Anthropology / ethnology / social studies

 
 
Thierry de Duve - Come On, Men, One More Effort… - Anthropogenesis, Christianity, Sexuation
2024
English edition
Diaphanes - TransPositions
forthcoming
In this essay, Thierry de Duve leaves the aesthetics and history of the art to approach, under the religious prism, two anthropological questions that the mutation of the symbolic order in progress makes pressing: the difference of the sexes and the future of the politics of emancipation.
Élisée Reclus - Abécédaire Reclus - Les 101 mots d\'Élisée
2024
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
forthcoming
A glossary of themes running through the work of Élisée Reclus (1830-1905), reflecting the contemporary relevance and diversity of the anarchist geographer's thought.
Marion Laval-Jeantet - Microbiota - Créer et soigner
2024
French edition
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
forthcoming
Marion Laval-Jeantet's research into therapeutic care continues her work with Benoît Mangin under the name of Object-Oriented Art on microbiota, at the crossroads of scientific art, biology, anthropology, psychology and ethology.
Eduardo Jorge de Oliveira - Invented Skins - Epidermal Readings in Brazilian Art and Literature
2024
English edition
Diaphanes - Think Art
forthcoming
The social, historical and cultural dimensions of the skin in Brazilian art and literature.
Yaël Kreplak - Les réserves des musées - Écologies des collections
2024
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
forthcoming
Using an interdisciplinary approach inspired by science and technology studies, and combining museological and sociological perspectives, this groundbreaking study of museum storerooms sheds new light on the world of art and cultural heritage conservation.
Construire un Matrimoine de la BD - Créations, mobilisations et transmissions des femmes dans le neuvième art, en Europe et en Amérique
2024
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – ArTeC
The first scientific work to trace the history of female comic strip creators, for the (re)valorization of women's heritage.
Textile Textures - Multithreaded Narratives
2024
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
currently out of stock
The multiple meanings and uses of textiles in art, culture and society.
Volume ! - La fin des genres musicaux ? Catégoriser les musiques populaires
2024
texts in English and French
Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
Mélanie Seteun - Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
A historicist approach of music genres.
Michel Guérin - Aménager l\'espace, orner les lieux
2024
French edition
Athom
Three texts by Michel Guérin on the notions of ornament and decoration, at the crossroads of theological, anthropological, aesthetic and philosophical considerations.
Objets à l\'état vif - Entre dynamiques sociales et pratiques artistiques
2024
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
A collective reflection on the question of objects in artistic situations, at the crossroads of art history and theory, social sciences and artistic practices.
Nina Dragičević - Auditory Poverty and its Discontents - An Essay
2024
English edition
Errant Bodies
Where sounding is understood as an exhibition of activity, vitality, and power, Nina Dragičević proposes that we analyse sonic phenomena in econo-political terms.
Jamie Allen - Infrastructures critiques
2024
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – ArTeC
How do we perceive and think about the infrastructures that condition the ways in which we perceive, think and experience our world? Four essays by Jamie Allen, whose experiments as artist and researcher cross media, disciplines and borders, that invite us to make visible the backstage work of the digitized world, and to think (post)critically about the very notion of critique.
Chantal Guillaume - Fourier ou l\'utopie en réel
2024
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Paperback
Charles Fourier or utopia as reality.
Ingo Niermann - The Monadic Age - Notes on the Coming Social Order
2024
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
The Monadic Age unfolds in thirty-three autonomous—monadic—essays on topics as diverse as environmentalism, terrorism, geopolitics, housing, the metaverse, nonbinarism, language, charity, euthanasia, identity politics, tattoos, ableism, AI, birthrates, war, religion, sex, and art.
Ana Vujanović - Toward a Transindividual Self
2024
English edition
Archive Books
currently out of stock
Toward a Transindividual Self examines the process of performing the self, distinctive for the formation of the self in Western neoliberal societies in the 21st century. It approaches the self from a transdisciplinary angle where political and cultural anthropology, performance studies, and dramaturgy intersect.
Landscape with(out) Locus
2023
English edition
Nero
A collective reflection on the landscape as an ever-changing social, economic, and ecological construct, addressing questions of power, identity, and natural resources (contributions by T. J. Demos, Tiago Torres-Campos, Tiffany Kaewen Dang, Hagit Keysar and Ariel Caine, Teresa Mendes Flores, Chris Malcolm, Irmgard Emmelhainz...)
