Category Archives: Neil Brenner

Urban theory without an outside: Neil Brenner

Originally posted on the anthropo.scene:
stuartelden:This has been online for a few weeks, but now made time to watch it – a very helpful lecture by Neil Brenner outlining the work of the Harvard Urban Theory Lab and his edited collection Implosions/Explosions. This, and other … Continue reading

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Books received (2 of 4)

Henry Reynolds, The Law of the Land (a gift from Jean Hillier – a good starting point for the issue of indigenous land rights in Australia, read on the plane home) Nikos Papastergiadis, Ambient Perspectives Nikos Papastergiadis, Cornelius Castoriadis – this and the … Continue reading

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Urban Theory Lab at Harvard’s GSD – new website

Neil Brenner’s Urban Theory Lab at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design has a really good new website. Among other things there is “Introducing the Urban Theory Lab” – a kind of manifesto and mission statement; links to various projects and … Continue reading

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Books I’m looking forward to in 2014

Some of the books I’m looking forward to this year include Henri Lefebvre, Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment (edited by Łukasz Stanek and previously unpublished in any language); Neil Brenner’s epic edited collection Implosions/Explosions: Towards a Study of Planetary Urbanization; Mick Dillon’s Biopolitics of Security in the 21st … Continue reading

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Neil Brenner (ed.) Implosions/Explosions – sample pages available

Sample pages for Neil Brenner’s collection, Implosions/Explosions: Towards a Study of Planetary Urbanization are now available on the publisher’s website. In 1970, Henri Lefebvre put forward the radical hypothesis of the complete urbanization of society, a circumstance that in his view required … Continue reading

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Neil Brenner video on Place, Capitalism and the Right to the City

Impressive twenty minute presentation via @urbantheorylab

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Neil Brenner (ed.) Implosions/Explosions – forthcoming

Jovis Verlag have a page up for Neil Brenner’s collection, Implosions/Explosions: Towards a Study of Planetary Urbanization. In 1970, Henri Lefebvre put forward the radical hypothesis of the complete urbanization of society, a circumstance that in his view required a radical … Continue reading

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Kirsch on Lefebvre’s State, Space, World

Scott Kirsch’s thorough review of Lefebvre’s State, Space, World in Antipode is now available open access here.

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The Birth of Territory endorsements

As The Birth of Territory inches towards publication, the University of Chicago Press page now has three endorsements for the book. Neil Brenner, Harvard University “Stuart Elden has written a pathbreaking book on a foundational concept in modern political and … Continue reading

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International Political Sociology virtual theme issue on Territorialities, Spaces, Geographies

International Political Sociology has just put together an open access virtual theme issue on Territorialities, Spaces, Geographies – including papers by Nisha Shah, John Agnew, Neil Brenner and me, and Nick Vaughan-Williams: This special issue presents a selection of work at … Continue reading

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