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 was able to find and compile. For 1982-2005, I relied heavily on a compiled bibliography in the book Judith Butler: Live Theory. For 2005-2015, I used the European Graduate School (EGS) website, filling in with other material I have come across. It includes all her books, most of her articles and several lectures and interviews. It is by no means complete and I intend on updating it continuously, but it is a good guide to explore the fascinating and ecstatic work of this great thinker.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Click the link to access the file
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 a particular politics, and dismantling the face is also a politics.
This book explores the politics of such diverse issues as images and faces in photographs and portraits; expressive faces; psychology and neuroscience; face recognition; face blindness; facial injury, disfigurement and face transplants through questions such as:
- What it might mean to dismantle the face, and what politics this might entail, in practical terms?
- What sort of a politics is it?
- Is it already taking place?
- Is it a politics that is to be desired, a better politics, a progressive politics?
The book opens up a vast field of further research that needs to be taken forward to begin to address the politics of the face more fully, and to elaborate the alternative forms of personhood and politics that dismantling the face opens to view. The book will be agenda-setting for scholars located in the field of international politics in particular but cognate areas as well who want to pursue the implications of face politics for the crucial questions of subjectivity, sovereignty and personhood.
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.
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 is an endeavor and an adventure, an expedition into unknown fields. How can we make use of and move beyond Lefebvre’s insights today? Can we apply his concepts fruitfully in research and action in urban situations across the globe?
On the occasion of the book launch for ‘Urban Revolution Now: Henri Lefebvre in Urban Research and Architecture‘ we had the opportunity to debate these questions with two of the editors, and three London urban scholars.
Christian Schmid (ETH Zurich)
Łukasz Stanek (Manchester)
Camillo Boano (UCL)
David Madden (LSE)
Louis Moreno (UCL and Goldsmiths)
Chaired by Jenny Robinson (UCL Urban Lab/UCL Geography).
Audio files available here.
Ulrich Beck: Free Access to all his TCS articles and selected book chapters.
Until the end of April 2015, we’ve made every article TCS has published from Ulrich Beck, plus selected chapters from some of his TCS books, free to access.
“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 has many more images, and bilingual English-French text.
I did a lot of review work for presses while I was away, and these are the books received in recompense. These tend to be books for future projects – especially here the Shakespearean Territories one – and for general interest.
Some more books – these are ones I bought, with the exception of Hagar Kotef’s Movement and the Ordering of Freedom: On Liberal Governances of Mobility, which was sent by the publisher. The others include Lisa Smirl’s posthumous Spaces of Aid, Kluge and Negt, History & Obstinacy, Chamayou’s Drone Theory, the Arden third series edition of Macbeth, and three by Heidegger – two seminars from 1934-35, and the next volume of the ‘Black Notebooks’.