Monthly Archives: January 2011

End of the Leverhulme fellowship

Today is the last day of my Leverhulme major research fellowship. As of tomorrow I am on research leave. The Leverhulme award was to work on the history of the concept of territory project. I’d already been working on that … Continue reading

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blog from Egypt

‘The people want the regime to fall’ – in its own words This blog is a collection of comments, contributions and visual media from the Egyptian uprising. It is sent out from one of the few locations in Cairo with … Continue reading

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Mehdi Belhaj Kacem, L’esprit du nihilisme: Une ontologique de l’Histoire

Interesting review of Mehdi Belhaj Kacem, L’esprit du nihilisme: Une ontologique de l’Histoire by Alexander R Galloway here. Thanks to An und für sich for the pointer. Galloway notes the relation of Badiou and Agamben that is going on in his … Continue reading

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Egyptian protest planning leaflet

 Bit late linking to this – it’s been around for a few days – but The Atlantic has translated some of the leaflet which makes for interesting reading – with some background in The Guardian here. Because of the … Continue reading

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Heidegger – Introduction to Philosophy

The first book I’ve read by Heidegger in some years was the English translation Introduction to Philosophy-Thinking and Poetizing (Indiana UP, 2011). At $30 for 74 pages it’s not exactly cheap. Part of the reason is that this was a … Continue reading

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Foucault on Heterotopias and the Body

A few years ago two radio addresses by Foucault on heterotopias were made available on a cd entitled ‘Utopies et hétérotopies’. In 2009 they were transcribed and published as a little book in French called ‘Le Corps Utopique – Les … Continue reading

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Crampton, Cartography, Calculation, Territory

Jeremy Crampton responds to the Latourian argument about maps here; and notes in his previous post that his paper “Cartographic calculations of territory” is now published in Progress in Human Geography.

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