Monthly Archives: October 2012

Neil Smith – “There’s No Such Thing as a Natural Disaster”

Written in 2006, as a response to Hurricane Katrina, Neil Smith’s piece “There’s No Such Thing as a Natural Disaster” has lost none of its importance.

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Military Migrants

Vron Ware’s new book, Military Migrants, is being launched at CCIG at the Open University on 14 November. Vron Ware will be in discussion with Brigadier Mark Abraham, Captain Afzal Amin, and Engin Isin, chaired by Evelyn Ruppert. Details here. The project … Continue reading

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Radical Philosophy 176 – and iPad edition

Number 176 is available – Judith Butler, Ontological Politics, Lyotard’s Discourse, Figure, Pussy Riot and lots of reviews, including the new biography of Derrida. And you can now read the journal on iPad and Android – details here.

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Originally posted on Foucault News:
Cities, Space and Development Seminars at LSE Colin Gordon, (Independent Scholar, Editor and Translator of the works of Michel Foucault) Governmentality: How much is enough? Seminar Convenor: Dr Sharad Chari London School of Economics, Geography…

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Originally posted on ANTHEM:
THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH GIFFORD LECTURES 2013 [brochure PDF] Facing Gaia: A new inquiry into Natural Religion A series of six lectures by Bruno Latour, Professor at Sciences Po, Paris 18 February to 28 February 2013…

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Kyle Grayson on Universities and the Border Agency

In The Huffington Post Kyle Grayson has a very good discussion of the impact of the Conservative-Lib Dem coalition policies on the relation of universities to the UK Border Agency.

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Foucault and the critique of our present – seminars

The first of a series of speakers under the overall theme of “Foucault and the critique of our present: Reworking the Foucauldian tool-box”, organised with the support of the Department of Politics, Goldsmiths, University of London. More details here. Alberto Toscano, “Sub-power … Continue reading

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Italo Calvino on writing

In a note appended to The Castle of Crossed Destinies, Italo Calvino says: I would like to add that for a certain time it was my intention to write also a third part for this book. [There follows a description … Continue reading

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Two views of Climate Change

Topograph has an interesting post on the ubiquitous imagery of shrinking glaciers; while BLDGBLOG has a discussion of the Lower Manhattan National Park. From the second: In 2057, massive flood-control structures protecting New York City from the rising seas required … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Art & War: Responses to Iraq:
First, the title of this post obviously is a steal from Trevor Paglen’s book, subtitled The Dark Geography of the Pentagon’s Secret World. I’ve been meaning to write up one or…

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