Lévi-Strauss A Biography EMMANUELLE LOYER Sciences Po Translated by Ninon Vinsonneau and Jonathan Magidoff ‘This is the first true biography of one of the greatest French intellectuals of the twentieth century, who lived to be 100 years old and who finished his life covered in glory and honours. Emmanuelle Loyer’s book is a marvel of intelligence that holds the reader’s attention from beginning to end.’ Élisabeth Roudinesco, Le Monde 229 x 152mm • 800 pages • 2018 HB • 978-1-5095-1198-3 • £35.00 / $45.00 / €42.90 ebook available
Barthes A Biography TIPHAINE SAMOYAULT Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3 Translated by Andrew Brown ‘Tiphaine Samoyault’s outstanding biography of Roland Barthes allows us to meet him in person, as it were, as a lively, seductive French intellectual. At the same time, Samoyault offers us a splendid introduction to Barthes’ ground-breaking writings in so many fields, from literary theory to meditations about the meaning of human existence.’ Thomas Pavel, University of Chicago 229 x 152mm • 608 pages • 2016 HB • 978-1-5095-0565-4 • £25.00 / $39.95 / €30.90 ebook available
A Biography of Ordinary Man On Authorities and Minorities FRANÇOIS LARUELLE University of Paris X Translated by Alex Dubilet ‘What would it mean to craft a rigorous science of humanity based on minority rather than authority? In one of his earliest complete expressions of non-philosophy, Laruelle offers a compelling formula for generic humanity – dubbed here ordinary man – rooted not in philosophical or social difference but in real, ordinary identity, the identity of minority. The result is a form of life without authority, without state, without world, in other words, truly glorious.’ Alexander R. Galloway, New York University 229 x 152mm • 272 pages • 2017 HB • 978-1-5095-0995-9 • £55.00 / $69.95 / €67.90 PB • 978-1-5095-0996-6 • £18.99 / $26.95 / €24.90 ebook available See backlist for more Laruelle titles.
Spinoza: Then and Now Essays, Volume 3 ANTONIO NEGRI Formerly of University of Padua Translated by Ed Emery In this book, renowned theorist Antonio Negri examines how Spinoza’s thought constitutes a radical break with past ideas and a key tool for envisaging a form of politics beyond capitalism. His philosophy gives us new ways of looking critically at our present, revealing that power must always be seen as a question of antagonism and class struggle. 229 x 152mm • 272 pages • UK November 2019, US February 2020 HB • 978-1-5095-0350-6 • £55.00 / $69.95 / €67.90 PB • 978-1-5095-0351-3 • £17.99 / $24.95 / €23.90 ebook available See backlist for more Negri titles.
Doctors and Healers TOBIE NATHAN & ISABELLE STENGERS Université Paris-VIII; Université libre de Bruxelles Translated by Stephen Muecke ‘The translation of this collaboration between two leading European thinkers about psychopathology and therapeutic process gives us access to a challenging way of thinking about the relation between health and the holy, medicine and the sacred, science and religion, rationality and irrationality, psychotherapy and psychopharmacology – all in a way that will be of immediate value for those concerned with psychiatric anthropology, cultural psychiatry and global mental health.’ Thomas Csordas, University of California, San Diego 216 x 138mm • 208 pages • 2018 HB • 978-1-5095-2185-2 • £50.00 / $64.95 / €61.90 PB • 978-1-5095-2186-9 • £15.99 / $22.95 / €19.90 ebook available
Life A Critical User’s Manual DIDIER FASSIN Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton ‘It needs the sharp eye of an anthropologist, the empirical scrutiny of a sociologist, and the imagination of a moral philosopher to decipher the hidden grammar by which the physical life of human beings is measured in our globalized world. Didier Fassin, impressively combining all these talents in one mind, is to my knowledge the first scholar to have accomplished this enormous task – a mustread for everyone interested in the dark side of globalization.’ Axel Honneth, Goethe University and Columbia University 216 x 138mm • 176 pages • 2018 HB • 978-1-5095-2664-2 • £50.00 / $64.95 / €61.90 PB • 978-1-5095-2665-9 • £15.99 / $22.95 / €19.90 ebook available