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Meyers, Todd

Overview
Works: 28 works in 117 publications in 3 languages and 5,304 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Diaries  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Translator
Classifications: QH341, 362.29097526
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Todd Meyers
The clinic and elsewhere : addiction, adolescents, and the afterlife of therapy by Todd Meyers( )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and French and held by 1,416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite increasingly nuanced understandings of the neurobiology of addiction and a greater appreciation of the social and economic conditions that allow drug dependency to persist, there remain many unknowns regarding the individual experience of substance abuse and its treatment. In recent years, novel pharmaceutical therapies have given rise to both new hopes for recovery and renewed fears about drug diversion and abuse. In The Clinic and Elsewhere, Todd Meyers looks at the problems of meaning caused by drug dependency and appraises the changing terms of medical intervention today. By following a group of adolescents from the time they enter drug rehabilitation treatment through their re-entry into the outside world--the clinic, their homes and neighbourhoods, and other institutional settings--Meyers traces patterns of life that become mediated by pharmaceutical intervention. His focus is not on the drug economy but rather on the therapeutic economy, where new markets, transactions of care, and highly porous conceptions of success and failure come together to shape addiction and recovery. The book is at once a meditative work of anthropology, a demonstration of the theoretical and methodological limits of medical research, and a forceful intervention into the philosophy of therapeutics at the level of the individual
Realizing the witch : science, cinema, and the mastery of the invisible by Richard Baxstrom( )

18 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Benjamin Christensen's Häxan (The Witch, 1922) stands as a singular film within the history of cinema. Deftly weaving contemporary scientific analysis and powerfully staged historical scenes of satanic initiation, confession under torture, possession, and persecution, Häxan creatively blends spectacle and argument to provoke a humanist re-evaluation of witchcraft in European history as well as the contemporary treatment of "hysterics" and the mentally ill. In Realizing the Witch, Baxstrom and Meyers show how Häxan opens a window onto wider debates in the 1920s regarding the relationship of film to scientific evidence, the evolving study of religion from historical and anthropological perspectives, and the complex relations between popular culture, artistic expression, and concepts in medicine and psychology. Häxan is a film that travels along the winding path of art and science rather than between the narrow division of "documentary" and "fiction". Baxstrom and Meyers reveal how Christensen's attempt to tame the irrationality of "the witch" risked validating the very "nonsense" that such an effort sought to master and dispel. Häxan is a notorious, genre-bending, excessive cinematic account of the witch in early modern Europe--Realizing the Witch not only illustrates the underrated importance of the film within the canons of classic cinema, it lays bare the relation of the invisible to that which we cannot prove but nevertheless "know" to be there"--
The ways we stretch toward one another : thoughts on anthropology through the work of Pamela Reynolds by Todd Meyers( )

10 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ways We Stretch Toward One Another is a collection of essays on the work of Pamela Reynolds. The essays take cues from Reynolds' decades-long contributions to the field of anthropology in different ways. The authors weave Reynolds' groundbreaking scholarship on the anthropology of childhood--of labour, of family, of resistance, justice, war and suffering--through the terms of their own work, in places and contexts that may at first appear quite distant from the villages of Zimbabwe and townships of South Africa that feature in Reynolds' ethnographies. The Ways We Stretch Toward One Another is about anthropologists stretching in thought and practice toward one another, between generations, toward the people encountered in the field, through worlds entered and departed, and how, in turn, these worlds lean into our own. At the core of each essay is a question about how we learn, how we pass lessons on, how we assume the mantle of anthropology for understanding the contemporary world--something that often requires folding intellectual friendships into the equipment of our practice. The Ways We Stretch Toward One Another demonstrates how a master anthropologist has come to shape the priorities of others, in terms that are both creative and aware
Ecrits sur la médecine by Georges Canguilhem( )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un passage en revue argumenté du discours des philosophes de l'Antiquité à nos jours, sur la maladie, la santé, la guérison, la relation médecin-malade, en usant de plusieurs disciplines comme l'épistémologie et la médecine
Chagas disease : history of a continent's scourge by François Delaporte( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Note d'éditeur : "François Delaporte's Chagas Disease chronicles Brazilian medicine's encounter with a disease, an insect, and a history of discovery. Between 1909 and 1911, Carlos Chagas described an infection (pathogenic trypanosome), its intermediate host, and the illness that he believed it caused, parasitic thyroiditis. Chagas's work did not lack significance: the disease that came to share his name would be one of Latin America's most serious endemic diseases. However, the clinical identification of the disease through "Romaña's sign" (a palpebral edema or swelling of the eyelid) some decades later marked a transformation in the general medical knowledge of the disease and its basis altogether. Not only was the disease entity that Chagas had described shown to be a nosological illusion, but twenty-five years of scientific controversy turned out to have been based on a misunderstanding. The continued use of the term "Chagas's Disease" even after Cecilio Romaña's discovery thus refers to a fundamental ambiguity. Delaporte dispels this ambiguity by re-examining the various discoveries, dead ends, controversies, and major epistemological transformations that marked the history of the disease--a history that begins with the creation of the Oswaldo Cruz Institute in Rio de Janeiro and ends in the forests of Santa Fe in northern Argentina. Delaporte's study shows how an epistemological focus can add depth to the history of medicine and complexity to accounts of scientific discovery."
Knowledge of life by Georges Canguilhem( )

