Monthly Archives: June 2020

Alison Mountz, The Death of Asylum: Hidden Geographies of the Enforcement Archipelago – University of Minnesota Press, 2020

Alison Mountz, The Death of Asylum: Hidden Geographies of the Enforcement Archipelago – University of Minnesota Press, 2020 Remote detention centers confine tens of thousands of refugees, asylum seekers, and undocumented immigrants around the world, operating in a legal gray … Continue reading

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The Selected Writings of Pierre Hadot, translated by Matthew Sharpe and Federico Testa, Bloomsbury, May 2020

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
The Selected Writings of Pierre Hadot, translated by Matthew Sharpe and Federico Testa, Bloomsbury, 2019 This collection of writings from Pierre Hadot (1992-2010) presents, for the first time, previously unreleased and in some cases untranslated…

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Adam Kotsko, Agamben’s Philosophical Trajectory – Edinburgh University Press, September 2020

Adam Kotsko, Agamben’s Philosophical Trajectory – Edinburgh University Press, September 2020 Good to see this book nearly out – a major study by the key translator of Agamben into English. Adam has a great story about the project – Academic … Continue reading

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Claude Lévi-Strauss, Wild Thought – a new translation of La pensée sauvage – University of Chicago Press, December 2020

Claude Lévi-Strauss, Wild Thought – a new translation of La pensée sauvage – translated by Jeffrey Mehlman and John Leavitt, University of Chicago Press, December 2020 Perhaps the most influential anthropologist of his generation, Claude Lévi-Strauss left a profound mark on … Continue reading

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Books received – University of Minnesota Press, Sartre, Dumézil, Koyré

A mixed pile of books, mostly from University of Minnesota Press in recompense for some review work, along with some second-hand French books.

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Franck Billé, Voluminous States: Sovereignty, Materiality, and the Territorial Imagination – Duke UP, August 2020

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Franck Billé, Voluminous States: Sovereignty, Materiality, and the Territorial Imagination – Duke UP, August 2020 From the Arctic to the South China Sea, states are vying to secure sovereign rights over vast maritime stretches, undersea…

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Marnia Lazreg, Foucault’s Orient: The Conundrum of Cultural Difference, From Tunisia to Japan (2020 pb)

Originally posted on Foucault News:
Marnia Lazreg, Foucault’s Orient: The Conundrum of Cultural Difference, From Tunisia to Japan, Berghahn, 2017, 2020 Now out in paperback DESCRIPTION Foucault lived in Tunisia for two years and travelled to Japan and Iran more…

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What Intellectual History Teaches Us: A Conversation with Quentin Skinner (2019)

What Intellectual History Teaches Us: A Conversation with Quentin Skinner – Jeremy Jennings at the Centre for the Study of Governance and Society, Kings College London A couple of years old, but still interesting in relation to his career, recent … Continue reading

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Samuel Talcott, Georges Canguilhem and the Problem of Error reviewed at NDPR by Paul M. Livingstone

Samuel Talcott, Georges Canguilhem and the Problem of Error – reviewed at NDPR by Paul M. Livingstone.

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Jane Bennett, Influx and Efflux: Writing Up with Walt Whitman – Duke University Press, 2020 (open access Introduction and discussion)

Jane Bennett, Influx and Efflux: Writing Up with Walt Whitman – Duke University Press, 2020 In influx & efflux Jane Bennett pursues a question that was bracketed in her book Vibrant Matter: how to think about human agency in a world teeming with … Continue reading

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