Monthly Archives: March 2020

François Ewald, The Birth of Solidarity: The History of the French Welfare State – Duke University Press, May 2020 (with open access Introduction)

François Ewald, The Birth of Solidarity: The History of the French Welfare State – Duke University Press, May 2020, edited by Melinda Cooper and translated by Timothy Scott Johnson The Introduction is available open access here. François Ewald’s landmark The … Continue reading

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Michele Lancione and Abdoumaliq Simone, David Harvey, Alain Badiou, Panagiotis Sotiris, William Davies and Angela Last on Covid-19

A few pieces by geographers, sociologists and philosophers – presented without commentary [Update: an updated list is available here – thanks to people for sending additional links. I’ll try to keep that page updated as I see more] Michele Lancione and Abdoumaliq … Continue reading

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Some Moments from the Foucault Archives – two audio recordings of talks at Warwick and TCS

Earlier this year I gave two talks on my work for The Early Foucault, discussing how I am using archives to trace this story. I recorded both talks, but was not planning on sharing them until I’d given some others … Continue reading

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Nadine Ehlers and Shiloh Krupar, Deadly Biocultures: The Ethics of Life-Making -UMP, December 2019

Nadine Ehlers and Shiloh Krupar, Deadly Biocultures: The Ethics of Life-Making -University of Minnesota Press, 2020 I’ve noted this book before, in a post of ‘books received’, but seems especially relevant to the present moment. In their seemingly relentless pursuit … Continue reading

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Free e-books from Verso, Haymarket, Cambridge UP; open access journals and e-books from JSTOR

I’ve shared a couple of these on Twitter, but putting them in the same place. Will add others if I see them, or please add as comments. Free Quarantine Ebooks from Verso – Reading in a time of coronavirus: download your free … Continue reading

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Cambridge University Press textbooks open access

Cambridge University Press is making higher education textbooks in HTML format free to access online during the coronavirus outbreak. https://www.cambridge.org/core/what-we-publish/textbooks# Thanks to dmf for posting this as a comment – reposting here to give it more exposure. Cambridge University Press … Continue reading

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Progressive Geographies over the coming weeks and months – what is, and isn’t appropriate at this time?

I’m not entirely sure how much or what kind of blogging to do over the coming weeks. This blog has been quieter over the past few weeks anyway, and with the current situation most of what I post seems increasingly … Continue reading

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Louise Amoore, Cloud Ethics: Algorithms and the Attributes of Ourselves and Others – Duke UP, May 2020 (and link to Introduction)

Louise Amoore, Cloud Ethics: Algorithms and the Attributes of Ourselves and Others – Duke University Press, May 2020. Great to see this book is imminent – the Introduction can be read here. In Cloud Ethics Louise Amoore examines how machine … Continue reading

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NYU and Bologna talks cancelled

Unfortunately two forthcoming talks, at New York University on 26 March 2020 and at the University of Bologna on 12 May 2020, have been cancelled. The organisers and I hope they can been rearranged for a later date. I cut my time … Continue reading

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