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Elliott, Gregory

Works: 151 works in 542 publications in 2 languages and 12,956 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Informational works  Sources  Academic theses  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Illustrator, wst, Composer, Contributor
Classifications: B2430.A474, 700.1
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Most widely held works by Gregory Elliott
Althusser : the detour of theory by Gregory Elliott( )

41 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 1,866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the political and intellectual contexts of Althusser's "return to Marx" in the mid-1960s. It also analyzes the novel character of the Marxism developed in his major works; charts their author's subsequent evolution from his self-criticism to the proclamation of a "crisis of Marxism;" and offers a summary of Althusser's contribution to historical materialism
Hobsbawm : history and politics by Gregory Elliott( )

16 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian Eric Hobsbawm's panoramic studies of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, stretching from the French Revolution to the fall of Soviet communism, have informed the historical consciousness of scholars and general readers alike. At the same time, his writings on labour movements and socialist politics have occupied a central place in left-wing debates. Despite this, no extended study of Hobsbawm's work has yet been attempted. Gregory Elliott fills this gap in exemplary fashion. Elliott analyses both the scholarly record of Hobsbawm and the intellectual and political journey that his life represents. In doing so, he seeks to situate Hobsbawm's thought within the context of a generalised crisis of confidence on the Left after the fall of the Berlin Wall. --Book Jacket
Ends in sight : Marx/Fukuyama/Hobsbawm/Anderson by Gregory Elliott( )

17 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"FOLLOWING THE DISAPPEARANCE of the Soviet Union, scholars across the political spectrum tackled the world-historical significance of the end of communism. This book addresses the balance-sheets of modern political history offered by three writers--Francis Fukayama, Eric Hobsbawm and Perry Anderson--comparing them with the future projected by Marx in the Communist Manifesto."--Jacket
The Soviet century by Moshe Lewin( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Departing from a simple linear history, The Soviet Century traces all the continuities and ruptures that led from the founding revolution of October 1917 to the final collapse of the late 1980s and early 1990s, passing through the Stalinist dictatorship and the impossible reforms of the Khrushchev years and the glasnost and perestroika policies of Gorbachev."
Napoleon on war by Napoleon( )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A systematic attempt to put Napoleon's thinking on war and strategy into a single volume. Taken from correspondence, other writings, and especially the notebooks of General Bertrand, the Emperor's companion on St. Helena--published here for the first time--annotated and organized to follow the framework of Clausewitz's On war
Family matters : the importance of mattering to family in adolescence by Gregory Elliott( Book )

