Books I’m looking forward to in 2014

Some of the books I’m looking forward to this year include Henri Lefebvre, Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment (edited by Łukasz Stanek and previously unpublished in any language); Neil Brenner’s epic edited collection Implosions/Explosions: Towards a Study of Planetary UrbanizationMick Dillon’s Biopolitics of Security in the 21st Century (though that may slip to 2015); Étienne Balibar’s EqualibertyBob Jessop, The State: Past, Present, Future; Frédéric Gros, A Philosophy of Walking; Kevin Cox’s Making Human Geography; Ben Anderson’s Encountering Affect: Capacities, Apparatuses, Conditions; Campbell & Sitze (ed.), Biopolitics: A Reader  and – likely a little further ahead – Jenny Edkins’s Politics of the Human Face and Derek Gregory’s The Everywhere War (and the various other writing projects he has). There is also a re-edition of Grégoire Chamayou’s first book Les corps vils: Expérimenter sur les êtres humains aux XVIIIe et XIXe siècles that I have on pre-order. Hopefully another Foucault lecture course will be out in French in 2014 – only two to go from the Collège de France, though there have long been rumours of earlier courses from Vincennes and elsewhere to follow. Finally, although I’ve read them already, it will be good to have the translations of Althusser’s On the Reproduction of Capitalism, and Foucault’s Wrong-Doing, Truth-Telling and On the Government of the Living  available in English.

What have I missed? [Oh yes, Mark Neocleous, War Power, Police Power; Evans and Reid, Resilient Life; Cohen (ed.) Prismatic Ecology… These are the ones I liked in 2013]

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5 Responses to Books I’m looking forward to in 2014

  1. Pingback: The twenty-five most important academic books to me from 2013 | Progressive Geographies

  2. Dave Mesing says:

    Is there a chance that Kluge and Negt’s History and Obstinacy comes out in translation? I’ve heard rumblings that there is a team of a few people working on it for Minnesota, but haven’t seen anything concrete yet.

  3. lelandais78 says:

    Hi there, if you are interested, we also published a book on Henri Lefebvre. You can find more information on my blog about it. Our book shows how Henri Lefebvre’s theory on urban space and its production is grasped and served to analyse different empirical cases (Turkey, France and Poland).

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