Monthly Archives: March 2015

Books received – journals, Foucault-related books, and New Geographies 06

The last of the books and journals received while I was away in Melbourne. Liberté, Libertés is a collection by Robert Badinter with a preface by François Mitterand. Foucault discusses this in a 1977 interview which was published shortly after his death (and … Continue reading

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What are the humanities good for?

Originally posted on Pop Theory:
There is, apparently, a ‘war against the humanities‘ going on in British higher education, according to a piece in The Observer this weekend. The piece cites as its primary evidence for this ‘war’ the perspectives of scholars from…

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Michel Foucault, Qu’est-ce que la critique? Suivie de La culture de soi (2015)

Originally posted on Foucault News:
Michel Foucault, Qu’est-ce que la critique? Suivie de La culture de soi Édition établie par H.-P. Fruchaud et D. Lorenzini Introduction et apparat critique par D. Lorenzini et A.I. Davidson Vrin – Philosophie du présent…

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Latour (in French) at the Quai Branly Museum on March 14

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The war against humanities at Britain’s universities

The war against humanities at Britain’s universities – article in The Guardian.

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Top posts on Progressive Geographies this week

“Foucault insults the police”, photo from 1972 Seven upgrade strategies for a problematic article or chapter Umberto Eco, How to Write a Thesis – reviewed in Times Higher Education University of Surrey’s Politics department under threat Open Letter to Meric … Continue reading

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From toxic wreck to crunchy chic: A photo essay – Leslie Kern

Originally posted on Society and space:
The following photo essay is a supplement to Leslie Kern’s article, “From toxic wreck to crunchy chic: environmental gentrification through the body”, that appears in issue 1 of the 2015 volume of Environment and Planning D:…

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Society and Space open access highlight papers updated

The ‘highlights’ section of the Environment and Planning D: Society and Space website has been updated. Several recent papers are now available open access – including pieces by Giorgio Agamben, Henri Lefebvre, Bruce Braun, Melissa Wright, Katharyne Mitchell, Sarah Elwood, Matthew Gandy…

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The Uncollected Foucault – further updates to texts available and requests

This site’s list of Foucault’s uncollected notes, lectures and interviews has been updated again. One which took a bit of locating was a text supposedly under the title ‘Pour la défense libre’, prepared in late 1979 for a 1980 meeting of lawyers.  The … Continue reading

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Neil Brenner in Melbourne – video of lecture and audio of interview

Video of Neil Brenner’s recent lecture at the Melbourne School of Design And an interview conducted on that visit: Man about town: Neil Brenner on reframing our cities and their global impact; with a transcript here. Thanks to Alvaro Sevilla … Continue reading

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