13 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As the work of thinkers such as Michel Foucault, Francois Jacob, Louis Althusser, and Pierre Bourdieu demonstrates, Georges Canguilhem exerted tremendous influence on the philosophy of science and French philosophy more generally. In Knowledge of Life, a book that spans twenty years of his essays and lectures, Canguilhem offers a series of epistemological histories that seek to establish and clarify the stakes, ambiguities, and emergence of philosophical and biological concepts that defined the rise of modern biology." "How do transformations in biology and modern medicine shape conceptions of life? How do philosophical concepts feed into biological ideas and experimental practices, and how are they themselves transformed? How does knowledge "undo the experience of life so as to help man remake what life has made without him, in him, or outside of him?" Knowledge of Life is Canguilhem's effort to explain how the movements of knowledge and life come to rest upon each other."--Jacket
Anatomy of the passions by François Delaporte( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study of facial expression and its musculature undertaken by Guillaume-Benjamin Duchenne de Boulogne in 1862, an attempt to secure biological meaning in the natural language of the emotions, resulted in the pioneering Méchanisme du physiognomie humaine. Duchenne, who used photography to document his experiments, inspired Charles Darwin's Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals (1872) and had a significant influence on artists (his teachings were incorporated into the curriculum of the École Normale Supérieur des Beaux Arts). Through Duchenne, François Delaporte provides a remarkable philosophical and historical examination of expressive physiology during the mid-nineteenth century and considers the science of emotion as a means of revealing inner life upon the surface of the face. The central concern of Anatomy of the Passions is how techniques of studying facial musculature became a point of contact between existing and novel understandings of the body's expressive anatomy. Delaporte shows that Duchenne entirely reordered the knowledge and limits of expressive physiology in science and art. The face became a site where the signs of inner life are silently revealed, not yet betrayed by speech, but brought forth by reflexive physiology or by technical manipulation
The human body in the age of catastrophe : brittleness, integration, science, and the Great War by Stefanos Geroulanos( Book )

8 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The injuries suffered by soldiers during WWI were as varied as they were brutal. How could the human body suffer and often absorb such disparate traumas? Why might the same wound lead one soldier to die but allow another to recover? In 'The Human Body in the Age of Catastrophe', Stefanos Geroulanos and Todd Meyers uncover a fascinating story of how medical scientists came to conceptualize the body as an integrated yet brittle whole
Selected writings on self-organization, philosophy, bioethics, and Judaism by Henri Atlan( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the last thirty years, biophysicist and philosopher Henri Atlan has been a major voice in contemporary European philosophical and bio-ethical debates. In a massive oeuvre that ranges from biology and neural network theory to Spinoza's thought and the history of philosophy, and from artificial intelligence and information theory to Jewish mysticism and to contemporary medical ethics, Atlan has come to offer an exceptionally powerful philosophical argumentation that is as hostile to scientism as it is attentive to biology's conceptual and experimental rigor, as careful with concepts of rationality as it is committed to rethinking the human place in a radically determined yet forever changing world. --Book Jacket
The uncaring, intricate world : a field diary, Zambezi Valley, 1984-1985 by Pamela Reynolds( )

3 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1950s the colonial British government in Northern and Southern Rhodesia (present-day Zambia and Zimbabwe) began construction on a large hydroelectric dam that created Lake Kariba and dislocated nearly 60,000 indigenous residents. Three decades later, Pamela Reynolds began fieldwork with the Tonga people to study the lasting effects of the dispossession of their land on their lives. In The Uncaring, Intricate World Reynolds shares her field diary, in which she records her efforts to study children and their labor and, by doing so, exposes the character of everyday life. More than a memoir, her diary captures the range of pleasures, difficulties, frustrations, contradictions, and grappling with ethical questions that all anthropologists experience in the field. " From publisher's website
Cytomegalovirus : a hospitalization diary by Hervé Guibert( )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cytomegalovirus is a lucid and spare autobiographical narrative by Herve Guibert (1955-1991) of the everyday moments of his hospitalization due to complications of AIDS. In one of his last works, the acclaimed writer presents his struggle with the disease in terms that are unsentimental and deeply human"--
Violence's fabled experiment by Richard Baxstrom( Book )

