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Robert J. Mayhew, Malthus: The Life and Legacies of an Untimely Prophet

Robert J. Mayhew’s book Malthus: The Life and Legacies of an Untimely Prophet has just been published by Harvard University Press. Thomas Robert Malthus’s An Essay on the Principle of Population was an immediate succès de scandale when it appeared in 1798. Arguing that nature is niggardly … Continue reading

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A tale of two regicides (2014)

Originally posted on Foucault News:
Mooney, J. A tale of two regicides (2014) European Journal of Criminology, 11 (2), pp. 228-250. Abstract This paper examines two attempted 18th century cases of regicide: those of Robert François Damiens against Louis XV…

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Henri Lefebvre on holiday – and other pictures

While looking for something else, I came across this picture of Henri Lefebvre on holiday with his then-wife Nicole Beaurain and daughter Armelle in the early 1970s. There are a couple of other archive pictures here, including Lefebvre at the Moureux … Continue reading

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‘A racism without races’: An interview with Étienne Balibar

‘A racism without races’: An interview with Étienne Balibar at the Verso site.

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Reece Jones and Corey Johnson, Placing the Border in Everyday Life – forthcoming in May, and Chapter One free to download

Reece Jones and Corey Johnson (eds.), Placing the Border in Everyday Life - forthcoming in May 2014. Bordering no longer happens only at the borderline separating two sovereign states, but rather through a wide range of practices and decisions that occur in … Continue reading

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University of Essex tribute to Ernesto Laclau

University of Essex tribute to Ernesto Laclau. There is also a round-up of some other stories at

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Biosocial Becomings reviewed

Originally posted on Society and Space – Environment and Planning D:
Kim Ward reviews Biosocial Becomings: Integrating Social and Biological Anthropology, a new collection edited by Tim Ingold and Gisli Palsson, Cambridge University Press, 2013.

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Where to start with reading Peter Sloterdijk?

Where should you start with reading Peter Sloterdijk? I have previously done this with Henri Lefebvre, and Chathan Vemuri asked me the same question for Sloterdijk. This is my attempt at answering this, largely in relation to works already in translation – … Continue reading

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Giorgio Agamben – The Homo Sacer series structure in visual form

Thanks to Nicholas Dahmann for updating this image. According to some reports, II, 4 will not be published and the designation of Opus Dei as II, 5 may have been an error. The Use of Bodies is the last planned volume. It is available … Continue reading

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Verso’s tribute to Ernesto Laclau

Verso books have posted a nice tribute to Ernesto Laclau, written by Robin Blackburn.

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