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Roth, Michael S. 1957-

Overview
Works: 39 works in 230 publications in 2 languages and 9,361 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Personal correspondence  Essays  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, htt, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor, wpr
Classifications: D13, 907.2
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael S Roth
Alvin Lucier : a celebration by Andrea Miller-Keller( )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This small, striking book commemorates the career of experimental music composer Alvin Lucier, and features an interview with Lucier and curator Andrea Miller-Keller, essays by Nicolas Collins, Ronald Kuivila, Michael Roth and Pamela Tatge, and details of a symposium, exhibit and special performances of Lucier's work held at Wesleyan University, November 4-6, 2011. Lucier has pioneered in many areas of music composition and performance, including the notation of performers' physical gestures, the use of brain waves in live performance, the generation of visual imagery by sound in vibrating media, and the evocation of room acoustics for musical purposes. From 1970 to 2011 he taught at Wesleyan University where he was John Spencer Camp Professor of Music. Lucier performs, lectures and exhibits his sound installations extensively in the United States, Europe and Asia
Beyond the university : why liberal education matters by Michael S Roth( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Contentious debates over the benefits-or drawbacks-of a liberal education are as old as America itself. From Benjamin Franklin to the Internet pundits, critics of higher education have attacked its irrelevance and elitism-often calling for more vocational instruction. Thomas Jefferson, by contrast, believed that nurturing a student's capacity for lifelong learning was useful for science and commerce while also being essential for democracy. In this provocative contribution to the disputes, university president Michael S. Roth focuses on important moments and seminal thinkers in America's long-running argument over vocational vs. liberal education. Conflicting streams of thought flow through American intellectual history: W.E.B. Du Bois's humanistic principles of pedagogy for newly emancipated slaves developed in opposition to Booker T. Washington's educational utilitarianism, for example. Jane Addams's emphasis on the cultivation of empathy and John Dewey's calls for education as civic engagement were rejected as impractical by those who aimed to train students for particular economic tasks. Roth explores these arguments (and more), considers the state of higher education today, and concludes with a stirring plea for the kind of education that has, since the founding of the nation, cultivated individual freedom, promulgated civic virtue, and instilled hope for the future"--
Freud : conflict and culture( Book )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The exhibition Sigmund Freud: Conflict and Culture, mounted by the Library of Congress, explores the influence of Freud and psychoanalysis on twentieth-century culture and examines some of his central ideas concerning the individual and society. Contemporary evaluations, emerging from changes in scientific knowledge and ideological priorities, have changed the way we view Freud's contributions to our understanding of self and society. This volume, meant to reflect the lively and eclectic spirit of the show, is a gathering of variously challenging, erudite, and amusing essays by scholars, critics, and writers."--BOOK JACKET
Psycho-analysis as history : negation and freedom in Freud by Michael S Roth( Book )

20 editions published between 1987 and 2019 in English and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book Michael S. Roth argues that psycho-analysis, as Freud conceived it, is first and foremost a theory of history which aims at freedom through a self-consciousness of the presentness of the past
Knowing and history : appropriations of Hegel in twentieth-century France by Michael S Roth( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2019 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knowing and History charts the development of Hegelian philosophy of history in France from the 1930s through the postwar period, and critically assesses its significance for an understanding of our cultural present and of the possibilities for making meaning out of change over time. Michael Roth provides detailed analyses of the works of three of the most important Hegelian thinkers: Jean Hyppolite, Alexandre Kojève, and Eric Weil. These philosophers turned to history as the source of truths and criteria of judgment: they forged connections between history and knowing as a means of confronting key modem philosophical problems, and of engaging their contemporary political concerns. By the 1950s, however, they had withdrawn from the historical in search of a more secure, hopeful subject for reflection. According to Roth, the French Hegelians' work illuminates the power and limitations of the philosophical approach to history. Further, he finds in the development of their philosophies one of the crucial transformations in modem intellectual history: the shift from a concern with questions of significance to a concern with questions of use or function. He seeks to explicate the contemporary retreat from questions of significance by situating our cultural moment in relation to its intellectual antecedents. In an Afterword devoted to French post-structuralism, the author discusses Hegel's replacement by Nietzsche as the locus of philosophical authority in France in the 1960s, and examines how this shift informs the work of Michel Foucault. Roth argues that the use of Nietzsche against a dialectical philosophy of history contributes to a serious disjunction between philosophical reflection and political judgment. Relevant to a wide variety of disciplines, Knowing and History will appeal to those specializing in intellectual history and political theory, as well as philosophers of history, critical theorists, and students of modem French thought and culture
Safe enough spaces : a pragmatist's approach to inclusion, free speech, and political correctness on college campuses by Michael S Roth( Book )

5 editions published between 2019 and 2021 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the president of Wesleyan University, a compassionate and provocative manifesto on the crises confronting higher education. In this bracing book, Michael S. Roth stakes out a pragmatist path through the thicket of issues facing colleges today to carry out the mission of higher education. With great empathy, candor, subtlety, and insight, Roth offers a sane approach to the noisy debates surrounding affirmative action, political correctness, and free speech, urging us to envision college as a space in which students are empowered to engage with criticism and with a variety of ideas. Countering the increasing cynical dismissal--from both liberals and conservatives--of the traditional core values of higher education, this book champions the merits of different diversities, including intellectual diversity, with a timely call for universities to embrace boldness, rigor, and practical idealism
Disturbing remains : memory, history, and crisis in the twentieth century( Book )