5 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baxstrom and Meyers examine how violence and an unmarked, stubbornly persistent conception of 'nature' weave into the fabric of the human in the recent work of three important filmmakers. For Werner Herzog, the salience of prehistory links new cinematic formulations to a long Western tradition of metaphysics, marking man's break with nature, his fall into consciousness and history, and his impossible effort to grasp the violence of his descent. In Joshua Oppenheimer's The Act of Killing and The Look of Silence, the display of seemingly 'unrepresentable' violence rendered through reenactments of killings performed by the original perpetrators against Indonesian 'communists' in 1965-66 operates according to logics of trauma and shame, advancing a troubling ontotheology that seeks to neutralize politics and ethics in favor of a vague, curative transcendence. And finally, the films of Lucien Castaing-Taylor offer a picture of nature as a radically open, colossally empty present--nature not as a domain of redemption or restoration for us, but something that overwhelms us, evades us, and crushes us in its path
Chroniques de la maladie chronique by Todd Meyers( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthropologies( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experimente im Individuum Kurt Goldstein und die Fragen des Organismus by Stefanos Geroulanos( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'During his escape from the Nazis, the neurologist Kurt Goldstein wrote a book in 1933-34, which brought together the findings of years of clinical research on brain injury, aphasia, tonic muscles and perceptual disturbances in a plant. The structure of the organism would become his masterpiece, a large-scale synthesis of his neurological, physiological and therapeutic approach. Goldstein developed in a concept of the individual, which goes far beyond the borders of normally with his name placed on the connection aphasia research and neurology and should lead to a comprehensive reassessment of the terms norm, health and healing in medicine and psychiatry. Experiments in the individual examined Goldstein's concept of organism, patient and self-reference to the close linkage of its activities as a physician, researcher and epistemologist. Beyond the holistic and vitalistic debates on Goldstein's work situate Stefanos Geroulanos and Todd Meyers Goldstein's epistemological criticism and therapeutic innovations within a context of changes in physiology that are driven by the violence of the First World War. Using recently rediscovered films research the authors focus on the experimental research, which is the structure of the organism based on the book, not least brings Goldstein therapeutic concerns expressed. Finally, they explore Goldstein's far-reaching philosophical influence, including in the work of Ernst Cassirer, Georges Canguilhem and Maurice Merleau-Ponty.' Publishers website
La clinique et ailleurs by Todd Meyers( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Farming across borders : a transnational history of the North American West by Timothy Paul Bowman( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction: Transnational agricultural history in the North American West / Sterling Evans -- Agricultural connections across North America. Dependent harvests: grain production on the American and Canadian plains and the double dependency with Mexico, 1880-1950 / Sterling Evans -- Meat in the middle: converging borderlands in the US Midwest, 1865-1900 / Kristin Hoganson -- Little Liberia: the African-American agricultural colony in Baja California / Laura Hooton -- Commodity histories in the borderlands. Breaking sod or breaking even? Flax on the northern great plains and prairies, 1889-1930 / Joshua D. MacFadyen -- Colonizing the borderlands: citriculture and boosterism in Texas's Lower Rio Grande Valley, 1910-1930 / Tim Bowman -- Red and green on the border: the nature and technology of southern New Mexico's chile peppers / Todd Meyers -- Baja and beyond: toward an environmental and trans-regional history of the tomato industry of Baja California / Sterling Evans -- A sense of place for ranching and farming in the North American borderlands. Disturbed belt or rancher's paradise? Frontier exploration and place-making in a western Canadian-American borderland / Peter S. Morris -- Croplands and pastures: local agricultural landscape evolution on the transnational northern Great Plains, 1935-2006 / Andrew Dunlop -- Ranching across borders: the making of a transnational cattle industry in the Texas-Mexico borderlands, 1749-1945 / Alicia Dewey
Uncertainty becomes a world : Kojo Griffin by Todd Meyers( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Promise and deceit : pharmakos, drug replacement therapy, and the perils of experience by Todd Meyers( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Henri Atlan. ; Selected Writings by Stefanos Geroulanos( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Anatomy of the passions
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Knowledge of lifeAnatomy of the passionsSelected writings on self-organization, philosophy, bioethics, and JudaismHenri Atlan. ; Selected Writings
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English (102)

French (5)

German (2)