Volume ! - La valeur de la musique
2023
texts in English and French
Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
Mélanie Seteun - Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
Focus on the question of the economic and cultural value of music, which has re-emerged with the advent of streaming platforms.
 SG<!----> - For Lovers Only / Rain Suite (vinyl LP)
2023
Faitiche
SG is none other than Andrew Pekler returning to faitiche with an album of sentimental guitar escapism. For Lovers Only / Rain Suite features ten tracks made using only an electric guitar and a handful of effects pedals (plus some additional recordings of rain) and finds Pekler once again attempting to reconicile his tendencies towards kitsch, experimentation and minimalism.
Robert Linhart - The Sugar and the Hunger
2023
English edition
Rab-Rab Press
The first English language translation of Robert Linhart's The Sugar and the Hunger, originally published in 1980. Includes afterword by Luiz Renato Martins, and other materials.
Imaginaires technologiques
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – ArTeC
Some insights into the imaginaries that inhabit techno-scientific realities, transforming our relationship with the world, closing or opening up the future.
Décor - Trans
2023
French edition
Décor
ENSAD (École des Arts Décoratifs de Paris)
The third issue of the annual review of the École des arts décoratifs de Paris, placed under the complex and ambivalent sign of "TRANS", covering the various ways of transgressing (identity, textuality, coding, training, etc.).
Mieke Bal - Concepts itinérants - Comment se déplacer dans les sciences humaines
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – esthétique:critique
Attempting to bridge the gap between specialised scholarship in the humanistic disciplines and an interdisciplinary project of cultural analysis, Mieke Bal has written an intellectual travel guide that charts the course "beyond" cultural studies.
Objective: Earth - Designing our Planet
2023
English edition
Les presses du réel – Architecture / design / graphic design – Design – Misceallenous
MUDAC (Lausanne's Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts)
Artists, designers and researchers investigate the "becoming object" of the Earth, in the face of the techno-scientific vision and geo-engineering projects that tend to turn our planet into a design object.
Objectif Terre - Le design de notre planète
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Architecture / design / graphic design – Design – Misceallenous
MUDAC (Lausanne's Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts)
Artists, designers and researchers investigate the "becoming object" of the Earth, in the face of the techno-scientific vision and geo-engineering projects that tend to turn our planet into a design object.
Laurent Buffet - Captation et subversion - L\'art à l\'épreuve du capitalisme tardif
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – esthétique:critique
Suspected of having been completely assimilated by the commercial industries, it is not so much against these that art must be defended as against a simplistic narrative imposed by a certain sociology of art. When one is finally interested in the artistic practices themselves, it becomes obvious that the art continues to resist: by its politics of the forms.
Jean-Paul Fourmentraux - Sousveillance - L\'œil du contre-pouvoir
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – esthétique:critique
On the border between arts and surveillance studies, this book analyzes the technopolitical role of new "machines vision" and considers sousveillance as a democratic counter-power.
Sébastien Miravete - Bergson structuraliste - L\'aube d\'une autre anthropologie structurale et cognitive
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – Drama
What does Bergson bring to the history of the concept of "structure" even before the advent of structuralism? Why is his approach still relevant today? Sébastien Miravete proposes a rereading of Bergsonian philosophy to show how it outlines an other structuralist metaphysics, which can inspire all 21st century thought.
Steven Feld - La recherche comme composition
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Music & Sound Arts – ArTeC
Two essays by Steven Feld, a leading figure in anthropology and sound studies, that challenge established acoustic perspectives and open up the exciting field of research-composition.
Claudia Mareis - Théories du design - Une introduction
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Architecture / design / graphic design – Design/Théories
By introducing the main design theories of the twentieth century, Claudia Mareis outlines approaches and models that postulate an expanded notion of design, in connection with the human and technical sciences, as well as with the challenges of a changing society.
Objectif Terre - Le design de notre planète
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Architecture / design / graphic design – Design – Misceallenous
MUDAC (Lausanne's Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts)
Artists, designers and researchers investigate the "becoming object" of the Earth, in the face of the techno-scientific vision and geo-engineering projects that tend to turn our planet into a design object (also available in English).
