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Foreign Correspondents: Call for Reviewers

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The past two years have made us realize, more than ever, the importance of creating means of contacting and understanding each other and finding ways of connecting the local and global levels. To that end, we are relaunching the book review series “Foreign Correspondents.” The idea behind this series is to provide a forum for English language reviews of important …

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Alberto Prunetti’s “Amianto. Una storia operaia”

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Amianto. Una storia operaia

by Alberto Prunetti

Edizioni Alegre, 2014, 192 pages.

Amianto. Una storia operaia (Asbestos. A Working-Class Story) is written by Alberto Prunetti, an Italian writer who has published fiction and non-fiction since 2003. The book was originally published in 2012[i] and narrates the life of a factory worker, Renato Prunetti, the author’s father. Renato’s …

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Irina Sirotkina’s Shestoe chuvstvo avangarda: Tanets, dvizhenie, kinesteziia v zhizni poetov i khudozhnikov

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Shestoe chuvstvo avangarda: Tanets, dvizhenie, kinesteziia v zhizni poetov i khudozhnikov

By Irina Sirotkina

Izd. Evropeiskogo universiteta v Sankt-Peterburge, 2014, 280 pages

There are few topics in Russian history more appealing and perplexing than the avant-garde efflorescence of the first three decades of the twentieth century. The appeal is obvious, and the reason why so many historians (primarily of art) …

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Guillaume Lachenal’s Le médicament qui devait sauver l’Afrique

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Le médicament qui devait sauver l’Afrique

by Guillaume Lachenal

La Découverte, 2014, 250 pages.

[Update: now available in an English translation as The Lomidine Files: The Untold Story of a Medical Disaster in Colonial Africa (Johns Hopkins University Press 2017).]

 

Guillaume Lachenal’s Le médicament qui devait sauver l’Afrique – the English-language title provided by the publishing house is The

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Brigitte Chamak and Baptiste Moutaud’s Neurosciences et Société

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Chamak - CoverNeurosciences et société: Enjeux des savoirs et des pratiques sur le cerveau

Brigitte Chamak and Baptiste Moutaud, eds.

2014, Armand Colin, 322 pages

 

Neurosciences et société is a valuable addition to the diversified universe of studies concerning neurosciences in society. Indeed, the last few years have seen the publication of a number of important articles, single-authored books, and …

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Daniel Defert’s Une vie politique (A Political Life)

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Interviews with P. Artières and E. Favereau, with the collaboration of Joséphine Gross.

by Daniel Defert

Editions du Seuil, Paris, 2014

 

On 25 September 1984, Daniel Defert wrote a letter to his friends proposing that they create a non-profit organization to address an emerging disease: AIDS. “In face of a medical crisis and …

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