Monthly Archives: November 2014

Casey, Edward. S. and Watkins, Mary. 2014 Up Against the Wall: Re-Imagining the U.S.-Mexico Border, reviewed by Eduardo Mendieta

Eduardo Mendieta reviews Casey and Watkins’s Up Against the Wall.

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Basel ‘New Developments in Theory’ lecture and ‘Space, Territory, Literature’ seminar

I got back earlier today from two enjoyable days at the University of Basel for the ‘New Developments in Theory’ lecture and the ‘Space, Territory, Literature’ seminar. The lecture was on ‘Geopolitics, Geopower, Geometrics’ and the morning of the seminar looked at … Continue reading

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Urban Revolution Now: Henri Lefebvre in Social Research and Architecture – now published

Urban Revolution Now: Henri Lefebvre in Social Research and Architecture. Edited by  Łukasz Stanek, Christian Schmid and Ákos Moravánszky, it includes contributions by many leading Lefebvre and urban scholars. When Henri Lefebvre published The Urban Revolution in 1970, he sketched a … Continue reading

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Books received – Fourquet, Barret-Kriegel, Esposito, de Vries, de Beistegui & Sparks, Magnussen

A few books in recompense for review work – de Vries, Re-imaging a Politics of Life; the Philosophy and Tragedy collection; Magnusson’s Politics of Urbanism. Two books by two of Foucault’s collaborators – François Fourquet, Les comptes de la puissance and … Continue reading

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Foucault, Maoism, Genealogy: The Influence of Political Militancy in Michel Foucault’s Thought (2014)

Originally posted on Foucault News:
Karlsen, M.P., Villadsen, K. Foucault, Maoism, Genealogy: The Influence of Political Militancy in Michel Foucault’s Thought (2014) New Political Science, . Article in Press. Abstract Foucault’s inspiration from Nietzsche in terms of writing critical histories…

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Alison Ross, Walter Benjamin’s Concept of the Image

Just published – Alison Ross, Walter Benjamin’s Concept of the Image. In this book, Alison Ross engages in a detailed study of Walter Benjamin’s concept of the image, exploring the significant shifts in Benjamin’s approach to the topic over the course … Continue reading

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Top posts on Progressive Geographies this week

Conversation on ‘Powerful Urban Territories’ Forthcoming News of Erik Swyngedouw’s new book. Liquid Power: Contested hydro-modernities in 20th century Spain An alternative map of Africa – reimagining the continent without colonisation Video of my ‘Foucault, Subjectivity and Truth’ lecture at … Continue reading

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Basel ‘New Developments in Theory’ lecture and ‘Space, Territory, Literature’ seminar

Tomorrow I fly to Zurich and then take the train to Basel for the ‘New Developments in Theory’ lecture and the ‘Space, Territory, Literature’ seminar at the University of Basel. The lecture will be the latest iteration of a paper I’ve given … Continue reading

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A minor note on Michel Foucault and Peter Brown: From a watershed to the parting of the waters

In the closing lines of ‘Le combat de la chasteté’, first published in May 1982, Foucault mentions Peter Brown’s description of “la cartographie du partage des eaux” between pagan antiquity and Christianity (Dits et écrits, Vol IV, p. 308). We … Continue reading

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Conference: Contested Spaces of Citizenship

Originally posted on Path to the Possible:
Postgraduate Conference CONTESTED SPACES OF CITIZENSHIP Durham University, Department of Geography Wednesday 29 April 2015 Room W007 Keynote speaker: Professor Engin F. Isin Space is at the core of political struggles and contestations.…

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