Category Archives: Books

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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The Birth of Territory reviewed in Antipode by Phillip Campanile

There is a critical review of The Birth of Territory by Phillip Campanile in Antipode (pdf). Campanile clearly found the book frustrating in its mode of execution, but also not linked explicitly enough to contemporary debates. As he rightly notes, though, the book sits … Continue reading

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Henri Lefebvre, Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment – online preview of introduction

The introduction to Lefebvre’s keenly anticipated Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment is available to read online at Artforum. I will be interviewing editor Łukasz Stanek for the Society and Space open site in the near future.

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Wahida Khandker, Philosophy, Animality and the Life Sciences – interview

Wahida Khandker’s book Philosophy, Animality and the Life Sciences is forthcoming in July with Edinburgh University Press. A study of pathological concepts of animal life in Continental philosophy from Bergson to Haraway Using animals for scientific research is a highly contentious issue … Continue reading

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Stanford Briefs – manuscripts in the humanities wanted

Stanford University Press have an imprint for shorter texts with a much quicker turnaround from acceptance to publication – Stanford Briefs. The imprint is across all the press’s disciplines, but I’ve been talking to senior editor Emily-Jane Cohen about the lists … Continue reading

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