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Biography and the Social Sciences: the Case of Claude Lévi-Strauss

October 11, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Buell Hall, 515 W. 116 St., New York, NY 10027 Maison Francaise
Emmanuelle Loyer, in conversation with Emmanuelle Saada and Camille Robcis In French, with English translation Biography, a genre which has long been considered illegitimate as historiography, can be considered today as a laboratory for the writing of the social sciences, including, paradoxically, a way of understanding the social sciences themselves. Drawing on her recently published, critically acclaimed biography of Claude Lévi-Strauss, Emmanuelle Loyer discusses Lévi-Strauss through the double lenses of biography and the social sciences. Emmanuelle Loyer is Professor of Contemporary History at Sciences Po Paris. Her books include Paris à New York, Intellectuels et artistes français en exil, 1940-1947 ; Mai 68 dans le texte; and Lévi-Strauss, for which she won the Prix Femina in 2015. It is being released in English translation as Lévi-Strauss: A Biography by Wiley in October 2018. Emmanuelle Saada is Professor of French and History at Columbia. Camille Robcis is Associate Professor of French and History at Columbia. Event co-sponsored by the Columbia Maison Française and Alliance Program. Event made possible with support from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy

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