14 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combining empirical evidence with indices to measure mattering, Family Matters: The Importance of Mattering to Family in Adolescence explores the inverse relationship between mattering and dysfunctional behavior in adolescence. --From publisher's description
The new spirit of capitalism by Luc Boltanski( Book )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this major work sociologists Luc Boltanski and Eve Chiapello go to the heart of the changes in contemporary business culture." "Via an unprecedented analysis of the latest management texts that have formed the thinking of employers in their reorganization of business, the authors trace the contours of a new spirit of capitalism. They argue that from the middle of the 1970s onwards, capitalism abandoned the hierarchical Fordist work structure and developed a new network-based form of organization that was founded on employee initiative and autonomy in the workplace - a 'freedom' that came at the cost of material and psychological security."--Jacket
The emancipated spectator by Jacques Rancière( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2021 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this title, the foremost philosopher of art argues for a new politics of seeing. The role of the viewer in art and film theory revolves around a theatrical concept of the spectacle. The masses subjected to the society of spectacle have traditionally been seen as aesthetically and politically passive - in response, both artists and thinkers have sought to transform the spectator into an active agent and the spectacle into a performance. In this follow-up to the acclaimed "The Future of the Image", Ranciere takes a radically different approach to this attempted emancipation. Beginning by asking exactly what we mean by political art or the politics of art, he goes on to look at what the tradition of critical art, and the desire to insert art into life, has achieved. Has the militant critique of the consumption of images and commodities become, instead, a melancholic affirmation of their omnipotence?
Liberalism : a counter-history by Domenico Losurdo( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of Europe's leading intellectual historians deconstructs liberalism's dark side. In this definitive historical investigation, Italian author and philosopher Domenico Losurdo argues that from the outset liberalism, as a philosophical position and ideology, has been bound up with the most illiberal of policies: slavery, colonialism, genocide, racism and snobbery. Narrating an intellectual history running from the eighteenth through to the twentieth centuries, Losurdo examines the thought of preeminent liberal writers such as Locke, Burke, Tocqueville, Constant, Bentham, and Sieyès, revealing the inner contradictions of an intellectual position that has exercised a formative influence on today's politics. Among the dominant strains of liberalism, he discerns the counter-currents of more radical positions, lost in the constitution of the modern world order. -- Product Description
Althusser : a critical reader( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosopher-general of the generation of May 1968, Louis Althusser was one of the most complex - and certainly the most controversial - of the maitres a penser to emerge from the turbulent Parisian intellectual scene of the 1960s. In a long career, clouded by madness and murder, Althusser achieved celebrity, notoriety, and finally, effacement. Yet his work remains an undeniably vital element in the still-shifting map of contemporary philosophy and cultural critique, and the posthumous publication of his 'autobiography', The Future Lasts a Long Time, has stimulated renewed interest in it. This volume assesses the enduring importance and influence of 'Althusserianism', both in relation to, and far beyond, the controversies of his political career and the traumatic events of his personal biography
Philosophy and the spontaneous philosophy of the scientists & other essays by Louis Althusser( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perry Anderson : the merciless laboratory of history by Gregory Elliott( Book )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This first full reconstruction of Perry Anderson's distinguished career provides an overview of the evolution of the British New Left since 1956 and reveals a great deal about the vicissitudes of Marxist theory and political practice in the era of post-Stalinist communism. Gregory Elliott ultimately argues that, notwithstanding significant discontinuities in his intellectual development, Anderson remains a critically engaged thinker of the intransigent Left - a contemporary historian whose commitment to the long view renders him an indispensable commentator on our times. Elliott also sketches the collective career of New Left Review, one of the most influential international journals of the postwar period
The rebirth of history by Alain Badiou( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Weaving examples from the Arab Spring and elsewhere into a global analysis of the return of emancipatory universalism, the author discerns echoes of the European revolutions of 1848 in the current uprisings in the Arab world. Both events occurred after what was commonly thought to be the end of a revolutionary epoch: the final defeat of Napoleon in 1815 and the fall of the Soviet Union in 1989."--
Left hemisphere : mapping critical theory today by Razmig Keucheyan( Book )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the crisis of capitalism unfolds, the need for alternatives is felt ever more intensely. The struggle between radical movements and the forces of reaction will be merciless. A crucial battlefield, where the outcome of the crisis will in part be decided, is that of theory. Over the last twenty-five years, radical intellectuals across the world have produced important and innovative ideas. The endeavour to transform the world without falling into the catastrophic traps of the past has been a common element uniting these new approaches. -- Publisher description
Selling the future : the perils of predicting global politics by Ariel Colonomos( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In an age of uncertainty, those who can anticipate revolution, the outbreak of wars, or which states might default are much in demand. The marketplace of ideas about the future is huge, and includes 'wonks', scholars and pundits who produce scenarios, predictions and ratings. The more opaque the future seems to be, so the relation between knowledge and power intensifies, above all the nexus between those who sell their expertise and those who consume it. In his investigation of the paradoxes of forecasting, Ariel Colonomos interrogates today's knowledge factories to reveal how our futures are shaped by social scientists, think tanks and rating agencies. He explains why conservative and linear predictions prevail, and why the future, especially when linked to national interest, reflects a systematic search for stability. The notion of a globalized world whose main characteristic is speed, and where predictions have accelerating, self-fulfilling effects, is obsolete. Those who are supposed to know, reassure those who are supposed to act. Their preferences converge, and thus the industry of the future has a decelerating effect on world politics. These 'lords of knowledge' reinforce pre-existing beliefs, create expectations about the future, while obstructing its vision when -- inevitably -- it diverges from its orderly path"--Provided by publisher
