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Szeman, Imre 1968-

Works: 64 works in 289 publications in 1 language and 9,207 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bio-bibliography  History  Bibliographies  Textbooks  Terminology  Biographies  Periodicals 
Roles: Editor, Author, Creator, Publishing director, Author of introduction, wpr, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PN81, 801.950922
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Imre Szeman
Most widely held works by Imre Szeman
Zones of instability : literature, postcolonialism, and the nation by Imre Szeman( )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Zones of Instability, Imre Szeman examines the complex relationship between literature and politics by exploring the production of nationalist literature in the former British empire. Taking as his case studies the regions of the British Caribbean, Nigeria, and Canada, Szeman analyzes the work of authors for whom the idea of the "nation" and literature are inexorably entwined, such as Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, C.L.R. James, Frantz Fanon, and V.S. Naipaul. Szeman focuses on literature created in the two decades after World War II, decades in which the future prospects for many newly independent former colonies went from extreme political optimism to often bitter political disappointment. He argues that "nation" can be read as that space in which literature is thought to be able to reunite two things that history has separated - the writer and the people."--Jacket
The Johns Hopkins guide to literary theory and criticism( Book )

27 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism has become the indispensable resource for scholars and students of literary theory and discourse. The long-awaited second edition includes 48 new entries and subentries and has been revised throughout, taking account of ten years of rapidly changing scholarship. While concentrating on the explosion of contemporary critical and theoretical works, the Guide presents a comprehensive historical survey of ideas and individuals ranging from Plato and Aristotle to twentieth-century scholars. It includes more than 240 alphabetically arranged entries on critics and theorists, critical schools and movements, and the critical and theoretical innovations of specific countries and historical periods. It also examines developments in other disciplines which have shaped literary theory and criticism. An international, encyclopedic guide to the field's most important figures, schools, and movements, the new edition reflects the state of literary theory and criticism."
Pierre Bourdieu : fieldwork in culture by Nicholas Brown( )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work of Pierre Bourdieu has had an enormous impact on research in fields as diverse as aesthetics, education, anthropology, and sociology. This is a collection of essays focusing on the contribution of Bourdieu's thought to the study of cultural production
Petrocultures : oil, politics, culture( )

15 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The character of contemporary life depends fundamentally on oil--a cheap, accessible, and rich source of energy that has fuelled the shape of our cities, manufacturing economies, global trade, auto-mobility, and more. And yet it is only over the past decade that full recognition of oil's social and cultural significance has become a prominent feature of everyday debate and discussion. Petrocultures: Oil, Politics, Culture offers a multifaceted analysis of the cultural, social, and political claims and assumptions that guide how we think and talk about oil. This interdisciplinary collection of essays offers a map of the complex and often contradictory ways in which oil has come to be positioned in public imaginaries around the world. While oil is a physical substance, it only holds the significance it does for publics around the world as a result of the social and historical narratives and processes that enable its extraction and which shape the cultural forms, experiences, and expectations within which it circulates. The ground breaking energy humanities essays collected in Petrocultures investigate the narratives and discourses surrounding oil in contemporary culture, so that we might more fully understand its true social role and significance--and what it might mean to shift to cultures no longer shaped so deeply by fossil fuels."--
Fueling culture : 101 words for energy and environment( )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fueling Culture offers a compendium of keywords writtern by scholars and practitioners from around the world and across the humanities and social sciences. These keywords offer new ways of thinking about energy as both the source and the limit of how we inhabit culture, with the aim of opening up new ways of understanding the seemingly irresolvable contradictions of dependece upon unsustainable energy forms"--Back cover
Popular culture : a user's guide by Imre Szeman( Book )

42 editions published between 2003 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular Culture: A User's Guide, International Edition ventures beyond the history of pop culture to give readers the vocabulary and tools to address and analyze the contemporary cultural landscape that surrounds them. Moves beyond the history of pop culture to give students the vocabulary and tools to analyze popular culture, suitable for the study of popular culture across a range of disciplines, from literary theory and cultural studies to philosophy and sociology. Covers a broad range of important topics including the underlying socioeconomic structures that affect media, the politics of pop culture, the role of consumers, subcultures and countercultures, and the construction of social reality. Examines the ways in which individuals and societies act as consumers and agents of popular culture. Numerous learning features including case studies, real-life examples, suggested activities, boxed features, a glossary, and an instructor's manual. --
After Globalization by Eric M Cazdyn( )

