Category Archives: Books

Foucault’s Last Decade update 24 – other work while waiting for the reports, and the draft cover blurb

This has been the period between submitting the Foucault’s Last Decade manuscript and waiting for reader reports. I’ve largely been doing other things – talks on terrain and urban territory; editing a Lefebvre translation and writing its introduction; writing a … Continue reading

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Exercises in the history of ideas: an interview with Stuart Elden — Dale Leorke & Suneel Jethani

Dale Leorke & Suneel Jethani, “Exercises in the history of ideas: an interview with Stuart Elden“. The full version of this interview, which previously appeared in edited form on the Theory, Culture & Society website, is now available as an open-access … Continue reading

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“Before the Punitive Society: The Inquiry of Théories et institutions pénales”, plenary lecture – Discipline and Punish Forty Years On, Nottingham 11 September 2015

Here’s the abstract for my plenary lecture to the Time Served: Discipline and Punish Forty Years On conference, to be held at The Galleries of Justice, Nottingham, 11-12 September 2015. Before the Punitive Society: The Inquiry of Théories et institutions pénales This presentation will … Continue reading

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Books received – Shakespeare, Mousnier, Lefebvre

Two OUP editions of Shakespeare, Roland Mousnier’s Peasant Uprisings – used by Foucault in Théories et institutions pénales, and two first editions of Lefebvre’s books in Axelos’s Arguments series.

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Shakespeare’s Richard II by Scena Mundi at St Bartholomew the Great church

Last night I went to see Shakespeare’s Richard II by Scena Mundi at St Bartholomew the Great church in London. A stunning setting and an exceptional performance. Richard II is a wonderful play and it will be the focus of a … Continue reading

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Michel Foucault, On the Punitive Society – forthcoming in translation from Palgrave

Michel Foucault, On the Punitive Society, translated by Graham Burchell, forthcoming from Palgrave – date unclear: Palgrave say June; Amazon August. Thanks to Chatham Vemuri for the link to the updated Palgrave page. These thirteen lectures on the ‘punitive society,’ delivered … Continue reading

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King John at the Globe – the text, the Magna Carta, land and the question of territory

Last night I went to see the rarely performed King John at the Globe theatre in London. The production – the last of the canonical plays to be performed at the Globe – was timed to coincide with the 800th … Continue reading

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Kostas Axelos, Introduction to a Future Way of Thought: On Marx and Heidegger – now available open access from Meson Press

Kostas Axelos, Introduction to a Future Way of Thought: On Marx and Heidegger – now published by Meson Press. The book is open access online and print-on-demand The book was translated by Kenneth Mills, and edited and introduced by me. “Technologists only … Continue reading

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Foucault, About the Beginning of the Hermeneutics of the Self: Lectures at Dartmouth College, 1980

A few more details about Michel Foucault, About the Beginning of the Hermeneutics of the Self: Lectures at Dartmouth College, 1980, translated by Graham Burchell, are available at the University of Chicago Press site. Much of the material in this … Continue reading

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Geography blogs – a list, and a discussion of ‘why blog?’

Sam Kinsley has compiled a list of Geographers that blog, and followed this with a post questioning their focus, an excerpt of which was: It was a surprise to me how quite a few of those blogs, with some honourable … Continue reading

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