A sociology of modern China by Jean-Louis Rocca( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jean-Louis Rocca's admirably concise A Sociology of Modern China wears its scholarship lightly and paints an intimate and complex portrait of Chinese society, all the while avoiding clichés and simplifications. He delves into China's history and examines the country's many different social strata so as to better understand the enormous challenges and opportunities with which its people are confronted. After discussing the long march toward reform and the crises along the way - among them the 1989 protests which culminated in the events in Tiananmen Square and elsewhere - Rocca dedicates the second half of the book to the major questions facing the country (or, at the very least, its political elites) today: new forms of social stratification; the interaction between the market and the state; growing individualism; and the pressures exerted by social conflict and political change. In eschewing culturalist visions, Rocca thoroughly and successfully deconstructs received wisdom about Chinese society to reveal a thriving nation and its people."--Publisher's description
Labourism and the English genius : the strange death of labour England? by Gregory Elliott( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combining analysis and advocacy, this book argues that the cause of Labour's electoral failures and present predicament is political not sociological. It argues that democratization of the English constitution and the emergent European order is a precondition to a resumed struggle for socialism
War and revolution : rethinking the twentieth century by Domenico Losurdo( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War and Revolution identifies and takes to task a reactionary trend among contemporary historians, one that's grown increasingly apparant in recent years. It's a revisionist tendency discernible in the work of authors such as Ernst Notle, who traces the impetus behind the Holocaust to the excesses of the Russian Revolution; of François Furet, who links the Stalinist purges to an 'illness' originating with the French Revolution. The intention of these revisionists is to eradicate the revolutionary tradition. Their true motives have little to do with the quest for a greater understanding of the past, but lie in the climate of the present day and the ideological needs of the political classes, as is most clearly seen now in the work of the Anglophone imperial revivalists Paul Johnson and Niall Ferguson. In this vigorous riposte to those who would denigrate the history of emancipatory struggle, Losurdo capitvates the reader with a tour de force account of modern revolt, providing a new perspective on the English, American, French and twentieth-century revolutions. -- From dust jacket
Lacan, in spite of everything by Elisabeth Roudinesco( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacques Lacan continues to be subject to the most extravagant interpretations. Angelic to some, he is demonic to others. To recall Lacan?s career, now that the heroic age of psychoanalysis is over, is to remember an intellectual and literary adventure that occupies a founding place in our modernity. Lacan went against the current of many of the hopes aroused by 1968, but embraced their paradoxes, and his language games and wordplay resonate today as so many injunctions to replace rampant individualism with a heightened social consciousness. Widely recognized as the leading authority on Lacan,?lisabeth Roudinesco revisits his life and work: what it was? and what it remains. From the Trade Paperback edition
Class struggle : a political and philosophical history by Domenico Losurdo( )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Acknowledgements" -- "Contents" -- "Chapter 1: Introduction: The Return of Class Struggle?" -- "Notes" -- "Chapter 2: The Different Forms of Class Struggle" -- "1 â#x80;Emancipation of the Working Classâ#x80;#x99; and â#x80;#x98;National Liberationâ#x80;#x99;" -- "2 A Distraction from Class Struggle?" -- "3 â#x80;#x98;Class Struggles and National Strugglesâ#x80;#x99;: â#x80;#x98;Genusâ#x80;#x99; and â#x80;#x98;Speciesâ#x80;#x99;" -- "4 The Condition of Women and the â#x80;#x98;First Class Oppressionâ#x80;#x99;" -- "5 The Class Struggles of the Exploiting Classes" -- "6 1848â#x80;#x93;9: A â#x80;#x98;Class Struggle in Colossal Political Formsâ#x80;#x99;" -- "7 1861â#x80;#x93;5: A â#x80;#x98;Crusade of Property against Labourâ#x80;#x99;" -- "8 Class Struggle and Other Paradigms" -- "9 The Formation of the Theory of Class Struggle" -- "10 Class Struggle and Ideological Struggle" -- "11 From Religion to â#x80;#x98;Rustic Idyllâ#x80;#x99;" -- "12 â#x80;#x98;Natureâ#x80;#x99; between Escape and Class Struggle" -- "13 A General Theory of Social Conflict" -- "Notes" -- "Chapter 3: A Protracted, Positive-Sum Struggle" -- "1 â#x80;#x98;Universal Levellingâ#x80;#x99; or â#x80;#x98;Great Divergenceâ#x80;#x99;?" -- "2 Obsolescence of War?" -- "3 An Eternal Conflict between Masters and Slaves?" -- "4 The Proletariat, Class Interest, and its Transcendence" -- "5 Marx â#x80;#x98;againstâ#x80;#x99; Nietzsche (and Foucault)" -- "Notes" -- "Chapter 4: Class Struggles and Struggles for Recognition" -- "1 Redistribution or Recognition?" -- "2 A Widespread Demand for Recognition" -- "3 â#x80;#x98;Positive Humanismâ#x80;#x99; and the Critique of Processes of Reification" -- "4 The Contractual Paradigm and Justification of the Existing Order" -- "5 The Shortcomings of the Natural Law Paradigm" -- "6 Hegel, Marx and the Paradigm of the Struggle for Recognition" -- "7 The Struggle for Recognition and the Conquest of Self-Esteem" -- "8 The Struggle for Recognition: From Individuals to Peoples" -- "Notes"
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Althusser : the detour of theory
Hobsbawm : history and politicsEnds in sight : Marx/Fukuyama/Hobsbawm/AndersonThe Soviet centuryNapoleon on warFamily matters : the importance of mattering to family in adolescenceThe new spirit of capitalismThe emancipated spectatorLiberalism : a counter-history
Alternative Names
Elliott, Gregory

Elliott, Gregory C.

Elliott, Gregory C. 1960-

그레고리 엘리어트 1960-

그레고리, 엘리엇 1960-

엘리어트, 그레고리 1960-

엘리엇, 그레고리 1960-

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Spanish (5)