Monthly Archives: October 2011

Happy Halloween

Pumpkin carvings – more here.

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Slavoj Žižek interview

Video of an interview with Charlie Rose here.

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David Harvey – ‘The Party of Wall Street Meets its Nemesis’

At the Verso blog.

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6th Summer Institute in Economic Geography

The 6th Summer Institute in Economic Geography will take place in Zurich, July 1-7, 2012.  Further details can be found at The Summer Institute is open to early-career researchers in economic geography, broadly defined (doctoral students at or beyond the fieldwork … Continue reading

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End of October

October has been a slog. I’ve now done half of my teaching for this academic year. In one month. Okay, this means that the rest of the year is going to be relatively easy on that front, but naturally there … Continue reading

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Universities under Attack

Conference in London: Saturday 26 November at 10 a.m. Venue: Edmond J Safra Lecture Theatre, King’s College London The Research Assessment Exercise, corporate sponsorship, ‘impact’, the Browne Report, a 200 per cent increase in tuition fees, the introduction of private … Continue reading

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John Protevi ‘The Rhythm and Resonance of Occupation’

At The Contemporary Condition (via Philosophy in a Time of Error).

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‘In praise of borders’

First of a series in the New York Times. Engaging in its sense of fascination; naïve in its politics. The author’s Strange Maps blog is also worth a look.

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Kentucky Committee on Social Theory lectures

The three other lectures in the University of Kentucky’s Committee on Social Theory spring 2012 series will be given by Michael Hardt, Russ Castronovo and Jane Guyer. Details here. Those are terrific names, and the shame of it – for … Continue reading

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Noel Castree reviews Reading Kant’s Geography

In the Annals of the Association of American Geographers (requires subscription). Some bits: This excellent book, which oozes scholarly seriousness from start to finish, offers something new to philosophers and geographers alike. It focuses on Kant’s extensive lecture notes about … Continue reading

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