Monthly Archives: June 2016

Saba Mahmood 2016 AAG Society and Space lecture video

From the Society and Space open site: Professor Saba Mahmood (University of California, Berkeley) delivered the Society and Space plenary lecture at the Association of American Geographers meeting on March 31, 2016. A video of her excellent talk, titled “Secularism, … Continue reading

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Migration, Borders, Territory – a commentary on the EU referendum

A few weeks ago I was asked by the Architectural Association to write a commentary on the UK’s EU referendum. The request was for a short piece on how the vote might impact on territory. It was written in late … Continue reading

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Tim Ingold, ‘Reclaiming the University of Aberdeen’

A powerful piece by Tim Ingold, ‘Reclaiming the University of Aberdeen’: We, staff and students of the University of Aberdeen, are angry. We are angry about the way our academic community and our commitment to education and scholarship have been … Continue reading

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Why do so many academics publish in unreadable outlets?

Why do so many academics publish in unreadable outlets? I don’t mean the prose style is unreadable (though it might be), but I’m thinking of the outlets they chose to publish in. Obviously, I recognise that the ‘gold standard’ for … Continue reading

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Second English volume of Heidegger’s Black Notebooks forthcoming

Martin Heidegger, Ponderings VII–XI: Black Notebooks 1938–1939, translated by Richard Rojcewicz, forthcoming in early 2017. Thanks to Chathan Vemuri for the tip. Through these broad and sprawling notebooks, Heidegger offers fascinating opinions on Holderlin, Nietzsche, Wagner, Wittgenstein, Pascal, and many others. … Continue reading

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Léopold Lambert and Michael Woods’s keynotes from Warwick Political Spaces workshop (audio)

Léopold Lambert and Michael Woods’s keynotes from Warwick Political Spaces workshop (audio) – via Warwick Political Geography. Update: a few images from the first of these lectures are here.

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Review essay on Axelos. An Introduction to Future Ways of Thought: On Marx and Heidegger by Cameron Duncan

Review essay on Kostas Axelos, An Introduction to a Future Way of Thought: On Marx and Heidegger by Cameron Duncan in PhaenEx. Both the essay and the book are available open access. Here’s one key paragraph from the review. Though not well-known … Continue reading

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The Origins of Neoliberalism: Modeling the Economy from Jesus to Foucault (2016)

Originally posted on Foucault News:
Dotan Leshem, The Origins of Neoliberalism: Modeling the Economy from Jesus to Foucault, Columbia University Press, 2016 Dotan Leshem recasts the history of the West from an economic perspective, bringing politics, philosophy, and economics closer…

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Yi Chen, Practising Rhythmanalysis: Theories and Methodologies

Yi Chen, Practising Rhythmanalysis: Theories and Methodologies – forthcoming this autumn. This book explores rhythmanalysis as a philosophy and as a research method for the study of cultural historical experiences. It formulates ‘rhythm’ as a critical concept which is defined … Continue reading

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Books received – Dodds and Nuttall, Farge, Sloterdijk

Four books received in recompense for review work for Polity – Peter Sloterdijk’s Selected Exaggerations, Klaus Dodds and Mark Nuttall’s The Scramble for the Poles, and two older translations by Arlette Farge.

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