Category Archives: Territory

Grégoire Chamayou – A Theory of the Drone published and excerpt available

The translation of Grégoire Chamayou’s A Theory of the Drone is now published. An excerpt is available open access at Asymptote. Derek Gregory discussed the original French version of this book extensively on his Geographical Imaginations site. You can read my … Continue reading

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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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Power and Space in the City Conversation #1 – Powerful Urban Territories (video of UCL discussion)

Power and Space in the City Conversation #1 – Powerful Urban Territories. The video of a UCL discussion from late last year is now available. The panellists are me, Allan Cochrane and Wendy Pullan, and it is introduced by Liza … Continue reading

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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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2014 in review – talks, publications and writing

I gave 22 talks of various kinds outside of regular teaching in 2014. These talks were in Australia, the United States, Switzerland, Holland and the UK. Some of these were on the Foucault project, some were related to The Birth of … Continue reading

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The most important academic books to me from 2014

A non-systematic, alphabetically ordered list of the academic books published this year I read and most liked – the photo is of some that were to hand. Louis Althusser, On the Reproduction of Capitalism (Verso) Ben Anderson, Encountering Affect: Capacities, Apparatuses, Conditions (Ashgate) Étienne Balibar, Equaliberty: … Continue reading

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Politics, infrastructure and representation: The case of Jerusalem’s Light Rail

I’ve written briefly about the Jerusalem Light Rail before. There is a very interesting article by Amina Nolte and Haim Yacobi, ‘Politics, infrastructure and representation: The case of Jerusalem’s Light Rail‘, in Cities (requires subscription) which discusses the politics and geographies of this in some … Continue reading

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