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Thompson, John B. (John Brookshire)

Overview
Works: 44 works in 492 publications in 7 languages and 10,449 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Translator, Other, Speaker
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John B Thompson
Language and symbolic power by Pierre Bourdieu( Book )

49 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume brings together Bourdieu's highly original writings on language and on the relations among language, power, and politics. Bourdieu develops a forceful critique of traditional approaches to language, including the linguistic theories of Saussure and Chomsky and the theory of speech-acts elaborated by Austin and others. He argues that language should he viewed not only as a means of communication but also as a medium of power through which individuals pursue their own interests and display their practical competence."--
Hermeneutics and the human sciences : essays on language, action, and interpretation by Paul Ricœur( Book )

53 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a collection in translation of essays by Paul Ricoeur which presents a comprehensive view of his philosophical hermeneutics, its relation to the views of his predecessors in the tradition and its consequences for the social sciences. The volume has three parts. The studies in the first part examine the history of hermeneutics, its central themes and the outstanding issues it has to confront. In Part II, Ricoeur's own current, constructive position is developed. A concept of the text is formulated as the implications of the theory are pursued into the domains of sociology, psychoanalysis and history. Many of the essays appear here in English for the first time; the editor's introduction brings out their background in Ricoeur's thought and the continuity of his concerns. The volume will be of great importance for those interested in hermeneutics and Ricoeur's contribution to it, and will demonstrate how much his approach offers to a number of disciplines."--Book cover
The media and modernity : a social theory of the media by John B Thompson( Book )

53 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What role have communication media played in the formation of modern societies? How should we understand the social impact of new forms of communication and information diffusion, from the advent of printing in fifteenth-century Europe to the expansion of global communication networks today? In this major new work, Thompson addresses these and other questions by elaborating a distinctive social theory of communication media and their impact. He argues that the development of communication media has transformed the spatial and temporal constitution of social life, creating new forms of action and interaction which are no longer linked to the sharing of a common locale. The consequences of this transformation are far-reaching and impinge on many aspects of our lives, from the most intimate aspects of personal experience and self-formation to the changing nature of power and visibility in the public domain. -- Publisher description
Habermas, critical debates by Jürgen Habermas( Book )

28 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ideology and modern culture : critical social theory in the era of mass communication by John B Thompson( Book )

41 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this major new work, Thompson develops an original account of ideology and relates it to the analysis of culture and mass communication in modern Societies. Thompson offers a concise and critical appraisal of major contributions to the theory of ideology, from Marx and Mannheim, to Horkheimer, Adorno and Habermas. He argues that these thinkers - and social and political theorists more generally - have failed to deal adequately with the nature of mass communication and its role in the modern world. In order to overcome this deficiency, Thompson undertakes a wide-ranging analysis of t
Critical hermeneutics : a study in the thought of Paul Ricoeur and Jürgen Habermas by John B Thompson( Book )

38 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a study in the philosophy of social science. It takes the form of a comparative critique of three contemporary approaches: ordinary language philosophy, hermeneutics and critical theory, represented here respectively by Ludwig Wittgenstein, Paul Ricoeur and Jürgen Habermas. Part I is devoted to an exposition of these authors' views and of the traditions to which they belong. Its unifying thread is their common concern with language, a concern which nonetheless reveals important differences of approach. For whereas ordinary language philosophers tend to treat linguistic activity as the ultimate object of inquiry, both Ricoeur and Habermas regard it as a medium which betrays more fundamental dimensions of human experience and the social world. Part II complements the exposition with a critical analysis of its central themes: the conceptualisation of action, the methodology of interpretation, and the theory of reference and truth. The author defends many aspects of the work of Ricoeur and Habermas, such as the emphasis on power and ideology, the strategy of depth interpretation, and the link between consensus and truth; but he argues that there are serious deficiencies and obscurities in their work. He proposes solutions to these difficulties and concludes with a sketch of a critical and rationally justified theory for the interpretation of action - a critical hermeneutics
Merchants of culture : the publishing business in the twenty-first century by John B Thompson( Book )

