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Meyers, Todd

Overview
Works: 21 works in 75 publications in 3 languages and 3,535 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Diaries  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: QH341, 570
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( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and French and held by 277 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
Anatomy of the passions by François Delaporte( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 217 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
Knowledge of life by Georges Canguilhem( Book )

12 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 204 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
Selected writings on self-organization, philosophy, bioethics, and Judaism by Henri Atlan( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Realizing the witch : science, cinema, and the mastery of the invisible by Richard Baxstrom( Book )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 102 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"--
Realizing the Witch by Richard Baxstrom( )

1 edition published in 2016 and held by 10 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 female "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. This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched
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 4 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
Selected Writings : On Self-Organization, Philosophy, Bioethics, and Judaism (2nd Edition) by Henri Atlan( Book )

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

The Clinic and Elsewhere: Addiction, Adolescents, and the Afterlife of Therapy (In Vivo: the Cultural Mediations of Biomedical Science) by Todd Meyers( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The mission of America : Albert Bacon Fall, the Plan de San Diego, and interventionism in Mexico by Todd Meyers( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Things under the tongue : pharmacotherapy, its intersections and its afterlife in urban America by Todd Meyers( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A few thoughts on "Strange distance: towards an anthropology of interior dialogue." by Todd Meyers( )

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

Uncertainty becomes a world : Kojo Griffin by Todd Meyers( )

1 edition published in 2003 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

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

Ecrits sur la médecine by Georges Canguilhem( )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 0 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
Cytomegalovirus : a hospitalization diary by Hervé Guibert( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 0 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"--
Chagas disease : history of a continent's scourge by François Delaporte( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forms of living( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Anatomy of the passions
Languages
English (67)

French (2)

German (2)

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Knowledge of lifeSelected writings on self-organization, philosophy, bioethics, and JudaismHenri Atlan. ; Selected WritingsEcrits sur la médecine