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Jay, Martin 1944-

Works: 93 works in 632 publications in 8 languages and 23,652 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Other, Author of introduction, Thesis advisor, Interviewee, Contributor
Classifications: H62, 300.7204341
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Most widely held works by Martin Jay
The dialectical imagination : a history of the Frankfurt School and the Institute of Social Research, 1923-1950 by Martin Jay( )

74 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and German and held by 2,990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the Frankfurt School and its impact during its early years in Germany and the United States. This edition includes a new preface which reflects on the continuing relevance of the work of the Frankfurt School
Downcast eyes : the denigration of vision in twentieth-century French thought by Martin Jay( )

37 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 2,720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long considered "the noblest of the senses," vision has increasingly come under critical scrutiny by a wide range of thinkers who question its dominance in Western culture. These critics, especially prominent in twentieth-century France, have challenged vision's allegedly superior capacity to provide access to the world. They have also criticized its supposed complicity with political and social oppression through the promulgation of spectacle and surveillance. Martin Jay turns to this antiocularcentric discourse and explores its often contradictory implications in the work of such influential figures as Jean-Paul Sartre, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Michel Foucault, Jacques Lacan, Louis Althusser, Guy Debord, Luce Irigaray, Emmanuel Levinas, and Jacques Derrida. Jay begins with a discussion of the theory of vision from Plato to Descartes, then considers vision's role in the French Enlightenment before turning to its status in the culture of modernity. From French Impressionism to Georges Bataille and the Surrealists, Roland Barthes's writings on photography, and the film theory of Christian Metz, Jay provides lucid and fair-minded analyses of thinkers and ideas widely known for their difficulty. His book examines the myriad links between the interrogation of vision and the pervasive antihumanist, antimodernist, and counter-enlightenment tenor of much recent French thought. Refusing, however, to defend the dominant visual order, he calls instead for a plurality of "scopic regimes." Certain to generate controversy and discussion throughout the humanities and social sciences, Downcast Eyes will consolidate Jay's reputation as one of today's premier cultural and intellectual historians
Cultural semantics : keywords of our time by Martin Jay( )

19 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of Martin Jay's recent writings on contemporary thought and culture, this is a book about ideas that matter - and about why ideas matter. Borrowing from Flaubert's notion of a dictionary of "received ideas" and Raymond Williams's explorations of the "keywords" of the modern age, Jay investigates some of the central concepts by which we currently organize our thoughts and lives. His topics range from "theory" and "experience" to the meaning of "multiculturalism" and the dynamics of cultural "subversion." Among the thinkers he engages are Bataille and Foucault, Adorno and Lacoue-Labarthe, Benjamin, Lyotard, and Christa Wolf. By looking closely at what "words do and perform," Jay makes us aware of the extent to which the language we use mediates and shapes our experience. By helping to distance us from much that we now take for granted, he makes it difficult for us to remain comfortably certain about what we think we know
Songs of experience : modern American and European variations on a universal theme by Martin Jay( )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and Turkish and held by 2,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few words in both everyday parlance and theoretical discourse have been as rhapsodically defended or as fervently resisted as "experience." Yet, to date, there have been no comprehensive studies of how the concept of experience has evolved over time and why so many thinkers in so many different traditions have been compelled to understand it. Songs of Experience is a remarkable history of Western ideas about the nature of human experience written by one of our best-known intellectual historians. With its sweeping historical reach and lucid comparative analysis - qualities that have made Martin
Essays from the edge : parerga & paralipomena by Martin Jay( )

14 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The virtues of mendacity : on lying in politics by Martin Jay( )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Refractions of violence by Martin Jay( )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new collection of essays by the internationally recognized cultural critic and intellectual historian Martin Jay that revolves around the themes of violence and visuality, with essays on the Holocaust and virtual reality, religious violence, the art world, and the Unicorn Killer, among a wide range of other topics
The Weimar Republic sourcebook( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reproduces (translated into English) contemporary documents or writings with an introduction to each section
Reification : a new look at an old idea by Axel Honneth( )

