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.


  1. The Government of Life

    The Government of Life (Hardcover)

    Foucault, Biopolitics, and Neoliberalism Edited by Vanessa Lemm, and Miguel Vatter
    Price: $85.00
    Foucault’s late work on biopolitics and governmentality has established him as the fundamental thinker of contemporary continental political thought and as a privileged source for our current understanding of neoliberalism and its technologies of power. In this volume, an international and...

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  2. The Government of Life

    The Government of Life (Paperback)

    Foucault, Biopolitics, and Neoliberalism Edited by Vanessa Lemm, and Miguel Vatter
    Price: $26.00
    Foucault’s late work on biopolitics and governmentality has established him as the fundamental thinker of contemporary continental political thought and as a privileged source for our current understanding of neoliberalism and its technologies of power. In this volume, an international and...

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  3. Figures of Medicine

    Figures of Medicine (Paperback)

    Blood, Face Transplants, Parasites François Delaporte, Translated by Nils F. Schott, Foreword by Christopher Lawrence
    Price: $26.00
    What does the infamous face transplant in France in 2005 share with the examination of “swollen faces” in Latin America in the 1930s? What does blood transfusion in Europe during the 17th century have in common with the discovery of mosquitoes as parasitic vectors in China at the...

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  4. Figures of Medicine

    Figures of Medicine (Hardcover)

    Blood, Face Transplants, Parasites François Delaporte, Translated by Nils F. Schott, Foreword by Christopher Lawrence
    Price: $85.00
    What does the infamous face transplant in France in 2005 share with the examination of “swollen faces” in Latin America in the 1930s? What does blood transfusion in Europe during the 17th century have in common with the discovery of mosquitoes as parasitic vectors in China at the...

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  5. War in Worcester

    War in Worcester (Paperback)

    Youth and the Apartheid State Pamela Reynolds
    Price: $26.00
    The South African government gave no quarter to young people who joined the struggle against the apartheid state; indeed, it targeted them. Security forces meted out cruel treatment to youth who rebelled, incarcerated even the very young under dreadful conditions, and used torture frequently,...

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