A few updates to the Ebola reading list

I’ve made a few updates to the Ebola reading list on this site.

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What if the largest countries had the biggest populations? An interesting new world map

c6AgrThanks to Ben Rosamond for this. This might get used in a lecture this week…

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What matters? Materiality and the possibilities of artistic engagement with asylum – Jonathan Darling

stuartelden:

A commentary on asylum linked to a piece in Society and Space – the article is open access for a month.

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Jonathan Darling’s article, “Another letter from the Home Office: reading the material politics of asylum”, appears in issue 3 of the 2014 volume of Society and Space. Open access until October 30, 2014, the piece draws from ethnographic research that he conducted within a UK asylum drop-in centre to examine the materiality of the politics of asylum processes, particularly through a look at letters sent by the UK Border Agency to communicate decisions on asylum claims.

As a supplement to the article, Darling provides this commentary. It furthers his examination of the materiality of asylum claims through discussion of an art exhibit that he collaborated on in Manchester titled One Thing.

-The Editors

RQ6A1440What are the materials of contemporary asylum? What objects, things and atmospheres constitute the processes through which citizenship and non-citizenship are governed, managed and maintained? We might think of the artefacts of bordering practices that have…

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Farewell Kathy Wood; welcome Kiersty Hong

stuartelden:

The end of an era in the life of Society and Space – as Kathy Wood finishes her eight years as journal manager, and Kiersty Hong takes over. Many thanks Kathy – you will be greatly missed.

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Kathy Wood

Kathy Wood

After eight years of work on the journal, we bid a fond farewell to Kathy Wood. Kathy works in the research office of Durham University’s Geography department and started work on the journal when Stuart Elden became editor in late 2006. As journal manager she has processed hundreds of manuscripts, and dealt with authors, referees and production staff at Pion. It’s a largely invisible role – few of the co-editors or board, let alone our authors,  have ever met her – but indispensable to the running of the journal. When Kathy was appointed, the journal moved from paper submissions (with mailed requests to referee) to an all electronic system; in the last couple of years she has been crucial to our shift to Manuscript Central for submission processing. We want to put on record our sincere thanks to Kathy for all of her hard work over these years, and to wish her good luck with…

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Peter Gordon on Heidegger’s Black Notebooks in the New York Review of Books

stuartelden:

Now appears to be available without subscription.

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:

Peter Gordon on Heidegger’s ‘Black Notebooks’ in The New York Review of Books(requires subscription).

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Pluto Press Megasale: 40% off all books!

stuartelden:

Pluto Press have a sale…

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It’s finally the autumn, many of us are going ‘back to uni’, and Pluto is offering a lip-smackingly delicious 40% off all our books, via our website. And that’s 40% off the usual web price too, not the somewhat mythical ‘rrp’! All you need to do is go to bit.ly/plutob2u and the site will be configured to discount everything.

Check out the banner below for all the above information in a brightly coloured format! Happy shopping.

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Forthcoming Publications – new page and some preprints

I’ve added a forthcoming publications page to the site, along with links to a few preprints. These are only for publications currently in production – it doesn’t include things under review or being drafted.

I’m hoping the Boko Haram paper will be up online soon, and the Axelos book should be out later this year.

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