Monthly Archives: March 2013

Originally posted on Society and Space – Environment and Planning D:
Elizabeth Grosz is interviewed in the new Interstitial journal. Last year’s AAG conference saw a discussion between Kathryn Yusoff, Nigel Clark, Arun Saldanha, Catherine Nash, and Elizabeth Grosz on her…

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International Political Sociology virtual theme issue on Territorialities, Spaces, Geographies

International Political Sociology has just put together an open access virtual theme issue on Territorialities, Spaces, Geographies - including papers by Nisha Shah, John Agnew, Neil Brenner and me, and Nick Vaughan-Williams: This special issue presents a selection of work at … Continue reading

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Originally posted on rhulgeopolitics:
Austin Zeiderman has put together a small workshop on Catastrophic Urbanism at LSE Cities during late May. First come first serve on places. The lineup includes me, Ben Anderson, Claudia Aradau, Monika Buscher, Joe Deville and…

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Verso Radical Thinkers – series 8 and call for suggestions

From Sebastian Budgen at Verso – comments below are fine and I’ll pass them on: Series 8 of Radical Thinkers will consist in the following: Spectre of Hegel: Early Writings -  Louis Althusser Hegemony and Socialist Strategy: Towards a Radical … Continue reading

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Nina Power interviewed at Figure/Ground Communication

Nina Power is interviewed at Figure/Ground Communication – mainly on universities today.

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‘V for Visibility’ in Interstitial journal

A little piece by me on the Guy Fawkes/V for Vendetta masks used in the Occupy protests has been published in the open access journal Interstitial. A shorter version first appeared on the Society and Space open site in November … Continue reading

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Foucault books received

Two new books – the Blackwell A Companion to Foucault, and the new collection La grande étrangère. I’ll be reviewing the Companion for Cultural Geographies. It looks really good including a translation of Daniel Defert’s ‘Chronology’ from Dits et écrits … Continue reading

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Toys for the State of Exception

Agamben Toys – Apposite Baubles for the State of Exception (via Derek Gregory, who acknowledges Alex Vasudevan). Derek’s post at Geographical Imaginations is worth a look for the more sinister side of all this – though comedy as opposition and critique shouldn’t … Continue reading

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Understanding Society on Michael Mann on Power

  Daniel Little on Michael Mann’s hugely ambitious four volume The Sources of Social Power. In 1986 Michael Mann began a strikingly ambitious project — to give a theoretical and historical account of the history of power in human history. … Continue reading

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A Latin Empire versus German Hegemony? Agamben on contemporary Europe

A provocative piece by Giorgio Agamben, drawing on a 1945 essay by Alexandre Kojève. Thanks to Elliott Jarbe and Sebastian Budgen for the link.

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