Category Archives: Society and Space

Stepping down as Society and Space: Environment and Planning D editor

I have recently come to the end of my time as an editor of Society and Space: Environment and Planning D. I took over from Gerry Pratt in autumn 2006, officially becoming editor with the first issue of 2007. The continuing … Continue reading

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Day three in the Foucault archive at UC Berkeley

A final day in the Bancroft library at UC Berkeley (see my notes on day one and day two). Today I listened to some recordings they had of lectures in São Paulo. The library catalogue provides no information at all, and Beaulieu’s list just … Continue reading

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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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Forthcoming papers in Society and Space

Forthcoming papers in Society and Space – Natalie Oswin outlines some of the papers available online. Some of these will be in the next issue; some are from a forthcoming theme issue on ‘War, law and space’.

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Catarina Dutilh Novaes – ‘Reliable referees: a rare commodity’ at New APPS

At New APPS Catarina Dutilh Novaes reflects on a problem – ‘Reliable referees: a rare commodity‘. With this post, I want to bring up for discussion what I think is one of the main issues with the peer-reviewing system… namely the … Continue reading

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Michael Watts interviewed by Stuart Elden for Society and Space

There is a long interview I conducted with Michael Watts (University of California, Berkeley) available open access at the Society & Space open site. We talk about, among other things – his first book Silent Violence (recently available in a new edition); … Continue reading

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Gastón Gordillo on Forensis: The Architecture of Public Truth

Gastón Gordillo has posted the introduction of his review of the Forensis collection, directed by Eyal Weizman. The full review essay will appear in Environment and Planning D: Society and Space in early 2015.

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Review essay of Branch, Sassen, Scott and Vigneswaran on historical and political understandings of territory, forthcoming in Society and Space

I have a review essay of four books coming out in Society and Space in issue 1 next year. The books are Jordan Branch, The Cartographic State; Saskia Sassen, Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy; Tom Scott, The City-State in Europe, 1000-1600 and Darshan Vigneswaran, Territory, Migration, … Continue reading

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Books received – Derrida/Roudinesco, Nichols, Brennan, Neocleous, Shell, Society and Space

In all that packaging were four books from Stanford University Press in recompense for review work – Derrida/Roudinesco, For What Tomorrow… ; Timothy Brennan, Borrowed Light: Vico, Hegel and the Colonies; Robert Nichols, The World of Freedom: Heidegger, Foucault, and the … Continue reading

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Books received – Foucault Lexicon, Lefebvre on Architecture, etc.

Henri Lefebvre’s Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment; Alberto Manguel’s The Library at Night; Janet Ruane’s Essentials of Research Methods; Bernard Pivot, Ecrire, Lire et en Parler (which contains the French version of a Foucault interview that is not in Dits et Écrits); the new issues of Theory, … Continue reading

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