Monthly Archives: August 2020

Louise Amoore, “Why ‘Ditch the algorithm’ is the future of political protest”, The Guardian

Louise Amoore, “Why ‘Ditch the algorithm’ is the future of political protest“, The Guardian I was away last week, and followed the news of A-level results, GCSEs, BTECs and the impact on students and universities from a distance. Whether or … Continue reading

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The Archaeology of Foucault update 2: The Birth of the Clinic, a trip to Paris, working on courses on Sexuality and Les mots et les choses

While I continue to find focus a challenge as the world lurches from one crisis to another, I’ve been doing various bits of work for this book on Foucault’s work in the 1960s. I continued work on the comparison of … Continue reading

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Rosemary-Claire Collard, Animal Traffic – Duke University Press, Sept 2020 (open access introduction + New Books discussion)

Rosemary-Claire Collard, Animal Traffic: Lively Capital in the Global Exotic Pet Trade – Duke University Press, September 2020. The Introduction is open access here. Update: there is a discussion on the New Books podcast here. Parrots and snakes, wild cats and monkeys—exotic … Continue reading

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Joseph Confavreux interviews Achille Mbembe about Brutalisme at New Frame

Joseph Confavreux interview with Achille Mbembe about Brutalisme at New Frame  

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Matt Bluemink, Bernard Stiegler: in memoriam (3am Magazine)

Matt Bluemink, Bernard Stiegler: in memoriam (3am Magazine) On Thursday the 6th of August 2020 we lost one of the most unique and important philosophers of the last thirty years. To me, Bernard Stiegler was a constant source of knowledge … Continue reading

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Laleh Khalili and Sara Fregonese on the Beirut explosion

Laleh Khalili, ‘Behind the Beirut explosion lies the lawless world of international shipping‘, The Guardian (via The Gamming – which has an important note about the title) Her book Sinews of War and Trade was published by Verso earlier this year. See also … Continue reading

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Books received – Mauss, Davidson, Dubuisson, Schrift, Sartre, Hannah, Derrida, Prideaux

Mainly some books from Routledge in recompense for review work, including Matthew Hannah, Direction and Socio-Spatial Theory, but also Alastair Davidson’s Antonio Gramsci: Towards an Intellectual Biography, Tel Quel 17 – to which Foucault contributed, Derrida’s Le calcul des langues, and Sue Prideaux’s Strindberg: A Life.

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Robert Boncardo on the sixtieth anniversary of Jean-Paul Sartre’s Critique of Dialectical Reason

Robert Boncardo on the sixtieth anniversary of Jean-Paul Sartre’s Critique of Dialectical Reason at the Verso blog. Celebrating its sixtieth birthday this year, and enjoying a new print run thanks to Verso Books, the first volume of Jean-Paul Sartre’s Critique … Continue reading

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Mitchell Dean on Foucault’s Last Decade; Peter Beilharz on Foucault: The Birth of Power in Thesis Eleven

Two interesting reviews of my books in Thesis Eleven. Mitchell Dean reviews Foucault’s Last Decade and Ben Golder’s Foucault and the Politics of Rights; and Peter Beilharz reviews Foucault: The Birth of Power. Both reviews require subscription, unfortunately. Dean is generous in his praise, but also … Continue reading

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Video and audio recordings of Hannah Arendt

Samantha Rose Hill (@Samantharhill) shared these on Twitter – a really useful resource. UpdateL there is some useful discussion at Aphelis Recordings of Hannah Arendt: with Joachim Fest On Heidegger On Brecht On Power & Violence reading

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