Category Archives: Books

Elaine Stratford, Geographies, Mobilities, and Rhythms over the Life-Course

Forthcoming later this year – Elaine Stratford, Geographies, Mobilities, and Rhythms over the Life-Course: Adventures in the Interval. Download a flyer here. By thinking in terms of the geographies of mobilities, we are better able to understand the central importance of … Continue reading

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Gregory Fried reviews Heidegger’s Black Notebooks/Schwarze Hefte

A thoughtful review essay by Gregory Fried on Heidegger’s Black Notebooks/Schwarze Hefte Vols. 94-96 in the LA Review of Books.

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Books received – Querrien, Recherches, Gordillo, Piper, Lefebvre

Three books linked to Michel Foucault’s collaborative work with CERFI; Gastón Gordillo’s Rubble (see my interview with Gastón at societyandspace.com); Karen Piper’s The Price of Thirst; a first edition of Henri Lefebvre’s study of the Pyrenees, and the new issues of … Continue reading

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The Birth of Territory – published one year ago

The Birth of Territory was published one year ago. In that time it’s been reviewed in six journals, sold enough to suggest it will become my best-selling book, been the object of two ‘author meets critics’ sessions, and won two awards – … Continue reading

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Books received – Cowen, Doolen, Anderson, Boyd and Linehan, Foucault

A pile of books received. Deborah Cowen’s The Deadly Life of Logistics (from the publisher); Andy Doolen’s Territories of Empire (which I endorsed); Ben Anderson’s Encountering Affect and Boyd &  Linehan’s Ordnance (in recompense for Ashgate review work); L’Herne’s 2011 volume … Continue reading

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Stephen Legg, Prostitution and the Ends of Empire: Scale, Governmentalities, and Interwar India

  Now out from Duke University Press – Stephen Legg’s Prostitution and the Ends of Empire: Scale, Governmentalities, and Interwar India. Officially confined to red-light districts, brothels in British India were tolerated until the 1920s. Yet, by this time, prostitution … Continue reading

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Henri Lefebvre’s 1954 doctoral thesis on peasant communities in the Pyrenees

This is very intriguing – it seems Lefebvre’s 1954 doctoral thesis on peasant communities in the Pyrenees is coming out in French. His secondary thesis La vallée du Campan was published in 1963, but this is the first publication of … Continue reading

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