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Anthropology / ethnology / social studies

 
 
Swamps and the New Imagination - On the Future of Cohabitation in Art, Architecture and Philosophy
2022
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.
Anna Cuomo - Faire carrière dans le rap au Burkina Faso - Une anthropologie politique de la musique
2022
French edition
Mélanie Seteun - Music and Society (books)
forthcoming
A political anthropology of music that is resolutely critical, reflective and accessible, based on a study of the world of Burkinabe rap.
Leva Leva - Ladainha de pescadores / Litanie des pêcheurs portugais (book + vinyl LP)
2022
bilingual edition (French / Portuguese)
Flee
forthcoming
A volume that gives a voice to artists, writers, witnesses and experts, all invited to reflect upon the question of the Portuguese fishermen's culture and the rapid transformation it experienced, accompanied by a vinyl compilation containing undisclosed original recordings of Portuguese fishermen's songs and contemporary compositions.
Leva Leva - Ladainha de pescadores / Litanie des pêcheurs portugais (book)
2022
bilingual edition (French / Portuguese)
Flee
forthcoming
This volume gives a voice to artists, writers, witnesses and experts, all invited to reflect upon the question of the Portuguese fishermen's culture and the rapid transformation it experienced.
Volume ! - La scène de Canterbury
2022
texts in English and French
Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
Mélanie Seteun - Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
The analysis, history and reception of the Canterbury music scene between the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Ahmed Bouanani - Enquête sur les bijoux Amazighs
2022
trilingual edition (English / Arabic / French)
Kulte Editions
A series of drawings made during a field visit by the filmmaker, writer and artist Ahmed Bouanani. Here ethnographer and illustrator, Bouanani analyzes the construction of Berber jewelry by sketching a taxonomy and a geography of formal symbolism of Berber groups in Morocco.
Dieu va ouvrir la mer - Christianismes Africains au Maroc
2022
French edition
Kulte Editions
An experience of observation of contemporary African migratory approaches and new theological movements of Christianity on the continent and in particular in Morocco, through texts of researchers but also various testimonies and documents.
Elizabeth A. Povinelli - E-flux journal - Routes & Worlds
2022
English edition
Sternberg Press - E-flux journal
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.
Jean-Loup Amselle - L\'art de la friche - Essai sur l\'art contemporain africain
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
An anthropologist's view of contemporary African creation.
Dominique Pasqualini - Du biface à l\'interface - Artefacts, affects, etc.
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
varia
From the prehistoric biface to the telephone interface, whose lightning diffusion concretizes a new anthropological threshold for humanity: a theoretical articulation of current global issues from prehistory, thought as the privileged site where to rest the questions of the technique, the language and the image, between archaeology of the media, anthropology, geology, biology and science-fiction.
Exploring Gong Culture of Southeast Asia - Massif and Archipelago (vinyl LP)
2022
Sub Rosa
A field recording project initiated by Japanese sound artist Yasuhiro Morinaga, documenting traditional gong music by different Southeast Asian ethnic groups.
Exploring Gong Culture of Southeast Asia - Massif and Archipelago (2 CD + booklet)
2022
Sub Rosa
A field recording project initiated by Japanese sound artist Yasuhiro Morinaga, documenting traditional gong music by different Southeast Asian ethnic groups (2 CDs with a 52 page booklet).
Décor - Vulgaire
2022
French edition
Décor
EnsAD Paris (French National School for Decorative Arts)
The second issue of the annual review of the École des arts décoratifs de Paris, devoted to the question of the vulgar, explores through creations, portfolios, interviews, fictions and theoretical texts the polysemy of this word which embodies all the tensions of our time.
Jean-Loup Amselle - L\'art de la friche - Essai sur l\'art contemporain africain
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
An anthropologist's view of contemporary African creation.
Benjamin Lavigne - Le Petit Surhomme des jeux vidéo et la gamification du monde - Éthique de la manipulation par l’interactivité ludique
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
The Nietzschean notion of superman and the very real effects of the virtual, the networks, the digital image and the video game in human interrelationships: a striking essay resulting from the posthumously defended thesis of Benjamin Lavigne (1981-2020), which draws up a singular, committed and rigorous critic of the technological foundations of contemporary society.
Le paysage après coup
2022
French edition
Naima
A collective research on the memory of the places to the test of wars and conflicts through representations of landscapes, as they are reworked by means of contemporary art, cinema or literature.
