Monthly Archives: August 2014

Top ten posts on Progressive Geographies this week

Tips for finishing a PhD from The Guardian Where to start with reading Henri Lefebvre? Where to start with reading Peter Sloterdijk? Foucault’s Collaborative Projects ‘Hellenistic Ethics from Nietzsche to Foucault’ – Warwick, 25-27 September 2014 The Birth of Territory … Continue reading

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‘The Geopolitics of Boko Haram and Nigeria’s War on Terror’ – forthcoming in The Geographical Journal

My paper “The Geopolitics of Boko Haram and Nigeria’s ‘War on Terror’” is now forthcoming in The Geographical Journal. Many thanks to the editor Klaus Dodds for encouraging its submission and overseeing the referee process. Two helpful referee reports improved the paper … Continue reading

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Foucault’s Collaborative Projects – a bibliography with notes

Some of Foucault’s collaborative projects are well-known – the I, Pierre Rivière collection; the Herculine Barbin memoir; Le désordre des familles with Arlette Farge; and the posthumous Technologies of the Self volume from the seminar at the University of Vermont. … Continue reading

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The Birth of Territory – author meets critics session

Just finished, and survived, the ‘author meets critics’ session on The Birth of Territory at the Royal Geographical Society annual conference. Some very thoughtful and generous engagements and critiques from Stephen Legg, Briony McDonagh, Michael Heffernan, and James Sidaway. Saskia … Continue reading

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Tips for finishing a PhD from The Guardian

These tips from The Guardian are good, and many apply to writing books too.

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Neoliberalism and/as Terror: Critical Studies on Terrorism Annual Conference 2014

Neoliberalism and/as Terror: Critical Studies on Terrorism Annual Conference, Nottingham, 15-16 September 2014. Keynotes from Richard Jackson and Mark Neocleous. Full details here.

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‘Hellenistic Ethics from Nietzsche to Foucault’ – Warwick, 25-27 September 2014

Prospects for an Ethics of Self-Cultivation: Hellenistic Ethics from Nietzsche to Foucault, University of Warwick, 25-27 September 2014 – full details here Philosophical interest in the ethical ideal of self-cultivation has increased in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as philosophers have … Continue reading

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Feeling the Anthropocene: Air, Rock, Flesh – Edinburgh, 28 Nov 2014

Feeling the Anthropocene: Air, Rock, Flesh Symposium: University of Edinburgh 11:00-17:00 Friday 28 November 2014 Not only has the Earth become sensitive to the activities of humans, or rather certain strata of humanity, but increasingly, ways of life­—human and more-than-human … Continue reading

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Further details of Harvard events on Baghdad and Lefebvre now available

I’ll be speaking at two events at Harvard next month. Details of the conference “Identity, Sovereignty, and Global Politics in the Building of Baghdad: From Revolution through the Gulf War and Beyond” are available here; and of the book launch event … Continue reading

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Laleh Khalili – A Habit of Destruction

Originally posted on Society and space:
As a follow-up to the virtual theme issue on Israel-Palestine that we posted last week, we have asked a number of scholars/ activists to contribute related postings. This powerful piece by Laleh Khalili is…

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