Not ordered, not comprehensive, and I’m sure I’ve forgotten some – and of course there are those I’ve not yet read or am unaware of… These are all academic books published in 2013, not drawn from all the books I read in the year, and the list of novels read will follow.
- Jacques Derrida, The Death Penalty, Volume I , translated by Peggy Kamuf (and see my comments here)
- Michel Foucault, La société punitive, edited by Bernard E. Harcourt (see my initial thoughts here and here; review to follow in 2014)
- David Harvey, A Companion to Marx’s Capital, Volume II (see here)
- Louise Amoore, The Politics of Possibility: Risk and Security Beyond Probability
- Andrew Barry, Material Politics: Disputes Along the Pipeline
- Bradley L. Garrett, Explore Everything: Place-Hacking the City
- David Farrell Krell, Derrida and our Animal Others (see here)
- Shiloh Krupar, Hot Spotter’s Report (and see my interview with Shiloh here)
- Laurence Hemming, Heidegger and Marx (which I endorsed)
- John Protevi, Life, War, Earth: Deleuze and the Sciences (as I did this too)
- Mark Purcell, The Down-Deep Delight of Democracy (see my review here)
- Maha Samman, Trans-Colonial Urban Space in Palestine (see my review here)
- Michael Dillon, Deconstructing International Politics
- Warren Montag, Althusser and his Contemporaries
- Mark Blyth, Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea
- Grégoire Chamayou, Théorie du drone
- Marcelo Hoffman, Foucault and Power (which I endorsed)
- Peter Sloterdijk, In the World Interior of Capital, translated by Wieland Hoban (which I also endorsed)
- Immanuel Kant, Natural Science, edited by Eric Watkins (review here)
- Andrew McGettigan, The Great University Gamble
- Eric Hazan, La Barricade, histoire d’un objet révolutionnaire
- Christopher Falzon, Timothy O’Leary and Jana Sawicki (eds.) A Companion to Foucault (see my review here)
- Charlotte Heath-Kelly, Politics of Violence: Militancy, International Politics, Killing in the Name
- Peter Adey, Mark Whitehead and Alison Williams (eds.), From Above: War, Violence and Verticality (which I endorsed, though I’ve not seen the print version yet)
- Colin Koopman, Genealogy as Critique: Foucault and the Problems of Modernity – I disagree with lots of this, some fundamentally, but it’s a really important statement.
[Update: these are the ones I’m looking forward to in 2014]
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Stuart Elden’s top 25 books of 2013.
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Have you always read such vast quantities of books? Looking at your reading list of both academic and fiction texts is astonishing. Whilst I am always trying to read more, I am increasingly doubtful I will ever get to your level of achievement. Still it’s always good to have something to strive towards.
I made a resolution a few years ago to read more fiction, and now try to read at the beginning and end of every day. I also read a lot when on holiday or travelling. As for academic books, that’s a crucial part of the job. I don’t keep a list of all academic books read each year, but perhaps I should.
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From Stuart Elden, who was nice enough to include my book.
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