Monthly Archives: January 2021

Minor revisions – new podcast from editors of Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space

Minor revisions – new podcast from editors of Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space introduction from Eugene McCann here; Episode 1: Luiza Bialasiewicz & Sabrina Stallone, ‘Focalizing new-Fascism’ here Minor Revisions is a podcast that demystifies the process of writing for … Continue reading

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Fanny Söderbäck, Revolutionary Time: On Time and Difference in Kristeva and Irigaray – SUNY Press, 2019

Fanny Söderbäck, Revolutionary Time: On Time and Difference in Kristeva and Irigaray – SUNY Press, 2019 Examines the relationship between time and sexual difference in the work of French feminists Julia Kristeva and Luce Irigaray. This book is the first … Continue reading

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Claude Lévi-Strauss, Structural Anthropology Zero – Polity, July 2021

Claude Lévi-Strauss, Structural Anthropology Zero – Polity, July 2021, translated by Ninon Vinsonneau and Jonathan Magidoff The original French edition of these texts was published by Seuil in 2019 as Anthropologie structurale zéro. This volume of Lévi-Strauss’s writings from 1941 … Continue reading

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Marcello Musto, The Last Years of Karl Marx: An Intellectual Biography – Stanford University Press, July 2020

Marcello Musto, The Last Years of Karl Marx: An Intellectual Biography – Stanford University Press, July 2020 An innovative reassessment of the last writings and final years of Karl Marx. In the last years of his life, Karl Marx expanded … Continue reading

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H. Glenn Penny, In Humboldt’s Shadow: A Tragic History of German Ethnology – Princeton University Press, 2021

H. Glenn Penny, In Humboldt’s Shadow: A Tragic History of German Ethnology – Princeton University Press, 2021 The Berlin Ethnological Museum is one of the world’s largest and most important anthropological museums, housing more than a half million objects collected … Continue reading

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Ben Jacobsen and David Beer, Social Media and the Automatic Production of Memory: Classification, Ranking and the Sorting of the Past – Bristol University Press, April 2021

Ben Jacobsen and David Beer, Social Media and the Automatic Production of Memory: Classification, Ranking and the Sorting of the Past – Bristol University Press, April 2021  Social media platforms hold vast amounts of biographical data about our lives. They … Continue reading

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Klaus Dodds, Border Wars: The Conflicts that will Define our Future – Ebury Press, February 2021

Klaus Dodds, Border Wars: The Conflicts that will Define our Future – Ebury Press, February 2021 Can Donald Trump really build that wall? What does Brexit mean for Ireland’s border? And what would happen if Elon Musk declared himself president … Continue reading

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Patricia Owens and Katharina Rietzler (eds.), Women’s International Thought: A New History – Cambridge University Press, 2021 and book launch in Sussex

Patricia Owens and Katharina Rietzler (eds.), Women’s International Thought: A New History – Cambridge University Press, 2021 Women’s International Thought: A New History is the first cross-disciplinary history of women’s international thought. Bringing together some of the foremost historians and … Continue reading

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Daniele Lorenzini on Foucault and Descartes (open access and video abstract) – part of Theory, Culture & Society Special Issue: ‘Foucault Before the Collège de France’

Daniele Lorenzini’s article “Philosophical Discourse and Ascetic Practice: On Foucault’s Readings of Descartes’ Meditations” is now available open access. The article is part of a Theory, Culture & Society Special Issue: ‘Foucault Before the Collège de France’ which I’m co-editing with … Continue reading

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Books received – Paine, Du Bois, Lévi-Strauss, Hyppolite, Martinet, de Saussure, Ewald, Della Dora

Paine and Du Bois are for teaching, the others relate to the ongoing Foucault work, along with a long-awaited copy of Veronica Della Dora’s excellent book The Mantle of the Earth: Genealogies of a Geographical Metaphor, which I read in … Continue reading

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