Monthly Archives: August 2021

The Archaeology of Foucault update 9: further work on linguistics, Roussel and the 1970 visits to Buffalo and Japan

This manuscript is slowly coming together. I’ve continued working on the linguistics and literary analysis texts in Folie, langage, littérature. For space reasons, I’ve had to keep the discussion of these down, though in many respects they reinforce or supplement points made in the … Continue reading

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Dave Beer, ‘Editing Bits’ – reflections on writing and editing

Dave Beer, ‘Editing Bits‘ – some very interesting reflections on writing and especially about stages of editing a manuscript. There are lots most things about Writing and Publishing – posts from me and links on this site.

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Peter Merriman, Space – Routledge, Key Ideas in Geography, February 2022

Peter Merriman, Space – Routledge, Key Ideas in Geography, February 2022 Space is the first accessible text which provides a comprehensive examination of approaches that have crossed between such diverse fields as philosophy, physics, architecture, sociology, anthropology, and geography. The text … Continue reading

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Books received – Eliade, Barthes, Foucault, Kristeva, Griffiths

Mostly bought second-hand, but also the new translation of Foucault’s early courses on sexuality from Columbia University Press. My endorsement is on the website but didn’t make the cut for the back cover.

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Intolerable: Writings from Michel Foucault and the Prisons Information Group (1970-1980), University of Minnesota Press – book launch, 3 September 2021

Intolerable: Writings from Michel Foucault and the Prisons Information Group (1970-1980), University of Minnesota Press – book launch, 3 September 2021 The book was edited by Kevin Thompson and Perry Zurn, and translated by Perry Zurn and Erik Beranek. Register for … Continue reading

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Human Geography special issue – Friedrich Engels and Geography

Human Geography special issue – Friedrich Engels and Geography The Introduction by Camilla Royle is open access, the rest requires subscription Friedrich Engels (1820–1895) was Marx’s closest collaborator. He was influential in promoting Marxism both during Marx’s lifetime and after … Continue reading

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Karla Mallette, Lives of the Great Languages: Arabic and Latin in the Medieval Mediterranean – University of Chicago Press, 2021

Karla Mallette, Lives of the Great Languages: Arabic and Latin in the Medieval Mediterranean – University of Chicago Press, 2021 The story of how Latin and Arabic spread across the Mediterranean to create a cosmopolitan world of letters. In this … Continue reading

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Theory Talk #75: Tarak Barkawi

Theory Talk #75: Tarak Barkawi In this Talk, Tarak Barkawi discusses the importance of the archive and real-world experiences, at a time of growing institutional constraints. He reflects on the growing rationalization and “schoolification” of the academy, a disciplinary and epistemological politics … Continue reading

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Japhy Wilson, Reality of Dreams: Post-Neoliberal Utopias in the Ecuadorian Amazon – Yale University Press, September 2021

Japhy Wilson, Reality of Dreams: Post-Neoliberal Utopias in the Ecuadorian Amazon – Yale University Press, September 2021 An exploration of radical megaprojects in the Ecuadorian Amazon, considering the fate of utopian fantasies under conditions of global capitalism From 2007 to … Continue reading

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Edward S. Casey, Turning Emotion Inside Out: Affective Life Beyond the Subject – Northwestern University Press, November 2021

Edward S. Casey, Turning Emotion Inside Out: Affective Life Beyond the Subject – Northwestern University Press, November 2021 In Turning Emotion Inside Out, Edward S. Casey challenges the commonplace assumption that our emotions are to be located inside our minds, brains, … Continue reading

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