Monthly Archives: September 2012

Michael Shapiro – Studies in Trans-Disciplinary Method

Michael Shapiro’s new book Studies in Trans-Disciplinary Methods: After the Aesthetic Turn is now out. This groundbreaking and innovative text addresses the deep ontological and epistemological commitments that underpin conventional positivist methods and then demonstrates how “method” can be understood … Continue reading

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Negri on Agamben, Opus Dei

Antonio Negri discusses Agamben’s Opus Dei, and his work more generally (via Peter Gratton and AUFS).

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Some good pieces open access at Antipode.

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Clive Barnett review of Ash Amin, Land of Strangers

At the LSE Review of Books, Clive Barnett reviews Ash Amin’s Land of Strangers.

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Lefebvre on Hitler

As I’ve previously mentioned, there is a new Italian translation of Henri Lefebvre’s early book Hitler au pouvoir, les enseignements de cinq années de fascisme en Allemagne, Paris: Bureau d’Éditions, 1938. Though I don’t read Italian, I got hold of … Continue reading

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More on the Ben Gurion University situation

A new website has been set up – Israeli Academia Under Attack (and a Hebrew site). A letter people can use as the basis for their own letter is available below. I wrote mine before this was written, and it’s been … Continue reading

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New books received

A pile of new books received recently. Foucault’s Mal faire, dire vrai is probably the first I will tackle. The Polity ones here were in recompense for a review of a manuscript for them; Alex Jeffrey kindly sent me a copy … Continue reading

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Reading Shakespeare in Nigeria

I’ve was in Nigeria again the last ten days. It’s not exactly a place for a holiday so when Susan was working in the week I was working hard on the Shakespearean Territories project. I’ve been combining reading plays I … Continue reading

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Letter from ‘friends of the Politics and Government Department, Ben-Gurion University’

Oren Yiftachel has just sent me this letter to circulate: NATIONALIST ATTACK ON ACADEMIC FREDOM IN ISRAEL:  A THREAT TO CLOSE THE POLITICS DEPARTMENT, BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY Your assistance is needed! As some of you may have heard, the Israeli Council … Continue reading

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Ben Gurion University Politics department under threat again

The Politics and Government department at Ben Gurion University is under threat again – for background see an earlier post on this site. Haaretz has an editorial about it here; and a longer version of the story has been posted … Continue reading

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