Category Archives: Politics

The war against humanities at Britain’s universities

The war against humanities at Britain’s universities – article in The Guardian.

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The Uncollected Foucault – further updates to texts available and requests

This site’s list of Foucault’s uncollected notes, lectures and interviews has been updated again. One which took a bit of locating was a text supposedly under the title ‘Pour la défense libre’, prepared in late 1979 for a 1980 meeting of lawyers.  The … Continue reading

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Fanatical counter-histories – A conversation with Alberto Toscano and Gisle Selnes

Fanatical counter-histories – A conversation with Alberto Toscano and Gisle Selnes at Eurozine. The philosopher Alberto Toscano visited Bergen on 29 November 2014 to participate in the seminar “Fanaticism, Extremism, Radicalism”, organized by the research group Radical Philosophy and Literature … Continue reading

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Jenny Edkins, Face Politics – coming in April

Jenny Edkins, Face Politics is forthcoming in April. I was one of the readers and provided an endorsement. The face is central to contemporary politics. In Deleuze and Guattari’s work on faciality we find an assertion that the face is … Continue reading

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“Foucault insults the police”, photo from 1972

“Foucault insults the police”, photograph by Elie Kagan from 17 January 1972, in Michel Foucault – Une journée particulière. It seems this photo was taken only moments after a much more famous one with Foucault, Deleuze and Sartre – such as appears here. The book … Continue reading

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Books received – Chamayou, Kotef, Smirl, Shakespeare, Heidegger, Kluge and Negt

Some more books – these are ones I bought, with the exception of Hagar Kotef’s Movement and the Ordering of Freedom: On Liberal Governances of Mobility, which was sent by the publisher. The others include Lisa Smirl’s posthumous Spaces of Aid, Kluge … Continue reading

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Archive of a Radical Geographer: Neil Smith’s Papers – interview with Don Mitchell by Zoltán Glück

Archive of a Radical Geographer: Neil Smith’s Papers – interview with Don Mitchell by Zoltán Glück from 2014. ZOLTÁN GLÜCK: I’d like to start by asking about what you’ve been doing here at CUNY this year. What is happening with … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Meric Gertler, University of Toronto from Geography and Planning Community

Open Letter to Meric Gertler, president of University of Toronto from Geography and Planning Community. If you would like to add your signature to this letter, please email geogforcupe@gmail.com Signatories are in alphabetical order, and more are being added.

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Greece and Europe: A First Account of a Radical Government – recordings of Douzinas, Mason and Žižek

Greece and Europe: A First Account of a Radical Government – recordings of Costas Douzinas, Paul Mason and Slavoj Žižek. Also includes a link to this short film:

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Second review of the Global Discourse review symposium on The Birth of Territory

Global Discourse are hosting a review symposium on The Birth of Territory, which was joint winner of their inaugural book award. The second review, by Jeppe Strandsbjerg, is available here; and the first review by Jordan Branch (previously posted) is here. Both require subscription, … Continue reading

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