Monthly Archives: June 2017

Books received – Bibliotheca Walleriana, Foucault, Derrida, Deleuze, Garcia, Shakespeare, Lacan, Delanda and Harman

Mainly sent in recompense for review work, but also a copy of the Bibliotheca Walleriana – the guide to the library of Erik Waller housed at Uppsala University. Foucault used this extensively in his work on the History of Madness. … Continue reading

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Visiting Boko Haram territory – an excerpt from Helon Habila’s new book, The Chibok Girls (plus links to my article and bibliography)

Visiting Boko Haram territory – an excerpt from Helon Habila’s new book, The Chibok Girls at African Arguments. Here’s the book description: An urgent Penguin Special investigating the 2014 mass-kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls by the world’s deadliest terrorists On 14th … Continue reading

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David Scott (ed.), Understanding Foucault, Understanding Modernism reviewed at NDPR

David Scott (ed.), Understanding Foucault, Understanding Modernism is reviewed at NDPR by Corey McCall. This sounds an interesting collection – what a shame about the grotesque price. Even with the 10% discount, both physical book and e-book are over £80. Michel … Continue reading

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Mark Kelly, For Foucault: Against Normative Political Theory

I shared Mark Kelly’s review of Althusser et al’s Reading Capital: The Complete Edition at the Progress in Political Economy site yesterday. Mark’s next book,  For Foucault: Against Normative Political Theory is forthcoming in early 2018 from SUNY Press: Calls for a Foucauldian … Continue reading

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Mark Kelly on Althusser et al, Reading Capital: The Complete Edition

Mark Kelly discusses Louis Althusser, Étienne Balibar, Roger Establet, Pierre Macherey, and Jacques Rancière, Reading Capital: The Complete Edition at the Progress in Political Economy site. The book is part of Verso’s summer sale – 50% off until July 9th. Lots of … Continue reading

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David Harvey, Visualizing Capital – video of New School lecture

David Harvey, Visualizing Capital – video of New School lecture, June 12, 2017

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Colin Koopman reviews Penelope Deutscher, Foucault’s Futures at NDPR

Colin Koopman reviews Penelope Deutscher, Foucault’s Futures: A Critique of Reproductive Reason at NDPR. In Foucault’s Futures, Penelope Deutscher reconsiders the role of procreation in Foucault’s thought, especially its proximity to risk, mortality, and death. She brings together his work … Continue reading

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Preview and discount code for my ‘In the Ruins of the Cold War Bunker’ edited collection which is being published on 30/6/17.

Originally posted on lukebennett13:
I’m pleased to present below a copy of the publisher’s flyer for my book, and delighted at the reviews featured there. I’m told the book (hardback and ebook formats) will be available to buy from 30…

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Foucault also struggled to get his students to do the reading…

I’ve previously shared one of Lacan’s comments from his seminar. Here’s Foucault on the same theme: Has everyone read these texts? Yes? No? Nobody? Well, I will have to punish you, that’s for sure! I’m not going to tell you … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault update 8: two days in the Carolina Rediviva library, Uppsala

My ongoing research into Foucault’s research and the writing of his History of Madness has taken me to Uppsala, where Foucault worked between 1955 and 1958. This was just a very brief reconnaissance trip – made possible as a side-visit … Continue reading

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