Leçons d’un siècle de vie.
2022. Paris: Pluriel.
Edgar Morin is probably the most influential French sociologist that the English-speaking world has never acknowledged. He has more than twenty honorary degrees from universities that work mainly in French, Spanish or Italian and research centres named for him in Sicily and Peru, as well as in Paris. A special …
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 …
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 …
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) …
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 …
Neurosciences 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 …