Academic Books of 2016 – my personal list

Many of the academic books I read this year were for the Foucault and Shakespeare work, and few were published this year. This alphabetical list is of the twenty books published this year which I read and liked the most.

  1. Louis Althusser, Etienne Balibar, Roger Establet, Pierre Macherey and Jacques Rancière, Reading Capital: The Complete Edition (Verso) – short blog piece on this here
  2. Judith Butler, Notes Toward a Performative Theory of Assembly (Harvard University Press)
  3. Patrick Cockburn, The Rise of Islamic State (Verso)
  4. Claire Colebrook and Jason Maxwell, Agamben (Polity)
  5. Klaus Dodds and Mark Nuttall, The Scramble for the Poles: The Geopolitics of the Arctic and Antarctic (Polity)
  6. Eugen Fink, Play as Symbol of the World (Indiana University Press) – my review here
  7. Jennifer Gabrys, Program Earth: Environmental Sensing Technology and the Making of a Computational Planet (University of Minnesota Press)
  8. Stephen Graham, Vertical: The City from Satellites to Bunkers (Verso)
  9. Harriet Hawkins, Creativity (Routledge)
  10. Bob Jessop, The State: Past, Present, Future (Polity)
  11. Razmig Keucheyan, Nature is a Battlefield: Towards a Political Ecology (Polity)
  12. Jesse Lecavalier, The Rule of Logistics: Walmart and the Architecture of Fulfillment (University of Minnesota Press)
  13. Dotan Leshem, The Origins of Neoliberalism: Modeling the Economy from Jesus to Foucault (Columbia University Press)
  14. Debbie Lisle, Holidays in the Danger Zone: Entanglements of War and Tourism (University of Minnesota Press)
  15. William Rankin, After the Map: Cartography, Navigation, and the Transformation of Territory in the Twentieth Century (University of Chicago Press)
  16. Sverre Raffnsøe, Morten S. Thaning, and Marius Gudmand-Hoyer, Michel Foucault: A Research Companion (Palgrave) – which I endorsed
  17. Tiphanie Samayoult, Barthes: A Biography (Polity)
  18. Mark Neocleous, The Universal Adversary: Security, Capital and the ‘Enemies of All Mankind’ (Routledge) – see my brief thoughts here
  19. Alexander Vasudevan, Metropolitan Preoccupations: The Spatial Politics of Squatting in Berlin (Wiley-Blackwell)
  20. Aoileann Ní Mhurchú and Reiko Shindo (eds.) Critical Imaginations in International Relations (Routledge)

In addition there are a few other books I’d like to mention in which I had some involvement:

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