Monthly Archives: March 2016

Derek Gregory and Mimi Sheller’s tributes to John Urry

Derek Gregory has written a very nice tribute to John Urry on his Geographical Imaginations site. There is also a tribute by Mimi Sheller on Facebook.

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John Urry (1946-2016) – announcement at the Lancaster Sociology website

Very sad news about John Urry, who died on Friday. Announcement at the Lancaster Sociology website. Perhaps best known for The Tourist Gaze, the book of his that had most impact on me was Economies of Signs and Spaces, written with Scott … Continue reading

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Henry Wai-chung Yeung, Strategic Coupling: East Asian Industrial Transformation in the New Global Economy

Henry Wai-chung Yeung, Strategic Coupling: East Asian Industrial Transformation in the New Global Economy, out shortly from Cornell University Press. In Strategic Coupling, Henry Wai-chung Yeung examines economic development and state-firm relations in East Asia, focusing in particular on South Korea, Taiwan, and Singapore. … Continue reading

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Geoff Bennington on the new edition of Of Grammatology

Originally posted on PHILOSOPHY IN A TIME OF ERROR:
Bennington’s essay sadly matched my own feelings when I received the book a couple of weeks ago: I checked the places that were notorious for mistranslation and they were still there…

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The 2016 Antipode AAG Lecture – “What Now?” by Michael Watts

Originally posted on AntipodeFoundation.org:
The 2016 Antipode AAG Lecture What Now? Michael Watts University of California, Berkeley The 2016 Antipode AAG Lecture will be presented by Michael Watts on Wednesday 30th March, from 17:20 to 19:00 (in Continental 5, Hilton Hotel,…

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Foucault’s Last Decade Update 26: advanced copy received and some final reflections

This is the 26th and probably final update on the writing and production of Foucault’s Last Decade, as I received an advanced copy of the physical book a couple of days ago. Copies should be available in online stores and elsewhere in … Continue reading

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Terry Eagleton’s introduction to Victor Kiernan’s Eight Tragedies of Shakespeare

Terry Eagleton’s introduction to Victor Kiernan’s Eight Tragedies of Shakespeare is available to read on the Zed books blog. The seventeenth century saw the brief flowering of tragic drama across Western Europe. And in the plays of William Shakespeare, this … Continue reading

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What counts as academic writing?

Raul Pacheco-Vega has another interesting post about writing, this time asking ‘What counts as academic writing?‘ He begins by talking of his daily practice: Because I need the peace of mind of having accomplished something every day, I write every day, … Continue reading

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Books received – Butler, Gillies, Iovino, GeoHumanities, New Perspectives, The Funambulist

Books received – Judith Butler’s Notes toward a Performative Theory of Assembly, John Gillies, Shakespeare and the Geography of Difference, Serenella Iovino, Ecocriticism and Italy (sent by the publisher), and recent issues of GeoHumanities, New Perspectives, and The Funambulist.

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Tributes to Doreen Massey updated

Links to tributes to Doreen Massey updated – including the obituary at the AAG website and Hilary Wainwright at Open Democracy.  

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