39 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These are turbulent times in the world of book publishing. For nearly five centuries the methods and practices of book publishing remained largely unchanged, but at the dawn of the twenty-first century the industry finds itself faced with perhaps the greatest challenges since Gutenberg. A combination of economic pressures and technological change is forcing publishers to alter their practices and think hard about the future of books in the digital age." "In this book £ the first major study of trade publishing for more than thirty years - Thompson situates the current challenges facing the industry in a historical context, analysing the transformation of trade publishing in the United States and Britain since the 1960's. He gives a detailed account of how the world of trade publishing really works, dissecting the roles of publishers, agents and booksellers and showing how their practices are shaped by a field that has a distinctive structure and dynamic. By reconstructing this dynamic he is able to shed fresh light on how bestsellers are made and on why many thousands of books and authors find themselves marooned in an industry increasingly focused on short-term growth and profitability. Against this backcloth Thompson analyses the impact of the digital revolution on book publishing and examines the pressures £ both economic and technological £ that are re-shaping the field of trade publishing today." "The outcome of nearly five years of research, this major new book will establish itself as an exemplary work in the study of contemporary culture and will be essential reading for anyone interested in books and their future."--Jacket
Social theory of modern societies : Anthony Giddens and his critics by David Held( Book )

24 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers a comprehensive appraisal of the work of Anthony Giddens, who is known worldwide as one of the leading figures in social theory and the social sciences. During the last decade Giddens has published a series of substantial volumes which have defined a distinctive and original theoretical approach. The twin focal points of his approach are the 'theory of structuration' and the analysis of 'modernity'. Giddens's writings on these and related themes are widely recognized as among the most important contributions to theoretical debate in the social sciences. Social Theory of Modern Societies is the first volume to provide a systematic and critical assessment of Giddens's contributions. The volume includes eleven critical essays - all of which were specially commissioned for this volume - by authors who are well known in their own fields: Zygmunt Bauman, Richard J. Bernstein, Derek Gregory, Nicky Gregson, David Held, Bob Jessop, Linda Murgatroyd, Peter Saunders, Martin Shaw, John B. Thompson and Erik Olin Wright. In a long concluding chapter, Anthony Giddens responds to the criticisms raised by these and other authors, clarifying and elaborating his current views. The result is a unique and engaging book which gives both a critical evaluation of Giddens's work and a guide to some of the theoretical issues which are at the forefront of the social sciences today. It will be of interest to students and academics in sociology, politics and geography, and to students in the social sciences and humanities generally
Studies in the theory of ideology by John B Thompson( Book )

42 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Books in the digital age : the transformation of academic and higher education publishing in Britain and the United States by John B Thompson( Book )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thompson focuses on academic and higher education publishing and analyses the evolution of these sectors from 1980 to the present. He shows that each sector is characterized by its own distinctive 'logic' or dynamic of change, and that by reconstructing this logic we can understand the problems, challenges and opportunities faced by publishing firms today. --from publisher description
The political forms of modern society : bureaucracy, democracy, totalitarianism by Claude Lefort( Book )

