My favourite academic books of 2018

My favourite academic books of 2018. As with previous years – 2013, 2014, 2015, 20162017 – these are shaped by my interests, books that are sent to me, ones from publishers I review for, etc. etc. I’ve not read all the 2018 books I’ve bought or been sent, so while there are doubtless many other good books published this year, I can at least say that these are all worth reading.

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  1. Chris Barrett, Early Modern English Literature and the Poetics of Cartographic Anxiety (OUP)
  2. Miguel de Beistegui, The Government of DesireA Genealogy of the Liberal Subject (Chicago)
  3. Andrea Mubi Brighenti and Mattias Kärrholm (eds.) Urban Walls: Political and Cultural Meanings of Vertical Structures and Surfaces (Routledge) – which I endorsed
  4. Georges Canguilhem, Œuvres complètes Tome V : Histoire des sciences, épistémologie, commémorations 1966-1995, edited by Camille Limoges (Vrin)
  5. Terrell Carver, Marx (Polity)
  6. Deborah Cook, Adorno, Foucault and the Critique of the West(Verso) – which I endorsed
  7. Jacques Derrida, Geschlecht III: Sexe, race, nation, humanité, edited by Geoffrey Bennington, Katie Chenoweth and Rodrigo Therezo (Seuil)
  8. Klaus Dodds, Ice: Nature and Culture (Reaktion)
  9. Verena Erlenbusch, Genealogies of Terrorism: Revolution, State Violence, Empire (Columbia) – which I endorsed
  10. Frantz Fanon, Alienation and Freedom, edited by Jean Khalfa and Robert J.C. Young (Bloomsbury)
  11. Michel Foucault, Les Aveux de la Chair, edited by Frédéric Gros (Gallimard) – review here
  12. Michel Foucault, Patrice Manglier and Dork Zabunyan, Foucault at the Movies, translated and edited by Clare O’Farrell (Columbia) – see my thoughts here
  13. Stefanos Gerolanos and Todd Myers, The Human Body in the Age of Catastrophe: Brittleness, Integration, Science, and the Great War (Chicago)
  14. Kélina Gotman, Choreomania: Dance and Disorder (OUP)
  15. Emilio de Ipola, Althusser: The Infinite Farewell, translated by Gavin Arnall (Duke)
  16. Caren Kaplan, Aerial Aftermaths: Wartime from Above (Duke)
  17. Mark Kelly, For Foucault: Against Normative Theory (SUNY Press) – which I endorsed
  18. Matthew Longo, The Politics of Borders: Sovereignty, Security, and the Citizen after 9/11 (CUP)
  19. Julia Reinhard Lupton, Shakespeare Dwelling: Designs for the Theatre of Life (Chicago)
  20. Jeff Malpas, Place and Experience A Philosophical Topography, second edition (Routledge) -– which I endorsed
  21. Doreen Massey, The Doreen Massey Reader, edited by Brett Christophers, Rebecca Lave, Jamie Peck, Marion Werner (Agenda)
  22. Derek P. McCormack, Atmospheric Things: On the Allure of Elemental Envelopment (Duke)
  23. Catherine Mills, Biopolitics (Routledge)
  24. Katharyne Mitchell, Making Workers: Radical Geographies of Education (Pluto)
  25. Kimberley Peters, Philip Steinberg, and Elaine Stratford (eds.), Territory beyond Terra (Rowman International) – I wrote the preface
  26. Steven Seegel, Map Men: Transnational Lives and Deaths of Geographers in the Making of East Central Europe (Chicago)
  27. Veronica Strang et al. eds., From the Lighthouse: Interdisciplinary Reflections on Light (Routledge) – which I endorsed
  28. Laura Vaughan, Mapping Society: The Spatial Dimensions of Social Cartography (UCL Press – open access pdf available)
  29. Francesco Vitale, Biodeconstruction: Jacques Derrida and the Life Sciences (SUNY)
  30. Maja Zehfuss, War and the Politics of Ethics (OUP)

I’d also like to mention David Beer, The Data Gaze, and Ross Exo Adams, Circulation and Urbanizationwhich are in the Society and Space series I edit for Sage.

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