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Scholarly Voices Translation Service
James Howard Membrez
Poultney, VT 05764 USA
membrez@scholarlyvoices.com
http://scholarlyvoices.com/

I specialize in translating scholarly works in the social sciences and humanities from French into English.


Education
Special seminar on dialectical philosophy with Henri Lefebvre, 1984, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Graduate work in History of Consciousness, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1981-83
Focus: French Marxist and postmodernist theory; Louis Althusser; Michel Foucault; Lucien Sève; Jacques Derrida; Sartre’s Critique of Dialectical Reason (read and analyzed with Fredric Jameson).

B.A. in International Relations, Hamline University, St. Paul, MN, 1980
Focus: political economy of underdevelopment in Africa and Asia. Senior thesis: “Politics, Social Classes and Economic Dependence in Egypt: An Introductory Essay on Egypt from 1800 to 1952”. Junior Thesis: “Nonalignment in World Affairs”

Summer School in Social Theory, Boston University, 1979.
Focus: Marxist theory of the State; theory of underdevelopment; Samir Amin; André Gunder Frank; Ernest Mandel.

Special Semester at the United Nations, 1971
Research project on the Jarring Mission to the Middle East.





Translations
Published

Articles

Amin, Samir. “The Center Will Not Hold: The Rise and Decline of Liberalism.” Monthly Review 63, no. 8 (January 2012): 45-57. (Original: Commentaires sur Wallerstein Modern World System IV.)

———. “China 2013.” Monthly Review 64, no. 10 (March 2013): 14-33.

———. “Comments on Tariq Amin-Khan’s Text: ‘Analyzing Political Islam: A Critique of Traditional Historical Materialist Analytic’” Monthly Review Website (http://www.monthlyreview.org/090330amin.php)

———.Empire and Multitude,” Monthly Review, v. 57, no. 6 (November 2005): 1-12. (Original: “Empire et Multitude: la banalité du discours dominant ou l’art d’esquiver les vraies questions”.)

———. “Fascism Returns to Contemporary Capitalism.” Monthly Review 66, no. 4 (September 2014): 1-12.

———. “The Millennium Development Goals: A Critique from the South.” Monthly Review 57, no. 10 (March 2006): 1-15. (Original: “Les objectifs de développement du millénaire: un point de vue du sud”)

———. “Political Islam in the Service of Imperialism.” Monthly Review 59, no. 7 (December 2007): 1-19.

Bricet des Vallons, Georges-Henri. “Less-Lethal Weapons, Crowd Control and Fourth Generation Conflicts.”
Inflexion, no. 5 (publication of the Armée de Terre and Ministère de la Défense) (Original: “Armes à létalité réduite, contrôle des foules et conflits de quatrième génération”.)

Paye, Jean-Claude. “’Enemy Combatant’ or Enemy of the Government.”
Monthly Review 59, no. 4 (September 2007): 1-11. (Original: “’Ennemi combattant’ ou ennemi du gouvernement”).

———. “The European Union under U.S. Sovereignty.” Anarcho-Syndicalist Review, no. 53 (Winter 2010): 29-32.

———. “From the State of Emergency to the Permanent State of Exception.” TELOS, no. 136 (Fall 2006): 154-166.

———. “Great Britain and the End of Habeas Corpus.” Monthly Review 57, no. 6 (November 2005): 34-43. (Original: “Grande-Bretagne: la fin de l’habeas corpus”.)

———. “An Imperial Transatlantic Market.” MRZine, March 10, 2009

———. “A Permanent State of Emergency.” Monthly Review 58, no. 6 (November 2006): 29-37.(Original: “Un état d’urgence permanent”)


Books

Amin, Samir. Eurocentrism. 2nd ed. New York: Monthly Review Press, 2009. [Second edition of Eurocentrism; translated new portions of book. Original: Modernité, religion et démocratie. Lyon: Parangon, 2008.]

