Monthly Archives: May 2020

Building a personal research and teaching library…

Building a personal research and teaching library – a few thoughts inspired by Dave Beer, The case of bookcases. Thank you to Dave both for this post and encouraging me to say something about my books. At home, I’m fortunate … Continue reading

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David Harvey, The Anti-Capitalist Chronicles – Pluto, October 2020

David Harvey, The Anti-Capitalist Chronicles – Pluto, October 2020 Amidst waves of economic crises, class struggle and neo-fascist reaction, few possess the clarity and foresight of world-renowned theorist, David Harvey. Since the publication of his bestselling A Brief History of … Continue reading

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Historical Materialism tribute to Neil Davidson (1957-2020)

At Historical Materialism, we are very devastated by the loss to our movement of Neil Davidson, who was a source of unflinching support to the journal, book series and conferences. We will be publishing two books by him in the … Continue reading

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Talking Politics – History of Ideas talks by David Runciman

Talking Politics – History of Ideas talks by David Runciman History Of Ideas is a new series of talks by David Runciman in which he explores some of the most important thinkers and prominent ideas lying behind modern politics – … Continue reading

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Colin Koopman, How We Became Our Data: A Genealogy of the Informational Person reviewed at NDPR by Ladelle McWhorter

Colin Koopman, How We Became Our Data: A Genealogy of the Informational Person (University of Chicago Press, 2019) reviewed at NDPR by Ladelle McWhorter. Colin Koopman’s title encapsulates the central — and both disturbing and compelling — arguments of his … Continue reading

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What Is Continental Philosophy? An Interview with Edward Baring

What Is Continental Philosophy? An Interview with Edward Baring at the Journal of the History of Ideas blog Very interesting discussion, mainly about his book Converts to the Real: Catholicism and the Making of Continental Philosophy (Harvard, 2019), but also … Continue reading

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The Railway – An Adventure in Construction, edited by E.P. Thompson – reissued by RabRab Press, 2020

The Railway – An Adventure in Construction, edited by E.P. Thompson – reissued by RabRab Press, 2020 The Railway – An Adventure in Construction is a reprint of an unjustly forgotten book edited by renowned historian E. P. Thompson, detailing … Continue reading

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Books received – Bataille & Breton, Dumézil, Char, Sloterdijk

The little volume « Contre-Attaque », which brings together documents from André Breton and Georges Bataille; René Char’s Dans l’atelier du poète; some books by Dumézil; and a copy of Sloterdijk’s Infinite Mobilization, which I endorsed.

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Dave Beer, The case of bookcases

Dave Beer, The case of bookcases– a followup post to The writing moment: Three difficulties with writing in this time of upheaval Some interesting reflections from Dave on the bookshelf as backdrop, and the separation from a personal collection. Perhaps I … Continue reading

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Dave Beer, The writing moment: Three difficulties with writing in this time of upheaval

Dave Beer, The writing moment: Three difficulties with writing in this time of upheaval Waiting on… The lockdown seems to have brought a weird mixture of lethargy and restlessness. I’m very fortunate to be busy with my university work, but … Continue reading

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