Category Archives: Books

The Birth of Territory reviewed in Political Theory by Hans Lindahl and Progress in Human Geography by Marco Antonsich

The Birth of Territory is reviewed in Political Theory by Hans Lindahl – requires subscription. Here’s the final paragraph: From a philosophical viewpoint, Elden’s book is most interesting for the question it poses yet leaves unanswered: what is the relation between power and … Continue reading

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Foucault: the Birth of Power Update 11: clearing the decks and beginning to move from Foucault to Shakespeare

The UCL talk last week was the last one in the diary until September – a very deliberate choice to open up some time that needed quite a bit of forward-planning to achieve. I might do one or two book … Continue reading

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Foucault and the Groupe Information Santé – a bibliography

Foucault’s involvement with the Groupe d’Information sur les prisons is fairly well-known, with important collections of documentary material published in French, a forthcoming English translation of material, and a growing secondary literature in French and English. His involvement with the Groupe … Continue reading

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Foucault and the Politics of Health: Collaborative research and activism – audio recording of UCL talk

The audio recording of my talk of 12 January 2016 to the Geography Department seminar, University College London is now available here. The introduction is by Tariq Jazeel. “Foucault and the Politics of Health – Collaborative research and activism” Concentrating … Continue reading

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Books received – several more for the Foucault work, including the new Œuvres

Several books for the Foucault project, most picked up second-hand and relating to the work of the Groupe d’information sur les prisons, but also the new Œuvres and the Vrin edition of the Kant introduction along with Foucault’s translation of the text. On … Continue reading

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Michel Foucault, Discours et vérité précédé de La parrêsia (Feb 2016)

Michel Foucault, Discours et vérité précédé de La parrêsia will appear with Vrin in February 2016. This is a critical French edition of the English language lectures on parresia delivered at Berkeley in the autumn of 1983, previously published as Fearless … Continue reading

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Foucault and the Politics of Health – Collaborative research and activism – UCL, 12 Jan 2016, 12.30pm

Just back from a week’s holiday, with no email or internet. Tomorrow at 1pm (refreshments from 12.30) I’ll be giving a talk entitled “Foucault and the Politics of Health – Collaborative research and activism”, to the Geography Department at University College London. … Continue reading

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Foucault: The Birth of Power Update 10 – Chapter Five and a complete first draft

With Chapters Four and Six drafted, Chapter Five was the only one I didn’t have in a decent form. The first task for this was the section on the Groupe d’Information sur les prisons (GIP). Foucault was actively involved in this … Continue reading

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2015 in review – talks, publications and writing, plus links to ‘best-of’ lists

I began 2015 with the manuscript of a book under the title Foucault’s Last Decade close, I thought, to completion. But it was far too long. In the end, I cut the first two long chapters out, and submitted a book … Continue reading

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Academic Books of 2015 – my top twenty

The vast majority of academic reading in 2015 was related to Foucault, with a lot of Shakespeare work along the way. Many of these were published some time ago. These were the twenty books published in 2015 I read and most … Continue reading

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