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The Crêperie at Nanterre

eli , November 23rd, 2017

The University of Paris-X at Nanterre is now just called Université Paris Nanterre. I went there this week to poke around in the archives of my fieldsite. On the…


CFP: Food as a cultural heritage: challenges, processes and perspectives

foodanthro , September 15th, 2017

A call for papers for an annual conference in France that may be of interest to our readers: Food as a cultural heritage: challenges, processes and perspectives Conference…


CFP: Industrial French Food and Its Critics

foodanthro , July 5th, 2017

A call for papers of potential interest to FoodAnthropology readers: Industrial French Food and Its Critics French food is steeped in contradictions. The French are often admired for…


The Basketry of Blaise Cayol: A Mathers Museum Connection to Southern France on the Occasion of the Indiana University Visit to Marseille

Jason Baird Jackson , May 19th, 2017

Indiana University has connections and partnerships all around the world. This week, special attention is being directed to Spain and France, where IU President Michael M. McRobbie is…

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Michel Foucault’s attitude towards women

eli , May 17th, 2017

One could write numerous things about masculine domination in French philosophy, and many have done so. Right now, for instance, I’m engrossed in Michèle Le Doeuff’s programmatic 1977 essa…


Women as national education chiefs

eli , April 1st, 2017

Najat Vallaud-Belkacem is the first woman Minister of Education in France, in office since 2014 in the second half of François Hollande’s presidency. (Before becoming Minister of Education she w…


Women in the French academy

eli , February 8th, 2017

I wanted to repost a useful graphic from a French academic feminist group in Lyon. The self-explanatory title reads (approximately), “Women’s share declines, the higher you go up the hiera…


Language politics and the French “Master” degree

eli , January 23rd, 2017

I’m planning on writing more about French higher education policy in the next few years, since even after my dissertation there’s a lot to learn. For instance, there’s…


Dijon vous craignez

eli , January 4th, 2017

I’ve been working on a paper about the failure of left-wing internationalism at the “European counter-summits” (at least the two that I was able to observe in 2010 and 2011),…


Journal Issue Review: Food and France

dsutton20 , December 29th, 2016

Special Issue: Food and France: What Food Studies Can Teach Us About History. Bertram M. Gordon & Erica J. Peters (eds). French Historical Studies 38, 2 (April 2015):…


Book Forum – Hervé Guibert’s Cytomegalovirus: A Hospitalization Diary by Eugene Raikhel

Eugene Raikhel , December 2nd, 2016

A quarter-century after it was written, Hervé Guibert’s Cytomegalovirus reads both as a vital document of a particular moment in the history of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and as…


Papers on French philosophy, precarity and protest

eli , November 21st, 2016

It’s been a fun year for me (leaving aside here, you know, many disturbing political events, trends, pomps and circumstances, because this isn’t that kind of blog) because some…


The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatterSyllabus Project, Week 4: Gina Athena Ulysse on “Race: The Power of an Illusion”

smulla16 , September 28th, 2016

The editors of Anthropoliteia are happy to present the latest entry in on ongoing series The Anthropoliteia #BlackLivesMatterSyllabus Project, which will mobilize anthropological work as a pedagogical…


Third International Conference on Food History and Cultures

foodanthro , September 23rd, 2016

Recently received conference announcement and call for sessions that should be of great interest to FoodAnthropology readers! Call for sessions Third International Conference on Food History and Cultu…


Working at a Döner Kebab Shop

Elyse Bailey , July 21st, 2016

Author posing next to two doner kebabs, beef and chicken, rotating on vertical rotisseries. Photo courtesy Oguz Alyanak My research in Strasbourg, France, explores how Muslim Turkish men…

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Derrida on complacency and vulgarity

eli , July 16th, 2016

In Benoît Peeters’ biography of Jacques Derrida, there is an intriguing interview with Derrida that was never published. Peeters writes: In 1992, Jacques Derrida gave Osvaldo Muñoz an…


He doesn’t hold back his criticism

eli , May 27th, 2016

I was looking at one of my interviews with philosophy professors and was struck by this little explanation of why he had not picked someone as his dissertation supervisor (directeur in…


Threatened, Forgotten, and Lost Foods

foodanthro , May 12th, 2016

An intriguing call for papers for a 2017 conference in France: Threatened, Forgotten and Lost Foods: Causes and Mechanisms of Their Decline 14th – 21st centuries TERESMA Conference 4-5…


Revisiting field interviews

eli , April 26th, 2016

I’ve been going back lately to my interviews with French philosophy teachers and students. I just never had time to transcribe or work on most of them during…


American representations of French social movements

eli , April 6th, 2016

So over in France these days there’s a pretty major protest movement against efforts by François Hollande’s Socialist Party government, and its current Minister of Labor Myriam El…


Philosophers without infrastructure, Part 2

eli , March 31st, 2016

Following up on my last post (and indirectly on a couple of older posts), I came across an interesting interview extract that comments in a bit more detail…


Philosophical lab infrastructure

eli , March 24th, 2016

The short version of this post: Philosophers have practically no lab infrastructure. The long version: Coming back to my research about philosophy departments in France, I was recently reading an…


anthro in the news 1/4/16

anthropologyworks , January 4th, 2016

Sidney Mintz: Founder of the anthropology of food Cultural anthropologist Sarah Hill, associate professor at Western Michigan University, published an article in the Boston Review detailing the work…


Far right Front National first party in French regional elections

Vito Laterza , December 7th, 2015

Very bad results in France’s regional elections: exit polls set xenophobic far right Front National (FN) first nationwide with over 30% of the votes; Sarkozy’s centre-right Republicans at…

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