Category Archives: Politics

Where to start with reading Peter Sloterdijk?

Where should you start with reading Peter Sloterdijk? I have previously done this with Henri Lefebvre, and Chathan Vemuri asked me the same question for Sloterdijk. This is my attempt at answering this, largely in relation to works already in translation – … Continue reading

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David Harvey, Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism

David Harvey has a piece at the White Review which comprises the final two chapters of his new book, Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism. You can also read the Prologue: The Crisis of Capitalism This Time Around.

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McKenzie Wark on the Birth of Thanaticism

McKenzie Wark on the ‘Birth of Thanaticism‘ – a replacement term for capitalism. Climate change, surveillance, public idiots, the crisis of universities, all in here… I did like the idea of the ‘inhumanities and antisocial sciences’ though…

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The Birth of Territory reviewed in Antipode by Phillip Campanile

There is a critical review of The Birth of Territory by Phillip Campanile in Antipode (pdf). Campanile clearly found the book frustrating in its mode of execution, but also not linked explicitly enough to contemporary debates. As he rightly notes, though, the book sits … Continue reading

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Rowman & Littlefield International new series – Reframing the Boundaries: Thinking the Political

Rowman & Littlefield International have launched a new series – Reframing the Boundaries: Thinking the Political - with an attempt to cross the division between ‘analytic’ and ‘continental’ thought. Here’s the first part of the series description: Reframing the Boundaries: Thinking … Continue reading

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David Harvey, Seventeen Contradictions… – introduction available online

David Harvey’s latest, Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism is out in April 2014; the introduction is available online. More information here.

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Just about every country in the world is involved in a territorial dispute

In The Atlantic, with a link to the CIA World Factbook. From a quick look at the data, unsurprisingly many of these are maritime issues, some on relatively small technical details of boundaries yet to be demarcated; and some relate … Continue reading

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David Harvey and Andy Merrifield, London, 3 April 2014 – sold out

“Contradictions of capitalism and the new urban question” – David Harvey and Andy Merrifield in conversation, Birkbeck, London, 3 April 2014. More details here. Unfortunately the website now says that there are no tickets available.

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Books received (3 of 4)

Quentin Meillassoux, Métaphysique et fiction des mondes hors-science Michel Foucault, L’origine de l’herméneutique de soi (French critical edition of 1980 lectures long available in English) Grégoire Chamayou, Les Corps vils. Expérimenter sur les êtres humains aux XVIIIe siècle et XIXe siècle - a reissue of his first … Continue reading

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Books received (2 of 4)

Henry Reynolds, The Law of the Land (a gift from Jean Hillier – a good starting point for the issue of indigenous land rights in Australia, read on the plane home) Nikos Papastergiadis, Ambient Perspectives Nikos Papastergiadis, Cornelius Castoriadis – this and the … Continue reading

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