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Lévi-Strauss A Biography EMMANUELLE LOYER Sciences-Po Paris Translated by Ninon Vinsonneau & Jonathan Magidoff “deeply researched... engaging and engaged.” The New York Review of Books “Emmanuelle Loyer has produced a meticulously researched, intelligent and sensitive biography worthy of her subject, one of the greatest Francophone intellectuals of the twentieth century. Critical yet generous, her portrait of Claude Lévi-Strauss rings true and comes alive on the page.” Michael Harkin, University of Wyoming “This is the first true biography of one of the greatest French intellectuals of the twentieth century. 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

The Stranger as My Guest A Critical Anthropology of Hospitality MICHEL AGIER Translated by Helen Morrison The migration crisis of recent years has elicited a double response: on the one hand, many states have responded by tightening border controls in an attempt to restrict population movements, while on the other hand, many citizens have responded by welcoming new arrivals, offering them shelter, food and whatever help they can provide. In so doing, they have awakened an old form of anthropology that was long-thought dead – that of hospitality. While the notion of hospitality has been taken up by Derrida and other philosophers, Agier’s approach is different. As an anthropologist, he starts not from the concept but from the social reality: hospitality is fundamentally a social relationship, albeit an asymmetrical one, in which each party has rights and duties. It also involves institutions and networks which often provide the link between hosts and guests. With the decline of state and religious support, hospitality is now making a comeback at the individual and municipal levels, but these local initiatives, while important, are insufficient to respond to the scale of migration in the world today. We need a new hospitality policy for the modern era, one that will regard hospitality as a right rather than a favour and regard strangers as guests rather than treating them as aliens or enemies.

216 x 138mm | 160 pages | UK November 2020, US January 2021 HB | 978-1-5095-3988-8 | £45.00 | $59.95 | €55.90 PB | 978-1-5095-3989-5 | £14.99 | $19.95 | €18.90 ebook available

The Jungle Calais’s Camps and Migrants MICHEL AGIER ET AL. Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, and École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris Translated by David Fernbach “A powerful, poetic argument about the power and value of place. Taking seriously the lives of those in the camp, this work is a much-needed recognition of their experience and acknowledgement of their humanity.” Michael Collyer, University of Sussex “Michel Agier brings his formidable intellect to bear on how we should understand the Calais ‘Jungle’. The result is a notable contribution to contemporary discussions of mobility, solidarity, precarity and, most importantly, how we think about Europe itself.” Matthew J. Gibney, University of Oxford This first full account of Europe’s most infamous camp for migrants and refugees brings into sharp relief issues that confront us all, in a world where the large-scale movement of people has become a key feature. It reveals how our relationship with outsiders shapes a wider struggle to form local, national and transnational identities.

216 x 138mm | 176 pages | 2018 HB | 978-1-5095-3060-1 | £50.00 | $64.95 | €61.90 PB | 978-1-5095-3061-8 | £15.99 | $22.95 | €19.90 ebook available

Bordering NIRA YUVAL-DAVIS, GEORGIE WEMYSS & KATHRYN CASSIDY University of East London; University of East London; Northumbria University “The authors make legible components of borders we never think of. And they discover that border brutality can include much more than the familiar notions and images we see in newspapers.” Saskia Sassen, Columbia University, author of Expulsions “A path-breaking study of borders and bordering processes that combines theoretical depth with empirical insight. It points to the many and varied ways in which bordering processes weave together sociopolitical and economic dimensions across complex and contested terrains. Highly recommended.” Avtar Brah, Professor Emerita of Sociology, Birkbeck, University of London This book is a richly documented account of how bordering has become dispersed into the interstices of everyday life. Based on original research, it goes well beyond traditional approaches to the study of migration and racism, showing how these processes affect all members of society, not just the marginalized others.

229 x 152mm | 240 pages | 2019 HB | 978-1-5095-0494-7 | £55.00 | $69.95 | €67.90 PB | 978-1-5095-0495-4 | £17.99 | $24.95 | €23.90 ebook available

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