Expanded Nature - Écologies du cinéma expérimental
2022
French edition
Light Cone
The ecologies of experimental cinema in the Anthropocene age.
Fred Moten - Les sous-communs - Planification fugitive et étude noire
2022
French edition
Brook
A political and aesthetic critique of racial capitalism and modes of social experimentation in the form of resistance to the colonial commons.
Benjamin Lavigne - Le Petit Surhomme des jeux vidéo et la gamification du monde - Éthique de la manipulation par l’interactivité ludique
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
The Nietzschean notion of superman and the very real effects of the virtual, the networks, the digital image and the video game in human interrelationships: a striking essay resulting from the posthumously defended thesis of Benjamin Lavigne (1981-2020), which draws up a singular, committed and rigorous critic of the technological foundations of contemporary society.
Lara Bonneau - Lire l\'œuvre d\'Aby Warburg à la lumière de ses Fragments sur l\'expression
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
An essay to account for the architectonics of Aby Warburg (1866-1929) by resituating his work within his project of general anthropology of expression: Lara Bonneau shows, from a text as little known as it is important, that the invention of iconology, which made the art historian famous, was underpinned by an ontology drawing on various sources, philosophical, psychological and biological as well as historical.
Enfermements
2022
French edition
Jannink - Wide Open
Various approaches (historical, philosophical, psychoanalytical, but also artistic) on the experience of confinement, from incarceration to sanitary lockdown.
Jean-Luc Bouvret - Mémoires de pierre - Etats-Unis / Brésil / Chine (DVD)
2022
French edition
a.p.r.e.s editions - Documents & Video Works (DVD)
A collection of three films on rock art, in America, Brazil, and China, proposed by Jean-Luc Bouvret.
Volume ! - Experts / Non experts
2022
texts in English and French
Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
Mélanie Seteun - Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
The purpose of this issue "Experts / Non Experts. Participative Knowledge Construction in Popular Music: Controversies and Historiography" is to offer a retrospective and critical reflection on popular music studies' initial vocation, to bring to light repertoires that are seldom studied and even sometimes discredited.
Amazonia - Anthology as Cosmology
2021
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
Amazonia: Anthology as Cosmology is devoted to Amazonia, its peoples, allies, and nonhuman spirits, and their myriad material and immaterial practices, from certain cosmopolitics and visual languages to past and present forms of resistance.
La Déconniatrie - Art, exil et psychiatrie autour de François Tosquelles
2021
French edition
varia
The catalog of the international exhibition initiated at Les Abattoirs reveals a little-known story that was a milestone in 20th century psychiatry and its new links with art brut and modern art, taking as its starting point the career of the Catalan psychiatrist François Tosquelles (1912-1994).
Ueno Chizuko - Une idéologie pour survivre - Débats féministes sur violence et genre au Japon
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – Délashiné!
First translation into French of a work by the Japanese sociologist and feminist Chizuko Ueno, who questions the relationship of women to historical tragedies, violence, war and terrorism, rejecting all forms of violence, both state and domestic, as well as domination.
Éléonore Devevey - Terrains d\'entente - Anthropologues et écrivains dans la seconde moitié du XXe siècle
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Œuvres en sociétés
Historical exchanges and common ground (of agreement or dissension) between literature and anthropology.
Hybrid Ecologies
2021
English edition
Diaphanes
A series of interdisciplinary contributions around the political and social dimensions of ecology and its implications in the humanities and social sciences, artistic practices and design.
Zaven Paré - Le spectacle anthropomorphique - Entre les singes et les robots
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
From the observation of a society of capuchin monkeys and thought experiments borrowed from theater, Zaven Paré, artist and researcher in interaction design, specialist in theater and robotics, attempts to dismantle the pitfalls of anthropomorphization, in an attention that seeks to preserve the irreducible character of an interspecific copresence.
Silver Rights
2021
trilingual edition (English / Spanish / Italian)
Archive Books
An in-depth research project by Elena Mazzi in dialogue with the Mapuche spiritual leader, silversmith and activist, Mauro Millán and Argentinean artist, Eduardo Molinari, about the cultural resistance of the Mapuche people to neo-colonialism in Chile.
Fórum do Futuro - Vita Nova
2021
English edition
Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite
A collective book that proposes to question human and non-human existence in the current social context, spanning different cosmogonic views.
