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Discussion forum on Henri Lefebvre ‘Dissolving city, planetary metamorphosis’ – paper and intro open access, and four online commentaries

Originally posted on Society and Space – Environment and Planning D:
Society and Space Volume 32 Number 2 included a short, previously untranslated piece by Henri Lefebvre, along with an introduction to the essay by David Wachsmuth and Neil Brenner. Lefebvre is…

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What is Space: a Post-Disciplinary Workshop at Warwick on the Return of an Old Debate – 17 June 2014

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Please contact Marijn Nieuwenhuis with any inquiries. The workshop is on 17 June 2014. Poster here. What is Space: a Post-Disciplinary Workshop on the Return of an Old Debate The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me (Pascal, Thoughts,…

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The City as Open Source Pedagogy – Alberto Corsín Jiménez

Originally posted on Society and Space – Environment and Planning D:
In the article ‘The right to infrastructure’ that appears in Society and Space 32(2) and is open access until 22 May 2014,  Alberto Corsín Jiménez reports on fieldwork that he has been carrying out with…

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How people die in Shakespeare’s tragedies

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
via Biblioklept.

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In Memory of Ernesto Laclau

Originally posted on constellations68:
In Memory of Ernesto Laclau I first met Ernesto Laclau in 1992, in Johannesburg. I was an MA student, studying politics intent on changing the world not merely interpreting it. I struggled though, with party lines,…

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Capital in the Twenty-First Century: A Reading List

Originally posted on The Ship's (B)log:
Were you hoping to read Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty, but weren’t able to get a copy before we sold out of our first batch? Rest assured, we expect more…

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Ernesto Laclau, The Rhetorical Foundations of Society – forthcoming collection from Verso

  Laclau’s The Rhetorical Foundations of Society – forthcoming in May from Verso. Sad this is, now, a posthumous collection… Coauthor of Hegemony and Socialist Strategy shows how rhetoric constitutes the social order The essays collected in this volume develop the … Continue reading

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Stefano Liberti, Land-Grabbing: Journeys in the New Colonialism

Interesting read from Verso - Stefano Liberti, Land-Grabbing: Journeys in the New Colonialism. I ordered this as paper copy, and a bunch more in the Verso sale, but because of the bundled e-books was able to read this while on the road. A … Continue reading

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Ernesto Laclau

Originally posted on Posthegemony:
I have spent almost the entirety of my academic career reading, and responding to, Ernesto Laclau, who has died at the age of 78. Ernesto was one of the great systematic thinkers of the past fifty…

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The Marking Boycott And Its Aftermath

Originally posted on The Disorder Of Things:
In the face of a UK higher education marking boycott due to start in 11 days time, universities have come forth with a new pay offer. Having unilaterally imposed a 1% rise (read:…

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