Category Archives: The Birth of Territory

The Birth of Territory reviewed in Theory, Culture and Society

The Birth of Territory is reviewed in Theory, Culture and Society by Dennis Crow (open access). Here’s the first paragraph: Elden deserves every accolade he receives for a remarkable book.  That phrase might suffice for a review, but it would … Continue reading

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Foucault’s Last Decade – Update 19: a nearly complete first draft

Since the last update I’ve spent two long days working on the individual chapter files, checking and rechecking things, filling in references, and reorganising some things. In particular I reworked all the parts on the lettres de cachet. I’ve decided … Continue reading

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Little plastic bodies

Originally posted on Singular Things:
Stuart Elden is a professor of geography and political theory at Warwick University (UK) and Monash University (Australia). His fearsome appetite for hard books is charted at his blog Progressive Geographies*, which also includes all…

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Political Geography forum on The Birth of Territory online

Claudio Minca, Jeremy W. Crampton,  Joe Bryan, Juliet J. Fall, Alex B. Murphy, Anssi Paasi, Stuart Elden, “Reading Stuart Elden’s The Birth of Territory“, Political Geography, article in press (requires subscription or email me). The Birth of Territory is an outstanding scholarly achievement, a book ‘of remarkable … Continue reading

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The Birth of Territory – Chinese translation forthcoming

The Birth of Territory is forthcoming in Chinese translation. While this is good news, it’s hardly the path to riches. The royalty rate is 7%, rising to 8% in the unlikely event of it selling more than 10,000 copies. This is … Continue reading

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Warburg Institute high court ruling – good news!

Good news earlier this week about the future of the Warburg Institute library. I’ve said before how important this library was to my work on The Birth of Territory, and linked to a few earlier stages of this story. Here are … Continue reading

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New issue of Dialogues in Human Geography – forum on The Birth of Territory and discussion of John Agnew’s AAG lecture

The new issue of Dialogues in Human Geography contains two short pieces by me. The first is in the discussion forum of John Agnew’s Dialogues in Human Geography lecture from the AAG earlier this year. As well as John’s lecture it contains … Continue reading

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