Monthly Archives: March 2013

Elizabeth Grosz interview in Interstitial journal, along with some links to discussions of her work in Society and Space.

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International Political Sociology virtual theme issue on Territorialities, Spaces, Geographies

International Political Sociology has just put together an open access virtual theme issue on Territorialities, Spaces, Geographies – including papers by Nisha Shah, John Agnew, Neil Brenner and me, and Nick Vaughan-Williams: This special issue presents a selection of work at … Continue reading

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Austin Zeiderman has put together a small workshop on Catastrophic Urbanism at LSE Cities during late May. First come first serve on places. The lineup includes me, Ben Anderson, Claudia Aradau, Monika Buscher, Joe Deville and Kevin Grove. PA  

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Verso Radical Thinkers – series 8 and call for suggestions

From Sebastian Budgen at Verso – comments below are fine and I’ll pass them on: Series 8 of Radical Thinkers will consist in the following: Spectre of Hegel: Early Writings –  Louis Althusser Hegemony and Socialist Strategy: Towards a Radical … Continue reading

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Nina Power interviewed at Figure/Ground Communication

Nina Power is interviewed at Figure/Ground Communication – mainly on universities today.

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‘V for Visibility’ in Interstitial journal

A little piece by me on the Guy Fawkes/V for Vendetta masks used in the Occupy protests has been published in the open access journal Interstitial. A shorter version first appeared on the Society and Space open site in November … Continue reading

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Foucault books received

Two new books – the Blackwell A Companion to Foucault, and the new collection La grande étrangère. I’ll be reviewing the Companion for Cultural Geographies. It looks really good including a translation of Daniel Defert’s ‘Chronology’ from Dits et écrits … Continue reading

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Toys for the State of Exception

Agamben Toys – Apposite Baubles for the State of Exception (via Derek Gregory, who acknowledges Alex Vasudevan). Derek’s post at Geographical Imaginations is worth a look for the more sinister side of all this – though comedy as opposition and critique shouldn’t … Continue reading

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Understanding Society on Michael Mann on Power

  Daniel Little on Michael Mann’s hugely ambitious four volume The Sources of Social Power. In 1986 Michael Mann began a strikingly ambitious project — to give a theoretical and historical account of the history of power in human history. … Continue reading

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A Latin Empire versus German Hegemony? Agamben on contemporary Europe

A provocative piece by Giorgio Agamben, drawing on a 1945 essay by Alexandre Kojève. Thanks to Elliott Jarbe and Sebastian Budgen for the link.

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