———. The Liberal Virus: Permanent War and the Americanization of the World. New York: Monthly Review Press, 2004. 140 pp. (Original: Le virus libéral: La guerre permanente et l’américanisation du monde. Pantin: Le Temps des Cerises, 2003.)

———. The World We Wish to See: Revolutionary Objectives in the Twenty-First Century. New York: Monthly Review Press, 2008. (Original: Pour la cinquième internationale. Pantin: Le Temps des Cerises, 2006.)

Besancenot, Olivier and Michael Löwy.
Che Guevara: His Revolutionary Legacy. New York: Monthly Review Press, 2009. (Original: Che Guevara: une braise qui brûle encore.)

Mazoyer, Marcel and Laurence Roudart.
History of World Agriculture: From the Neolithic Age to the Current Crisis. New York: Monthly Review Press, 2006. 500 pp. (Original: Histoire des agricultures du monde: Du néolithique à la crise contemporaine. Paris: Seuil, 2002.)

Paye, Jean-Claude.
The Global War on Liberty. New York: TELOS Press, 2007. (Original: La Fin de l’état de droit: la lutte antiterroriste, de l’état d’exception à la dictature. Paris: La Dispute, 2004.)

Forthcoming

Articles

Amin, Samir. “Contra Hardt and Negri.” Monthly Review.

———. “Financial Crisis or Systemic Crisis?”, Monthly Review.

———. “The World in 2025 According to the CIA,” Monthly Review.

Bricet des Vallons, Georges-Henri. “Non-Lethal Weapons in the Military Strategy of the United States: Strategic Imagination and Genesis of the Weapons,
International Peacekeeping (forthcoming). (Original: “L’arme non-létale dans la stratégie militaire des États-Unis: imaginaire stratégique et génèse de l’armement”.)

Löwy, Michael. “Eco-Social Struggles of Indigenous Peoples”,
Monthly Review (Original: “Les luttes éco-sociales des indigenes”.)



Other Publications

Translations for JPD Systems (Fredericksburg, VA, USA)

Blanc, Pierre and Matthieu Brun. “A Geopolitical Perspective on Agribusiness in the Arab World.” (Original: “Un regard géopolitique sur l’agriculture de firme dans le monde arabe.” Études rurales, no. 191 (January-June 2013): 129-148.)

Boillot, Jean-Joseph. “India-China: The Post Liberal Globalization Challenge.” (Original: “Inde-Chine: Le Défi post-mondialisation libérale.”
L’Économie politique, no. 56 (2012): 48-61.)

Brachet, Julien. “Geography of Movement, Geography in Movement: Mobility as a Dimension of Fieldwork in Migration Research.” (Original: “Géographie du mouvement, géographie en mouvement: La Mobilité comme dimension du terrain dans l’étude des migrations.”
Annales de Géographie, no. 687-688 (2012): 543-560.)

Canut, Cécile. “The Romani Language: A Historical Fiction.” (Original: “La langue romani: une fiction historique.”
Langage et société, no. 136 (June 2011): 55-78.)

Damon, Muriel. “The Concept of Career: An Interactionist Instrument of Objectivation.” (Original: “La notion de carrière: Un instrument interactionniste d’objectivation.”
Politix 21, no. 82 (2008): 149-187.)

Ghiotti, Stéphane and Roland Riachi. “Water Management in Lebanon: A Confiscated Reform?” (Original: “La Gestion de l’eau au Liban: Une réforme confisquée?”
Études rurales, no. 192 (2013): 135-152).

Hervieu, Bertrand and François Purseigle. “Toward a Sociology of Agricultural Worlds within Globalization.” (Original: “Pour une sociologie des mondes agricoles dans la globalization.”
Études Rurales, no. 183 (January-June 2009): 177-200.)

Jacquemot, Pierre. “Africa’s ‘Middle Class’: Realities, Issues, and Perspectives.” (Original: “Les Classes moyennes changent-elles la donne en Afrique? Réalités, enjeux et perspectives.”
Afrique contemporaine, no. 244: 17-31.)

