Monthly Archives: January 2018

Rob Kitchin, Rules for making decisions on requests for academic work

Rob Kitchin, Rules for making decisions on requests for academic work Some very interesting discussion of how to decide what to do, and what not to do, Last week I posted on my personal blog about the volume of requests I receive … Continue reading

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Pluto Books Radical Geography series – 50% off and Danny Dorling introduction

Pluto Books Radical Geography series is on sale, with 50% off the three books in the series – Katharyne Mitchell, Making Workers; Stephen Crossley, In their Place and Paul Routledge, Space Invaders. One of the series editors, Danny Dorling, has an introduction here: What is Radical … Continue reading

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Books received – Freud, Beckman on Deleuze, Heidegger, Olson, Hanawalt, Willetts

Freud’s Therapy and Technique; Frida Beckman’s Gilles Deleuze; the latest volume of Heidegger’s Gesamtausgabe; Kevin Olson’s Imagined Sovereignties: The Power of the People and Other Myths of the Modern Age; Barbara Hanawalt’s Ceremony and Civility: Civic Culture in Late Medieval London; and David Willett’s A University … Continue reading

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Metamodernism: Historicity, Affect, and Depth after Postmodernism – now out with Rowman and Littlefield

Metamodernism: Historicity, Affect, and Depth after Postmodernism, edited by Robin van den Akker, Alison Gibbons and Timotheus Vermeulen, now out with Rowman and Littlefield Metamodernism: Historicity, Affect, Depth brings together many of the most influential voices in the scholarly and … Continue reading

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Richard C. Powell, Studying Arctic Fields: Cultures, Practices and Environmental Sciences – now out with MQUP

Richard C. Powell, Studying Arctic Fields: Cultures, Practices and Environmental Sciences – now out with McGill-Queen’s University Press. In recent years the circumpolar region has emerged as the key to understanding global climate change. The plight of the polar bear, … Continue reading

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Books received – Soussloff and Favreau on Foucault, Kleinberg, Gandal, Höfele, Flynn on Sartre, Withers

Some recently received books – Catherine M. Soussloff, Foucault on Painting; Jean-François Favreau, Vertiges de l’écriture : Michel Foucault et la littérature (1954-1970); Ethan Kleinberg, Haunting History: For a Deconstructive Approach to the Past; Keith Gandal, The Gun and the Pen: Hemingway, … Continue reading

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Matthew Longo, Politics of Borders: Sovereignty, Security, and the Citizen after 9/11 – now out with CUP

Matthew Longo, Politics of Borders: Sovereignty, Security, and the Citizen after 9/11 – now out with Cambridge University Press. Borders sit at the center of global politics. Yet they are too often understood as thin lines, as they appear on … Continue reading

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Reassessing the Trump presidency, one year on – forum in Political Geography (open access)

Reassessing the Trump presidency, one year on – forum in Political Geography with Philip E.Steinberg, Sam Page, Jason Dittmer, Banu Gökariksel, Sara Smith, Alan Ingram and Natalie Koch

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Alex Danchev on research and French archives and libraries

Just finished reading Alex Danchev’s very interesting Georges Braque: A Life. Among other things, I was struck by just how much archival work he did. Here’s his comment from the acknowledgements on research and French archives: Researching is adventuring into the unknown. Blandine … Continue reading

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Henri Lefebvre, The Survival of Capitalism – how to reconstruct an English version of the French text

Henri Lefebvre’s 1973 book La survie du capitalisme: La reproduction des rapports de production (Anthropos, third edition 2002) was one of the relatively few of his books which was translated within a few years of its initial publication. Many of … Continue reading

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