Marilyn Strathern: Taking care of a concept: anthropological reflections on the assisted society


The Anti-Witch by Jeanne Favret-Saada

Translated by Matthew Carey
Foreword by Veena Das

Jeanne Favret-Saada is arguably one of France’s most brilliant anthropologists, and The Anti-Witch is nothing less than a masterpiece. A synthesis of ethnographic theory and psychoanalytic revelation, where the line between researcher and subject is blurred—if not erased—The Anti-Witch develops the contours of an anthropology of therapy, while deeply engaging with what it means to be caught in the logic of witchcraft. Through an intimate and provocative sharing of the ethnographic voice with Madame Flora, a “dewitcher,” Favret-Saada delivers a critical challenge to some of anthropology’s fundamental concepts.

Sure to be of interest to practitioners of psychoanalysis as well as to anthropologists, The Anti-Witch will bring a new generation of scholars into conversation with the work of a truly innovative thinker. (gehiago…)

Romper la monogamia como apuesta política

Ante una infidelidad, las miradas apuntan a todo el mundo menos hacia la monogamia,

el único pacto social (junto con el patriotismo) que se mantiene intocable, vinculado

necesariamente al amor. Brigitte Vasallo nos anima a cuestionar este pacto que, en

su opinión, reproduce una lógica capitalista

Brigitte Vasallo

Escena I: poliamor vs. navaja

Youtube. Sobre fondo verde, Pj Harvey y Nick Cave. Camisas blancas, miradas oscuras y un video que reclama sexo a gritos: “Ven aquí, Henry Lee, y pasa la noche conmigo” canta ella, comiéndole los labios. PJ Harvey y Nick Cave en una noche de sudor, saliva y gemidos, ¿lo imagináis?… No lo imaginéis, pues mientras intercambian alientos y caricias, Cave se resiste alegando que su “verdadero” amor lo está espera en casa. La historia, buena es Pj Harvey, acaba fatal: con el protagonista masculino apuñalado, las amantes desquiciadas y nosotros frustrados. Fin de la canción. Se cierra el telón.

Escena II: poliamor vs. veneno

“¿Adónde vamos, señor? – preguntó el cochero.

– ¡Llévenos adonde mejor le parezca! – contestó León, al tiempo que empujaba a Emma dentro del coche”

Y esta frase y ese coche dan paso a las tres páginas más eróticamente alusivas de la literatura universal. Un carruaje que recorre París, que sube, baja, se encabrita, frena, gira, retoma el pulso, se calma de nuevo y que dentro, marcando los ritmos de una lectura absolutamente sexual y callejera, contiene la pasión de León y Emma. La eterna Madame Bovary y su amante.

La historia también acaba mal: adúltera y perpetuamente infeliz, Emma perecerá tras ingerir una dosis de veneno. Su marido, el bueno de Charles, morirá poco después. Drama total. Se cierra el telón.

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The EURIAS 2016-2017 call for applications is open.

The European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme is an international researcher mobility programme. It builds on the strong reputation of the Institutes for Advanced Study for promoting the focused, self-directed work of excellent researchers within the stimulating environment of a multidisciplinary and international group of fellows.


The Programme offers 10-month residencies –mainly in the Humanities and Social sciences– in Berlin, Bologna, Budapest, Cambridge, Delmenhorst, Edinburgh, Freiburg, Helsinki, Jerusalem, Lyon, Marseille, Paris, Uppsala, Vienna, Wassenaar, Zürich.

African political systems

Preface. By A. R. Radcliffe-Brown.–Introduction. By M. Fortes and E. E. Evans-Pritchard. The kingdom of the Zulu of South Africa. By Max Gluckman.–The political organization of the Ngwato of Bechuanaland protectorate. By I. Schapera.–The political system of the Bemba tribe.–North-eastern Rhodesia. By Audrey I. Richards.–The kingdom of Ankole in Uganda. By K. Oberg.–The Kede: a riverain state in Northern Nigeria. By S. F. Nadel.–The political organization of the Bantu of Kavirondo. By Günther Wagner.–The political system of the Tallensi of the Northern territories of the Gold coast. By M. Fortes.–The Nuer of the southern Sudan. By E. E. Evans-Pritchard

Publisher London : Pub. for the International African Institute by the Oxford university press
Year 1950
Pages 342
Possible copyright status NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT
Language English
Call number SRLF_UCLA:LAGE-1470946
Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive
Book contributor University of California Libraries
Collection cdlamericana

Full catalog record MARCXML

Podcast: Achille Mbembe’s Public Lecture ‘Decolonizing the University’

Achille Mbembe’s public lecture ‘Decolonizing the University: Five New Directions,’ presented at WiSER on 22 April 2015.


Stories Behind Immigration – Winner of the Ethnography Award

This year, the BBC’s Thinking Allowed, in association with the British Sociological Association, launched the second year of its award for a study that has made a significant contribution to ethnography, the…

The Rat Paths of New York

Most New York animals stay close to home. Yes, itinerant coyotes will traverse the parks by night, and raccoons might travel half a mile in search of better trash, skunks a little less. But feral cats won’t stray three blocks beyond where they were born, and few mice will venture more than a hundred feet from their burrows in a lifetime. Rats seldom stray far from home, either. But they get where they’re going more easily than other New York animals, because they are more like us. The city suits them.

“With rats, the map is almost three-dimensional: the surface, the buildings, everything underneath,” Jason Munshi-South told me. We were rat-spotting in Lower Manhattan, and Munshi-South, an urban ecologist who is an associate professor at Fordham, was explaining what he’d discovered after studying New York rats, also known as Norway rats or brown rats, for three years. They cannot, as legend has it, collapse their skeletons to fit through cracks, nor are they especially bold; indeed, they’re “neophobic,” which means they won’t touch a new object, even unfamiliar food, for at least two days and sometimes as long as a week. They nearly always follow the same routes to their food sources. They sleep, on and off, for about 10 hours a day, and the rest of the time they travel in tight, well-worn paths. Munshi-South’s back-of-the-envelope estimate is that they take at least 2,800 steps a day, compared with the average American human’s 5,000 or so.


Más igualdad en el cuidado. Más igualdad de derechos.

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