Lazzeri, Christian. “Reification and Recognition: A Discussion with Axel Honneth.” (Original: “Réification et reconnaissance: Une discssion avec Axel Honneth.”
Revue du MAUSS, no. 38 (2011): 259-285.)

Maurel, Marie-Claude. “The Large Farm in Central Europe: An Unchanging Spatio-Temporal Feature?” (Original: “La Grande maille agraire en Europe Centrale: Un invariant spatiotemporal?”
Études rurales, no. 190 (July-December 2012): 25-48.)

Ouedraogo, Hubert M.G. “Endogenous African Land Rights: From Knowledge to Recognition.” (Original: “De la connaissance à la reconnaissance des droits fonciers africains endogènes.”
Études rurales, no. 187 (January-June 2011): 79-94.)

Pelletier, Philippe. “The Dog and the Elephant: Japan in the Mirror of China.” (Original: “Le Chien et l’éléphant: Le Japon au miroir de la Chine.”
Hérodote, no. 150 (2013): 103-131.)

Pereira, Irène. “Scholarly Controversies and Activist Debates: Epistemological Mises-en-Abymes around the Idea of Common Sense.” (Original: “Controverses savants et débats militants: Mises en abîmes épistémologiques autour de la notion de sens commun.”
Raisons Politiques, no. 47 (August 2012): 35-56.)

Perrier, Jérôme. “Michel Debré and the Various Manifestations of French Liberalism (1936-1945).” (Original: “Michel Debré et les avatars du libéralisme français (1936-1945).”
Vingtième siècle: Revue d’histoire, no. 116 (October-December 2012): 81-95.)

Raffinot, Marc. “Technical, Ethical, and Political Issues in Measuring Over-Indebtedness of Low-Income Countries.” (Original: “Mesurer le surendettement des pays à faible revenue: Technnique, éthique ou politique?” Revue Tiers Monde, no. 213 (January-March 2013): 51-70.)

Retaillé, Denis and Olivier Walther. “Conceptualizing the Mobility of Space through the Malian Conflict.” (Original: “L’Actualité sahélo-saharienne au Mali: Une invitation à penser l’espace mobile.”
Annales Géographiques, no. 694 (2013): 595-618.)

Rios-Bordes, Alexandre. “When the Intelligence Services Reconsider the Nature of War: Elements for an Archeology of ‘National Security’ (United States, 1919-1941).” (Original: “Quand les services de renseignement repensent la guerre: Éléments d’une archeology de la ‘sécurité nationale’ (États-Unis, 1919-1941).”
Politix 26, no. 104 (2013): 105-132.)

Samaan, Jean-Loup. “An American Geography of the Chinese Threat.” (Original: Une géographie américaine de la menace chinoise.”
Hérodote, no. 140 (2011): 103-122.)

Smadja, David. “The Black Box of Controversy.” (Original: “La Boîte noire de la controverse.”
Raisons Politiques, no. 47 (August 2012): 5-12.)

Tordjman, Hélène and Valérie Boisvert. “Market Ideology in Support of Biodiversity?” (Original: “L’Idéologie marchande au service de la biodiversité?”
Mouvements, no. 70 (Summer 2012): 31-42.)

Torre, Angelo. “A ‘Spatial Turn’ in History? Landscapes, Visions, Resources.” (Original: “Un ‘tournant spatial’ en histoire? Paysages, regards, ressources.”
Annales. Histoire, Sciences Sociales, no. 5 (September-October 2008): 1127-1144.)


Translations for AGS Traduction (Neuilly-sur-Seine, France)

Abstracts of 10 articles published in Inflexion (publication of the French Armée de la Terre and Ministère de la Défense).

Files for DGA (Délégation générale pour l’armement, Ministère de la Défense, France) websites.

Fifteen articles for the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs Notes du Jeudi (Thursday Notes) collection.

First Nations, Royal Collections: First Encounters with the Indians of North America from the 17th to 18th Century. Exhibition program for the Musée du quai Branly, Paris. (Original: Premières nations, collections royales: Du XVIIe au XVIIIe siècle, premières rencontres avec les Indiens d’Amérique du Nord.)