Ixiptla - Amarantus
2023
English edition
Ixiptla
Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite
This 5th issue of the anthropology journal created by Mariana Castillo Deball explains and develops the issues at stake in the artist's recent research.
The Rainbow Book
2023
English edition
Nero
currently out of stock
The reprint of a cult book of post-1968 psychedelic culture:, an encyclopedia of the cultural and artistic manifestations of the rainbow first published in 1975 in Berkeley, California, on the occasion of The Rainbow Show exhibition held at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
La création dans les musiques traditionnelles en France - L\'écho d\'un monde musical en effervescence
2023
French edition
Mélanie Seteun - Misceallenous
currently out of stock
A new milestone in the reflection on the challenges of creation in traditional music, and its recent aesthetic renewal.
Louis Ucciani - Avant-garde et contre culture
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Paperback
Three perspectives (philosophical, sociological and artist's word) on the meaning of the avant-garde, and its relationship to the counter-culture.
Wendy Hui Kyong Chun - Codes, races, climat, habitudes - Implications sociales de la numérisation
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – ArTeC
New media theorist Wendy Hui Kyong Chun exposes her original conception of programming and code, alerts us to the racialization bias, homophily and eugenic tendencies that govern our interactions on platforms, and analyzes the need to call upon the humanities and social sciences in the development of algorithmic models for predicting the evolutions and impacts of climate change.
Volume ! - Common Grounds – Ethnomusicology and Popular Music Studies
2023
texts in English and French
Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
Mélanie Seteun - Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
This issue explores the crossroads, contacts and contrasts between two fields of musical knowledge: ethnomusicology and popular music studies.
Thierry de Duve - Hommes, encore un effort… - Anthropogenèse, christianisme, sexuation
2023
French edition
Diaphanes - TransPositions
In this essay, Thierry de Duve leaves the aesthetics and history of the art to approach, under the religious prism, two anthropological questions that the mutation of the symbolic order in progress makes pressing: the difference of the sexes and the future of the politics of emancipation.
Haegue Yang - Mesmerizing Mesh - Paper Leap and Resonating Habitat
2023
bilingual edition (English / French)
Is-Land
New monograph, devoted to Haegue Yang's "Mesmerizing Mesh" series, which dwelves into "Sacred Paper Cutting", a Korean shamanastic ritual which has inspired many of her recent projects.
Luca Trevisani - Walking loaves
2023
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Nero
An artist book by Luca Trevisani, overwriting in the mode of a palimpsest Piero Camporesi's Bread of Dreams, an Italian cult classic of "food" anthropology.
Traces de guerre
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – Perceptions
An multidisciplinary approach of the war by its traces.
Awkward Archives - Ethnographic Drafts for a Modular Curriculum
2023
English edition
Archive Books
currently out of stock
A manual for academic teaching and learning contexts.
Pascal Goblot - Sapiens ou la naissance de l\'art (DVD)
2023
French edition (English subtitles)
a.p.r.e.s editions - Documents & Video Works (DVD)
An investigation into the origins of artistic creation, more than 40,000 years ago (a film by Pascal Goblot, with Daniel Buren and a group of specialists in prehistoric art, philosophers, anthropologists and archaeologists, narrated by Virginie Ledoyen).
Richard Nonas - Collected printed matter 1971-2020
2023
English edition
Tonini Editore
138 records of artist’s books, catalogues, posters, invitation cards and ephemera (with an essay by Jan Meissner).
Angles morts du numérique ubiquitaire - Un glossaire critique et amoureux
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – ArTeC
Blind spots of the ubiquitous digital—a critical and loving glossary: 138 entries to explore the unspoken aspects of new technologies, artificial intelligence and other aspects of digital.
Trading Zones - Camera Work in Artistic and Ethnographic Research
2022
English edition
Archive Books
currently out of stock
This book introduces camera-based practices at the intersections of artistic and ethnographic research that critically examine the means of their own production and social embeddedness.
Anna Cuomo - Faire carrière dans le rap au Burkina Faso - Une anthropologie politique de la musique
2022
French edition
Mélanie Seteun - Music and Society
A political anthropology of music that is resolutely critical, reflective and accessible, based on a study of the world of Burkinabe rap.
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