Monthly Archives: December 2020

My favourite academic books of 2020

As with previous years, these are a list of academic books published this year which I read and appreciated. This means that good books which I haven’t yet read don’t feature, and I will of course miss many. Several of … Continue reading

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My favourite music of 2020

Alphabetical list of the music I enjoyed the most this year… Big Big Train, Empire Blaer, Yellow Brass Against, III Tim Bowness, Peter Chilvers, Modern Ruins Flying Colours, Third Stage: Live in London Frost*, 13 Winters (box) Peter Gabriel, Rated PG Gary Husband and Markus Reuter, Music of our … Continue reading

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Most popular posts and pages on Progressive Geographies in 2020

Geographers, sociologists, philosophers, etc. on covid-19 Where to start with reading Henri Lefebvre? Stuart Hall’s documentary on Marx and Marxism Georges Bataille – Oeuvres complètes and other French collections; English translations My favourite academic books of 2019 [other years here] … Continue reading

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Discussion of The Early Foucault (@politybooks, 2021) on the Hermitix podcast

On the Hermitix podcast (stream or download) I discuss The Early Foucault, forthcoming with Polity in 2021. Also on Youtube. Stuart Elden is Professor of Political Theory and Geography at University of Warwick. He is the author of multiple books … Continue reading

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Journal of the History of Ideas blog – The Year in Review: Best of 2020

Journal of the History of Ideas blog – The Year in Review: Best of 2020 They are kind enough to include my two-part interview on Foucault with Jonas Knatz and Anne Schult Historicizing Foucault: Stuart Elden on Tracing Foucault’s Ideas … Continue reading

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Foucault’s Christmas

In a fascinating interview about Foucault, ‘The Materiality of a Working Life‘ (open access; original French), Daniel Defert talks about his daily routines, and how these were similar year round: No no, weekends didn’t exist! We would go to see … Continue reading

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Young Habermas: An Interview with Roman Yos – Jonas Knatz at Journal of the History of Ideas blog

Young Habermas: An Interview with Roman Yos – Jonas Knatz at Journal of the History of Ideas blog Roman Yos is a researcher at the Institute of Philosophy at the University of Potsdam. His research focuses on the history of German … Continue reading

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Books received (2) – Hyppolite, Mauss, Wollstonecraft, Jameson, Benveniste, Forestal & Philips, Besteman

The papers from Hyppolite’s final seminar (including pieces by Derrida and Althusser), Marcel Mauss, Sociologie et anthropologie, Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, some works by Emile Benveniste, Fredric Jameson’s The Prison-House of Language, Jennifer Forestal and … Continue reading

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Books received (1) – Badiou, Stimilli, Eliade, Rosenberg & Westphal, Duby, Heidegger, Turner

Some books in recompense for review work for Bloomsbury, James Turner, Philology: The Forgotten Origins of the Modern Humanities and a second-hand copy of Georges Duby, The Three Orders.

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Adrian J Ivakhiv’s Books of the decade in ecocultural theory

Adrian J Ivakhiv’s Books of the decade in ecocultural theory Ten years ago, I posted an article on this blog with the exact same title as this one. It was enjoyable, at the time, to create a list of ten books I … Continue reading

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