Monthly Archives: July 2020

Historians Call for a Review of Home Office Citizenship and Settlement Test

Originally posted on History Journal:
21 July 2020 Historians Call for a Review of Home Office Citizenship and Settlement Test We are historians of Britain and the British Empire and writing in protest at the on-going misrepresentation of slavery and…

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Bradley Garrett, Bunker: Building for the End Times – Allen Lane, August 2020 (and Guardian article)

Bradley Garrett, Bunker: Building for the End Times – Allen Lane, August 2020 Update: see also this piece in The Guardian ‘Bunker is an extraordinary achievement; a big-thinking, deep-diving, page-turning study of fear, privilege and apocalypse told through the space … Continue reading

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The History of Verso Books with Tariq Ali and Sebastian Budgen (video)

The History of Verso Books – very interesting discussion between Tariq Ali and Sebastian Budgen, which also covers the history of New Left Review, the publishing house New Left Books which became Verso, and the history of the British left more … Continue reading

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Topical map of COVID-19 social research literature

Originally posted on This Sociological Life:
I have been busy checking out the explosion of peer-reviewed articles published recently in social science journals on the COVID crisis. I located over 120 such articles, and have conducted a rapid topic mapping…

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Gilles Deleuze, Letters and Other Texts (Semiotext(e)) June 23, 2020

Originally posted on Philosophy of Movement:
A posthumous collection of writings by Deleuze, including letters, youthful essays, and an interview, many previously unpublished. Letters and Other Texts is the third and final volume of the posthumous texts of Gilles Deleuze,…

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Five letters from père Festugière to Michel Foucault (1956-1957), edited by Pierre Vesperini, Anabases (requires subscription)

Pierre Vesperini,“« Un gentil mécréant, avec qui l’on entre aussitôt dans le seul monde qui compte »: Cinq lettres du père Festugière à Michel Foucault (1956-1957)”, Anabases 31, 2020, 125-130. André-Jean Festugière was known to me as the translator of … Continue reading

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Lynne Huffer, Foucault’s Strange Eros – Columbia University Press, June 2020

Lynne Huffer, Foucault’s Strange Eros – Columbia University Press, June 2020 What is the strange eros that haunts Foucault’s writing? In this deeply original consideration of Foucault’s erotic ethics, Lynne Huffer provocatively rewrites Foucault as a Sapphic poet. She uncovers … Continue reading

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Jennifer Forestal, Menaka Philips (eds.), The Wives of Western Philosophy: Gender Politics in Intellectual Labor – Routledge, January 2021

Jennifer Forestal, Menaka Philips (eds.), The Wives of Western Philosophy: Gender Politics in Intellectual Labor – Routledge, January 2021 The Wives of Western Philosophy examines the lives and experiences of the wives and women associated with nine distinct political thinkers—from … Continue reading

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Caitríona Ní Dhúill, Metabiography: Reflecting on Biography – Palgrave, March 2020

Caitríona Ní Dhúill, Metabiography: Reflecting on Biography – Palgrave, March 2020. Just hardback and e-book at present unfortunately. This book explores the contradictions of biography. It charts shifting approaches to the writing and reading of biographies, from post-hagiographical attitudes of the … Continue reading

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Martin Jay, Splinters in Your Eye: Frankfurt School Provocations – Verso, July 2020, and discussion at New Books Network

Martin Jay, Splinters in Your Eye: Frankfurt School Provocations – Verso, July 2020. There is a discussion at New Books Network with Ryan Tripp. Thanks to dmf for this link. Although successive generations of the Frankfurt School have attempted to adapt … Continue reading

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