Monthly Archives: September 2018

An anonymously published text by Foucault on Arcadie – ‘Le départe du prophète’, 1982 (with an interview between Didier Eribon and André Baudry)

This text was first published in Libération, July 12, 1982, p. 14 (pdf). There it is signed ‘DE’, and follows an interview with Didier Eribon with André Baudry. Readers would assume that ‘DE’ meant Didier Eribon, but in his book Michel Foucault … Continue reading

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2018 Antipode lectures – videos online of Derek Gregory, Glen Coulthard and Silvia Federici

Previous years are here – an extraordinary archive

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Books received – Dodds, McCormack, Derrida, Basso, Rekret, Brighenti and Kärrholm

Klaus Dodds, Ice: Nature and Culture; Derek McCormack, Atmospheric Things: On the Allure of Elemental Envelopment; Jacques Derrida, The Ear of the Other; Elisabetta Basso, Michel Foucault et la Daseinsanalyse; The Derrida Reader edited by Julian Wolfreys; Paul Rekret, Derrida and Foucault, Andrea Mubi Brighenti … Continue reading

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Natalie Koch, The Geopolitics of Spectacle (Cornell University Press, 2018) – reviewed at LSE review of Books by Kristin Eggeling

Natalie Koch, The Geopolitics of Spectacle: Space, Synedoche and the New Capitals of Asia (Cornell University Press, 2018) – reviewed at LSE Review of Books by Kristin Eggeling Why do autocrats build spectacular new capital cities? In The Geopolitics of Spectacle, … Continue reading

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Miguel de Beistegui, The Government of Desire: A Genealogy of the Liberal Subject  – reviewed by John Protevi at NDPR

Miguel de Beistegui, The Government of Desire: A Genealogy of the Liberal Subject (University of Chicago Press, 2018) – reviewed by John Protevi at NDPR. Here’s the press’s description of the book: Liberalism, Miguel de Beistegui argues in The Government of Desire, … Continue reading

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Paul Virilio (1932-2018) – obituary at France Culture and at Frieze by McKenzie Wark

Paul Virilio (1932-2018) – obituary at France Culture and at Frieze by McKenzie Wark Virilio was one of the last representatives of a hugely influential generation of French theorists. Personally I found his early work most of interest – from Bunker … Continue reading

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Bruno Latour, Down to Earth: Politics in the New Climatic Regime – reviewed at LARB

The book I mentioned yesterday – Bruno Latour, Down to Earth: Politics in the New Climatic Regime – is reviewed, in its French edition, in the Los Angeles Review of Books by James Delbourgo.

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Bruno Latour, Down to Earth: Politics in the New Climatic Regime – Polity, September 2018

Bruno Latour, Down to Earth: Politics in the New Climatic Regime – Polity, September 2018 The present ecological mutation has organized the whole political landscape for the last thirty years. This could explain the deadly cocktail of exploding inequalities, massive … Continue reading

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Samuel Talcott, Georges Canguilhem and the Problem of Error – Palgrave, February 2019

Samuel Talcott, Georges Canguilhem and the Problem of Error – Palgrave, February 2019 Examining Georges Canguilhem’s enduring attention to the problem of error, from his early writings to Michel Foucault’s first major responses to his work, this pathbreaking book shows … Continue reading

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London Group of Historical Geographers Seminar Programme, Autumn Term 2018: Unsettling Land

London Group of Historical Geographers Seminar Programme, Autumn Term 2018: Unsettling Land 16 October 2018 David Matless (University of Nottingham) Next the sea: Eccles and the Anthroposcenic. 30 October 2018 Bergit Arends (Tate) Photographing the landscapes of the Anthropocene: Nguyen … Continue reading

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