Monthly Archives: October 2019

Cat Moir, Ernst Bloch’s Speculative Materialism: Ontology, Epistemology, Politics – Brill 2019

Cat Moir, Ernst Bloch’s Speculative Materialism: Ontology, Epistemology, Politics – Brill 2019 In Ernst Bloch’s Speculative Materialism: Ontology, Epistemology, Politics, Cat Moir offers a new interpretation of the philosophy of Ernst Bloch. The reception of Bloch’s work has seen him … Continue reading

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Stuart Schrader, Badges without Borders: How Global Counterinsurgency Transformed American Policing – U California Press, November 2019

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Stuart Schrader, Badges without Borders: How Global Counterinsurgency Transformed American Policing – University of California Press, November 2019 From the Cold War through today, the U.S. has quietly assisted dozens of regimes around the world…

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‘Le Temps musical’ video – Elliott Carter, Pierre Boulez, Roland Barthes, Jean-Claude Risset, Gerald Bennett, Michel Decoust, Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze

Many thanks to all who commented on Twitter and Facebook on yesterday’s photo – especially Alistair Leadbetter and Rangel Luis Manuel. From left to right, the people are Elliott Carter, Pierre Boulez, Roland Barthes, Jean-Claude Risset, Gerald Bennett, Michel Decoust, Michel … Continue reading

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Books received – Gabrys, Arendt, de Beauvoir, Prideaux, Brown, Milgram

Jennifer Gabrys, How to do Things with Sensors; Hannah Arendt, Between Past and Future; Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex; Sue Prideaux, I am Dynamite! A Life of Friedrich Nietzsche; Wendy Brown, In the Ruins of Neoliberalism; and Stanley Milgram, Obedience to Authority. Jennifer Gabrys’s … Continue reading

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Boulez, Barthes… Foucault and Deleuze – who else is in the photo?

Yesterday I posted this picture on Twitter, asking who the three middle figures were – left to right, Boulez, Barthes, ?, ?, ?, Foucault and Deleuze. The photo was taken from Monoskop, which says it was taken at IRCAM, Paris, … Continue reading

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Wendy Brown, In the Ruins of Neoliberalism: The Rise of Antidemocratic Politics in the West, Columbia UP, 2019 – and New Books Network discussion

Wendy Brown, In the Ruins of Neoliberalism: The Rise of Antidemocratic Politics in the West, Columbia University Press, 2019 Across the West, hard-right leaders are surging to power on platforms of ethno-economic nationalism, Christianity, and traditional family values. Is this phenomenon the … Continue reading

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Setha Low and Mark Maguire (eds.), Spaces of Security: Ethnographies of Securityscapes, Surveillance, and Control – NYU Press, 2019

Setha Low and Mark Maguire (eds.), Spaces of Security: Ethnographies of Securityscapes, Surveillance, and Control – NYU Press, 2019 An ethnographic investigation into the dynamics between space and security in countries around the world It is difficult to imagine two … Continue reading

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Conference at Harvard University on Foucault’s Confessions of the Flesh (2019)

Originally posted on Foucault News:
Conference at Harvard University on Foucault’s Confessions of the Flesh 5 December 2019 In February 2018, the fourth and final volume of Michel Foucault’s History of Sexuality project—Confessions of the Flesh—was published for the first…

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Books received – Foucault, Althusser, Dumézil, Kant

Some older books by Althusser, Dumézil, and Kant, and the most recent collection of Foucault’s lectures and writings, Folie, language, littérature, sent by the publisher.

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Georges Perec’s Geographies: Material, Performative and Textual Spaces – UCL Press 2019 (open access e-book)

Georges Perec’s Geographies: Material, Performative and Textual Spaces, edited by Charles Forsdick, Andrew Leak, and Richard Phillips – UCL Press 2019. Available in physical copy and as an open access e-book. Georges Perec, novelist, filmmaker and essayist, was one of … Continue reading

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