What does a close analysis of the clinical case study in Philippe Pinel's writing tell us about institutional psychiatry's inauguration? How does it revise the Foucauldian narrative of the birth of psychiatry?
Conflicts of the Faculties
How might a closer look at images of religious diversity since the eighteenth century upend our understanding of modern pluralism?
How psychology’s gradual emergence as an autonomous field concerned with the production of knowledge also tells an important story about the systematic ordering of the sciences more generally.
On the conjoining of cinematography and electrocution in execution films.
Reexamining Haeckel's nineteenth-century biogenetic law of recapitulation for its provocative resonance with critical theory across disciplines.
How early anthropology legitimated itself through a purported mastery of the unknown and the irrational.
How the advent of the "new psychology" in the late 19th century comes to shape and name the individual as the privileged site for sociocultural diagnosis and intervention.
A closer look at the origins and structure of "synthesized life" at the heart of biopolitics.