25 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In lively and unflinching prose, Eric Cazdyn and Imre Szeman argue that contemporary thought about the world is disabled by a fatal flaw: the inability to think "an after" to globalization. After establishing seven theses (on education, morality, history, future, capitalism, nation, and common sense) that challenge the false promises that sustain this time-limit, After Globalization examines four popular thinkers (Thomas Friedman, Richard Florida, Paul Krugman and Naomi Klein) and how their work is dulled by these promises. Cazdyn and Szeman then speak to students from around the globe who are both unconvinced and uninterested in these promises and who understand the world very differently than the way it is popularly represented. After Globalization argues that a true capacity to think an after to globalization is the very beginning of politics today"--
A companion to critical and cultural theory by Imre Szeman( )

12 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Companion addresses the contemporary transformation of critical and cultural theory, with special emphasis on the way debates in the field have changed in recent decades. Features original essays from an international team of cultural theorists which offer fresh and compelling perspectives and sketch out exciting new areas of theoretical inquiry Thoughtfully organized into two sections - lineages and problematics - that facilitate its use both by students new to the field andadvanced scholars and researchers. Explains key schools and movements clearly and succinctly, situating them in relation to broader developments in culture, society, and politics. Tackles issues that have shaped and energized the field since the Second World War, with discussion of familiar and under-theorized topics related to living and laboring, being and knowing, and agency and belonging
Canadian cultural studies : a reader by Sourayan Mookerjea( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Poised between historical and metaphorical empires [(Great Britain and France) and a more recent one (the United States)] and operating within the conditions of incomplete modernity and economic and cultural dependency, Canada has generated a body of cultural criticism and theory, which offers unique insights into the dynamics of both center and periphery. The reader brings together for the first time in one volume recent writing in Canadian cultural studies and work by significant Canadian cultural analysts of the postwar era. [This reader Includes] essays by anglophone, francophone, and First Nations writers."
Cultural autonomy : frictions and connections by Petra Rethmann( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Globalization has challenged concepts such as local culture and cultural autonomy. And the rampant commodification of cultural products has challenged the way we define culture itself. Have these developments transformed the relationship between culture and autonomy? Have traditional notions of cultural autonomy been recast? Cultural Autonomy showcases the work of scholars who are exploring new ways of understanding the critical issue of globalization and culture. By defining culture broadly -- as a set of ideas or practices that range from skateboarding to the work of public intellectuals such as Edward Said -- they trace how issues of cultural autonomy have played out in various areas, including the human rights and environmental movements and among indigenous peoples. Although the contributors focus on the marginalized issue of autonomy, they offer a balanced perspective -- one that reveals that globalization has not only limited but also created new forms of cultural autonomy."--Publisher's website
Contemporary literary and cultural theory : the Johns Hopkins guide( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary Literary and Cultural Theory: The Johns Hopkins Guide is a clear, accessible, and detailed overview of the most important thinkers and topics in the field. Written by specialists from across disciplines, its entries cover contemporary theory from Adorno to Žižek, providing an informative and reliable introduction to a vast, challenging area of inquiry. Materials include newly commissioned articles along with essays drawn from The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism, known as the definitive resource for students and scholars of literary theory and for philosophical reflection on literature and culture
Cultural theory : an anthology by Imre Szeman( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural Theory presents a comprehensive collection of the essential readings that have shaped and defined the field of contemporary cultural theory
Energy humanities : an anthology( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Energy humanities is a field of scholarship that, like medical humanities and digital humanities before it, overcomes traditional boundaries between the disciplines and between academic and applied research. Like its predecessors, energy humanities highlights the essential contribution that the insights and methods of the human sciences can make to areas of study and analysis once thought best left to the natural sciences. This isn't a case of the humanities simply helping their cross-campus colleagues to learn the mechanics of communication so that they might better articulate their ideas. Rather, these fields of scholarship are ones that demonstrate how the scale and complexity of the issues being explored demand insights and approaches that transcend old school disciplinary boundaries. Energy Humanities : A Reader offers a carefully curated selection of the best and most influential work in energy humanities that has appeared over the past decade. To stay true to the diverse work that makes up this emergent field, selections range from anthropology and geography to philosophy, history, and cultural studies to recent energy-focused interventions in art and literature. The three readers all agree that this is an important, ground-breaking collection of work"--Provided by publisher
The Bloomsbury companion to Marx by Andrew Pendakis( )

