Monthly Archives: December 2014

David Harvey, The Crisis of Planetary Urbanization (open access essay)

David Harvey’s essay for the exhibition catalog of Uneven Growth Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities is published here on post to mark the opening of the exhibition. (via Reading Capital with David Harvey)  

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David Harvey, “I’m skeptical about the idea of reforming neoliberalism” – translation of Spanish interview

A Spanish interview with David Harvey has been translated at My Desiring Machines. I’m not sure if it was conducted in Spanish or this is a re-translation. Anyway, it’s nice to have it available. It was posted in parts, but … Continue reading

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Judith Butler, ‘Human Shield’ – lecture at LSE 4 February 2015

Judith Butler, ‘Human Shield’ – lecture at LSE on 4 February 2015 (details) Recent debates about human shields in the summer bombardment of Gaza raised the question of how the unarmed human form comes to be regarded as a military instrument. … Continue reading

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Foucault – uncollected notes, lectures and interviews, a list on Progressive Geographies

I’ve made a list of uncollected notes, lectures and interviews by Michel Foucault. Many of these have been posted on this site before, but this is an attempt at collecting details and links in one place. There are a couple of scans … Continue reading

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Top posts this week on Progressive Geographies

Foucault and Neoliberalism – a few thoughts in response to the Zamora piece in Jacobin Time Magazine profile of Foucault from 1981 Étienne Balibar discusses Foucault’s La société punitive, with a response from Judith Butler Foucault and Iran (and Ernst … Continue reading

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The other Henri Lefebvre – excerpt from The Missing Pieces in Berfrois

Although it appears in at least one bibliography of the better-known Henri Lefebvre, Les unités perdues, translated as The Missing Pieces, is actually by a different author, born in 1959. It’s an interesting book on abandoned, lost, destroyed, forgotten and unfinished works, … Continue reading

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Verso ebook sale – 90% off until January 1st 2015

Verso have an ebook sale – 90% off until January 1st 2015. I picked up nine for less than £15 – books by Eric Hazan, Danny Dorling, Slavoj Zizek, Shlomo Sand, Walter Benjamin, Stanley Aronowitz, Keller Easterling, Arundhati Roy and Marcus … Continue reading

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Foucault’s preparatory notes to Les mots et les choses (The Order of Things)

This isn’t recent news, but I hadn’t seen this before. Foucault’s preparatory notes to Les mots et les choses (The Order of Things) are available online at La bibliothèque de Foucault : Guide des papiers de travail de Michel Foucault. The … Continue reading

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Foucault on Parrhesia – translation of a 1982 lecture forthcoming in Critical Inquiry

A lecture by Foucault in 1982 at Université de Grenoble, on “Parrēsia” was first published in French in 2012 in the journal Anabases. Another lecture from this same trip, “Rêver de ses plaisirs”, was published in 1983, and is a variant of … Continue reading

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Adam Kuper on Anthropologists and Anthropology, forty years on

Adam Kuper has an interesting piece on his book Anthropologists and Anthropology, forty years on and in an updated new edition (with a reversed title). It’s a survey of British Anthropology as a discipline – almost an anthropology of anthropology. Kuper … Continue reading

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