Forms of Living

Edited by Stefanos Geroulanos, New York University, and Todd E. Meyers, Wayne State University

 

In the introduction to Knowledge of Life, Georges Canguilhem writes that knowledge and life do not assume a hierarchical order, one preceding or constituting the other. Instead, Canguilhem argues that knowledge and life come to rest upon one another, even in moments when one seems to unmake or undo the other. Life is imbued with thought, entangled with it, and in the end, undiminished by it. Life-its subjects, forms, peoples, and geographies (both real and imagined, and regardless of scale)-can no longer (if ever) be thought of as singular.

 

In the tightly woven lattice of knowledge and life is found a common conceptual space for anthropology, history, biology, philosophy, art, and medicine. The Forms of Living series seeks to provide an outlet for theoretically and methodologically rigorous writing theorized and articulated through various disciplines, frames, and attempts. Thus the series promotes translations of important works in languages other than English, organizes edited volumes serving as introductions to scholars not well known to Anglo-American audiences, and delivers original and provocative writing from renown scholars as well as first-time authors. By connecting works that may not otherwise be read alongside one another, Forms of Living eavesdrops on conversations already occurring between scholars, and begins new conversations on what is at stake between knowledge and life and the forms each takes.


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    Science, Reason, Modernity (Hardcover)

    Readings for an Anthropology of the Contemporary Edited by Anthony Stavrianakis, Gaymon Bennett, and Lyle Fearnley
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    Science, Reason, Modernity: Readings for an Anthropology of the Contemporary provides an introduction to a legacy of philosophical and social scientific thinking about sciences and their integral role in shaping modernities, a legacy that has contributed...

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  2. Science, Reason, Modernity

    Science, Reason, Modernity (Paperback)

    Readings for an Anthropology of the Contemporary Edited by Anthony Stavrianakis, Gaymon Bennett, and Lyle Fearnley
    Price: $28.00
    Science, Reason, Modernity: Readings for an Anthropology of the Contemporary provides an introduction to a legacy of philosophical and social scientific thinking about sciences and their integral role in shaping modernities, a legacy that has contributed...

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  3. Affliction

    Affliction (Hardcover)

    Health, Disease, Poverty Veena Das
    Price: $85.00
    Affliction inaugurates a novel way of understanding the trajectories of health and disease in the context of poverty. Focusing on low-income neighborhoods in Delhi, it stitches together three different sets of issues.

    First, it examines the...

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  4. Affliction

    Affliction (Paperback)

    Health, Disease, Poverty Veena Das
    Price: $26.00
    Affliction inaugurates a novel way of understanding the trajectories of health and disease in the context of poverty. Focusing on low-income neighborhoods in Delhi, it stitches together three different sets of issues.

    First, it examines the...

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  5. What's These Worlds Coming To?

    What's These Worlds Coming To? (Hardcover)

    Jean-Luc Nancy, and Aurélien Barrau, Translated by Travis Holloway, and Flor Méchain, Foreword by David Pettigrew
    Price: $75.00
    Our contemporary challenge, according to Jean-Luc Nancy and Aurelien Barrau, is that a new world has stolen up on us. We no longer live in a world, but in worlds. We do not live in a universe anymore, but rather in a multiverse. We no longer create; we appropriate and montage. And we no longer...

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