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Steinmetz, George 1957-

Works: 18 works in 90 publications in 3 languages and 5,715 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Bibliography  Aerial photographs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Director, Publishing director, Other
Classifications: HN445, 361.610943
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Most widely held works about George Steinmetz
Most widely held works by George Steinmetz
The devil's handwriting : precoloniality and the German colonial state in Qingdao, Samoa, and Southwest Africa by George Steinmetz( )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regulating the social : the welfare state and local politics in imperial Germany by George Steinmetz( )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and German and held by 1,737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why does the welfare state develop so unevenly across countries, regions, and localities? What accounts for the exclusions and disciplinary features of social programs? How are elite and popular conceptions of social reality related to welfare policies? George Steinmetz approaches these and other issues by exploring the complex origins and development of local and national social policies in nineteenth-century Germany. Generally regarded as the birthplace of the modern welfare state, Germany experimented with a wide variety of social programs before 1914, including the national social insuranc
State/culture : state-formation after the cultural turn by George Steinmetz( )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in English and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What impact does culture have on state formation and public policy? How do states affect national and local cultures? How is the ongoing cultural turn in theory reshaping our understanding of the Western and modernizing states, long viewed as the radiant core of a universal, context-free rationality? The contributors to this volume re-examine the sociology of the state and historical process of state formation in light of developments in cultural analysis
Sociology & empire : the imperial entanglements of a discipline by George Steinmetz( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The revelation that the U.S. Department of Defense had hired anthropologists for its Human Terrain System project--assisting its operations in Afghanistan and Iraq--caused an uproar that has obscured the participation of sociologists in similar Pentagon-funded projects. As the contributors to Sociology and Empire show, such affiliations are not new. Sociologists have been active as advisers, theorists, and analysts of Western imperialism for more than a century. The collection has a threefold agenda: to trace an intellectual history of sociology as it pertains to empire; to offer empirical studies based around colonies and empires, both past and present; and to provide a theoretical basis for future sociological analyses that may take empire more fully into account. In the 1940s, the British Colonial Office began employing sociologists in its African colonies. In Nazi Germany, sociologists played a leading role in organizing the occupation of Eastern Europe. In the United States, sociology contributed to modernization theory, which served as an informal blueprint for the postwar American empire. This comprehensive anthology critiques sociology's disciplinary engagement with colonialism in varied settings while also highlighting the lasting contributions that sociologists have made to the theory and history of imperialism."--Page 4 of cover
The politics of method in the human sciences : positivism and its epistemological others( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a comparative assessment of the variations of positivism & alternative epistemologies in the contemporary human sciences. Often declared obsolete, positivism is alive & well in a number of fields, while in others its influence is significantly diminished
Detroit : ruin of a city( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A road movie about Detroit and the automobile industry, a documentary about making a documentary about a city. Detroit, known as Motor City, once the fourth largest city in the United States, home of the Ford Motor Company, General Motors and other major car manufacturers, is nowadays a city in serious decline, which has lost more than half its population and much of its real estate. Until recently, residents would celebrate 'Devil's Night' on the eve of Halloween by going out and setting fire to dilapidated buildings. Houses, factories, stores, office blocks, theatres, even the railway station, stand in ruins or have disappeared altogether, leaving vast empty lots that have returned to nature. The home of Motown music, Detroit is also the most segregated major city in the United States and one of the poorest, struggling to provide public services for its needy inhabitants. With the participation of Detroit artist Tyree Guyton, French sociologist Loïc Wacquant, Detroit-born writer Dan Georgakas, Detroit photographer Lowell Boileau, and a variety of local residents, the film looks back over the history of the city in the twentieth century: over the rise and fall of the social system identified by social theorists as 'Fordism'; the way the city was shaped by the automobile; and its decline following the deindustrialisation which began in the 1950s, leaving it ill-adapted to the post-Fordist society of the epoch of globalisation. Much of the story is told through a rich variety of archive footage - of the Ford plants, mass protests of the Depression years, Diego Rivera painting his famous mural 'Detroit Industry', the struggle for trade union rights, the riots of 1943 and 1967 - through which the film charts the battle over the image of the city and its industry that began when the Ford Motor Company started making its own films back in 1913
Critical realism, history, and philosophy in the social sciences( )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Social science, history, and philosophy have often been neglect in thinking through their fundamentally intertwined relationship. The result is often an inattention to philosophy where social science and history is concerned, or a neglect of historicity and social analysis where philosophy is concerned. Meanwhile, the place of values in research is often uneasily passed over in silence. The inattention to, and loss of, the intersection between these different disciplines and their subject matters, leaves our investigations all the more impoverished as a result. In resolving these problems, it is not enough to strive for cooperation or integration, but to rethink of the nature of the disciplines themselves; their interests, purposes, and presuppositions. In this volume, contributors explore different facets of these relationships, and move beyond the problematics erected by positivism often cast in terms of value-free or value-neutral science, that is, a science obsessed with empirical data, schematic classifications, and the pursuit of law-like forms. While positivism has been subject to critique, the influence and legacy of positivism remains. It remains in the way in which we often think about science; the line drawn between the sciences and the humanities; the norms researchers should follow; what a successful explanation looks like; and the ethical, normative, and political implications of scientific research. Aimed at students and researchers of philosophy, history and the social sciences, this book is driven by a desire to revindicate questions concerning ontology and social ontology, to rethink the nature of explanation, and to resituate normativity and values within scientific, social scientific, and historical pursuits."--
Politiques impérialistes genèses et structures de l'état colonial( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Empires and colonialism by George Steinmetz( )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fielding transnationalism by Julian Go( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Fielding Transnationalism is a work in progress and one that we hope will be sustained in the future. Together the papers in this volume show the strengths of field theory for apprehending transnational processes and relations, even as they also raise questions for future work. In the spirit of Bourdieu's own work, the papers are grounded in fine-grained empirical research, and the empirical range is wide. Some speak to institutions that are or could be central to discussions of the transnational in political science – such as the European Central Bank (Mudge and Vauchez), the US government (Stampnitzky), and the British and the German empire (Wilson; Steinmetz). Others show their sociological heritage by also paying attention to cultural production (Buchholz), to academic disciplines (Steinmetz; Krause), and to journalism (Christin). Empirically, of course, there are many further areas of inquiry that could benefit from a field analysis. We could learn from a wide range of historical and contemporary cases. These papers offer a starting point
Unseen Sahara by Charles Bowden( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Regulation theory, post-marxism, and the new social movements by George Steinmetz( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Paper families : identity, immigration administration, and Chinese exclusion by Estelle T Lau( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A look at how the Chinese Exclusion Act and later legislation affected Chinese American communities, who created fictitious ""paper families"" to subvert immigration policies
Southern Sudan : a shaky peace by Matthew Teague( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"The devil's handwriting" : precolonial discourse, ethnographic acuity, and cross-identification in German colonialism by George Steinmetz( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

New old Libya by Robert Draper( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Special issue: Decolonizing German theory( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The devil's handwriting : precoloniality and the German colonial state in Qingdao, Samoa, and Southwest Africa
Regulating the social : the welfare state and local politics in imperial GermanyState/culture : state-formation after the cultural turnThe politics of method in the human sciences : positivism and its epistemological othersDetroit : ruin of a city
Alternative Names
George Steinmetz Sociologist

Steinmetz, George

English (86)

French (3)

German (1)