Monthly Archives: September 2015

Infrastructuring Aid: A Photo Essay by Kevin Donovan

A new photo essay at the Society and Space open site, on humanitarian aid in Kenya by Kevin Donovan.

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New Perspectives online – first issue available with three open access pieces

The first issue of New Perspectives – the successor to the journal Perspectives, with a focus on central and Eastern Europe  – is now available online. Three pieces are open access: Johan van der Walt’s ‘The Literary Exception: Reflections on Agamben’s “Liberal Democratic” Political Theology … Continue reading

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‘The Territories and Majesty of King John’ – talk to University of Warwick’s ‘Sidelights on Shakespeare’ seminar series, 3 November 2015

I’ll be giving a talk to University of Warwick’s ‘Sidelights on Shakespeare‘ seminar series, 3 November 2015, 4pm [Update: and also at UCL on 23 November 2015, 6pm, Common Ground (room in South Wing of Wilkins building), Institute of Advanced Study, University College … Continue reading

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After Neil Smith Tribute

Originally posted on multipliciudades:
The webpage of the Espais Crítics collective has now links to the set of presentations of the conference in tribute to the late Neil Smith. It was a remarkable and yet kind of sad occasion, given…

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AND THE URBAN EXPLODED: OPERATIONAL LANDSCAPES, AN EXHIBITION BY NEIL BRENNER AND THE URBAN THEORY LAB AT THE MELBOURNE SCHOOL OF DESIGN

Neil Brenner/Urban Theory Lab’s recent exhibition at the Melbourne School of Design reviewed at the Society and Space open site by Louise Dorignon – an English version of a piece which first appeared in French.

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Top posts on Progressive Geographies this week

Time Served: Discipline and Punish Forty Years On – a few thoughts after the Nottingham conference How we Write – open access collection edited by Suzanne Conklin Akbari: thirteen essays on academic writing Foucault: The Birth of Power Update 3 – Théories … Continue reading

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Dominique Janicaud, Heidegger in France – forthcoming in October from Indiana University Press

Dominique Janicaud’s important book Heidegger in France is forthcoming in English translation in October from Indiana University Press, translated by François Raffoul and David Pettigrew. Dominique Janicaud claimed that every French intellectual movement—from existentialism to psychoanalysis—was influenced by Martin Heidegger. This … Continue reading

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Geographica Helvetica forum on Heidegger, critical geography and the ‘black notebooks’ – call for further contributions

The multi-lingual journal “Geographica Helvetica” (Swiss Journal of Geography), an open access journal, has recently launched a discussion forum on “Heidegger and critical geography”. In the discussion forum, contributors discuss the question how we should engage Heidegger’s thought after and … Continue reading

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Michel Foucault: A Research Companion – forthcoming in November from Sverre Raffnsøe, Morten S Thaning, Marius Gudmand-Hoyer

Michel Foucault: A Research Companion – forthcoming in November 2015 from Sverre Raffnsøe, Morten S Thaning, Marius Gudmand-Hoyer. Michel Foucault continues to be hugely influential. His diagnoses challenge us to rethink crucial phenomena such as madness, discipline, the human sciences, … Continue reading

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Foucault: The Birth of Power Update 3 – Théories et institutions pénales and activist work on health and asylums

Since the last update, I’ve been working on two aspects of this project. The first was on the 1971-72 course Théories et institutions pénales, for Chapter Two. There are two main parts of the course, on the Nu-Pieds revolts of … Continue reading

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