27 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In these original and imaginative essays, delivered as the Tanner Lectures at the University of California, Berkeley, in 2005, the distinguished third-generation Frankfurt School philosopher Axel Honneth attempts to rescue the concept of reification by recasting it in the terms of the philosophy of recognition he has been developing over the past two decades." "Three distinguished political and social theorists - Judith Butler, Raymond Geuss, and Jonathan Lear - respond with hard questions about the central anthropological premise of Honneth's argument: the assumption that prior to cognition there is a fundamental experience of intersubjective recognition that can provide a normative standard by which current social relations can be judged wanting. Honneth listens carefully to their criticisms and provides a powerful defense of his position."--Jacket
An unmastered past : the autobiographical reflections of Leo Lowenthal by Leo Lowenthal( )

12 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marxism and totality : the adventures of a concept from Lukács to Habermas by Martin Jay( Book )

26 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adorno by Martin Jay( Book )

46 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in 9 languages and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie over de Duitse sociaal-filosoof en socioloog (1903-1969), leider van de Frankforter school
Reason after its eclipse : on late critical theory by Martin Jay( )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Permanent exiles : essays on the intellectual migration from Germany to America by Martin Jay( Book )

17 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and German and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fin-de-siècle socialism and other essays by Martin Jay( Book )

20 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fin de Sicle Socialism, originally published in 1988, demonstrates the lively potential for cultural criticism in intellectual history. Martin Jay discusses such controversies as the Habermas-Gadamer debate and the deconstructionist challenge to synoptic analysis. This book should be of interest to students and teachers of modern European history, political and social theory
Force fields : between intellectual history and cultural critique by Martin Jay( Book )

22 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First Published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Remembering the Holocaust : a debate by Jeffrey C Alexander( Book )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Remembering the Holocaust explains why the Holocaust has come to be considered the central event of the twentieth century, and what this means. Presenting Jeffrey Alexander's controversial essay that, in the words of Godfrey Hartman, has already become a classic in the Holocaust literature, and following up with challenging and equally provocative responses to it, this book offer a sweeping historical reconstruction of the Jewish mass murder as it evolved in the popular imagination of Western peoples, as well as an examination of its consequences."--Jacket
Theory and politics : studies in the development of critical theory by Helmut Dubiel( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vision in context : historical and contemporary perspectives on sight by Teresa Brennan( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vision and the gaze are key issues in the analysis of racism, sexism and ethnocentrism. In recent radical theory, generally, and French theory in particular, vision has been seen as a means of control. But this view is often unnuanced. It bypasses questions such as: Why is it that contemporary theories have been so critical of vision, and generous towards listening (in psychoanalysis) and language (in philosophy)? This collection of original essays brings together historical studies and contemporary theoretical perspectives on vision. The historical papers focus in turn on Ancient Greece, medieval theology, the Renaissance, the Enlightenment and the nineteenth century. These historical studies are themselves thoroughly informed by poststructuralist theory. They provide a rigorous background for several new, exciting articles on vision and its bearings for feminism, race, sexual orientation, film and art. This collection is the first of its kind in juxtaposing historical and contemporary
The modernist imagination : intellectual history and critical theory : essays in honor of Martin Jay by Warren Breckman( )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some of the most exciting and innovative work in the humanities is occurring at the intersection of intellectual history and critical theory. This volume includes work from some of the most prominent contemporary scholars in the humanities
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Songs of experience : modern American and European variations on a universal theme
Downcast eyes : the denigration of vision in twentieth-century French thoughtCultural semantics : keywords of our timeSongs of experience : modern American and European variations on a universal themeEssays from the edge : parerga & paralipomenaThe virtues of mendacity : on lying in politicsRefractions of violenceThe Weimar Republic sourcebookReification : a new look at an old idea
Alternative Names
Ǧī, Mārtin 1944-

Jay, Martin

Jay, Martin E. 1944-

Jei, Mātin 1944-

Martin Jay American academic

Martin Jay Amerikaans auteur

Martin Jay US-amerikanischer Historiker und Hochschullehrer

Martin Jay usona historiisto

Мартин Джей

מרטין ג'יי

مارتین جی فیلسوف، نویسنده، و تاریخ‌نگار آمریکایی

ジェイ, マーティン