The 30-Year Prospective Plan (v. 1 and part of v. 2). Paris: Ministère de la Défense, 2006. (Original: Le plan prospectif à 30 ans.)

The 30-Year Prospective Plan (v. 1) Paris: Ministère de la Défense, 2007. (Original: Le plan prospectif à 30 ans.)

La Tribune du CID articles (Collège interarmées de défense, Ministère de la Défense, France): eighteen articles on various topics


Unpublished

Articles


Cordonnier, Laurent. “Consumer at Work”,
Le Monde diplomatique, June 2011, p. 32. (Original: “Consommateur au labeur”).

Garcia, Sandrine. “In the Name of the Child’s Well-Being”,
Le Monde diplomatique, May 2011, p. 22-23. (Original: “Au nom du bien-être de l’enfant”).

Quiniou, Yvon. “The Fraud of Moral Capitalism”,
Le Monde diplomatique, July 2010, p. 3. (Original: “L’imposture du capitalisme moral”).

Rivière, Philippe. “Facebook, Magic Mirror: An Insatiable Social Network”,
Le Monde diplomatique, December 2010, p. 28. (Original: “Facebook, miroir magique”).





Special Projects

•Ongoing translation project of selected shorter works by Samir Amin, 2003-:

“1492: The Polarization of the World: Interview with Samir Amin” (Original: “1492: La polarization des mondes” Entretien avec Samir Amin. Cahiers des Sciences Humaines: Trente ans (1963-1992).)

“Los Angeles, United States of Plastika” (Original: “Los Angeles, United States of Plastika”, L’Homme et la société, no. 33-34 (juillet-déc. 1974), p. 181-210.)

“Marx and Democracy”, (Original: “Marx et la démocratie”,
La Pensée, no. 328 (Dec. 2001), p. 101-106.)

“What Alternatives are there to the Destructive Aspects of Capital Accumulation?” (Original: “Quelles alternatives à la dimension destructrice de l’accumulation du capital?
Alternatives Sud, v. 8 (2001), p. 27-50.)


•Lucien Sève translation projects:

“Form, Formation, Transformation” (Original: “Forme, formation, transformation”, in Structuralisme et dialectique. Paris: Éditions Sociales, 1984). [A cooperative translation project of selected works by Lucien Sève, coordinated by Carl Shames, Berkeley, 1998. Responsible for translating the article above and editing translations of other selections.]

“Marxism and Philosophy” (Original:
Une introduction à la philosophie marxiste. Paris: Éditions Sociales, 1980. Chapter 4: Marxisme et philosophie). [A cooperative translation project coordinated by Carl Shames, Berkeley, 1982-1983. Responsible for translating Chapter 4 (ca. 90 p.)]

“Save Humankind, Not Just the Planet: Ecological Cause and Anthropological Cause”. (Original: “Sauver le genre humain, pas seulement la planète: cause écologique et cause anthropologique”,
Le Monde diplomatique, November 2011, p. 22-23.)

“Social Emancipation and the Free Development of Each Individual”. (Original: “Émancipation sociale et libre développement de chacun”, in
Aliénation et émancipation (Paris: La Dispute, 2012), p. 151-166.)

Thinking with Marx Today, v. 2: “Man?”(Original: Penser avec Marx aujourd’hui, v. 2: “L’homme?” (585 p.) Paris: La Dispute, 2008.)

“What is the Human Person?” (Original: “Qu’est-ce que la personne humaine?”, in
Qu’est-ce que la personne humaine? Bioéthique et démocratie. Paris: La Dispute, 2006, p. 35-82.)



Former Employment

Head of Copy Cataloging, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1992-2004. Duties: Supervised copy cataloging staff. Wrote performance evaluations, training manuals and regular memos outlining procedures and policies. Coordinated database and computer-related matters for the department. Also was responsible for cataloging books in all disciplines, particularly those published in major European languages.

Cataloger, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1980-1992.
Duties: Cataloged books in all disciplines.