Monthly Archives: February 2018

Peter Cryle and Elizabeth Stephens, Normality: A Critical Genealogy, University of Chicago Press, 2017

Peter Cryle and Elizabeth Stephens, Normality: A Critical Genealogy, University of Chicago Press, 2017 The concept of normal is so familiar that it can be hard to imagine contemporary life without it. Yet the term entered everyday speech only in the mid-twentieth century. Before … Continue reading

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50 Years of Environment and Planning – new website, launch of EPE: Nature and Space and 50 free-to-access articles

A new website for the journals, launch of Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, renaming of A, B and C, and 50 free to access articles from the journals. First published in June 1969, the first issue of Environment and Planning was one … Continue reading

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Geoff Mann and Joel Wainwright, Climate Leviathan: A Political Theory of Our Planetary Future – now out with Verso

Geoff Mann and Joel Wainwright, Climate Leviathan: A Political Theory of Our Planetary Future – now out with Verso. Despite the science and the summits, leading capitalist states have not achieved anything close to an adequate level of carbon mitigation. … Continue reading

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Miguel de Beistegui, The Government of Desire – forthcoming with University of Chicago Press

Miguel de Beistegui, The Government of Desire: A Genealogy of the Liberal Subject – forthcoming with University of Chicago Press in May 2018. Liberalism, Miguel de Beistegui argues in The Government of Desire, is best described as a technique of government directed … Continue reading

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Marnia Lazreg, Foucault’s Orient: The Conundrum of Cultural Difference, From Tunisia to Japan

Marnia Lazreg, Foucault’s Orient: The Conundrum of Cultural Difference, From Tunisia to Japan – now out with Berghahn. Looks fascinating, and the use of archives and interviews should make this revealing. The Introduction is available online and has some interesting, though not … Continue reading

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Discussion of Foucault’s Les Aveux de la chair in Quartz (in English, open access)

Olivia Goldhill, “Foucault has a new book out, and it’s the key to understanding his entire work on sexuality“, Quartz, 14 February 2018 Another piece on Foucault’s Les Aveux de la chair, including some quotes from me. I’ve added this to … Continue reading

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“Michel Foucault, l’Iran et le pouvoir du spirituel” – previously unpublished 1979 interview

Michel Foucault, l’Iran et le pouvoir du spirituel – previously unpublished 1979 interview in Bibliobs (requires subscription). A shorter version is published in the print version of L’Obs, 8 February 2018. I have the print version, but if anyone can … Continue reading

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Territory’s Value: An Interdisciplinary Workshop with Charles Maier, Queen Mary, University of London, 14 February 2018

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
14 February 2018, Territory’s Value: An Interdisciplinary Workshop with Charles Maier, Queen Mary, University of London,Francis Bancroft Building, Room 3.26 (see here for a map of the campus). I’ll be speaking about my forthcoming book Shakespearean Territories.…

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Big Cities – Small Changes: Thinking Creatively Through Urban Infrastructure – British Academy, 20 Feb 2018

Big Cities – Small Changes: Thinking Creatively Through Urban Infrastructure Tuesday 20 February 2018, 9.00am – 4.30pm The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, SW1Y 5AH Full details available here – Big Cities – Small Changes 20 Feb (pdf) If you’d … Continue reading

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‘Key’ fourth book of Foucault’s History of Sexuality published in France – The Guardian

‘Key’ fourth book of Foucault’s History of Sexuality published in France There is a discussion of Foucault’s Les Aveux de la chair in The Guardian including some quotes from John Forrester, the editor Frédéric Gros, and me.   I’ve added this … Continue reading

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