The Co-Director of NYU-ECNU Institute for Social Development at NYU Shanghai, Todd Meyers, has a new book titled “Chroniques de la maladie chronique” coming out in October 2017 with Presses Universitaires de France.
This book is based on over a decade of conversations and encounters with one family - around one woman suffering from several chronic diseases in the United States. The book shows how chronic illness is folded into the world of the family, how illness reconfigures relationships of care, and how it directs the work of medicine in unexpected ways. “Chroniques de la maladie chronique” is an ethnographic portrait written on and through the body over time.
Todd Meyers is Associate Professor of Anthropology at NYU Shanghai/Global Network Associate Professor, NYU. His previous book, “The Clinic and Elsewhere: Addiction, Adolescents, and the Afterlife of Therapy,” has been recently published in French and a Chinese-language edition with a new introduction is forthcoming.