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Anthropology / ethnology / social studies

 
 
Swamps and the New Imagination - On the Future of Cohabitation in Art, Architecture and Philosophy
2020
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
forthcoming
An exploration of the "swampy" zone between the human and the other forms of life that make up his ecosystem and his environment, at the intersection of art, architecture and philosophy, in the perspective of a posthumanist ecology.
L\'Art contemporain africain - Histoire(s) d\'une notion
2020
French edition
JRP|Editions - Lectures Maison Rouge
forthcoming
A polyphonic genealogy of the concept of contemporary African art.
Elena Prosvetina - Au temps des utopies radieuses - Création et folie en Russie soviétique (1921-1929) – Avec la traduction de Pavel Karpov : L\'Activité créatrice des aliénés et son influence sur le développement des sciences, des arts et de la technique
2020
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – Les Hétéroclites
forthcoming
A study and translation of a fundamental text on the “art of the insane” in Russia, re-establishing a whole section of Western history of the interest of psychiatrists in the relationship between creation and madness.
Elizabeth A. Povinelli - E-flux journal - Routes & Worlds
2020
English edition
Sternberg Press - E-flux journal
forthcoming
Elizabeth Povinelli's anthropology of the otherwise locates itself within forms of life that run counter to dominant modes of being under late settler liberalism. In these essays, she considers the emergence of new worlds and the extinguishment of old ones, seeking to develop a social imaginary that can sustain radical potentiality without turning a blind eye to our deep interdependence.
Jérôme Lamy - La base spatiale d\'Hammaguir - Traversée culturelle dans les archives de l\'Espace #1
2020
French edition
Observatoire de l'Espace / CNES - Books
forthcoming
Michel Beretti, author, Jérôme Lamy, sociologist, and Élise Parré, artist, joined in a yearlong research project initiated by the Observatoire de l'Espace (the cultural laboratory of the French Space Agency) around the birth of the French space technology and its first spaceport in Hammaguir, Algeria.
Jean-Paul Fourmentraux - antiDATA – La désobéissance numérique - Art et hacktivisme technocritique
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Perceptions
forthcoming
An analysis of the technocritical acts and strategies by artists, hackers and activists in the (post-)digital age.
David Graeber - L\'Anarchie – pour ainsi dire - Conversations avec Mehdi Belhaj Kacem, Nika Dubrovsky et Assia Turquier-Zauberman
2020
French edition
Diaphanes - Anarchies
forthcoming
David Graeber's interviews (with Mehdi Belhaj Kacem, Nika Dubrovsky, and Assia Turquier Zauberman) redefine the contours of what an anarchist morality could be today.
David Graeber - Anarchy – In a Manner of Speaking - Conversations with Mehdi Belhaj Kacem, Nika Dubrovsky, and Assia Turquier-Zauberman
2020
English edition
Diaphanes - Anarchies
forthcoming
David Graeber's interviews (with Mehdi Belhaj Kacem, Nika Dubrovsky, and Assia Turquier Zauberman) redefine the contours of what an anarchist morality could be today.
Puissance du végétal et cinéma animiste - La vitalité révélée par la technique
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
forthcoming
A collective and transdisciplinary study of the representation of plants and their powers to reflect on the question of animation, cinema, photography and, more broadly, image, in the Anthropocene era and in the context of the "vegetal turn" at work in the human sciences as well as in contemporary art.
La vie sociale des choses - Les marchandises dans une perspective culturelle
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
forthcoming
Examining how things are sold and exchanged within diverse cultural environments, past and present through a collection of contributions by social anthropologists and historians, this book builds a bridge between social history, cultural anthropology and economics and marks a major step in our understanding of the cultural foundations of economic life and the sociology of culture.
Tom Holert - Knowledge Beside Itself - Contemporary Art\'s Epistemic Politics
2020
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
A study on the role of research and knowledge production in today's contemporary art, and the growing relevance of art as conduit of knowledge.
Noémie Étienne - Les Autres et les ancêtres - Les dioramas de Franz Boas et d’Arthur C. Parker à New York, 1900
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
An in-depth study of the diorama in the United States at the beginning of the 20th century, a place for the creation and mediation of knowledge but also for the political construction of history, between art, anthropology and natural sciences.
Stéphane Van Damme - Seconde nature - Rematérialiser les sciences de Bacon à Tocqueville
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
By renewing the dialogue with anthropology, this book invites the history of science to be refounded on other, more humanistic bases.
Carlo Levi a San Costantino Albanese - Archivi della Basilicata – Vol. 2
2020
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Humboldt Books - Globetrotter
Three multidisciplinary essays—from cultural anthropology to photography analysis—based on visual archives documenting the visit of writer, painter and politician Carlo Levi to an Albanian community in Southern Italy (second volume in the series “Archivi della Basilicata”).
Bonaventure Soh Bejend Ndikung - Pamphlet 1 - Ceux qui sont morts ne sont jamais partis – La préservation de la suprématie, du Musée ethnologique et les complexités du Forum Humboldt
2020
French edition
Archive Books
currently out of stock
A post-colonial pamphlet on the ethnological museums of Europe, primarily the upcoming Humboldt Forum in Berlin.
Love and Ethnology - The Colonial Dialectic of Sensitivity (after Hubert Fichte)
2019
English edition
Sternberg Press - Catalogues
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.
Franck Léard - Chichilianne : le loup, l\'eau et les communs
2019
French edition
369 editions - Manuals
An experiment in rural resistance to technocratic logics in a mountain area.
Bonaventure Soh Bejend Ndikung - Pamphlet 1 - Those who are dead are not ever gone – On the Maintenance of Supremacy, the Ethnological Museum
and the Intricacies of the Humboldt Forum
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.
Five Heads (Tavan Tolgoi) - Art, Anthropology and Mongol Futurism
2019
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
This publication brings together the work of five anthropologists and five artists/collectives researching and responding to the dramatic rise and fall of Mongolia's mineral economy. Drawing from ongoing fieldwork in Mongolia, the contributors conceptualise crisis as a space for the emergence of new possibilities.
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).
An Early Album of the World - Photographs 1842-1896
2019
English edition
Kaph Books
The development of photography in its first years of existence: an history of the dissemination of photography as a form of documentation and an instrument of discovering and understanding the world and its people, through a wide selection of historic images taken in the Americas, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, between 1842 and 1896.
Ouvrir l\'album du monde - Photographies 1842-1896
2019
French edition
Kaph Books
The development of photography in its first years of existence: an history of the dissemination of photography as a form of documentation and an instrument of discovering and understanding the world and its people, through a wide selection of historic images taken in the Americas, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, between 1842 and 1896.


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