Monthly Archives: December 2015

Foucault books received – including his first book Maladie mentale et personnalité

And these are the recent Foucault project books received – all bought second-hand. Most of these connect in some way to the work of the Groupe Information Asiles or Groupe Information santé, with the exception of a copy of the original … Continue reading

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Books received – Cockburn, Benjamin, Agamben, Skornicki, GeoHumanities

Some recent books – Patrick Cockburn’s The Rise of Islamic State and Walter Benjamin’s The Origins of German Tragic Drama, which I bought in the Verso sale; Arnault Skornicki, La grande soif de l’État. Michel Foucault avec les sciences sociales, which I … Continue reading

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Annotated bibliography of Foucault’s texts on heterotopia at Heterotopian Studies

Annotated bibliography of Foucault’s texts on heterotopia at Heterotopian Studies.

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Foucault: the Birth of Power Update 9 – restructuring the drafts of Chapters Four and Six

Foucault: The Birth of Power is taking shape. The first half of this book is comprised of three chapters: Measure, Inquiry, Examination. These treat, in order, Lectures on the Will to Know, Théories et Institutions Pénales, and The Punitive Society, along … Continue reading

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Theory, Culture & Society E-Special Issue: Fiction & Social Theory – edited by David Beer

Theory, Culture & Society E-Special Issue: Fiction & Social Theory – edited by David Beer This special issue brings together a range of articles from the Theory, Culture & Society archive that directly explore the relations between fiction and social … Continue reading

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Shiloh Krupar, ‘Operational Banality: medical geographies of administration and the biopolitical grotesque’ – Neil Smith lecture video

Shiloh Krupar, ‘Operational Banality: medical geographies of administration and the biopolitical grotesque’ – second Neil Smith lecture video. Thanks to Derek Gregory for the link. Neil Smith Lecture Nov 2015 from University of St Andrews on Vimeo.

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Causes of deaths in Shakespeare’s plays visualised

Thanks to Murray Low for sharing this graphic Here’s another one, which I’ve shared on the blog before (from Biblioklept)…

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Álvaro Reyes (2015) Zapatismo: other geographies circa “the end of the world” Spanish translation

Spanish translation of a piece in Society and Space – English original is currently open access.

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Foucault on Frans Hals, The Regents and the History of Madness

In his 1971 interview with Fons Elders, rediscovered and then padded out to form a small book entitled Freedom and Knowledge, Foucault says that publishers have tended to illustrate his work on madness with Bruegel, Bosch and Goya. But he … Continue reading

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Benedict Anderson tributes

Benedict Anderson has died aged 79. Tariq Ali writes and links to some tributes at Verso‘s site, and an archive of his articles can be found at the London Review of Books.

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