19 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lefort's analysis of contemporary political events are often related to a consideration of one or more of the major contributions to the history of political thought. For example, his study of the role of symbolism in modern societies is set against a study of Marx's theory of political ideology
Political scandal : power and visibility in the media age by John B Thompson( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this new book Thompson develops a systematic and wide-ranging analysis of the phenomenon of political scandal. He shows that the rise of political scandal is linked to the changes brought about by the development of communication media, which have transformed the nature of visibility and altered the relations between public and private life. He analyses the characteristics of scandals as mediated events and he explains why mediated scandals in the political field have become increasingly prevalent in recent years."
Langage et pouvoir symbolique by Pierre Bourdieu( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in French and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Message destiné à être déchiffré, la parole est aussi un produit et un instrument de pouvoir : on peut agir avec des mots, ordres ou mots d'ordre. Mais la force qui agit à travers les mots est-elle dans les paroles ou dans les port-parole ou, plus justement, dans le groupe même sur lequel s'exerce leur pouvoir? Il faut intégrer des traditions théoriques fictivement opposées pour construire une théorie du pouvoie symbolique, outil indispensable pour comprendre son terrain d'exercice privilégié, celui de la politique. Mais la politique n'est pas le seul lieu où opère la violence symbolique, cet abuse de pouvoir d'autant plus pernicieux qu'il s'exerce dans et par son invisibilié : seule une forme très particulière d'analyse du discours peut le débusquer là où l'on s'attendait le moins à le trouver
Political scandal : power and visibility in the media age by John B Thompson( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Distinguishing between three basic types of political scandal, Thompson reconstructs the development of sex scandals, financial scandals and what he calls 'power scandals' in Britain and the United States, showing how scandals unfold and how they form part of distinctive political cultures of scandal. In the final chapter, Thompson develops an original theoretical account of political scandal and its consequences which highlights the connections between scandal, reputation and trust."
Mezzi di comunicazione e modernità : una teoria sociale dei media by John B Thompson( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in Italian and English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El escándalo político : poder y visibilidad en la era de los medios de comunicación by John B Thompson( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El incremento de los escándalos en los medios. La naturaleza del escándalo político. Los escándalos sexuales en la esfera política. Los escándalos financieros en la esfera política. Los escándalos de poder
Was heisst sprechen? : die Ökonomie des sprachlichen Tausches by Pierre Bourdieu( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in German and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Diskurs ist nicht nur eine Botschaft, die entziffert werden soll; er ist auch ein Produkt, das wir der Bewertung durch die anderen aussetzen und dessen Wert sich im Verhältnis zu anderen selteneren oder alltäglichen Produkten definiert. Die Konsequenzen dieses sprachlichen Marktes wirken sich bis in den gewöhnlichsten Austausch des täglichen Lebens aus. Denn Sprache ist nicht nur ein Mittel zur Kommunikation, sondern auch ein Indiz fürReichtum und ein Mittel der Herrschaft. Die Sozialwissenschaft muss versuchen, das zu beschreiben, was bei genauerem Nachdenken ein Stück Zauberei ist: Man kann durch Wörter, Befehle und Parolen handeln. Liegt die Kraft, die durch die Wörter wirkt, im Gesprochenen oder in den Sprechern ...? Lesen Sie nach bei Bourdieu!
Critical hermeneutics : a study in the thought of Paul Ricoeur and Jürgen Habermas by John B Thompson( )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a study in the philosophy of social science. It takes the form of a comparative critique of three contemporary approaches: ordinary language philosophy, hermeneutics and critical theory, represented here respectively by Ludwig Wittgenstein, Paul Ricoeur and Jürgen Habermas. Part I is devoted to an exposition of these authors' views and of the traditions to which they belong. Its unifying thread is their common concern with language, a concern which nonetheless reveals important differences of approach. For whereas ordinary language philosophers tend to treat linguistic activity as the ultimate object of inquiry, both Ricoeur and Habermas regard it as a medium which betrays more fundamental dimensions of human experience and the social world. Part II complements the exposition with a critical analysis of its central themes: the conceptualisation of action, the methodology of interpretation, and the theory of reference and truth. The author defends many aspects of the work of Ricoeur and Habermas, such as the emphasis on power and ideology, the strategy of depth interpretation, and the link between consensus and truth; but he argues that there are serious deficiencies and obscurities in their work. He proposes solutions to these difficulties and concludes with a sketch of a critical and rationally justified theory for the interpretation of action - a critical hermeneutics
A mídia e a modernidade : uma teoria social da mídia by John B Thompson( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in Portuguese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From text to action by Paul Ricœur( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book will be useful to those coming to the field of hermeneutics for the first time, as well as those already familiar with Ricoeur's work. Paul Ricoeur (1913-2005) was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Chicago and the University of Paris X, Nanterre, and a leading figure in twentieth-century French philosophy. "From Text to Action" provides an invaluable companion to Ricoeur's classic text, "The Conflict of Interpretations". Here he further develops his general theory of interpretation in relation to his own philosophical background and influences: Hegel, Husserl, Gadamer and Weber. This is a hugely important work from a key figure in contemporary philosophy that will be of interest to those starting out in the field of hermeneutics, as well as those already familiar with Ricoeur's work."The Continuum Impacts" are seminal works by the finest minds in contemporary thought, including Adorno, Badiou, Derrida, Heidegger and Deleuze. They are works of such power that they changed the philosophical and cultural landscape when they were first published and continue to resonate today. They represent landmark texts in the fields of philosophy, popular culture, politics and theology
 
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Hermeneutics and the human sciences : essays on language, action, and interpretation
Alternative Names
John B. Thompson

John Thompson Brits socioloog

John Thompson professeur de sociologie à l'Université de Cambridge (20ème siècle)

John Thompson sociologo britannico

John Thompson Soziologie-Professor an der Universität von Cambridge (20. Jahrhundert)

Thompson, John.

Thompson, John B.

Thompson, John Brookshire.

Thompson, John Brookshire 1950-

Thompson, John (socjolog)

Томпсон, Джон Б.

جان تامپسون

جون تومسون اجتماعي من المملكة المتحدة

톰슨, 존 B

トンプソン, ジョン・B

約翰·湯普森 (社會學者)

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Hermeneutics and the human sciences : essays on language, action, and interpretationThe media and modernity : a social theory of the mediaHabermas, critical debatesIdeology and modern culture : critical social theory in the era of mass communicationCritical hermeneutics : a study in the thought of Paul Ricoeur and Jürgen HabermasMerchants of culture : the publishing business in the twenty-first centurySocial theory of modern societies : Anthony Giddens and his criticsBooks in the digital age : the transformation of academic and higher education publishing in Britain and the United States