Monthly Archives: May 2016

Jacques Lévy (ed.), A Cartographic Turn Mapping and the Spatial Challenge in Social Sciences

Jacques Lévy (ed.), A Cartographic Turn  Mapping and the Spatial Challenge in Social Sciences now published with EPFL Press. The Cartographic Turn contains contributions on maps and cartography from multiple authors from various disciplines: geography, demography, cartography, art theory, architecture … Continue reading

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TCS review of Pierre Bourdieu, On the State: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1989-1992

TCS review of Pierre Bourdieu, On the State: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1989-1992 at the TCS website, by Rohit Chopra. Pierre Bourdieu’s On the State grapples with the unthinkability of the state, seeking to bring it within the … Continue reading

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Elisa Ganivet, Esthétique du mur géopolitique (English synopsis)

Elisa Ganivet, Esthétique du mur géopolitique now published with Les Presses de l’Université du Québec. Elisa sent an English synopsis (the French can be found on the book’s site). Through the eyes of a hundred artists: an historical and contemporary … Continue reading

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What happens after a book manuscript goes into production?

After a book manuscript is delivered to a publisher, and agreed in final form, a whole lot of things happen. This is one of those ‘black boxes’ in publishing, and some thoughts might be of interest. What follows is a description … Continue reading

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Henri Lefebvre, Marxist Thought and the City -forthcoming in November

Henri Lefebvre, Marxist Thought and the City is forthcoming in November from University of Minnesota Press. It is translated by Robert Bonnano and has a short preface by me. One of the most influential Marxist theorists of the twentieth century, … Continue reading

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The UCU and the industrial action – research and ineffective strategies

The UCU has, following a ballot on industrial action, announced that there will be a two-day strike on 25-26 May 2016, followed by “an instruction to members to work to contract with effect from 25/05/2016”. Four years ago I had … Continue reading

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The Birth of Territory reviewed in Law, Culture and the Humanities by Thanos Zartaloudis

The Birth of Territory is reviewed in Law, Culture and the Humanities by Thanos Zartaloudis (requires subscription). It’s a generous summary of the book and says a few things about the legal aspects of the argument. To the legal audience … Continue reading

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Elsevier buy Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

News yesterday that Elsevier had bought Social Science Research Network (SSRN) has caused a lot of controversy. SSRN is used to share work in progress, Elsevier is a controversial publisher with expensive subscriptions. The Duck of Minerva has one take on … Continue reading

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Royalties

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Conversation with a (smart) undergraduate student yesterday, about the amount of money academics make from book sales. I asked him how much he thought an academic got in royalties for a £20 book. ‘About £9?’ It’s…

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Mark Neocleous, The Universal Adversary: Security, Capital and the ‘Enemies of All Mankind’ – a few thoughts

As I’ve previously mentioned, Mark Neocleous, The Universal Adversary: Security, Capital and the ‘Enemies of All Mankind’ is now out with Routledge. Here’s the backcover description: The history of bourgeois modernity is a history of the Enemy. This book is a radical exploration … Continue reading

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