such as the status of aboriginal people, of those dispossessed from their land, Algerian rai music, postcolonial feminism, and global social and ecological movements. Above all, Young argues that postcolonialism offers a political philosophy of activism that contests the current situation of global inequality, which in a new way continues the anti-colonial struggles of the past."--Jacket
Colonial desire : hybridity in theory, culture, and race by Robert Young( Book )

46 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this study, the author argues that today's theories on post-colonialism and ethnicity are disturbingly close to the colonial discourse of the 19th century. He shows how culture has always carried within it an inner dissonance, and 'Englishness' has always been less fixed and stable than uncertain, fissured by difference and a longing for otherness. At the heart of Victorian racial theory, this re-emerges in the form of colonial desire: an obsession with hybridity, focused explicitly on sexuality and the issue of inter-racial unions. This book breaks new ground in analysing how concepts of culture get formed, and how racialized assumptions continue to pervade them
Post-structuralism and the question of history( Book )

29 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction: posing the question Geoff Bennington and Robert Young Part I. History, Marxism and the Institution: 1. Demanding history Geoff Bennington 2. Speculations on reading Marx: after reading Derrida Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak 3. Texts in history: the determinations of readings and their texts Tony Bennett 4. Criticism and institutions: the American university Jonathan Culler Part II. Difference and History: 5. History traces Marian Hobson 6. Derrida and Foucault: writing the history of historicity Ann Wordsworth 7. The practice of historical investigation Mark Cousins Part III. Aesthetics and History: 8. Of aesthetic and historical determination Rodolphe Gashé 9. The sign of history Jean-Franç ois Lyotard Part IV. History as Text: 10. Language as history/history as language: Saussure and the romance of etymology Derek Attridge 11. Fallen differences, phallogocentric discourses: losing Paradise Lost to history Mary Nyquist 12. Ezra Pound: the erasure of history Maud Ellmann 13. The phonograph in Africa: international phonocentrism from Stanley to Sarnoff William Pietz Notes on the contributors Index
Untying the text : a post-structuralist reader( Book )

28 editions published between 1981 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Empire, colony, postcolony by Robert Young( )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Empire, Colony, Postcolony provides a clear exposition of the historical, political and ideological dimensions of colonialism, imperialism, and postcolonialism, with clear explanations of these categories, which relate their histories to contemporary political issues. The Book analyzes major concepts and explains the meaning of key terms. The first book to introduce the main historical and cultural parameters of the different categories of empire, colony, postcolony, nation and globalization and the ways in which they are analysed today Explains in clear and accessible language the historical and theoretical origins of post-colonial theory as well as providing a postcolonial perspective on the formations of the contemporary world Young is an acknowledged expert on postcolonialism "
The idea of English ethnicity by Robert Young( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young argues that English identity was invented not for the English but those in English-speaking countries around the world. He shows how potent the idea of Englishness is and helps to explain why the UK continues to act as if it has a 'special relationship' with the US
Stretching the federation : the art of the state in Canada by Robert Young( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Strong movements are afoot in Canada to decentralize the design and delivery of many programs, and to clarify federal and provincial responsibilities. This volume presents contributions from practitioners and observers of this trend. It includes sweeping papers on the comparative evolution of federations, and on the question of whether decentralization is inherently conservative. There are also chapters on decentralization in health care, possible reallocations of programs and tax revenues, the extent of overlap and duplication in service delivery, and fiscal decentralization. Each paper is followed by a commentary."--Jacket
Torn halves : political conflict in literary and cultural theory by Robert Young( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The silent word : textual meaning and the unwritten by Robert Young( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a selection of the papers presented at an international conference on "Meaning as Production: The Role of the 'Unwritten'", held in Singapore in 1995. It takes textual analysis beyond the traditional boundaries of literary studies, into a more culturally dynamic field of social semiotics, rhetorical studies, hermeneutics and theories of interpretation. There are also essays that explore the issues with reference to canonical literary texts or authors
Lines, marks, and drawings : through the lens of Roger Ballen by Craig Allen Subler( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From distinctive portraits and complex photographic tableaux to YouTube sensations, the work of prominent African photographer Roger Ballen is given a fresh perspective in this volume
Théories intercontinentales : voyages du comparatisme postcolonial by Axel Dunker( )

1 edition published in 2016 in French and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

S'il est un courant qui a animé les sciences humaines au cours des dernières décennies, c'est bien celui des théories postcoloniales. Vaste nébuleuse discutée à travers le monde, leur essor doit beaucoup à quelques figures majeures qui ont en commun d'enseigner la littérature anglaise et comparée dans des universités anglo-saxonnes, principalement nord-américaines, tout en étant originaires d'autres continents. Ce livre collectif explore l'incidence des (auto-)biographies transculturelles des théoriciens postcoloniaux sur leur œuvre théorique, et plus particulièrement sur la comparaison littéraire qui en forme le cœur historique. De New York à Hong-Kong, d'Oxford à Yaoundé, les auteurs de l'ouvrage proviennent eux-mêmes d'horizons divers et témoignent ainsi en actes des voyages du comparatisme postcolonial
The psychiatric writings from alienation and freedom by Frantz Fanon( )

5 editions published between 2020 and 2021 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frantz Fanon's psychiatric career was crucial to his thinking as an anti-colonialist writer and activist. Much of his iconic work was shaped by his experiences working in hospitals in France, Algeria and Tunisia. The writing collected here was written from 1951 to 1960 in tandem with his political work and reveals much about how Fanon's thought developed, showing that, for him, psychiatry was part of a much wider socio-political struggle. His political, revolutionary and literary lives should not then be separated from the psychiatric practice and writings that shaped his thinking about oppression, alienation and the search for freedom
Œuvres by Frantz Fanon( Book )

in French and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Municipal-federal-provincial relations in Canada( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hou zhi min zhu yi : li shi de dao yin by Yang En( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Chinese and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Postcolonialism : an historical introduction
Sites of governance : multilevel governance and policy making in Canada's big citiesImmigrant settlement policy in Canadian municipalitiesWhite mythologies : writing history and the WestAlienation and freedomPostcolonialism : a very short introductionColonial desire : hybridity in theory, culture, and raceEmpire, colony, postcolonyThe idea of English ethnicity
Alternative Names
Robert Young

Robert Young britischer Historiker, Jahrgang 1950

Robert Young historien britannique, né en 1950

Young, R.

Young, Robert

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Young, Robert 1950- Univ. of Southampton

Young, Robert J. 1950-

Young , Robert J. C.

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Young, Robert J.C. (Robert James Craig), 1950-

Young, Robert James Craig.

Young, Robert James Craig 1950-

ינג, רוברט 1950-

روبرت جاى س. يونج

روبرت جاي س. يونغ

روبرت يانج، 1950-

영, 로버트 J. C. 1950-

영, 로버트 제임스 크레이그 1950-

ヤング, ロバ-ト J. C. 1950-

ヤング, ロバート・J. C.