Monthly Archives: June 2016

Thomas Nail, Theory of the Border

Thomas Nail, Theory of the Border, forthcoming in October 2016. Despite — and perhaps because of — increasing global mobility, there are more types of borders today than ever before in history. Borders of all kinds define every aspect of … Continue reading

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Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi, Foucault in Iran: Islamic Revolution after the Enlightenment

Out shortly is Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi, Foucault in Iran: Islamic Revolution after the Enlightenment. Thanks to Chathan Vemuri for the link. Foucault in Iran centers on the significance of Foucault’s writings on the Iranian Revolution and the profound mark it left … Continue reading

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Genius of the Modern World – BBC documentaries on Marx and Nietzsche

Genius of the Modern World – BBC documentaries on Marx and Nietzsche, presented by Bettany Hughes.

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Three linked posts on peer review delays – the role of editors, of reviewers, and authors

Three linked posts on peer review delays – the role of editors, of reviewers, and authors. If you read one, read them all – they all begin with the same problem, but this is a system. There is some good … Continue reading

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Derrida’s early lecture course on Heidegger reviewed at LARB

Derrida’s 1964-65 lecture course Heidegger: The Question of Being and History is reviewed at LARB by Richard Polt (thanks to Peter Gratton for the link).

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Echoes of Cologne [Forum], Introduction by Angela Last

Originally posted on Society and space:
Photo by Wolfgang Rattay / Reuters The echoes of the mass sexual assaults during the New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Cologne and other German cities continue to reverberate through international public, political and academic…

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Michel Foucault, Prisons and the future of abolition – an interview at Critical Theory

At Critical-Theory.com, there is an interesting interview with Andrew Dilts and Perry Zurn about Foucault, the Prisons Information Group and the future of prisons and abolition. It builds on the work of their edited book Active Intolerance: Michel Foucault, the Prisons … Continue reading

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Books received – three Marxist classics from Verso: Lefebvre, Althusser et. al. and Goldmann

Books received – three Marxist classics from Verso. Henri Lefebvre’s Metaphilosophy, the first complete English translation of Althusser, Balibar, Establet, Macherey and Rancière’s Reading Capital and Lucien Goldmann’s The Hidden God. Metaphilosophy is a book I’ve wanted to get translated into English for … Continue reading

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A dark day for the UK – my early thoughts on the EU referendum

Yet again I find myself in a minority in a national vote. It was hard to take in the past – 1992, 2010, 2015 – but with those there was always the hope for the future. Now it is hard … Continue reading

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“Sur les Toits”: An open-access Antipode Symposium on the Prison Protests in Early 1970s France

“Sur les Toits”: An open-access Antipode Symposium on the Prison Protests in Early 1970s France This symposium contains a rich collection of contributions based on the screening of the French documentary film Sur les Toits (“On the Roofs”). On a Wednesday in May … Continue reading

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