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David Farrell Krell on Heidegger’s ‘Black Notebooks’ – review essay and forthcoming book Ecstasy, Catastrophe

David Farrell Krell on Heidegger’s ‘Black Notebooks’ – long review essay in Research in Phenomenology and forthcoming book Ecstasy, Catastrophe: Heidegger from Being and Time to the Black Notebooks. The essay draws on chapters from the book, itself based on the 2014 … Continue reading

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Dredging geopolitics: Moving dirt, silt and sand

Originally posted on rhulgeopolitics:
Source: http://www.janes.com/article/46083/china-building-airstrip-capable-island-on-fiery-cross-reef ? Recently, satellite photos have been released purporting to show the development of a concrete runway in the contested waters of the South China Sea. As with the aerial photographs taken by a U2 spy plane…

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Civil(ian) wars in Yemen

Originally posted on geographical imaginations:
It’s not easy to keep track of the intensifying civil war/proxy war in Yemen, but the New York Times has published a series of maps – including the one below – that sketch out some…

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“Prisons, Racism, Empire, Militarism” at AAG

Originally posted on Society for Radical Geography, Spatial Theory, and Everyday Life:
For those of us headed to AAG in Chicago next week, this mini-conference, “Prisons, Racism, Empire, Militarism,” organized by Lindsey Dillon, Javier Arbona, and Jenna Lloyd may be…

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Books received – Peck and Theodore, Mauriac, Krell, Drischler

Books received – Jamie Peck and Nik Theodore’s Fast Policy in recompense for review work; another volume of Claude Mauriac’s memoirs for the Foucault project; David Farrell Krell’s Phantoms of the Other to review; and two papers on Leibniz sent by … Continue reading

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Jeff Malpas, On the Reading of Heidegger – Situating the Black Notebooks

Jeff Malpas, “On the Reading of Heidegger – Situating the Black Notebooks” at academia.edu. This is the draft introduction to a forthcoming collection on the Notebooks, co-edited with Ingo Farin. Thanks to Enowning for the link. Peter Gratton comments at … Continue reading

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Interview with Saskia Sassen at Figure/Ground

A brief interview with Saskia Sassen at Figure/Ground, mainly on teaching and changing technologies.

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Volha Piotukh, Biopolitics, Governmentality and Humanitarianism: ‘Caring’ for the Population in Afghanistan and Belarus

Volha Piotukh, Biopolitics, Governmentality and Humanitarianism: ‘Caring’ for the Population in Afghanistan and Belarus. This book critically analyses the changing role and nature of post-Cold War humanitarianism, using Foucault’s theories of biopolitics and governmentality. It offers a compelling and insightful … Continue reading

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Sur les Toits – trailer for film on French prisons in the early 1970s

This came out a couple of years ago, but is new to me – again Daniel Defert told me about this. In French, with English subtitles, directed by Nicolas Drolc. More details here. Début des années 70 : une série d’évènements … Continue reading

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Steve Mentz (ed.) Oceanic New York – forthcoming from Punctum

Steve Mentz’s collection Oceanic New York is forthcoming from Punctum. This volume comprises a three-fold object, Book and Ocean and New York City. If this Book were Ocean, how would it feel between your fingers? Wet and slippery, just a bit … Continue reading

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