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A minor note on Michel Foucault and Peter Brown: From a watershed to the parting of the waters

In the closing lines of ‘Le combat de la chasteté’, first published in May 1982, Foucault mentions Peter Brown’s description of “la cartographie du partage des eaux” between pagan antiquity and Christianity (Dits et écrits, Vol IV, p. 308). We … Continue reading

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Mark Kelly, Foucault and Politics: A Critical Introduction

Mark G. E. Kelly, Foucault and Politics: A Critical Introduction This book surveys Michel Foucault’s thought in the context of his life and times, utilising the latest primary and secondary materials to explain the political implications of each phase of … Continue reading

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Books received – Luxemburg, Sheehan, Burdon, Huggett

All in recompense for review work – two for the ‘earth’/geopolitics project; Thomas Sheehan’s new book on Heidegger; and Rosa Luxemburg’s classic The Accumulation of Capital.

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Video of my ‘Foucault, Subjectivity and Truth’ lecture at Nottingham Contemporary

Video of my ‘Foucault, Subjectivity and Truth‘ lecture and the discussion following it, at Nottingham Contemporary gallery last night. The introduction is by Emma Moore, the discussion is with Colin Wright, Sophie Fuggle and Alex Vasudevan. This was a really … Continue reading

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Review essay of Branch, Sassen, Scott and Vigneswaran on historical and political understandings of territory, forthcoming in Society and Space

I have a review essay of four books coming out in Society and Space in issue 1 next year. The books are Jordan Branch, The Cartographic State; Saskia Sassen, Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy; Tom Scott, The City-State in Europe, 1000-1600 and Darshan Vigneswaran, Territory, Migration, … Continue reading

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Warburg Institute high court ruling – good news!

Good news earlier this week about the future of the Warburg Institute library. I’ve said before how important this library was to my work on The Birth of Territory, and linked to a few earlier stages of this story. Here are … Continue reading

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Foucault’s Last Decade – Update 14

It’s been two months since the last update on this book. I’ve been working, in and around lots of other things, on the manuscript, though more slowly than I’d hoped. I finished and published my review of On the Government of … Continue reading

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