Monthly Archives: February 2021

Łukasz Stanek, Architecture in Global Socialism: Eastern Europe, West Africa, and the Middle East in the Cold War – Princeton University Press, January 2020 – discussion at New Books Network

Łukasz Stanek, Architecture in Global Socialism: Eastern Europe, West Africa, and the Middle East in the Cold War – Princeton University Press, January 2020 Discussion at New Books Network with Sharika Crawford In the course of the Cold War, architects, planners, and … Continue reading

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Jean Hyppolite’s teaching at the Collège de France – ‘the history of philosophical thought’

The chair Foucault held at the Collège de France was previously occupied by Jean Hyppolite. Hyppolite had been Foucault’s teacher, was supervisor of his diploma thesis on Hegel and rapporteur for his secondary doctoral thesis on Kant’s Anthropology. Hyppolite succeeded … Continue reading

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Harriet Hawkins, Geography, Art, Research: Artistic Research in the GeoHumanities – Routledge, 2021

Harriet Hawkins, Geography, Art, Research: Artistic Research in the GeoHumanities – Routledge, 2021 This book explores the intersection of geographical knowledge and artistic research in terms of both creative methods and practice-based research. In doing so it brings together geography’s … Continue reading

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Paul Earlie, Derrida and the Legacy of Psychoanalysis – Oxford University Press, February 2021

Paul Earlie, Derrida and the Legacy of Psychoanalysis – Oxford University Press, February 2021 In Derrida and the Legacy of Psychoanalysis, Paul Earlie offers a detailed account of the importance of psychoanalysis in Derrida’s thought. Based on close readings of texts … Continue reading

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Elizabeth A. Povinelli, The Inheritance – Duke University Press, 2021 (open access Introduction)

Elizabeth A. Povinelli, The Inheritance – Duke University Press, 2021 Elizabeth A. Povinelli’s inheritance was passed down not through blood or soil but through a framed map of Trentino, Alto Adige—the region where family’s ancestral alpine village is found. Far … Continue reading

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Edward Baring, Converts to the Real: Catholicism and the Making of Continental Philosophy – Paris Institute for Critical Thinking Bookaholics #5

Edward Baring, Converts to the Real: Catholicism and the Making of Continental Philosophy – Paris Institute for Critical Thinking Bookaholics #5 Converts to the Real was published by Harvard University Press in 2019. Our fifth interview is with Edward Baring, … Continue reading

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Claude Lévi-Strauss, Wild Thought – a new translation of La pensée sauvage – University of Chicago Press, February 2021 (now published)

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Claude Lévi-Strauss, Wild Thought – a new translation of La pensée sauvage – translated by Jeffrey Mehlman and John Leavitt, University of Chicago Press, December 2020 [update: now listed as February 2021] Perhaps the most influential…

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Christopher Harker, Spacing Debt: Obligations, Violence, and Endurance in Ramallah, Palestine – Duke University Press, January 2021 (now published and open access introduction)

Christopher Harker, Spacing Debt: Obligations, Violence, and Endurance in Ramallah, Palestine – Duke University Press, January 2021 In Spacing Debt Christopher Harker demonstrates that financial debt is as much a spatial phenomenon as it is a temporal and social one. Harker traces the emergence … Continue reading

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Etienne Balibar, “Critical Reflections on the New Definition of the Human Species”, Theory in Crisis seminar, 19 February 2021

Etienne Balibar, “Critical Reflections on the New Definition of the Human Species“, Theory in Crisis seminar, 19 February 2021 , 4:00PM – 6:00PM (CET)  What is the role of critical theory today and who is it for? What kind of maps … Continue reading

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Simon Brown, ‘Intellectual Journalism and Intellectual History’, Journal of the History of Ideas blog

Simon Brown, ‘Intellectual Journalism and Intellectual History‘, Journal of the History of Ideas blog In an interview at the Chronicle Review with the writer and teacher Maggie Doherty about academic humanities and public writing, I encountered a term for the first time that described … Continue reading

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