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  • Autobiographics in Freud and Derridaby Jane Marie Todd

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Originally published in 1990. This uniquely fascinating study approaches the problem of autobiography from two directions: first assessing theories of the self, consciousness and language developed by both Freud and Derrida; second through the reading of the autobiographical aspects of their writings. The book begins with looking at the issue of making... more...

  • Writing, Law, and Kingship in Old Babylonian Mesopotamiaby Dominique Charpin; Jane Marie Todd

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 44.00

    Ancient Mesopotamia, the fertile crescent between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in what is now western Iraq and eastern Syria, is considered to be the cradle of civilization?home of the Babylonian and Assyrian empires, as well as the great Code of Hammurabi. The Code was only part of a rich juridical culture from 2200?1600 BCE that saw the invention... more...

  • The Latest Catastropheby Henry Rousso; Jane Marie Todd

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 32.50

    The writing of recent history tends to be deeply marked by conflict, by personal and collective struggles rooted in horrific traumas and bitter controversies. Frequently, today?s historians can find themselves researching the same events that they themselves lived through. This book reflects on the concept and practices of what is called ?contemporary... more...

  • The Mountainby Bernard Debarbieux; Gilles Rudaz; Jane Marie Todd; Martin F. Price

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 50.00

    In  The Mountain , geographers Bernard Debarbieux and Gilles Rudaz trace the origins of the very concept of a mountain, showing how it is not a mere geographic feature but ultimately an idea, one that has evolved over time, influenced by changes in political climates and cultural attitudes. To truly understand mountains, they argue, we must... more...

  • We Are All Cannibalsby Claude LÚvi-Strauss; Maurice Olender; Jane Marie Todd

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 27.99

    On Christmas Eve 1951, Santa Claus was hanged and then publicly burned outside of the Cathedral of Dijon in France. That same decade, ethnologists began to study the indigenous cultures of central New Guinea, and found men and women affectionately consuming the flesh of the ones they loved. Everyone calls what is not their own custom barbarism,? said... more...

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