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Macey, David 1949-2011

Works: 74 works in 262 publications in 4 languages and 8,452 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Dictionaries  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Translator, Author of introduction
Classifications: BP190.5.M3, 194
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Macey
Suicide bombers Allah's new martyrs by Farhad Khosrokhavar( )
6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the West, the suicide bomber has become a familiar image in newspapers and on television. In Palestine, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia and elsewhere, the results of suicide bombing have been devastating. What drives young men and women to become suicide bombers? This is not a question that is often addressed. This remarkable book provides some of the answers, and explores how the suicide bomber relates to the concept of the martyr in fundamentalist Islam. Farhad Khosrokhavar contrasts it with the idea of the martyr in Christianity. Most importantly, he offers a clear insight into the different ways in which the concept is viewed within Islam, including divisions within Islamic fundamentalist groups, which change according to the political situation of the country in which they are based. Drawing on extensive interviews with jailed Islamist militants, Farhad Khosrokhavar examines differing attitudes towards the 'sacred death' in various Islamic countries, including Iran, Palestine, Lebanon and Egypt. He also investigates transnational networks such as Al-Qaeda, offering portraits of various prisoners who belong to the group. Farhad Khosrokhavar distinguishes between two types of martyr: those from the developing world, who are excluded from what modernity has to offer; and the minority who live at the heart of the Western world - a mainly middle-class diaspora from the Middle East and the Maghreb who are at ease with several cultural codes, but whose experience of the West is still marked by racism and discrimination
The lives of Michel Foucault : a biography by David Macey( Book )
44 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When he died of an AIDS-related condition in 1984, Michel Foucault had become the most influential French philosopher since the end of World War II. His powerful studies of the creation of modern medicine, prisons, psychiatry, and other methods of classification have had a lasting impact on philosophers, historians, critics, and novelists the world over. But as public as he was in his militant campaigns on behalf of prisoners, dissidents, and homosexuals, he shrouded his personal life in mystery. In The lives of Michel Foucault -- written with the full cooperation of Daniel Defert, Foucault's former lover -- David Macey gives the richest account to date of Foucault's life and work, informed as it is by the complex issues arising from his writings
Frantz Fanon : a biography by David Macey( Book )
21 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fannon was a psychiatrist born in Martinique and became a leader in the FLN in Algeria during its war with the French Army and was a prominent anticolonial writer
Society must be defended : lectures at the Collège de France, 1975-76 by Michel Foucault( Book )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"From 1971 until his death in 1984, Foucault taught at the College de France, one of the most unique and renowned institutions of higher learning in the world. The College enrolls no students and confers no degrees. Professors are required to deliver lectures to the general public on topics from their ongoing original research. During his tenure at the College, Foucault's teaching, which reached audiences that frequently numbered in the thousands, profoundly influenced a generation of scholars." "These lectures, reconstructed from tape recordings and Foucault's own notes, are now being made available in English for the first time. Under the guidance of series editor Arnold I. Davidson, Picador will publish all thirteen volumes of the lectures in North America." "In "Society Must Be Defended," the inaugural volume in the series, translated by David Macey, Foucault traces the genealogy of the problem of war in society from the seventeenth century to the present. Inverting Clausewitz's famous formulation - "War is politics by other means," Foucault explores the notion that "politics is war by other means" in its relation to race, class struggle, and, of course, power. Providing us with a new model of political rationality, he overturns many of our long-held ideas of sovereignty, the law, and even truth itself. The full significance of the dictum "Society must be defended" becomes clear when Foucault's examination culminates in an extraordinary discussion of modern forms of racism."--BOOK JACKET
The Penguin dictionary of critical theory by David Macey( Book )
20 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Penguin Dictionary of Critical Theory provides definitions and information on the bewildering maze of theorists, theories and terms that comprise the wide discipline of critical theory. It is written for arts students of all disciplines
The curious history of love by Jean-Claude Kaufmann( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The one emotion that matters most to many people is the one about which social thinkers rarely speak - love. For many people, love is the thing that matters most in their lives: they are searching for love, hoping to find in love a kind of happiness that they cannot find in their work or by surrounding themselves with material goods. But where does this peculiar and powerful blending together of love and happiness come from, and why do we find it such a compelling idea today? In this short book Jean-Claude Kaufmann offers a fresh account of the history of a feeling unlike any other. The modern idea of love as passion was born in the 12th century but it was marginalized by the rise of a kind of instrumental, calculating reason that became increasingly central to modern societies. As calculating reason began to encroach on the personal domain, many individuals sought to escape from it, searching for happiness elsewhere. As our societies become dominated by calculating reason and selfish individualism, we search elsewhere for the kind of happy love that will heal all our wounds. This is why we experience so many changes of heart in our personal lives: at times we are coldly calculating and then, a few moments later, we sacrifice ourselves to love without a second thought. -- Book cover
Love online by Jean-Claude Kaufmann( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The internet is changing the rules of the game of love. In a world where anything is possible, a potential date - whether it be a one-night stand or the start of a more lasting relationship - can be just a click away. Anyone looking for love online can throw off their inhibitions and can say what they have never dared to before. The internet revolution has ensured that online dating has now become both widespread and commonplace. Online users can buy into the consumerist illusion that they can choose a man or woman in the same way that they would shop for groceries - this is the new hypermarket of desire. Women in particular can enjoy a new sexual assertiveness. Where once they might have looked for an emotional attachment, they are now demanding simply the right to have a good time. However, love cannot be reduced to such simple terms. The apparently risk-free world of online dating is at odds with love in real life, which has its own demands and expectations. You cannot introduce another person into your life and expect everything to remain the same. Human beings have a way of turning your life upside down. -- Book Description
