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Humanitarian Reason
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 336

Humanitarian Reason

Studies primarily France with shorter sections on South Africa, Venezuela, and Palestine.

Enforcing Order
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 320

Enforcing Order

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-10-07
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  • Publisher: Polity

Most incidents of urban unrest in recent decades - including the riots in France, Britain and other Western countries - have followed lethal interactions between the youth and the police. Usually these take place in disadvantaged neighborhoods composed of working-class families of immigrant origin or belonging to ethnic minorities. These tragic events have received a great deal of media coverage, but we know very little about the everyday activities of urban policing that lie behind them. Over the course of 15 months, at the time of the 2005 riots, Didier Fassin carried out an ethnographic study in one of the largest precincts in the Paris region, sharing the life of a police station and cru...

When Bodies Remember
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 390

When Bodies Remember

In this book, France's leading medical anthropologist takes on one of the most tragic stories of the global AIDS crisis—the failure of the ANC government to stem the tide of the AIDS epidemic in South Africa. Didier Fassin traces the deep roots of the AIDS crisis to apartheid and, before that, to the colonial period. One person in ten is infected with HIV in South Africa, and President Thabo Mbeki has initiated a global controversy by funding questionable medical research, casting doubt on the benefits of preventing mother-to-child transmission, and embracing dissidents who challenge the viral theory of AIDS. Fassin contextualizes Mbeki's position by sensitively exploring issues of race and genocide that surround this controversy. Basing his discussion on vivid ethnographical data collected in the townships of Johannesburg, he passionately demonstrates that the unprecedented epidemiological crisis in South Africa is a demographic catastrophe as well as a human tragedy, one that cannot be understood without reference to the social history of the country, in particular to institutionalized racial inequality as the fundamental principle of government during the past century.

Prison Worlds
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 400

Prison Worlds

The prison is a recent invention, hardly more than two centuries old, yet it has become the universal system of punishment. How can we understand the place that the correctional system occupies in contemporary societies? What are the experiences of those who are incarcerated as well as those who work there? To answer these questions, Didier Fassin conducted a four-year-long study in a French short-stay prison, following inmates from their trial to their release. He shows how the widespread use of imprisonment has reinforced social and racial inequalities and how advances in civil rights clash with the rationales and practices used to maintain security and order. He also analyzes the concerns...

The Empire of Trauma
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 305

The Empire of Trauma

This work shows how, during the 20th century, the perspective on victims of trauma shifted from suspicion to recognition. From these ethnographical fieldworks, the authors thus propose a broader perspective on the political and moral issues of contemporary societies.

Contemporary States of Emergency
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 403

Contemporary States of Emergency

The new form of "humanitarian government" emerging from natural disasters and military occupations that reduces people to mere lives to be rescued.

A Companion to Moral Anthropology
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 664

A Companion to Moral Anthropology

A Companion to Moral Anthropology is the first collective consideration of the anthropological dimensions of morals, morality, and ethics. Original essays by international experts explore the various currents, approaches, and issues in this important new discipline, examining topics such as the ethnography of moralities, the study of moral subjectivities, and the exploration of moral economies. Investigates the central legacies of moral anthropology, the formation of moral facts and values, the context of local moralities, and the frontiers between moralities, politics, humanitarianism Features contributions from pioneers in the field of moral anthropology, as well as international experts in related fields such as moral philosophy, moral psychology, evolutionary biology and neuroethics

La vie - Mode d'emploi critique
  • Language: fr
  • Pages: 191

La vie - Mode d'emploi critique

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2018-01-11T00:00:00+01:00
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  • Publisher: Le Seuil

Comment concevoir la vie dans sa double dimension du vivant et du vécu, de la matière et de l'expérience ? À cette question, la philosophie et, plus récemment, les sciences sociales, ont apporté toutes sortes de réponses, privilégiant souvent l'une ou l'autre de ces dimensions – le biologique ou le biographique. Est-il toutefois possible de les penser ensemble et de réconcilier ainsi les approches naturaliste et humaniste ? S'appuyant sur une série de recherches conduites sur trois continents, Didier Fassin s'y emploie en mobilisant trois concepts : les formes de vie, les éthiques de la vie et les politiques de la vie. Dans la condition des réfugiés et des demandeurs d'asile, ...

Life
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 150

Life

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2018-05-21
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  • Publisher: Polity

How can we think of life in its dual expression, matter and experience, the living and the lived? Philosophers and, more recently, social scientists have offered multiple answers to this question, often privileging one expression or the other – the biological or the biographical. But is it possible to conceive of them together and thus reconcile naturalist and humanist approaches? Using research conducted on three continents and drawing on the ideas of Wittgenstein, Benjamin and Foucault, Didier Fassin attempts to do so by developing three concepts: forms of life, ethics of life and politics of life. In the conditions of refugees and asylum-seekers, through humanitarian gestures and sacrif...