Everything Passes Except the Past - Decolonizing Ethnographic Museums, Film Archives, and Public Space
2021
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
Everything Passes Except the Past takes an artistic and discursive approach to coming to grips with a colonial past that remains present in ethnographic museums, public space, and image archives.
Le Comportement des Choses
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – ArTeC
A polyphonic investigation that reveals the potential of fictional and philosophical suggestion of the animation of things, questioning the persistence of forms of animism within the project of modernity, in the horizon of a questioning of the anthropocentric foundations of the Western culture.
Volume ! - Back to work
2021
texts in English and French
Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
Mélanie Seteun - Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
Issue dedicated to music as work.
Bert Flint - Afro-Berber Planet - The Trans-Saharan arts at the Tiskiwin Museum, from Marrakech to Timbuktu
2021
English edition
Zamân - Zamân Books
An augmented reissue of the guide to the Tiskiwin museum in Marrakech, created by collector and anthropologist Bert Flint following his various travels through Transsaharian Africa.
Bert Flint - Planète afro-berbère - Les arts transsahariens au musée Tiskiwin, de Marrakech à Tombouctou
2021
French edition
Zamân - Zamân Books
An augmented reissue of the guide to the Tiskiwin museum in Marrakech, created by collector and anthropologist Bert Flint following his various travels through Transsaharian Africa.
Bert Flint - الكوكب الأفرو-بربري - الفنون العابرة للصحراء في متحف تيسكوينمن مراكش إلى تومبوكتو
2021
Arabic edition
Zamân - Zamân Books
An augmented reissue of the guide to the Tiskiwin museum in Marrakech, created by collector and anthropologist Bert Flint following his various travels through Transsaharian Africa.
Andrew Pekler - Tristes Tropiques (vinyl LP)
2021
Faitiche
An album of “synthetic exotica & pseudo-ethnographic music”.
Elena Prosvetina - Au temps des utopies radieuses - Création et folie en Russie soviétique (1921-1929) – Suivi de Pavel Karpov : L\'activité créatrice des aliénés, 1926
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – Les Hétéroclites
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.
Art contemporain africain - Histoire(s) d\'une notion par celles et ceux qui l\'ont faite
2021
French edition
JRP|Editions - Lectures Maison Rouge
A polyphonic genealogy of the concept of contemporary African art.
David Graeber - L\'anarchie – pour ainsi dire - Conversations avec Mehdi Belhaj Kacem, Nika Dubrovsky et Assia Turquier-Zauberman
2021
French edition
Diaphanes - Anarchies
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.
Politiques de la distraction
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – ArTeC
A collective and transdisciplinary reflection on the notion of distraction, thought both as the stigma of our societies and as its antidote.
Mirjam Wirz - Sobre El Río (Passage)
2021
bilingual edition (English / Spanish)
Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite
This publication tells of the journey of a photographic research of the origins of cumbia music along the lower Magdalena river in Colombia.
Colloque Vues & Données - De la prise de vue à l\'épreuve de la donnée comme histoire matérielle de l\'image
2021
French edition
ENSP Arles (National School of Photography)
A history of the concept of data.
Couleur et soin
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Architecture / design / graphic design – Design – Misceallenous
ENSAD Nancy (Nancy National School of Art and Design)
For the past ten years or so, several hospitals, art and design schools, social science researchers and design agencies have been mobilizing around the notion of care, a concept derived from American féminist philosophy. This publication aims to explore the place of color in this concept of care.
Jean-Paul Fourmentraux - antiDATA – La désobéissance numérique - Art et hacktivisme technocritique
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Perceptions
An analysis of the technocritical acts and strategies by artists, hackers and activists in the (post-)digital age.
Denis-Constant Martin - Plus que de la musique... - Musiques, sociétés et politique, Caraïbes, États-Unis, Afrique du Sud
2020
French edition
Mélanie Seteun - Music and Society (books)
An essential anthology of studies on music as it is played and lived throughout the world, from France to the United States via South Africa, which underlines Denis-Constant Martin's crucial role in the sociology of popular music. His works, which since the 1970s have questioned recorded and mediatized music by going beyond established musical categories, are striking in their contemporaneity.
David Graeber - Anarchy – In a Manner of Speaking - Conversations with Mehdi Belhaj Kacem, Nika Dubrovsky, and Assia Turquier-Zauberman
2020
English edition
Diaphanes - Anarchies
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.
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