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Book Forum—Lisa Stevenson’s “Life Beside Itself: Imagining Care in the Canadian Arctic” by Eugene Raikhel

For our latest installment in the book forum series, we bring you a series of commentaries on Lisa Stevenson’s Life Beside Itself: Imagining Care in the Canadian Arctic (University of California Press, 2014).  As it takes us across the conceptual grounds of governance, (post)colonialism, biopolitics, violence, and suicide, this book illuminates care as an object of study in a way that points to the remarkable care of Lisa Stevenson’s ethnography and writing.  We hope that you enjoy these engagements with the book, as well as Lisa Stevenson’s reply.

 

Comments on Lisa Stevenson’s Life Beside Itself: Imagining Care in the Canadian Arctic (University of California Press, 2014):

“The terror of being on the wrong side of the (bio)politics of life”
Zoë Wool
Columbia University

Life (not) on Ice
Audra Simpson
Columbia University

Life Beside Itself
S. Lochlann Jain
Stanford University

Life Beside Itself
Angela Garcia
Duke University

Mournful Listening: Songs of Suicide
Anne Allison
Duke University

 

Response to comments:

Response
Lisa Stevenson
McGill University

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