Category Archives: Thinkers

Books received – journals, Foucault-related books, and New Geographies 06

The last of the books and journals received while I was away in Melbourne. Liberté, Libertés is a collection by Robert Badinter with a preface by François Mitterand. Foucault discusses this in a 1977 interview which was published shortly after his death (and … Continue reading

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Society and Space open access highlight papers updated

The ‘highlights’ section of the Environment and Planning D: Society and Space website has been updated. Several recent papers are now available open access – including pieces by Giorgio Agamben, Henri Lefebvre, Bruce Braun, Melissa Wright, Katharyne Mitchell, Sarah Elwood, Matthew Gandy…

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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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Diacritics theme issue on Jean-Luc Nancy

Diacritics theme issue on Jean-Luc Nancy – 42.4 from 2014 Thanks to Peter Gratton for the link.

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Judith Butler bibliography online

When Praxis Becomes Unbearable – a bibliography of Judith Butler’s work. I am sharing this with whoever cares in the work of this philosopher and in this sort of research endeavor. This is all the work of Judith Butler I … 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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New Sloterdijk Books from Polity – Stress and Freedom, In the Shadow of Mount Sinai, and Jean-Pierre Couture’s study

Three new Sloterdijk books forthcoming from Polity – two little translations, Stress and Freedom and In the Shadow of Mount Sinai, and Jean-Pierre Couture’s study Sloterdijk in their Key Contemporary Thinkers series.  

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Urban Revolution Now: Henri Lefebvre in Urban Research and Architecture – audio of launch event

Henri Lefebvre’s concepts and theoretical reflections have become widely known in the last decades. However, working with these concepts in many different contexts poses serious challenges; and in any case taking Lefebvre as a starting point for research and action … 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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