Monthly Archives: June 2013

A review of Jeffrey Alexander’s The dark side of modernity

Originally posted on Thinking culture:
Jeffrey Alexander’s new book The dark side of modernity has been reviewed by Sam Burgum for Information, Communication & Society.

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Neil Smith Lecture and Lifework

Originally posted on geographical imaginations:
I’ve been asked to give the first Neil Smith Lecture at St Andrews (where Neil was a cherished alumnus, graduating with first class honours in 1977: he always spoke with immense affection of Joe Doherty),…

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New open access book reviews

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We’ve seven – seven! – new book reviews in our open access repository: Seth Schindler (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) on Ahmed et al.’s India’s New Economic Policy: A Critical Analysis; Gerald Aiken (Durham University) on David…

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David Harvey, A Companion to Marx’s Capital: Volume 2

Forthcoming in September from Verso, David Harvey’s A Companion to Marx’s Capital: Volume 2. The first volume A Companion to Marx’s Capital appeared in 2010. Videos of the lectures on which these books are based are available at

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Nigeria at Fifty reviewed

Nigeria at Fifty: The Nation in Narration, edited by Ebenezer Obadare and Wale Adebanwi, is reviewed at E-IR.

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Journal practices

Some generally good advice for graduate students in philosophy (but useful to many more people) on journal practices. The discussion is quite interesting too, though it gets a bit sidetracked by specifically Philosophy questions of ranking etc.

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Two other NDPR reviews – books on the early Foucault and Heidegger

David Webb, Foucault’s Archaeology: Science and Transformation and Denis McManus, Heidegger and the Measure of Truth: Themes from His Early Philosophy are also reviewed at NDPR.

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John Plamenatz, Machiavelli, Hobbes, and Rousseau

Almost forty years after they were intended to be delivered, John Plamenatz’s lectures on Machiavelli, Hobbes, and Rousseau have been published. They are reviewed at NDPR by Jeffrey Collins. The review doubts their worth today, but in doing so provides an interesting discussion … Continue reading

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The top 3 myths about the recent surveillance revelations

Originally posted on Open Geography:
The recent–and still ongoing–revelations in the Guardian by their columnist Glenn Greenwald and his colleagues have already given rise to a number of dismissive myths. Here are three of them, and my responses. 1. “It’s…

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Mary Douglas reviewed by Pamela Shurmer-Smith

Pam Shurmer-Smith on the posthumous Mary Douglas collection.

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