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Stedman Jones, Gareth

Works: 80 works in 401 publications in 9 languages and 8,798 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Biography  Sources  Software  Pamphlets  Juvenile works  Caricatures and cartoons  Popular works  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Contributor
Classifications: HX39.5, 335.422
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Most widely held works about Gareth Stedman Jones
Most widely held works by Gareth Stedman Jones
An end to poverty? : a historical debate by Gareth Stedman Jones( )

33 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the 1790s, for the first time, reformers proposed the bringing of poverty to an end. Inspired by scientific progress, the Revolution in France and the promise of the new international economy, Paine and Condorcet argued that all citizens could be protected against the predictable hazards of poverty and insecurity. This was the founding moment of social democracy." "But fear and anger greeted this challenge to age old religious and political attitudes, and new forms of conservatism, of political economy and of Christianity hastened to consign this programme to oblivion. Soon the strength of this reaction was reinforced by unanticipated anxieties about the future of work and livelihood in the newly globalised economy. The result was the enduring triumph of a harsh policy of laisser faire individualism in state and society. It meant that the formation of the early twentieth-century welfare state owed little or nothing to the revolutionary hopes of a hundred years before."--BOOK JACKET
Outcast London: a study in the relationship between classes in Victorian society by Gareth Stedman Jones( Book )

54 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SOCIAL & CULTURAL HISTORY. In the second half of the nineteenth century, Victorian middle and upper classes felt increasingly threatened by the masses of outcast London. Gareth Stedman Jones, working from a mass of statistical and documentary evidence, argues that after 1850 London passed through a crisis of social and economic development. Outcast London is a fascinating and important study of the problem at the center of the crisis: the casual poor and their fraught relations with the labor market, with housing and with middle-class London
Capital, the Communist manifesto, and other writings by Karl Marx( Book )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Communist Manifesto (1848), Marx and Engels's revolutionary summons to the working classes, is one of the most important and influential political theories ever formulated. After four years of collaboration the authors produced this incisive account of their idea of Communism, in which they envisage a society without classes, private property or a state. They argue that increasing exploitation of industrial workers will eventually lead to a revolution in which Capitalism is overthrown. This vision provided the theoretical basis of political systems in Russia, China, Cuba and Eastern Europe, affecting the lives of millions. The Communist Manifesto still remains a landmark text: a work that continues to influence and provoke debate on capitalism and class."--Publisher's website
Karl Marx : greatness and illusion by Gareth Stedman Jones( Book )

27 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As much a portrait of his time as a biography of the man, Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion returns the author of Das Kapital to his nineteenth-century world, before twentieth-century inventions transformed him into Communism's patriarch and fierce lawgiver. Gareth Stedman Jones depicts an era dominated by extraordinary challenges and new notions about God, human capacities, empires, and political systems--and, above all, the shape of the future. In the aftermath of the Battle of Waterloo, a Europe-wide argument began about the industrial transformation of England, the Revolution in France, and the hopes and fears generated by these occurrences. Would the coming age belong to those enthralled by the revolutionary events and ideas that had brought this world into being, or would its inheritors be those who feared and loathed it? Stedman Jones gives weight not only to Marx's views but to the views of those with whom he contended. He shows that Marx was as buffeted as anyone else living through a period that both confirmed and confounded his interpretations--and that ultimately left him with terrible intimations of failure. Karl Marx allows the reader to understand Marx's milieu and development, and makes sense of the devastating impact of new ways of seeing the world conjured up by Kant, Hegel, Feuerbach, Ricardo, Saint-Simon, and others. We come to understand how Marx transformed and adapted their philosophies into ideas that would have--through twists and turns inconceivable to him--an overwhelming impact across the globe in the twentieth century.--
Languages of class : studies in English working class history, 1832-1982 by Gareth Stedman Jones( Book )

33 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays by Gareth Stedman Jones proposes a different way of seeing both historians' analytical conceptions of 'class', and the actual manifestation of class in the history of English politics and English culture since the 1830s. As the progenitor of the first generally acknowledged working-class movement, the English working class provided the initial empirical basis for not only the original Marxist theory of modern industry and proletarian revolution, but also subsequent historians' reactions against, or adaptations of, the Marxist theory of class. In Languages of Class Gareth Stedman Jones draws a distinction between two conceptions of class: the everyday and commonplace perception of its pervasiveness in England, and the Marxist idea of its revolutionary significance. He proceeds to challenge the predominant conceptions of the meaning and development of 'class consciousness' by stressing the political and discursive conditions in which particular languages appeared and receded. Among the themes of individual essays in the book are a rethinking of 'the making of the English working class' and the phenomenon of Chartism, a novel exploration of the formation and components of 'working-class culture', and, in the light of these, a new approach to understanding the history of the Labour Party
Western Marxism : a critical reader by Gareth Stedman Jones( Book )

25 editions published between 1977 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Culture, ideology, and politics : essays for Eric Hobsbawm( Book )

17 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge history of nineteenth-century political thought by Gareth Stedman Jones( Book )

