Monthly Archives: July 2019

‘Foucault in the Valley of Death’ – Andrew Marzoni on Simeon Wade’s Foucault in California

‘Foucault in the Valley of Death‘ – Andrew Marzoni on Simeon Wade’s Foucault in California in The Baffler (online and in issue #46). I spoke to Marzoni by phone during his research for this piece, and am briefly quoted in it. … Continue reading

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‘Judith Butler: When Killing Women Isn’t a Crime’ – interview and details of forthcoming book The Force of Non-Violence

Judith Butler: When Killing Women Isn’t a Crime – interview with George Yancy in The New York Times. Thanks to Morris Kaplan for the link. Among other things it talks of her forthcoming book The Force of Non-Violence, forthcoming with Verso … Continue reading

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The UK National Student Survey: An amalgam of discipline and neo-liberal governmentality (2019)

Originally posted on Foucault News:
Thiel, J. The UK National Student Survey: An amalgam of discipline and neo-liberal governmentality (2019) British Educational Research Journal, 45 (3), pp. 538-553. DOI: 10.1002/berj.3512 Abstract The UK National Student Survey (NSS) has high status…

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Achille Mbembe, Necropolitics – Duke University Press, October 2019

Achille Mbembe, Necropolitics – Duke University Press, October 2019 In Necropolitics Achille Mbembe, a leader in the new wave of francophone critical theory, theorizes the genealogy of the contemporary world, a world plagued by ever-increasing inequality, militarization, enmity, and terror … Continue reading

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‘Why should people interested in territory read Shakespeare?’ article in Territory, Politics, Governance now published

My article ‘Why should people interested in territory read Shakespeare?‘ is now published in Territory, Politics, Governance. It’s been available online for a while, but is now officially in an issue of the journal. If you don’t have institutional access, … Continue reading

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Hannah Arendt on What Freedom and Revolution Really Mean – previously unpublished essay (open access)

Hannah Arendt on What Freedom and Revolution Really Mean – previously unpublished essay at LitHub (also in print in The New England Review). Thanks to Peter Gratton for the link. In the 1960s, some years after the publication of her … Continue reading

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The Truth That Hurts, or the Corps à Corps of Tongues: An interview with Jacques Derrida, translated in Parallax

“The Truth That Hurts, or the Corps à Corps of Tongues: An interview with Jacques Derrida” – new translation in Parallax (requires subscription), No abstract, so first note below: 1 Translator’s note [TN]: What follows is a translation of an … Continue reading

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Alex Jeffrey, The Edge of Law: Legal Geographies of a War Crimes Court – Cambridge University Press, December 2019

Alex Jeffrey, The Edge of Law: Legal Geographies of a War Crimes Court – Cambridge University Press, December 2019 The Edge of Law explores the spatial implications of establishing a new legal institution in the wake of violent conflict. Using … Continue reading

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The Global Epistemics Book Series

The Global Epistemics Book Series – now launched, edited by Inanna Hamati-Ataya (Centre for Global Knowledges, University of Cambridge). Global Epistemics is a transdisciplinary series established in partnership with Rowman & Littlefield International, that aims to foster, promote, and disseminate … Continue reading

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Andrea Ballestero, A Future History of Water – Duke University Press, June 2019

Andrea Ballestero, A Future History of Water – Duke University Press, June 2019 Based on fieldwork among state officials, NGOs, politicians, and activists in Costa Rica and Brazil, A Future History of Water traces the unspectacular work necessary to make … Continue reading

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