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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Book Review: Milieu and human identity: Notes towards a surpassing of modernity

Augustin Berque. Milieu et identité humaine. Notes pour un dépassement de la modernité (Milieu and human identity: Notes towards a surpassing of modernity). 2010. Paris: Editions Donner Lieu. 148 pp. ISBN 978-2-9532093-3-4. Reviewed by Andrea Mubi Brighenti, Department of Sociology, University of Trento (IT) After the catastrophic events that hit Japan, and particularly in the […]

Book Review: Action and Agency in Dialogue: Passion, Incarnation and Ventriloquism

Cooren, François. Action and Agency in Dialogue: Passion, Incarnation and Ventriloquism. 2010. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company. 206 pp. ISBN 978-90-272-1023-4. Reviewed by Patrick McLane, Department of Sociology, University of Alberta (CA) François Cooren’s masterfully synthetic Action and Agency in Dialogue brings Bruno Latour’s actor-network-theory together with Jacques Derrida’s deconstruction to generate a unique perspective […]