Books

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

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Une vie politiqueUne vie politique [A Political Life]

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 …

Books

A Conversation with Paul Rabinow

Earlier this year I talked with Paul Rabinow about his most recent books –– The Accompaniment: Assembling the Contemporary (University of Chicago Press, 2011), Designing Human Practices: An Experiment with Synthetic Biology  (with Gaymon Bennett, University of Chicago, 2012), Demands of the Day: On the Logic of Anthropological Inquiry (with Anthony Stavrainakis, University of Chicago Press, 2013), and a fourth

Features

Socialism and the Psy-ences: The Past, the Post-, and the Beyond

The conference “From the New Socialist Person to Global Mental Health: The Psy-ences and Mental Health in East Central Europe and Eurasia” (April 29th-30th 2013, University of Chicago)* set out to examine the shifting objects of knowledge and programs of intervention associated with the psy-ences in the former socialist countries of Eastern Europe and Eurasia. …

Features

When anthropology meets science: An interview with Allan Young

The following is a modified version of an interview with Allan Young that first appeared in Altérités 6(1) 2009: 110-118. We thank the editors of Altérités for allowing us to publish it here.

Anthropologists have long been interested in the study of biomedicine, psychiatry and in the epistemology of science. With the rapid growth of the life sciences, neurosciences …

In the Journals

Foucault Across the Disciplines: A Special Issue

The October 2011 issue of History of the Human Sciences is a special issue entitled “Foucault Across the Disciplines.” The eight articles which compose the issue, along with guest editor Colin Koopman’s introduction,

“demonstrate the enormous gain in critical potential that can be realized by taking up Foucault’s own posture as a cross-disciplinary or counter-disciplinary thinker. One of the signal

Books

Reintroducing “Foreign Correspondents”

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We’re very pleased to reintroduce the “Foreign Correspondents” section of Somatosphere. The aim of the section is to provide contributors and readers of Somatosphere with a forum for recent, important works that appear in languages other than English – as well as announcements about conferences, journal issues, and other related projects. We proudly present the section’s first installment, a review …