Category Archives: Politics

Marcelo Hoffman, Foucault and Power: The Influence of Political Engagement on Theories of Power – now available in paperback

Marcelo Hoffman, Foucault and Power: The Influence of Political Engagement on Theories of Power – is now available in paperback. Michel Foucault is one of the most preeminent theorists of power, yet the relationship between his militant activities and his … Continue reading

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Future of Surrey’s Department of Politics Secured

I’ve just received an update on University of Surrey’s politics department, which was under serious threat in March this year – I shared the story and a couple of updates. We are delighted to report that the Department of Politics … Continue reading

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Talking to anthropologists, urbanists and architects about territory

While Foucault and Shakespeare are my focus for new material, I’ll be giving a few talks on territory – two in New York in the next two weeks, and then one back in London in the autumn: 21 May 2015, … Continue reading

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Roberto Esposito, Persons and Things: From the Body’s Point of View

Roberto Esposito, Persons and Things: From the Body’s Point of View, now out from Polity. What is the relationship between persons and things? And how does the body transform this relationship? In this highly original new book, Roberto Esposito – one … Continue reading

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Gatherings: The Heidegger Circle Annual – special issue on the Black Notebooks

Gatherings: The Heidegger Circle Annual – special issue on the – Black Notebooks. Contents at above link, or download whole issue as pdf.   

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#AAG2015 in Chicago – a few final thoughts

Very enjoyable conference in Chicago over the last several days. I’ve said a bit about the two sessions I spoke in – on Ebola and terrain – before. It was a good conference, with some excellent papers. A particular highlight was … Continue reading

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Sessions on Ebola and Terrain at the AAG 

I was part of a session on the geopolitics of Ebola at the Association of American Geographers earlier this week. Annoyingly, the AAG scheduled this at 8am on the first day of the conference – hardly an appropriate time for … Continue reading

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Foucault’s Last Decade – Update 21: a second book on The Birth of Power

There have been some major changes to the project since the last update. I’ve held back this post until the situation was clearer. When I initially proposed the Foucault’s Last Decade book to Polity, it was to have an opening … Continue reading

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Jeff Malpas, On the Reading of Heidegger – Situating the Black Notebooks

Jeff Malpas, “On the Reading of Heidegger – Situating the Black Notebooks” at academia.edu. This is the draft introduction to a forthcoming collection on the Notebooks, co-edited with Ingo Farin. Thanks to Enowning for the link. Peter Gratton comments at … Continue reading

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Volha Piotukh, Biopolitics, Governmentality and Humanitarianism: ‘Caring’ for the Population in Afghanistan and Belarus

Volha Piotukh, Biopolitics, Governmentality and Humanitarianism: ‘Caring’ for the Population in Afghanistan and Belarus. This book critically analyses the changing role and nature of post-Cold War humanitarianism, using Foucault’s theories of biopolitics and governmentality. It offers a compelling and insightful … Continue reading

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