Category Archives: Thinkers

Ed Cohen on The Productive Body and La société punitive in the LARB

Ed Cohen reviews Francois Guéry and Didier Deleule’s The Productive Body and Foucault’s La société punitive in the Los Angeles Review of Books. About these ads

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Top ten posts on Progressive Geographies this week

Special Issue on Ranciere What is neoliberalism? Foucault’s Last Decade – Update 12 Bruno Latour – Some advantages of the notion of “Critical Zone” for Geopolitics Guattari, Felix 2012 Schizoanalytic Cartographies, reviewed by Thomas Jellis Foucault’s Last Decade Peter Sloterdijk, … Continue reading

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Bruno Latour – Some advantages of the notion of “Critical Zone” for Geopolitics

An intriguing short piece by Bruno Latour – ‘Some advantages of the notion of “Critical Zone” for Geopolitics’ – available to download from his website. Abstract: The relatively new concept of “critical zones”, much like that of the “Anthropocene”, signals … 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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Foucault’s Last Decade – Update 12

After what has felt like a long break from working on this book, I’ve begun writing again. Some of this was during a recent trip to Ghana. The first part of Chapter Six looks at the collaborative projects Foucault was involved … Continue reading

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Peter Sloterdijk, You Must Change Your Life reviewed by Eduardo Mendieta

Peter Sloterdijk, You Must Change Your Life reviewed by Eduardo Mendieta at NDPR.

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Robert T. Tally Jr. – Fredric Jameson: The Project of Dialectical Criticism

Fredric Jameson: The Project of Dialectical Criticism by Robert Tally, newly published in the Marxism and Culture Series at Pluto Press: Fredric Jameson is the most important Marxist critic in the world today. While consistently operating at the cutting edge of literary and … Continue reading

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Foucault’s legacy: an interview with Frédéric Gros

Foucault’s legacy: an interview with Frédéric Gros at the Verso blog, a translation of an interview originally in Le Monde.

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Judith Butler reviews Jacques Derrida, The Death Penalty Volume I

In the London Review of Books, Judith Butler reviews Jacques Derrida, The Death Penalty Volume I.

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New issue of Radical Philosophy, including discussion of the politics of translation

A new issue of Radical Philosophy is out, including a very interesting discussion of the politics of translation. The specific case is Hegel, and the new Terry Pinkard translation of the Phenomenology of Spirit, but the issues raised go beyond this … Continue reading

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