anthropology / ethnology / social studies

 
 
Love and Ethnology - The Colonial Dialectic of Sensitivity (after Hubert Fichte)
2019
English edition
Sternberg Press - Catalogues
forthcoming
Halfway between a catalogue and a reader, this publication documents a long-term, touring exhibition project on the critical reception of Hubert Fichte's ethnographic travel literature. This large-scale initiative brings forth a multi-faceted debate on colonial modernism, ethnography, poetry and sexuality.
Estelle Hanania - It\'s Alive! - À travers l\'œuvre de Gisèle Vienne
2019
French edition
Shelter Press - Books
forthcoming
The new book from French photographer Estelle Hanania gathers over ten years of collaboration and archives revolving around the artistic universe of Gisèle Vienne.
Franck Léard - Chichilianne : le loup, l\'eau et les communs
2019
French edition
369 editions - Manuals
forthcoming
Une expérience de résistance rurale.
Bonaventure Soh Bejend Ndikung - Pamphlet 1 - Those who are dead are not ever gone
2019
English edition
Archive Books
A post-colonial pamphlet on the ethnological museums of Europe, primarily the upcoming Humboldt Forum in Berlin.
Michael Taussig - I Swear I Saw This - Sur quelques dessins de carnets de terrain
2019
French edition
(SIC) - Vase
In I Swear I Saw This, Michael Taussig highlights the heuristic function of the sketches and drawings made by the ethnographer in his notebooks.
William Reddy - La traversée des sentiments - Un cadre pour l\'histoire des émotions (1700-1850)
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
A pioneering approach to the history of emotions.
Gaëlle Beaujean - L\'art de cour d\'Abomey - Le sens des objets
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
Conceived around an anthropology of the object, this book proposes to follow the course of royal objects of Abomey, former capital of the pre-colonial Kingdom of Dahomey (in present-day Benin).
Baptiste Brun - Jean Dubuffet et la besogne de l\'Art Brut - Critique du primitivisme
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
Jean Dubuffet, Art Brut, and the primitivist paradigm.
Hubert Fichte - The Black City - Glosses
2019
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
The first English translation of Hubert Fichte's investigation on New York's African diaspora in the late 1970s. Contesting the stylistic norms of ethnographic studies, Fichte offers an experimental, poetic, and radical reflection on the living conditions, struggles and cultural heritage of New York Africans.
Cécile Fromont - L\'Art de la conversion - Culture visuelle chrétienne dans le royaume du Kongo
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
An an extensive analysis of the advent of Christian visual culture in the Kingdom of Kongo and its and development across four centuries.
Ari Marcopoulos - Boarding Pass
2018
French edition
Nieves
A series of off-the-cuff photographs demonstrating the poetic experience of air travel (artist's book).
 Jean-Yves Petiteau & Bernard Renoux - Dockers à Nantes - L\'expérience des itinéraires
2018
French edition
ESAAA
The itinerary as an artistic, architectural, territorial and social experience.
Yaëlle Biro - Fabriquer le regard - Marchands, réseaux et objets d\'art africains à l\'aube du XXe siècle
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
Based on a set of mostly unpublished archives, this book focuses on the role played by art dealers at the turn of the last century in the definition, promotion and circulation of African objects as artworks, in Europe and the United States.
Daniel J. Sherman - Le primitivisme en France et les fins d\'empire (1945-1975)
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
“Primitivism” as a tool for analysis of post-war French society, between a modernization and decolonization movement, and possible forms of resistance.
Hercule Florence - Le Nouveau Robinson
2018
English edition
Humboldt Books
Through a series of scientific contributions and archives, this publication recounts the extraordinary character that was Hercule Florence—an explorer, an inventor and an artist, considered one of the inventors of photography.
 Abram Kardiner & Lionel Ovesey - Color line - Oppression et inconscient
2018
French edition
A landmark study on the psychological effects of oppression on Black Americans during the 1940s.
 Paul Burwell & David Toop - Suttle Sculpture (vinyl LP)
2018
French edition
Sub Rosa
Never released before recordings from Logos Foundation live sessions in Brussels, on May 7, 1977. Toop and Burwell's association, which ran during the seventies, was a good mixture of musical decomposition through free improvisation, bioacoustics, environmental sound, raw musics, anthropology, and esoterism.
S. M. Eisenstein - Sergei Eisenstein and the Anthropology of Rhythm
2017
English edition
Nero
The unfinished works of Sergei Eisenstein are traversed by aesthetic, anthropological, and political questions. Focusing on the anthropology of rhythm that the Soviet director developed in his Mexican project, Que viva Mexico!, this book also extends its analysis to the film projects Bezhin Meadow and The Great Fergana Canal.
David Signer - Économie de la sorcellerie
2017
French edition
An ethnological study of witchcraft in West Africa, based on field research conducted in five countries between 1994 and 2000.
 Simryn Gill & Michael Taussig - Becoming Palm
2017
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
Becoming Palm is the outcome of a conversation between two friends, artist Simryn Gill and anthropologist Michael Taussig, addressing the complexities of palm oil and “the enormous transformations, human, and ecological, that this crop engenders” (Taussig) in two disparate geographical locations, Southeast Asia and South America.
 Ernesto Neto and the Huni Kuin - Aru Kuxipa - Sacred Secret
2017
English edition
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
This collaborative journey between Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto and members from the Huni Kuin indigenous communities brings to the fore the concept of “ancestral futures” and extends the concerns that have been evident in Neto's oeuvre over the past 20 years: a celebration of the sensuality of being, the unity of bodies and nature, and a longing for spiritual vision.
Hercule Florence - Le Nouveau Robinson
2017
French edition
Humboldt Books
Through a series of scientific contributions and archives, this publication recounts the extraordinary character that was Hercule Florence—an explorer, an inventor and an artist, considered one of the inventors of photography.
Annie Claustres - Objets emblèmes, objets du don - Enjeux postmodernes de la culture matérielle, de 1964 à nos jours
2017
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
Postmodernism and gift culture: everyday objects in contemporary art since the 1960s.
Pascale Martinez - Le temple et les marchands - Une histoire du musée Grévin (1881-1921)
2017
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
A story of the Grévin wax museum in Paris from 1881 to 1921.
Clara Pacquet - Signature et achevé en soi - Esthétique, psychologie et anthropologie dans l\'œuvre de Karl Philipp Moritz (1756-1793)
2017
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
An essay conceived as an intellectual portrait of the German writer, psychologist and art theorist Karl Philipp Moritz, whose purpose is to investigate the relationships between aesthetics, psychology and anthropology in the second half of the 18th century, and the importance of their simultaneous development for the debates about art after 1800.