Monthly Archives: March 2014

Harm de Blij (1935-2014)

Like many people I heard the news this morning of the death of Harm de Blij – the message from the AAG is reproduced here. I never met him, and was quite critical of his book Why Geography Matters in a review for … Continue reading

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Japanoise reviewed

A new review at the Society and Space open site.

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A few translated excerpts from the discussion following Foucault’s ‘Truth and Juridical Forms’ lectures in Rio

Between 21-25 May 1973, Foucault gave five lectures in Rio de Janeiro. These were under the collective title of ‘Truth and Juridical Forms’. They were published in Portuguese in 1974 as “A verdade e as formas jurídicas” (easily available online), … Continue reading

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The remaining Foucault lecture courses – French and English publishing details

Update 8 July 2014: Subjectivité et vérité and Wrong-Doing, Truth-Telling have now been published; Théories et institutions pénales is forthcoming in 2015.   Only two of Foucault’s Collège de France lecture courses remain unpublished in French – Théories et institutions pénales (1971-72) and Subjectivité et vérité (1980-81). As … Continue reading

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Governing Emergencies network – new blog and project website

? Last summer a large group of researchers were successful in winning a Leverhulme Trust network on Governing Emergencies, led by Ben Anderson at Durham and supported by Rachel Gordon (also Durham). The network connects together individuals and institutions including me…

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Scarry thoughts

Originally posted on geographical imaginations:
I imagine most readers will know Elaine Scarry‘s vital account of The Body in Pain.  She has produced several important books since then, of course, but Scarry explains that her latest book, Thermonuclear monarchy: choosing…

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Anthropologie du conscrit français – a text mentioned by Foucault in 1974

In an addendum to a piece on this site about Foucault’s seminar colleague Jean-Pierre Peter, I made the following note: Update: the only other place I know where Foucault mentions Peter is in “The Birth of Social Medicine” – the … Continue reading

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The original source for Foucault’s Pierre Rivière collaborative project

I’ve long known that Foucault and his colleagues discovered the case of Pierre Rivière in Annales d’hygiène publique et de médecine légale, during the seminar of his first year of his work at the Collège de France. This particular case so fascinated … Continue reading

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Michel Foucault and Fons Elders – a preparatory interview for the Chomsky debate

I’d not seen this before – fifteen minutes of video in preparation for the Chomsky debate between Foucault and Fons Elders. Thanks to Sjoerd van Tuinen and Elena Loizidou for sharing this. Update: Jeremy Crampton has more news on this … Continue reading

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Chris Butler – Henri Lefebvre: Spatial Politics, Everyday Life and the Right to the City

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Recently out with Routledge. Looks good, though shame about the price. While certain aspects of Henri Lefebvre’s writings have been examined extensively within the disciplines of geography, social theory, urban planning and cultural studies, there…

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