Monthly Archives: December 2013

Momentarily: Learning from Mega-Events – new link to collection and my piece on Lefebvre

This is a new download link for Bik Van der Pol, Alissa Firth-Eagland and Urban Subjects (eds.), Momentarily: Learning from Mega-Events, Vancouver: Western Front, 2011. The previous link was broken, and thanks to Himanshu Burte for alerting me to this. The … Continue reading

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CFP – Visual In-Sights: Theory, Method, Practice – 26-27 June 2014, Newcastle

Call for Papers/Proposals – Visual In-Sights: Theory, Method, Practice 26-27 June 2014, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK Deadline for Abstracts/Proposals: 31 January 2014 Keynote Speakers: Marcus Banks (Oxford University) David Campbell (www.david-campbell.org) Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen (Amber Collective) Organised by the Visualities Research Group … Continue reading

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Biopolitics, Governmentality, (Security) Dispositifs. Concepts for the Study of the International? (2014)

Originally posted on Foucault News:
Biopolitique, Gouvernementalité, Dispositifs (de sécurité). Concepts pour l’étude de l’International? Conférence internationale Biopolitics, Governmentality, (security) Dispositifs. Concepts for the Study of the International? International Conference PDF of program in English PDF en français Website Co-organisée…

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# PALESTINE /// The Photograph as Judicial Evidence in the Context of Tear Gas Warfare

Originally posted on The Funambulist:
Tear gas canister shot directly at B’Tselem photographer Muhmmad ‘Awad by an I.D.F. officer (image B’Tselem) We have seen many times how the State of Israel and its army manage to maintain the status quo…

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Marxism and Monsters – China Miéville

Originally posted on synthetic zerø:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGlo2Dd_ku8 http://chinamieville.net/

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Althusser’s 1966 piece on the Chinese Cultural Revolution

Interesting piece from Althusser in 1966: “Cultural Revolution, Party, State and Conjuncture” The English translation was recently shared  by Decalages. Originally published (in French) in late 1966 it is a very early analysis of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution based entirely … Continue reading

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Michael Byers on Stephen Harper and the North Pole

Good commentary piece from Michael Byers about Canada and the supposed claim on the North Pole. I link to some other pieces on this topic here, in a brief report on my comments to the ArcticNet conference.

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Happy Christmas and thanks for reading

I’m now going to take a few days off from the blog. I’m spending Christmas itself in Ghana, and then heading back to the UK for a few days with family. I have a few other posts that I’ll try … Continue reading

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Foucault’s La société punitive – some additional thoughts on the second half

Following my thoughts on the first half, here are some additional comments on the second half of Foucault’s 1973 lecture course La société punitive. As mentioned, I’ll be writing a much more formal and thorough review for Berfrois. – Harcourt’s notes … Continue reading

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Nuevo número de Urban: ¡en acceso libre!

Originally posted on multipliciudades:
El particular regalo del Departamento de Urbanística y Ordenación del Territorio para el nuevo año: la nueva época de la revista Urban estará disponible en acceso libre a partir de ahora. Inauguramos la iniciativa con la…

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