Monthly Archives: November 2013

Agamben and Indifference – new book by William Watkin coming soon

Agamben and Indifference, by William Watkin, coming soon with Rowman & Littlefield International: Since the publication of Homo Sacer in 1995, Giorgio Agamben has become one of the world’s most revered and controversial thinkers. His ideas on our current political … Continue reading

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Matt Damon reads Howard Zinn on the problem with civil obedience

The problem in this world is not civil disobedience… the problem in this world is  civil obedience.” – Howard  Zinn, being read by Matt  Damon. Video available here.

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Angela Davis on freedom as a constant struggle – audio and transcript available

Angela Davis delivered the Annual Birk­beck Law Lec­ture on 25 Octo­ber 2013 – transcript here; audio recording here.

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Books received – Stoler and Derrida

Two books I’ve mentioned before – Ann Laura Stoler’s collection Imperial Debris, and Jacques Derrida’s The Death Penalty, Volume I.

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Warwick Graduate Conference in Political and Legal Theory

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Mark Blyth lecture on austerity – audio recording

Mark Blyth’s Copenhagen lecture on ‘Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea’, audio recording available here. The current on-going global financial crisis invited a reading of its inception that was based upon ‘runaway government spending’ that had to be tempered … Continue reading

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As Above, So Below: A Colloquium on Drone Culture – call for papers

As Above, So Below: A Colloquium on Drone Culture, University of Lincoln, 24 May 2014 – keynotes from Derek Gregory and Benjamin Noys. Full details here.

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A world map of submarine cables

Interesting world map of submarine cables – can’t remember who alerted me to this, but thank you.

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Mitchell, Harcourt and Taussig on Occupy

I previously mentioned that W.J.T. Mitchell, Bernard Harcourt and Michael Taussig discussed Occupy in Critical Inquiry. These essays have also been published in book form as Occupy: Three Essays in Disobedience. Mic check! Mic check! Lacking amplification in Zuccotti Park, Occupy … Continue reading

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Books received – Macey, Roberts, Amoore, Barry, Dosse, Tel Quel Reader, TCS, JUCS

Some older books ordered for the Foucault project – the Dosse has some important information on CERFI, there is a Foucault piece in The Tel Quel Reader; Andrew Barry’s Material Politics and Louise Amoore’s The Politics of Possibility sent by … Continue reading

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