Monthly Archives: September 2017

The Early Foucault Update 12: A writing/cycling retreat and some time in London’s libraries

As I said at the end of the last update on this book project, after the week in the Paris archives I took a week away on a kind of writing/cycling retreat. It started as the idea of a holiday, … Continue reading

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Books received – Lacan, Aron, Carceral Notebooks, Iyer, Colombel

A few recently received books received – Sibylle Lacan’s book about her father, Jean-Paul Aron, Les modernes, Carceral Notebooks #12, Arun Iyer, Towards an Epistemology of Ruptures, and Jeannette Colombel’s book on Foucault. The Iyer was sent in recompense for review … Continue reading

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Dan Webb, Critical Urban Theory, Common Property, and “the Political”

Dan Webb, Critical Urban Theory, Common Property, and “the Political”: Desire and Drive in the City Dan Webb explores an undervalued topic in the formal discipline of Political Theory (and political science, more broadly): the urban as a level of … Continue reading

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Preparing for academic interviews – a few resources

Originally posted on Dr Charlotte Mathieson:
This post is a follow-up of resources for those who attended The Voice of the Academic: Vocal Training for Academic Success at the University of Surrey on 22nd September, although the links may also…

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Sloterdijk reviewed (critically) in NYRB: Some thoughts

Originally posted on PHILOSOPHY IN A TIME OF ERROR:
Alas, behind a paywall, but John Gray goes through a tremendous number of his works—if he’s read all listed, he might be one of the few to get through all of…

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cfp AAG 2018: Anxious/Desiring Geographies

Originally posted on Open Geography:
Call for Papers: “Anxious/Desiring geographies.” AAG Annual Conference New Orleans April 10-14, 2018 Organizers: Jeremy W. Crampton (Kentucky, USA), Nick Robinson (RHUL, UK), Mikko Joronen (Tampere, Finland). At this political moment we seem beset by…

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Rob Weatherill, The Anti-Oedipus Complex Lacan, Critical Theory and Postmodernism

Rob Weatherill, The Anti-Oedipus Complex: Lacan, Critical Theory and Postmodernism – now out with Routledge. Thanks to Sebastian Budgen for the link. The Anti-Oedipus Complex critically explores the post-‘68 dramatic developments in Freudo-Lacanian psychoanalysis and cultural theory. Beginning with the … Continue reading

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Nick Megoran, Nationalism and Central Asia: A Biography of the Uzbekistan-Kyrgyzstan Boundary

Nick Megoran, Nationalism and Central Asia: A Biography of the Uzbekistan-Kyrgyzstan Boundary now out from University of Pittsburgh Press. Nick Megoran explores the process of building independent nation-states in post-Soviet Central Asia through the lens of the disputed border territory … Continue reading

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Hameiri, Hughes and Scarpello, International Intervention and Local Politics – now out with CUP

Shahar Hameiri, Caroline Hughes, and Fabio Scarpello, International Intervention and Local Politics: Fragmented States and the Politics of Scale, now out with Cambridge University Press. International peace- and state-building interventions have become ubiquitous in international politics since the 1990s, aiming to tackle the … Continue reading

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Derek Gregory, ‘War at a Distance: the Modern Battlefield’ (video)

War at a Distance: the Modern Battlefield – Derek Gregory lecture, Radboud University, Nijmegen. In a modern war the battlefield can be anywhere. Drones and aerial bombing mean that there isn’t a clear frontline anymore. Because of this an even … Continue reading

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