Monthly Archives: August 2012

Michael Watts – Silent Violence reissue forthcoming

Michael Watts’s classic Silent Violence: Food, Famine, and Peasantry in Northern Nigeria is coming out in early 2013 with University of Georgia Press in their excellent Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation series. As well as some really good new … Continue reading

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Judith Butler – Adorno prize

Judith Butler has been awarded the Adorno prize (press release in German here). Given the remit of the prize, and Butler’s reputation, this seems highly deserved. However there was a piece in The Jerusalem Post criticising the award because Butler … Continue reading

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Reece Jones on Walls

In the New York Times: Over the past decade, some of the world’s leading democracies built walls and fences on their borders. The United States, India and Israel — often respectively described as the world’s oldest democracy, the world’s largest … Continue reading

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Some more free downloads

I’ve been posting up old papers here for a while, but haven’t done any recently. Here are a few more: Elden, S. & Williams, A. The Territorial Integrity of Iraq, 2003-2007: Invocation, Violation, Viability. Geoforum. 2009;40:407-417. Elden, S. The War … Continue reading

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Violence and Space – Call for Papers

Session at the Association of American Geographers conference in Los Angeles, 9-13 April 2013: This session will provide a forum to address the interrelated questions of violence and space. Papers will examine how geography mediates the meanings, constructions, effects, foundations, … Continue reading

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Three new Society and Space papers online – on the state; Nancy, Lefebvre and the global-urban, and children’s geographies and the uses of theory.

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Paulina Ochoa Espejo – The Time of Popular Sovereignty

Paulina Ochoa Espejo, The Time of Popular Sovereignty (PSU Press, 2011) is an interesting and innovative study of the notion of the ‘people’, because it stresses how we need to think about this notion as developing and changing through time. She … Continue reading

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LA review of books on Sloterdijk

Review of Sloterdijk’s Bubbles: Spheres I here. Thanks to Sean Sturm and John Measor for the alert. If you’re looking for other things of Sloterdijk to read in English the bibliography Sean Sturm has compiled is invaluable.

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John Protevi on ‘How to begin reading Deleuze’

John Protevi offers some good advice at New APPS. He starts with Deleuze’s book Spinoza: Practical Philosophy and then offers suggestions for primary and secondary literature.

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John Agnew and Martin Jones on Territory, Politics, Governance

In a series of short videos, John Agnew and Martin Jones discuss the new journal Territory, Politics, Governance. The links to the interviews are here– the full interview isn’t currently working – or you can go right to the transcript.

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