15 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written by an international team of leading Marx scholars, this is the definitive reference guide to Marx's life and work for anyone studying, researching or working on his ideas today. The defining feature of this companion is its attention to new directions in Marxism. Gender and the growing prominence of Marxist-feminism are treated as equally important within the Marxist conceptual canon as traditional categories of critique such as class, capital, and mode of production. Similarly, it showcases the importance of Marxism to environmentalist politics and examines non-European Marxisms in detail, demonstrating the centrality of Marxist thought to political movements beyond the global North
Common : on revolution in the 21st century by Pierre Dardot( Book )

6 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Around the globe, contemporary protest movements are contesting the oligarchic appropriation of natural resources, public services, and shared networks of knowledge and communication. These struggles raise the same fundamental demand and rest on the same irreducible principle: the common. In this exhaustive account, Pierre Dardot and Christian Laval show how the common has become the defining principle of alternative political movements in the 21st century. In societies deeply shaped by neoliberal rationality, the common is increasingly invoked as the operative concept of practical struggles creating new forms of democratic governance. In a feat of analytic clarity, Dardot and Laval dissect and synthesize a vast repository on the concept of the commons, from the fields of philosophy, political theory, economics, legal theory, history, theology, and sociology. Instead of conceptualizing the common as an essence of man or as inherent in nature, the thread developed by Dardot and Laval traces the active lives of human beings: only a practical activity of commoning can decide what will be shared in common and what rules will govern the common's citizen-subjects. This re-articulation of the common calls for nothing less than the institutional transformation of society by society: it calls for a revolution. --
The Johns Hopkins guide to literary theory & criticism( )

in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A full-text searchable database of articles on individual critics and theorists, critical and theoretical schools and movements, and the critical and theoretical innovations of specific countries and historical periods. It also treats related persons and fields that have been shaped by or have themselves shaped literary theory and criticism. Each entry includes a selective primary and secondary bibliography
Energy culture : art and theory on oil and beyond( Book )

5 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A provocative book about oil's firm grip on our politics and everyday lives. It brings together essays and artwork produced in a collaborative environment to stimulate new ways of thinking and to achieve a more just and sustainable world
On petrocultures : globalization, culture, and energy by Imre Szeman( Book )

3 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mute : Wilfredo Prieto( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fueling Culture : 101 Words for Energy and Environment by Jennifer Wenzel( )

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

These keywords offer new ways of thinking about energy as both the source and the limit of how we inhabit culture, with the aim of opening up new ways of understanding the seemingly irresolvable contradictions of dependence upon unsustainable energy forms.Fueling Culture brings together writing that is risk-taking and interdisciplinary, drawing on insights from literary and cultural studies, environmental history and ecocriticism, political economy and political ecology, postcolonial and globalization studies, and materialisms old and new.Keywords in this volume include: Aboriginal, Accumulation, Addiction, Affect, America, Animal, Anthropocene, Architecture, Arctic, Automobile, Boom, Canada, Catastrophe, Change, Charcoal, China, Coal, Community, Corporation, Crisis, Dams, Demand, Detritus, Disaster, Ecology, Electricity, Embodiment, Ethics, Evolution, Exhaust, Fallout, Fiction, Fracking, Future, Gender, Green, Grids, Guilt, Identity, Image, Infrastructure, Innervation, Kerosene,
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Zones of instability : literature, postcolonialism, and the nation
The Johns Hopkins guide to literary theory and criticismPierre Bourdieu : fieldwork in culturePetrocultures : oil, politics, cultureFueling culture : 101 words for energy and environmentPopular culture : a user's guideAfter GlobalizationA companion to critical and cultural theoryCanadian cultural studies : a reader
Alternative Names
Imre Szeman acadèmic canadenc

Imre Szeman académico canadiense

Imre Szeman académicu canadianu

Imre Szeman Canadees academicus

Imre Szeman Canadian academic

Imre Szeman kanadischer Akademiker

Szeman, Imre

Szeman, Imre John Louis

Szeman, Imre John Louis 1968-

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