14 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Disturbing Remains, ten extraordinary scholars focus on the remembrance and representation of traumatic historical events in the twentieth century. The volume opens with essays by David William Cohen, Veena Das, and Philip Gourevitch. Their reflections on the narratives framing Robert Ouko's death in Kenya, Sikh-Hindu violence in India around the time of Indira Gandhi's assassination, and the 1994 genocide of Tutsis by Hutus in Rwanda offer fresh insights into the genesis and aftermath of these tragedies. The next four essays explore the expression of societal disaster in works of art and ritual. Lenin's image, Pablo Picasso's Guernica, balsa figurines of whites made by the Kuna of Panama, and Chinese fertility statuettes after Mao Zedong's Great Leap Forward are the subjects taken up by Leah Dickerman, Carlo Ginzburg, Carlo Severi, and Jun Jing. Disturbing Remains closes with three essays about the influence of the dead on the construction of shared identity. Istv?n R?v looks at how Hungarians have dealt with the 1956 revolution and its executed leader, and J?rn R?sen and Saul Friedldnder contemplate the public memory of the Holocaust in Germany and worldwide"--Publisher's description
Rediscovering history : culture, politics, and the psyche( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, offering the state-of-the-art in cultural/intellectual history today, examines some of the major problems and themes critical to the historical study of European culture. It explores the limits and capacities of historical consciousness in modernity and shares a concern with the ways in which cultural productions are connected to self and society. -- Amazon.com
Memory, trauma, and history : essays on living with the past by Michael S Roth( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection features Roth's most influential essays, in which he takes a more expansive conception of history to decode the cultural construction of memory. He explores links between historical consciousness and issues relating to the psyche, including trauma and repression and hypnosis and therapy
The ironist's cage : memory, trauma, and the construction of history by Michael S Roth( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking for Los Angeles : architecture, film, photography, and the urban landscape( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Looking for Los Angeles 12 contributors present their responses to the world's newest major city. A variety of perspectives and approaches are covered. The text balances the importance of place with the importance of culture
On tyranny by Leo Strauss( Book )

21 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title is Leo Strauss's classic reading of Xenophon's dialogue 'Hiero', or 'Tyrannicus', in which the tyrant Hiero and the poet Simonides discuss the advantages and disadvantes of exercising tyranny
On tyranny : including the Strauss-Kojève correspondence by Leo Strauss( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On Tyranny is Leo Strauss's classic reading of Xenophon's dialogue, Hiero or Tyrannicus, in which the tyrant Hiero and the poet Simonides discuss the advantages and disadvantages of exercising tyranny. This edition includes a translation of the dialogue, Strauss's commentary, a critique of the commentary by the French philosopher Alexandre Kojeve, Strauss's restatement of his position in light of Kojeve's comments, and finally, the complete Strauss-Kojeve correspondence."--Jacket
History and-- : histories within the human sciences( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irresistible decay : ruins reclaimed by Michael S Roth( Book )

16 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Library of dust by David Maisel( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Library of Dust - Esteemed photographer David Maisel has created a somber and beautiful series of images depicting canisters containing the cremated remains of the unclaimed dead from an Oregon psychiatric hospital. Dating back as far as the nineteenth century, these canisters have undergone chemical reactions, causing extravagant blooms of brilliant white, green, and blue corrosion, revealing unexpected beauty in the most unlikely of places. This volume is both a quietly astonishing body of fine art from a preeminent contemporary photographer, and an exceptionally poignant monument to the unknown deceased."--Jacket
Tula Telfair : invented landscapes by Tula Telfair( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tula Telfair's hyper-realistic landscape paintings are at once awe-inspiring and extremely personal. Although vividly detailed, the scenes she depicts are not found in nature; they are conjured from memory and imagination. Informed by her experiences growing up on four continents, Telfair produces fantastical visions with delicate brush strokes and a breathtaking mastery of color and light. Suggestive of waterfalls in Africa, deserts of the American Southwest, and ice floes in Antarctica, Telfair's art draws attention to the power and fragility of nature. Essays by Henry Adams and Michael S. Roth explore the technical and aesthetic aspects of Telfair's work, her personal history, and the interplay between realism and invention
Sulla tirannide by Leo Strauss( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Italian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irresistible decay : ruins reclaimed( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metahistory : the historical imagination in nineteenth-century Europe by Hayden V White( Book )

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

 
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Alvin Lucier : a celebration
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Beyond the university : why liberal education mattersFreud : conflict and cultureSafe enough spaces : a pragmatist's approach to inclusion, free speech, and political correctness on college campusesDisturbing remains : memory, history, and crisis in the twentieth centuryRediscovering history : culture, politics, and the psycheMemory, trauma, and history : essays on living with the pastThe ironist's cage : memory, trauma, and the construction of historyLooking for Los Angeles : architecture, film, photography, and the urban landscape
Alternative Names
Roth, M. S. 1957-

Roth, Michael 1957-

로스, 마이클 1957-

로스 마이클 S. 1957-

Languages
English (204)

Italian (2)