Category Archives: Books

King Lear with Michael Pennington at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center

Last night I went to see Michael Pennington in King Lear by the Theatre for a New Audience at the Polonsky Shakespeare Centre in Brooklyn. There are good reviews in The New York Times and NY Daily Times. As the reviews suggest, this is less … Continue reading

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Verso’s Reading List on Christianity

As a riposte to David Cameron’s comments about Christianity (or just to sell some books), Verso have put together a list of their studies of Christianity. Régis Debray, Slavoj Žižek, Simon Critchley, Ernst Bloch, Terry Eagleton, Wu Ming…

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WMD V: Warwick Manuscript Development Sessions 2014

A good opportunity for book publishing advice – contact Leonard Seabrooke: for more information. In 2009 the Centre for the Study for Globalisation and Regionalisation (CSGR) at the University of Warwick held its first Warwick Manuscript Development (WMD) workshop with first-time authors, … Continue reading

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Japhy Wilson’s critical study of Jeffrey Sachs from Verso

Another book picked up in the Verso sale, Japhy Wilson’s Jeffrey Sachs: The Strange Case of Dr. Shock and Mr. Aid. [Update: An abridged version of Chapter Five is available here.] It’s a powerful and nuanced critique of his work and involvement in … Continue reading

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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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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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Verso’s Undergraduate Reading List – and last days of their 50% + e-book sale

Verso have updated their suggestions for an alternative undergraduate reading list. It would be a very well-read undergraduate to complete this list. Also worth mentioning that their excellent sale – 50% off many books, free postage, plus the bundled e-book, … Continue reading

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So the #AAG2014 meeting is done for another year…

I’m sitting at Tampa airport, waiting to fly to Newark to begin six weeks in New York. The Association of American Geographers meeting is over for another year. It was a good meeting, beginning – for me – with a … Continue reading

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Visualising The Birth of Territory – the animated movie by Juliet J Fall

Visualising “The Birth of Territory” Juliet J Fall, Université de Genève from Juliet Fall on Vimeo. This is the version of the animated presentation Juliet J Fall gave at the AAG Annual Meeting in Tampa, Florida, on 7th April 2014 … Continue reading

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Foucault’s Last Decade – Update 11

I’d hoped to get right back to the Foucault work on my return from Australia, mainly the chapter on governmentality, but spent much time catching up on other things and getting ready for my trip to Florida (for the AAG … Continue reading

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