Books

Book Forum: “Demands of Day”

In February 2011, Paul Rabinow, Gaymon Bennett and I began to reflect on the impasses we had experienced in our collaborative work with groups of bioscientists and other social scientists, which had begun in 2006 (Rabinow and Bennett 2012). The core concerns in our interconnected projects in collaboration were how ethical practice and human and bioscientific knowledge practices could best …

Books

Book review: Paul Rabinow’s The Accompaniment

The Accompaniment: Assembling the Contemporary

by Paul Rabinow

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011

248 pp, US$21.00 paperback

From the start, I should note that I have never particularly liked the genre of the book review.  They always read like the experience of going to a museum and listening to one of those guided audio tours—complete with headsets and portable …