Can we live together? : equality and difference by Alain Touraine( Book )
7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author explores the question of how we might live together in a truly globalised world society. He mounts an attack on the idea that we now live together as equals, sharing the same social and cultural values
Lacan in contexts by David Macey( Book )
7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Émile Durkheim : a biography by Marcel Fournier( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book will be indispensable to students and scholars throughout the social sciences and will appeal to a wide readership interested in knowing more about the life and work of one of the most original and influential thinkers of the twentieth century."--Pub. desc
My teaching by Jacques Lacan( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bringing together three previously unpublished lectures presented to the public by Lacan at the height of his career, 'My Teaching' is a clear, concise introduction to the thought of the influential psychoanalyst. Drawing on examples from popular culture and common sense, this lively book explores a range of Lacan's most important ideas, including his debt to Freud, linguistic unconsciousness and sexuality in its relation to psychoanalytic truth. Engaging, witty and personal, 'My Teaching' offers a rare opportunity to engage directly with Lacan's own general explanation of his teaching to a non-psychoanalytic audience
The communist hypothesis by Alain Badiou( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We know that communism is the right hypothesis. All those who abandon this hypothesis immediately resign themselves to the market economy, to parliamentary democracy - the form of state suited to capitalism - and to the inevitable and 'natural' character of the most monstrous inequalities. Alain Badiou's formulation of the communist hypothesis has travelled around the world since it was first aired in early 2008, in his book, "The Meaning of Sarkozy". The hypothesis is partly a demand to reconceptualize communism after the twin deaths of the Soviet Union and neoliberalism, but also a fresh demand for universal emancipation. As third way reforms prove as empty in practice as in theory, Badiou's manifesto is a galvanizing call to arms that needs to be reckoned with by anyone concerned with the future of our planet
Our dark side : a history of perversion by Elisabeth Roudinesco( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Where does perversion begin? Who is perverse? Ever since the word first appeared in the Middle Ages, anyone who delights in evil and in the destruction of the self or others has been described as 'perverse'. But while the experience of perversion is universal, every era has seen it and dealt with it in its own way. The history of perversion in the West is told here through a study of great emblematic figures of the perverse - Gilles de Rais, the mystical saints and the flagellants in the middle ages, the Marquis de Sade in the eighteenth century, the masturbating child, the male homosexual and the hysterical woman nineteenth century, Nazism in the twentieth century, and the complementary figures of the paedophile and the terrorist in the twenty-first. The perverse are rarely talked about and when they are it is usually only to be condemned. They are commonly viewed as monstrous and cruel, as something alien to the very nature of being human. And yet, perversion can also attest to creativity and self-transcendence, to the refusal of individuals to submit to the rules and prohibitions that govern human life. Perversion fascinates us precisely because it can be both abject and sublime. Whether they are sublime because they turn to art or mysticism, or abject because they surrender to their murderous impulses, the perverse are part of us because they exhibit something that we always conceal: our own negativity and our dark side. -- Back cover
Jacques Lacan by Anika Lemaire( Book )
14 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first general exposition of Lacan's important but difficult work, this is designed to provide the conceptual tools which will enable the reader to study Lacan using the original texts
New essays on narcissism by Béla Grunberger( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The art of shrinking heads : on the new servitude of the liberated in the age of total capitalism by Dany-Robert Dufour( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"For two centuries, Kant's critical subject and Freud's neurotic subject provided us with philosophical templates for modernity, but today modern capitalism is systematically destroying these two subjects and replacing them with something new. The two subjects of modernity both presupposed some reference to a higher value or power (like Reason) which provided a symbolic guarantor, but neoliberalism, by emphasizing the exchange of commodities in the marketplace, destroys all transcendental references of this kind. Now human beings no longer look beyond themselves and no longer have to agree about symbolic values: they only have to get on with the circulation and consumption of goods. Deprived of his faculty of judgement and urged to enjoy himself without restraint, the 'new man' of neoliberalism takes centre stage in the era of global capitalism." "In this critique of our contemporary condition Dufour shows that the radical transformation of the subject brought about by neoliberalism - what he calls 'the art of shrinking heads' - contains a new kind of violence which has far-reaching consequences for our ways of living together."--BOOK JACKET
Frantz Fanon, une vie by David Macey( Book )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in French and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Réponses by Françoise Sagan( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Clefs pour le nanomonde Keys to the nanoworld by André-Yves Portnoff( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What is democracy? by Alain Touraine( )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this sequel to A Critique of Modernity, Alain Touraine questions the social and cultural content of democracy today. At a time when state power is being increasingly eroded by the economic might of transnational capital, what possible value can we ascribe to a democratic idea that is defined merely as a set of guarantees against the totalitarian state? If democracy is to survive in the post-communist world, Touraine argues, it must accomplish two urgent goals: It must somehow protect the power of the nation-state at the same time as it limits that power (for only the state has sufficient means to counterbalance the global corporate wielders of money and information); and it must reconcile social diversity with social unity and individual liberty with integration
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