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Un précurseur… des food studies : Maxime Rodinson

Jean-Pierre Poulain

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This article explores the contribution of Maxime Rodinson to the thematisation of food in the Social and Human Sciences (SHS), i.e. its recognition as a legitimate object. Rodinson's contribution consists in having created the conditions for the socialisation of food. The focused interest in cookery books, as a source of empirical data, has made it possible to situate food in culinary styles, that is to say not only in physical space, but also in social space. Entry through practices has provided access to what he calls “mass effects” that affect society at large. Thus, it has been possible to sociologise the issue by adding to the local, geographical, and cultural locations of food and dishes the consideration of social hierarchies and forms of diffusion, mixing linguistics, history, sociology, anthropology, and geography. Beyond Rodinson's personal trajectory, which from a personal poly-competence promotes a transdisciplinary approach, the thematisation takes place in a historical and epistemological context marked by the opposition between a spiritual Islamology and evolutionary Marxism. This characterises the period preceding the Iranian revolution and the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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Cet article étudie la contribution de Maxime Rodinson à la thématisation de l'alimentation dans les Sciences humaines et sociales (SHS), c'est-à-dire à sa reconnaissance comme objet légitime. Son apport consiste à avoir créé les conditions de la sociologisation des aliments. La mise en évidence de l'intérêt des livres de cuisine comme source de données empiriques a permis de situer les aliments dans des styles culinaires, c'est-à-dire non seulement dans l'espace physique, mais également dans l'espace social. L'entrée par les pratiques a donné accès à ce qu'il appelle des « effets de masse » qui touchent la société de façon large. Ainsi a-t-on pu sociologiser la question en ajoutant à la localisation géographique et culturelle des aliments et des mets la prise en compte des hiérarchies sociales et des formes de diffusions, en mêlant linguistique, histoire, sociologie, anthropologie, géographie… Au-delà de la trajectoire personnelle de Rodinson qui, depuis une poly-compétence personnelle, promeut une approche transdisciplinaire, cette thématisation s'opère dans un contexte historique et épistémologique marqué par l'opposition entre une islamologie spirituelle et le marxisme évolutionniste qui caractérise la période qui précède la révolution iranienne et la chute du mur de Berlin.

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Introduction—New Directions/Cities and Rivers: Interdisciplinary Studies in Knowledge Production

Robert Frodeman, Julie Thompson Klein, Carl Mitcham, and Nancy Tuana

Over the course of the last six years, New Directions: Science, Humanities, Policy has taken a case-study approach to questions concerning the nature of knowledge production. Launched in 2001, New Directions promotes interdisciplinary collaborations where physical scientists, social scientists, and humanists work together with public science agencies, the private sector, and communities to deepen our understanding of and develop effective responses to societal problems. Two key elements characterize all New Directions projects. First, by involving the sciences, engineering, and the humanities, in dialogue with the public and private sectors, New Directions unites the two axes of interdisciplinary—the wide and the deep. Second, these experiments in interdisciplinary problem solving function as a means for thematizing the problem of the breakdown between knowledge production and use.

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Haimo Li and John Enslin

being of the world and of human existence in the world by the Greeks, prior to all philosophical or political thematization’ (3). Later he states that ‘Greek myths are true because they unveil a signification of the world that one cannot reduce to any

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Sounds German?

Popular Music in Postwar Germany at the Crossroads of the National and Transnational

Kirkland A. Fulk

politics.” 7 This increased prevalence of the popular also coincided with the rise of Popliteratur for instance in the work of Rolf Dieter Brinkmann and Hubert Fichte that contested the divide between high and low, thematized the experiences of the

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News and Miscellanea

Monika Rudaś-Grodzka, Katarzyna Nadana-Sokołowska, Anna Borgos, and Dorottya Rédai

partial, of self-affirmation, expression of self-respect, and expression of interest in oneself. Still, as Harriet Blodget, a scholar of women’s diaries, has noted, keeping a diary by women was often a form of silence: on the level of thematization the

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The Look as a Call to Freedom

On the Possibility of Sartrean Grace

Sarah Horton

this ‘within-the-worldness’; were I alone in the world, an avalanche of boulders could crush me (except that I would only grasp this avalanche as an accident to be avoided ); he unveils it, he thematizes my fragility.” 28 The other, by perceiving me

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Places of Progress? Technology Museums, Memory, and Education

Christian Kehrt and Daniel Brandau

respond to this challenge, museums can reflect upon their own history, thematize collective memories concerning objects and collections and explain how practices of displaying tanks, rockets, cars, or railways relate to national, regional, local, and

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(De)materializing Kinship—Holding Together Mutuality and Difference

Kathryn E. Goldfarb and Caroline E. Schuster

. By thematizing dis-alignment, exclusion, and non-mutuality in kinship, we seek an alternative grounds for comparative study in anthropology that does not presume mutuality and that incorporates otherness as a necessary focus in order to understand

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A “becoming logistical” of anthropology?

Geoffrey Aung

nodes of logistical circulation primarily as sites of flow, exchange, and spatial connectivity. Of a piece with anthropology's infrastructural turn, this thematization is what critical scholars of logistics from other disciplines do so well to call into

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William Nessly, Noel B. Salazar, Kemal Kantarci, Evan Koike, Christian Kahl, and Cyril Isnart

beyond the United States, including Canada and Jamaica, and her genre-blurring writing and the complex, hybrid subject position she adopts articulate a broader transnational perspective. Eaton’s works thematize the crossing, complication, and defiance of