Monthly Archives: October 2021

Reece Jones, White Borders: The History of Race and Immigration in the United States from Chinese Exclusion to the Border Wall – Beacon 2021

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Reece Jones, White Borders: The History of Race and Immigration in the United States from Chinese Exclusion to the Border Wall – Beacon, September 2021 The first book to show that racial exclusion was behind…

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Journal peer review is increasingly challenged – there are no easy solutions, but here’s a few thoughts

Journal editors struggle to find reviewers; authors face unreasonable delays with their papers being reviewed. Reviewers receive a lot of requests. Peer review is particularly challenged in the present moment. But it has been creaking for a long time. Without … Continue reading

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Books received – Dumézil, Brossat and Lorenzini, Bene and Deleuze, Kristeva, de Libera, Morton, Gramsci

Some recently received books, including the English and Spanish versions of Adam David Morton, Revolution and State in Modern Mexico (sent by Adam), the new collection Foucault et… Les liaisons dangereuses de Michel Foucault, edited by Alain Brossat and Daniele … Continue reading

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Jean-Marie Guyau, The Ethics of Epicurus and its Relation to Contemporary Doctrines, edited by Keith Ansell Pearson and Federico Testa – Bloomsbury, October 2021

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Jean-Marie Guyau, The Ethics of Epicurus and its Relation to Contemporary Doctrines, edited by Keith Ansell Pearson and Federico Testa – Bloomsbury, October 2021 This is the first English translation of a compelling and highly…

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Martin Jay, Genesis and Validity: The Theory and Practice of Intellectual History – University of Pennsylvania Press, November 2021

Martin Jay, Genesis and Validity: The Theory and Practice of Intellectual History – University of Pennsylvania Press, November 2021 There is no more contentious and perennial issue in the history of modern Western thought than the vexed relationship between the … Continue reading

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Thomas Nail, Theory of the Object – Edinburgh University Press, September 2021

Thomas Nail, Theory of the Object – Edinburgh University Press, September 2021 Describes a new, systematic process philosophy of science and technology focused on the agency and mobility of objects Tells the first history of Western science and technology focused … Continue reading

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Michel Foucault, “Literature and Madness: Madness in the Baroque Theatre and the Theatre of Artaud”, Theory, Culture and Society (requires subscription)

Michel Foucault, “Literature and Madness: Madness in the Baroque Theatre and the Theatre of Artaud”, Theory, Culture and Society (requires subscription) A translation of a piece by Foucault, online first in Theory, Culture and Society – part of the special issue on … Continue reading

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“Michel Foucault psychologue ?” par Philippe Sabot et Elisabetta Basso Maison Européenne des Sciences de l’Homme et de la Société, 25 novembre 2021, Lille.

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“Michel Foucault psychologue ?” par Philippe Sabot et Elisabetta Basso Maison Européenne des Sciences de l’Homme et de la Société, 25 novembre 2021, Lille, France “Michel Foucault psychologue ?” par Philippe Sabot et Elisabetta Basso…

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My first book, Mapping the Present is 20 years old…

It was twenty years ago today that my first book, Mapping the Present: Heidegger, Foucault and the Project of a Spatial History was published. I received an advance on 4 October 2001. The contract was signed with Athlone, who became … Continue reading

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Stuart Elden: The Early Foucault reviewed by Michael Maiden, Phenomenological Reviews

The Early Foucault (Polity, 2021) is reviewed by Michael Maiden at Phenomenological Reviews Stuart Elden’s The Early Foucault is the third of a four-volume study of the origins and development of Michel Foucault’s thought. This book is the first one regarding the … Continue reading

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