Category Archives: Books

“Europe After The Minotaur”: free e-book from the new Finance Minister of Greece, Yanis Varoufakis

“Europe After The Minotaur” – free e-book from the new Finance Minister of Greece, Yanis Varoufakis, available from Zed books. You need to register, but  it’s a quick process. The book contains excerpts from his longer book The Global Minotaur. Europe After the … Continue reading

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The Birth of Territory reviewed in Theory, Culture and Society

The Birth of Territory is reviewed in Theory, Culture and Society by Dennis Crow (open access). Here’s the first paragraph: Elden deserves every accolade he receives for a remarkable book.  That phrase might suffice for a review, but it would … Continue reading

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Foucault’s Last Decade – Update 19: a nearly complete first draft

Since the last update I’ve spent two long days working on the individual chapter files, checking and rechecking things, filling in references, and reorganising some things. In particular I reworked all the parts on the lettres de cachet. I’ve decided … Continue reading

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Books received – more for the Foucault project

A few books for the Foucault project, including two by Pierre Hadot.

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Foucault’s Last Decade – Update 18

The last major task of the first draft was a discussion of the final two Paris lecture courses, The Government of Self and Others and The Courage of Truth. The first of these courses provides the basis for the October-November … Continue reading

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Books received – Rancière Now, Badiou, Burke, Bourdieu, TCS and An Introduction to Political Geography

Four books from Polity in recompense for review work; the new issue of TCS; and the second edition of An Introduction to Political Geography, which I endorsed.

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Todd May reviews Michel Foucault, Wrong-Doing, Truth-Telling at NDPR

Todd May reviews Michel Foucault’s 1981 Louvain lectures, Wrong-Doing, Truth-Telling: The Function of Avowal in Justice, at NDPR. You can read my take on those lectures, and On the Government of the Living, at Berfrois.

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