Monthly Archives: December 2015

2015 in review – talks, publications and writing, plus links to ‘best-of’ lists

I began 2015 with the manuscript of a book under the title Foucault’s Last Decade close, I thought, to completion. But it was far too long. In the end, I cut the first two long chapters out, and submitted a book … Continue reading

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Critical Theory’s books that came out in December

Most of these are too recent to make my best-of year list, but here’s ten books that came out in December from – Foucault, Bataille, Couture, etc.

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Academic Books of 2015 – my top twenty

The vast majority of academic reading in 2015 was related to Foucault, with a lot of Shakespeare work along the way. Many of these were published some time ago. These were the twenty books published in 2015 I read and most … Continue reading

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My favourite music of 2015

Not an ordered list, but the music I liked most from this year (see also 2014, 2013 and 2012)… Steven Wilson, Hand Cannot Erase The Neal Morse Band, The Great Experiment Lonely Robot, Please Come Home Umphreys McGee, The London Session Goblin Rebirth, Goblin Rebirth  … Continue reading

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Novels (mainly) read in 2015

These are the novels or non-fiction I read as a break from work-related reading in 2015. Not as many as previous years, which was mainly due to a slow start. Daniel Coyle and Tyler Hamilton, The Secret Race: Inside the … Continue reading

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Top ten Society and Space posts of 2015

Most popular posts on the Society and Space open site in 2015.

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2015 in review has prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 400,000 times in 2015. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, … Continue reading

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Judith Butler lectures on the Performative Theory of Assembly

The Sociological Imagination has gathered up online lectures relating to Judith Butler’s new book Notes Towards a Performative Theory of Assembly.  Here’s the first of them – the ‘Human Shield’ London Review of International Law lecture given at the LSE in February 2015:

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Radical Philosophy 195 published

Radical Philosophy 195 is now published. Commentary: Politicizing poerlessness – Mathieu Bonzom Commentary: An apology for French republicanism – Olivier Tonneau Article: The irony of anatomy Basquiat’s poetics of black positionality – Nathan Brown Article: Radical openness Chord symbols, musical abstraction … Continue reading

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A previously unpublished 1983 conversation between Michel Foucault and Jonathan Simon – forthcoming in Theory, Culture and Society

“Danger, Crime and Rights: A 1983 conversation between Michel Foucault and Jonathan Simon” is forthcoming in Theory, Culture and Society. I found a recording of the discussion in the Berkeley archive, and since I knew Jonathan, got in touch. We had a conversation … Continue reading

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