24 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This major work of academic reference provides the first comprehensive survey of political thought in Europe, North America and Asia in the century following the French Revolution. Written by a distinguished team of international scholars, this Cambridge History is the latest in a sequence of volumes firmly established as the principal reference source for the history of political thought. In a series of scholarly but accessible essays, every major theme in nineteenth-century political thought is covered, including political economy, religion, democratic radicalism, nationalism, socialism and feminism. The volume also includes studies of major figures, including Hegel, Mill, Bentham and Marx, and biographical notes on every significant thinker in the period. Of interest to students and scholars of politics and history at all levels, this volume explores seismic changes in the languages and expectations of politics accompanying political revolution, industrialisation and imperial expansion and less-noted continuities in political and social thinking"--
The theory of the four movements by Charles Fourier( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This remarkable book, written soon after the French Revolution, has traditionally been considered one of the founding documents in the history of socialism. It introduces the best-known and most extraordinary utopia written in the last two centuries. Charles Fourier was among the first to formulate a right to a minimum standard of life. His radical approach involved a systematic critique of work, marriage and patriarchy, together with a parallel right to a sexual minimum. He also proposed a comprehensive alternative to the Christian religion. Finally, through the medium of a bizarre and extraordinary cosmology, Fourier argued that the poor state of the planet is the result of the evil practices of civilisation. Translated into English, this classic text will be of particular interest to students and scholars of the history of sexuality and feminism, political thought and socialism
Metropolis, London : histories and representations since 1800( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The post-big-bang City, docklands, racist hooliganism, the new underclass, trade union defeats, the mounting disparities of the north-south divide ... These social and political images of late-twentieth century London seem to mark a decisive break wit the past. But as Metropolis demonstrates, the spectacle of London in the 1980s is not as novel as it might seem. What is striking about London's history since 1800 are the continuities and recurrences which punctuate it
Religion and the political imagination by Ira Katznelson( Book )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The theory of secularisation became a virtually unchallenged truth of twentieth-century social science. First sketched out by Enlightenment philosophers, then transformed into an irreversible global process by nineteenth-century thinkers, the theory was given substance by the precipitate drop in religious practice across Western Europe in the 1960s. However, the re-emergence of acute conflicts at the interface between religion and politics has confounded such assumptions. It is clear that these ideas must be rethought. Yet, as this distinguished, international team of scholars reveal, not everything contained in the idea of secularisation was false. Analyses of developments since 1500 reveal a wide spectrum of historical processes: partial secularisation in some spheres has been accompanied by sacralisation in others. Utilising new approaches derived from history, philosophy, politics and anthropology, the essays collected in Religion and the Political Imagination offer new ways of thinking about the urgency of religious issues in the contemporary world"--
The Communist manifesto by Karl Marx( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political tract in which Marx presented the core of his philosophy and revolutionary program, with an introduction analyzing its significance to the realities of today and to Marx's own times
Das Kommunistische Manifest von Karl Marx und Friedrich Engels : Einführung, Text, Kommentar by Gareth Stedman Jones( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Kommunistische Manifest ist einer der einflussreichsten politischen Texte, die je geschrieben wurden. Entstanden im Vorfeld der europäischen Revolutionen von 1848 enthält es die Grundzüge des historischen Materialismus und beschreibt Idee und Ziele des Kommunismus. Es bildete den Grundtext der kommunistischen Weltbewegung und prägte das Leben von Millionen Menschen. Noch heute vermag sein Inhalt zu provozieren und Debatten auszulösen über Vergangenheit und Zukunft des Kapitalismus. Das Buch bietet den Originaltext des kommunistischen Manifests zusammen mit den Kommentaren und der berühmten Einleitung von Gareth Stedman Jones. Sein meisterhafter Text ist die ausführlichste und gründlichste Einführung, die es zu diesem Schlüsseltext der Weltgeschichte gibt. Sie macht seinen Inhalt verständlich, verortet ihn in der politischen Ideengeschichte, seziert die unterschiedlichen Einflüsse, denen Marx und Engels bei der Abfassung unterlagen und fragt nach der gegenwärtigen Relevanz seiner Thesen. Dabei werden die Grundideen sichtbar, auf denen Marx das Manifest aufbaute und an deren theoretischer Begründung er bei der Arbeit an seinem Hauptwerk, dem "Kapital", scheitern sollte
Island stories : unravelling Britain by Raphael Samuel( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An engrossing journey of discovery into the multiple meanings of national myth, their anchorage in daily life and their common sense of a people's destiny. Raphael Samuel reveals a palimpsest of British national histories, offering a searching yet affectionate account of the heroes, villains, legends and foibles cherished by the 'four nations' that inhabit the British Isles."--Jacket
The 1848 revolutions and European political thought by Douglas Moggach( Book )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In our contemporary world, the rise of right-wing populism in the USA and Europe displays marked affinities with the post-1848 situation in France, and the figure of Napoleon III, both ludicrous and sinister, seems to anticipate certain types of present-day politicians. There are even more eerie resemblances between now and then; some of the demagogic discourse of Bonaparte le petit is not unlike that of Trump"--
Karl Marx die Biographie by Gareth Stedman Jones( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in German and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Klassen, Politik und Sprache : für eine theorieorientierte Sozialgeschichte by Gareth Stedman Jones( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in German and Multiple languages and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theatres of memory by Raphael Samuel( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lenguajes de clase : estudios sobre la historia de la clase obrera inglesa (1832-1982) by Gareth Stedman Jones( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Londra nell'età vittoriana : classi sociali, emarginazione e sviluppo : uno studio di storia urbana by Gareth Stedman Jones( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in Italian and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Languages of class : studies in English working class history, 1832-1982
Capital, the Communist manifesto, and other writingsLanguages of class : studies in English working class history, 1832-1982The Cambridge history of nineteenth-century political thoughtThe theory of the four movementsReligion and the political imaginationThe Communist manifestoIsland stories : unravelling BritainTheatres of memoryLenguajes de clase : estudios sobre la historia de la clase obrera inglesa (1832-1982)
Alternative Names
Gareth Stedman Jones British historian

Gareth Stedman Jones Brits historicus

Gareth Stedman Jones historiador británico

Gareth Stedman Jones historien britannique

Jones, Gareth S. 1942-

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