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The Resource Zellig Harris : from American linguistics to socialist Zionism, Robert F. Barsky

Zellig Harris : from American linguistics to socialist Zionism, Robert F. Barsky

Label
Zellig Harris : from American linguistics to socialist Zionism
Title
Zellig Harris
Title remainder
from American linguistics to socialist Zionism
Statement of responsibility
Robert F. Barsky
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1995, Robert Barsky met with Noam Chomsky to discuss his work in-progress, Noam Chomsky: A Life of Dissent (MIT Press, 1997). Chomsky told Barsky that he should focus his attention instead on midcentury linguist and activist Zellig Harris, who was, Chomsky modestly insisted, more interesting than Chomsky himself. Intrigued, Barsky began to research Harris (190901992) and discovered the story of a major figure in American intellectual life "sitting in a corner in the middle of the room"--Part of crucial twentieth-century conversations about language, technology, labor, politics, and Zionism. The intersecting worlds of Harris's intellectual and political activities were populated by such figures as Louis Brandeis, Albert Einstein, Franz Boas, Nathan Glazer, and Chomsky. Barsky describes Harris's work in language studies and his pioneering ideas about discourse analysis, structural linguistics, and information representation. He also discusses Harris's part in the pre-1948 Zionist movement--when many Jews on the Left envisioned a socialist Palestine that would be a haven not only for persecuted Jews but also for disenfranchised Arabs adn anyone seeking a sanctuary against oppression--and recounts Harris's debates on the subject with Brandeis, Einstein, and a large group of students involved with a Zionist organization called Avukah. And Barsky describes Harris's views on capitalism, worker-owner relations, and worker self-management, the legacy of which can be found in some of his students' writings, notably those of Seymour Melman, Barsky shows how Harris, as mentor, teacher, and colleague, powerfully influenced figures who came to dominate the twentieth century's political discussion--thinkers as different as Noam Chomsky and Nathan Glazer
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barsky, Robert F
Dewey number
  • 410.92
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
P85.H344
LC item number
B34 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Harris, Zellig S.
  • Linguistics
  • Language and languages
Label
Zellig Harris : from American linguistics to socialist Zionism, Robert F. Barsky
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: I.The Man -- 1.Origins -- 2.Avukah -- 3.Frame of Reference -- II.The Language Work -- 4.From Semitics to Structuralism -- 5.Structural Linguistics -- 6.Science, Math, and the Study of Language -- III.The Politics -- 7.From Avukah to Zionism -- 8.Toward a New Society -- 9.From Arab-Jewish Cooperation to Worker Self-Management
Control code
650827402
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 353 pages
Isbn
9780262015264
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010030889
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)650827402
Label
Zellig Harris : from American linguistics to socialist Zionism, Robert F. Barsky
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: I.The Man -- 1.Origins -- 2.Avukah -- 3.Frame of Reference -- II.The Language Work -- 4.From Semitics to Structuralism -- 5.Structural Linguistics -- 6.Science, Math, and the Study of Language -- III.The Politics -- 7.From Avukah to Zionism -- 8.Toward a New Society -- 9.From Arab-Jewish Cooperation to Worker Self-Management
Control code
650827402
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 353 pages
Isbn
9780262015264
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010030889
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)650827402

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