Monthly Archives: April 2018

The Early Foucault update 17: Canguilhem, Beinecke library and back to Foucault

I wrote the last update on this book over two months ago, just as I was finishing up an extended research visit to Paris. Since then I’ve mainly been focusing on the Canguilhem manuscript, which is inching toward a near … Continue reading

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Lisa Downing (ed.) After Foucault: Culture, Theory, and Criticism in the 21st Century – forthcoming with Cambridge UP

Lisa Downing (ed.) After Foucault: Culture, Theory, and Criticism in the 21st Century – forthcoming with Cambridge University Press. Thanks to James Tyner for the alert. The work of Michel Foucault is much read, widely cited, and occasionally misunderstood. In … Continue reading

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Foucault’s Confessions of the Flesh – talk at Goldsmiths, 9 May 2018

I’ll be talking about Foucault’s Les aveux de la chair at Goldsmiths University on May 9th at 3pm at the Centre for Philosophy and Critical Thought. Full details here. Richard Hoggart Building room 137, 3-5pm Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, SE14 … Continue reading

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Ethics and Self-Cultivation: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, edited by Matthew Dennis and Sander Werkhoven

Ethics and Self-Cultivation: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, edited by Matthew Dennis and Sander Werkhoven and published by Routledge (usual comments on pricing apply). The aim of Ethics and Self-Cultivation is to establish and explore a new ‘cultivation of the self’ strand within contemporary … Continue reading

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Interview with Stefan Kipfer – Gramsci as Geographer

Interview with Stefan Kipfer – Gramsci as Geographer in Historical Materialism (open access). Some interesting discussion of his relation to Lefebvre, among other themes. A French version of this interview was originally published at  http://revueperiode.net/gramsci-geographe-entretien-avec-stefan-kipfer/ Your research interests include a recurrent … Continue reading

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Problems in twentieth-century french philosophy – theme issue of Angelaki edited by Sean Bowden and Mark Kelly

Problems in twentieth-century french philosophy – theme issue of Angelaki edited by Sean Bowden and Mark Kelly. The Introduction is open access, the rest requires subscription. It is often said that thinking begins with problems, or that problems are the … Continue reading

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Penelope Anthias, Limits to Decolonization: Indigeneity, Territory, and Hydrocarbon Politics in the Bolivian Chaco

Penelope Anthias, Limits to Decolonization: Indigeneity, Territory, and Hydrocarbon Politics in the Bolivian Chaco – now out with Cornell University Press. This is the first volume in a new series, Land: New Perspectives on Territory, Development, and Environment, edited by Wendy … Continue reading

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David Macey, The Lives of Michel Foucault – to be reissued by Verso in 2019, with Afterword by Stuart Elden

David Macey’s biography, The Lives of Michel Foucault will appear in a reissued edition with Verso in January 2019, with an afterword by me. When he died of an AIDS-related condition in 1984, Michel Foucault had become the most influential French … Continue reading

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Catherine Millot, Life with Lacan reviewed by Stuart Jeffries in The Spectator

The English translation of Catherine Millot, Life with Lacan is reviewed by Stuart Jeffries in The Spectator The review is open access. Here’s Polity’s description of the book. ‘There was a time when I felt that I had grasped Lacan’s essential … Continue reading

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Andreas Bieler and Adam David Morton, Global Capitalism, Global War, Global Crisis – out soon with Cambridge

Andreas Bieler and Adam David Morton, Global Capitalism, Global War, Global Crisis – out soon with Cambridge University Press This book assesses the forces of social struggle shaping the past and present of the global political economy from the perspective … Continue reading

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