Monthly Archives: August 2017

David Harvey, Marx, Capital and the Madness of Economic Reason – now out

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
David Harvey, Marx, Capital and the Madness of Economic Reason forthcoming in August Marx’s Capital is one of the most important texts of the modern era. The three volumes, published between 1867 and 1883, changed…

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Birkbeck Law Review Annual Conference 2017 – ‘Law and the City: Exploring the Urban Revolution in Critical Legal Studies’

Birkbeck Law Review Annual Conference 2017 – ‘Law and the City: Exploring the Urban Revolution in Critical Legal Studies’ Saturday 16 September 2017, Clore Management Building, Birkbeck, University of London The Birkbeck Law Review is pleased to announce its 2017 … Continue reading

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David Berliner, How to get rid of your academic fake-self?

Some interesting and good advice from David Berliner, How to get rid of your academic fake-self? Principle of care: – Substitute a politics of competition by an ethics of care (for yourself and for others). Science is about collaborative knowledge … Continue reading

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The Southern Journal of Philosophy – Spindel supplement on Critical Theories of the Present (open access)

The proceedings of last year’s Spindel Conference at the University of Memphis on the topic “Critical Histories of the Present” have now been published in The Southern Journal of Philosophy. Edited by Verena Erlenbusch, it has contributions from Bilge Akbalik, … Continue reading

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How to really ensure ‘no posthumous publications’ – Pratchett vs Foucault

I have never read a Terry Pratchett novel, but he has ensured that no-one will read the ones he left incomplete at his death. The hard-drive of his computer was, according to his wishes, crushed by a steamroller. Story in … Continue reading

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The 2017 Antipode RGS-IBG Lecture – “Retelling Stories, Disrupting ‘the Social’, Relearning the World” by Richa Nagar

Originally posted on AntipodeFoundation.org:
The 2017 Antipode RGS-IBG Lecture Retelling Stories, Disrupting “the Social”, Relearning the World Richa Nagar (University of Minnesota) The 2017 Antipode RGS-IBG Lecture will take place on Wednesday 30th August between 16:50 and 18:30 in the…

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Foucault, History of Sexuality Vol IV, Les Aveux de la Chair scheduled for January 2018

I’ve mentioned before that the fourth volume of Foucault’s History of Sexuality, Les aveux de la chair, was finally going to be published. It is now appearing in online bookstores with a January 2018 date – see, for example, Les … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault update 10: translations of Binswanger, von Weizsäcker and by ‘G-J Verdeaux’

After a too-short holiday, I’ve been back working on the Foucault book. Although I’d drafted some of this material before, my focus has been on the translations of Binswanger and von Weizsäcker. With Binswanger’s ‘Dream and Existence’, Foucault was not … Continue reading

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Jo van Every on ‘using all three types of writing time’, and some thoughts

The always interesting and useful Jo van Every has a post on using all three types of writing time. These range from ‘full days’, to ‘longish periods’, to ‘short snatches of time’. I think this is helpful – too many people … Continue reading

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Foucault’s inaugural lecture at the Collège de France – audio re-recording

Leçon inaugurale de Michel Foucault – L’ordre du discours Quelle est cette volonté de vérité dans nos discours, qui a traversé tant de siècles de notre histoire ? demande Michel Foucault dans sa leçon inaugurale. Qu’est ce qui est en … Continue reading

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