Books

Catherine Malabou’s The New Wounded: From Neurosis to Brain Damage

The New Wounded: From Neurosis to Brain Damage

by Catherine Malabou

Fordham University Press, 2012. Translated by Steven Miller. 249 pages, US$32.00, paperback


I. Unrecognizable Subjects and the Irruption of Trauma

“You know who my mother was?” a voice asks from off-screen. The elderly woman shakes her head.

“You…You are my mother,” the interviewer replies.

“How can I really be

Features

Robert Castel – 1933 – 2013

A French-language version of this piece, written by Nicolas Henckes, first appeared on h-madness.  It has been translated into English by Anne Lovell and is also being posted simultaneously on h-madness.

French sociologist and historian Robert Castel passed away on March 12, 2013, at the age of 79. An important figure in French intellectual life over the past …

Features

Subjectivity at the Intersection of Metaphoric and Metonymic Functions

This article is part of the series:

I have been intending to return and continue the two lines of discussion I had started earlier concerning the broader theme of political subjectivity and the more specific issue of metonymic and metaphoric functions for a while now, but too many things stopped me from doing so.  Thankfully a recent comment/question by Malte about my earlier posting on metaphor and …

In the Journals

Special issue of Ethos on “Reinvigorating Dialogue between Phenomenological and Psychoanalytic Anthropologies”

The latest issue of Ethos, guest edited by Sarah Willen and Don Seeman, brings together the phenomenological and psychoanalytic approaches in the anthropology of experience — making an argument for a closer engagement between these two modes of conceptualizing subjectivity.  The idea that this represents a moment of conceptual reorientation is most clearly articulated by Byron Good’s reflection on …

Lectures

SPA Panel on Political Subjectivity – April 1, 2011, Santa Monica

This article is part of the series:
The biennial meeting of the Society for Psychological Anthropology this year took place from March 31 to April 3 in Santa Monica, California. Below you will find audio recordings of a panel myself and Byron Good had put together on the topic of political subjectivity. Terry O’Nell requested that her presentation not be published here due to ethical concerns regarding …
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Biological and cultural contexts of schizophrenia: a discussion panel

A few days ago I mentioned that summaries of the panels from January’s Foundation for Psychocultural Research (FPR)-UCLA conference on Cultural and Biological Contexts of Psychiatric Disorder were being posted on the FPR blog.  Now Constance Cummings, Project Director at the FPR, has begun uploading videos of some events to the FPR’s YouTube page.

The first of …