Monthly Archives: June 2020

Books received – Benveniste, Dumézil, Merleau-Ponty, Piel (and a note on the political controversy around Dumézil)

A pile of second-hand books, all for the Foucault work and related projects. In particular I’m writing a piece on Foucault and Dumézil, which is mainly about their understandings of sovereignty. In that piece, which I think will largely focus … Continue reading

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Michel Foucault and Richard Sennett, Sexuality and Solitude – London Review of Books, 1981 (open access)

As part of their ‘Diverted Traffic’ series, the London Review of Books has made Michel Foucault and Richard Sennett, ‘Sexuality and Solitude‘ from 1981 open access. Reprints of this piece – Dits et écrits or Essential Works, for example, tend to omit Sennett’s … Continue reading

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Some open access books and journal article] on Protests, Policing and Race – updated

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Some open access books and journal articles on Protests, Policing and Race Cambridge University Press (until July 12, 2020) Verso Books (not sure of end date; 40% of other books at present) Bristol University Press/Policy…

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Ruth Wilson Gilmore – two conversations

Ruth Wilson Gilmore – in conversation with Paul Gilroy (7 June 2020) We’re joined by Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Professor of Geography in Earth and Environmental Sciences at CUNY, for a conversation on the current crises of Covid-19 and state violence, touching … Continue reading

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The Ends of Autonomy – 7-9 July 2020 online colloquium programme and registration

The Ends of Autonomy – 7-9 July 2020 online colloquium programme and registration Keynotes from Peter Hallward and Louise Amoore This colloquium will take place on Zoom. Registration before 5th July is required. To register please contact Oliver Davis at … Continue reading

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Paulina Ochoa Espejo, On Borders: Territories, Legitimacy, and the Rights of Place – Oxford University Press, August 2020 [updated with link to discussion and an open access excerpt]

Paulina Ochoa Espejo, On Borders: Territories, Legitimacy, and the Rights of Place – Oxford University Press, August 2020 When are borders justified? Who has a right to control them? Where should they be drawn? Today people think of borders as an island’s … Continue reading

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C.J. Alvarez, Border Land, Border Water A History of Construction on the US-Mexico Divide – University of Texas Press, 2019 – and discussion

C.J. Alvarez, Border Land, Border Water A History of Construction on the US-Mexico Divide – University of Texas Press, 2019 From the boundary surveys of the 1850s to the ever-expanding fences and highway networks of the twenty-first century, Border Land, Border … Continue reading

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Some open access books and journal article] on Protests, Policing and Race – updated

Some open access books and journal articles on Protests, Policing and Race Cambridge University Press (until July 12, 2020) Verso Books (not sure of end date; 40% of other books at present) Bristol University Press/Policy Press Update: Taylor & Francis … Continue reading

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Two reviews of Shakespearean Territories (University of Chicago Press, 2018) by Sarah Dustagheer and Karen Culcasi

Two generous and thoughtful reviews of Shakespearean Territories (University of Chicago Press, 2018) – Karen Culcasi in Journal of Historical Geography (open access) – Sarah Dustagheer by Social and Cultural Geography (requires subscription, unfortunately) Here’s the beginning of the first review: Stuart Elden’s latest book Shakespearean … Continue reading

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Josephat Ezenwajiaku, State Territory and International Law – Routledge, July 2020

Josephat Ezenwajiaku, State Territory and International Law – Routledge, July 2020   This book proposes a re-interpretation of Article 2(4) of the Charter of the United Nations to read, or at least include, respect for the inviolability of State territory. … Continue reading

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