Category Archives: Books

Top ten posts on Progressive Geographies this week

Special Issue on Ranciere What is neoliberalism? Foucault’s Last Decade – Update 12 Bruno Latour – Some advantages of the notion of “Critical Zone” for Geopolitics Guattari, Felix 2012 Schizoanalytic Cartographies, reviewed by Thomas Jellis Foucault’s Last Decade Peter Sloterdijk, … Continue reading

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Books received – Foucault Lexicon, Lefebvre on Architecture, etc.

Henri Lefebvre’s Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment; Alberto Manguel’s The Library at Night; Janet Ruane’s Essentials of Research Methods; Bernard Pivot, Ecrire, Lire et en Parler (which contains the French version of a Foucault interview that is not in Dits et Écrits); the new issues of Theory, … Continue reading

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Foucault’s Last Decade – Update 12

After what has felt like a long break from working on this book, I’ve begun writing again. Some of this was during a recent trip to Ghana. The first part of Chapter Six looks at the collaborative projects Foucault was involved … Continue reading

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Review essay on Terror and Territory (in Portuguese)

Thanks to Paulo Jorge Vieira for alerting me to this new review essay of my 2009 book Terror and Territory in the Brazilian journal Geografares by Márcio José Mendonça.

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Warburg Institute library court-case begins

Times Higher Education has the story of the court-case to decide if the collection of the Warburg Institute can be broken up. This has been a threat for several years, and that it will be resolved in court is a … Continue reading

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Completing other tasks – returning to the Foucault’s Last Decade project

Over the past few months I’ve taken a break from the Foucault work, due to other commitments. Some of these were related to The Birth of Territory. One was an author response to ‘critics’ from the session on the book at the Association of American … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Lebas obituary

I was sorry to hear the news of the death of Elizabeth Lebas. The Guardian has an obituary from her daughter, Anna Goldie. I worked with Elizabeth on the Key Writings collection of Henri Lefebvre’s work, along with Eleonore Kofman. Kofman and Lebas … Continue reading

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Prismatic Ecology and Hyperobjects reviewed in the Glasgow Review of Books

Jeffrey J. Cohen ed., Prismatic Ecology: Ecotheory beyond Green (University of Minnesota Press, 2014) and Timothy Morton, Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World (University of Minnesota Press, 2013) – reviewed in the Glasgow Review of Books by Tom White.

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Some responses to questions on novels read

I’ve had a few comments or questions on my lists of novels read. Some of these were on facebook or twitter, either now or when I’ve posted previous lists. So some quick responses: – why do you read so many … Continue reading

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Marc Lombardo, Critique of Sovereignty, Book I – forthcoming from Punctum Books

Critique of Sovereignty, Book I: Contemporary Theories of Sovereignty by Marc Lombardo – forthcoming from Punctum books Using the Western tradition of metaphysical and political thought as a backdrop, Critique of Sovereignty (a work in 4 volumes) re-examines the concept of sovereignty in order … Continue reading

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