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“Like Alice through the Looking Glass”

Claude Lévi-Strauss in New York

Vincent Debaene

What were the significance and the impact, for Claude Lévi-Strauss, of his experience as a refugee in New York between May 1941 and December 1944? If one follows Lévi-Strauss's late reconstructions, his exile appears surprisingly as an almost enchanted experience, marked by various encounters (Roman Jakobson, André Breton, Franz Boas), the first contact with North-West Coast Amerindian art, and the discovery of New York, an almost surrealistic city “where anything seemed possible.” Without contesting such an a posteriori reading, this article shows how such a reconstruction has been made possible through a complex reorganization of a traumatizing past. It then appears that the exile, and its remembrance in later texts, played a pivotal role in the development of Lévi-Strauss's anthropological work to come: his experience as a refugee was at the root of his reinvention of symbolism as well as of his reflections on humanity as a whole.

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Carlos López Galviz

Imagining the future of cities is often an exercise that is based upon the imagining of future transport infrastructure. The article explores this connection historically by drawing parallels between London, Paris and Shanghai since c.1851. It focuses on the role that symbols and mythmaking have in the process of envisioning both future transport and future cities. It raises questions about the continuities between contexts that are distant across space and over time and the extent to which such continuities might provide some insights into the many connections between cities, transport and mobilities.

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The Origins of the Stanley Hoffmann We Knew

Some Comparisons on his Vichy Years with My Family Story

Peter Gourevitch

“Self-Ensnared: Collaboration with Nazi Germany,” 2 and “In the Looking Glass: Sorrow and Pity?” 3 reprinted in a substantial collection of essays 4 that included notable pieces on Charles de Gaulle; contributions to important volumes such as La

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Objects of Dispute

Planning, Discourse, and State Power in Post-War France

Edward Welch

, planning is concerned with anticipating the look, feel, and requirements of a projected future, as Delouvrier’s preoccupation with the Year 2000 as horizon and frontier makes clear. It aims to create urban futures in the present, a desire made manifest in

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Searching for the Young Soul Rebels

On Writing, New Wave, and the Ends of Cultural Studies

Richard Langston

then passes through pop songs like “The Look of Love” by abc and Haircut 100’s “Fantastic Day.” Boy George was for Diederichsen no different than Yuri Andropov. Both equally stood for a form of political commitment that rejected the rules of

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“It Is Better to Die”

Abbé Rousseau and the Meanings of Suicide

Jeffrey Merrick

under our directive. After taking the oath to tell the truth, stating that he is neither relative, relative by marriage, servant, nor domestic of the parties involved and after the report was read to him, he deposes that a man with the look and costume

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Ayşe Durakbaşa, Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild, Ana Pajvančić-Cizelj, Evgenia Sifaki, Maria Repoussi, Emilia Salvanou, Tatyana Kotzeva, Tamara Zlobina, Maria Bucur, Anna Muller, Katarzyna Stańczak-Wiślicz, Lukas Schretter, Iza Desperak, Susan Zimmermann, and Marina Soroka

beyond the feminist framework, since it represents a theoretical contribution to the explanation of the linkage between gender, social stratification, and socioeconomic development. The look back at the study is done not as a simple review but through the

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Coda — Pandemic Brexit

Cancelling the Political Future

Bill Schwarz

recover, and no end is in sight. We need only recall the look of startled panic of Johnson and Gove on the morrow of the referendum, discovering that they had actually won and that the job of governing lay ahead. For enthusiasts and skeptics alike, the

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Elizabeth S. Leet

power to rescue him. The fairy leader does not conform to Mulvey’s schema, where “the male protagonist is free to command the stage, a stage of spatial illusion in which he articulates the look and creates the action.” 11 Although the men at court

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From the Auto-mobile to the Driven Subject?

Discursive Assertions of Mobility Futures

Katharina Manderscheid

-seater vehicle, which has no steering wheel, only a start and emergency stop button. The outline of the Google car is round, with its front suggesting the look of a face (see Figure 1 ). In the promotional video titled “A First Drive,” 46 the car is referred