Monthly Archives: February 2022

Books received – Althusser, Lacan, Megill, Badiou, Duménil, Ginzburg, Haven, Maspero

A lot of second-hand books bought recently, including Cynthia Haven’s Evolution of Desire: A Life of René Girard.

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Irus Braverman (ed.), Laws of the Sea: Interdisciplinary Currents – Routledge, July 2022

Irus Braverman (ed.), Laws of the Sea:Interdisciplinary Currents – Routledge, July 2022 Currently listed just as hardback, but a paperback and open access e-book will also be available. One of the chapters comes from the ICE-LAW project run by Phil … Continue reading

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Books received – Elden, Althusser, Squire, Bates, Althusser & Sève, de Beistegui

Stjuart Elden: Fuko: Rođenje moći (the Serbian translation of Foucault: The Birth of Power), two older Althusser books and one by Catherine Bates, Rachael Squire’s fascinating Undersea Geopolitics: Sealab, Science, and the Cold War, which I endorsed, and Miguel de Beistegui, Thought … Continue reading

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Tom Long, A Small State’s Guide to Influence in World Politics – OUP, May 2022

Tom Long, A Small State’s Guide to Influence in World Politics – OUP, May 2022 A complete guide for how small states can be strikingly successful and influential–if they assess their situations and adapt their strategies.Small states are crucial actors … Continue reading

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Books received – Lévi-Strauss, Ginzburg & Lincoln, Derrida, Robcis, Mallette, Eliade

Books in recompense for University of Chicago Press review work – some older ones, two recent Derrida translations, Carlo Ginzburg and Bruce Lincoln, Old Thiess, a Livonian Werewolf, Camille Robcis, Disalienation: Politics, Philosophy and Radical Psychology in Postwar France, and … Continue reading

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Stjuart Elden: Fuko: Rođenje moći – Serbian translation of Foucault: The Birth of Power by Tomislav Kargačin, Mediterran, 2019

Stjuart Elden: Fuko: Rođenje moći – Serbian translation of Foucault: The Birth of Power by Tomislav Kargačin, Mediterran, 2019 This came out a while ago, but I’ve only just now received copies. Many thanks to Tomislav Kargačin for the work on the … Continue reading

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The Archaeology of Foucault update 14: working on madness and medicine and a complete draft

Although I’ve been teaching this term, I have also been working hard on the manuscript of The Archaeology of Foucault, in particular completing one chapter for which I had some draft material before. It’s the first chapter of the book, … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault – discussed at the New Books in Critical Theory podcast with Dave O’Brien

The Early Foucault is discussed at the New Books in Critical Theory podcast with Dave O’Brien What were the key ideas and influences on Michel Foucault’s early career? In The Early Foucault (Polity Press, 2021), Stuart Elden, Professor of Political Theory and Geography at … Continue reading

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Andrew Latham, Medieval Sovereignty – Amsterdam University Press, February 2022

Andrew Latham, Medieval Sovereignty – Amsterdam University Press, February 2022 Through a focused and systematic examination of medieval theologians, philosophers, and jurists, Andrew Latham explores how ideas about supreme political authority—sovereignty—first emerged during the high medieval period. The author provides … Continue reading

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Suzanne Gossett, Shakespeare and Textual Theory – Arden/Bloomsbury, February 2022

Suzanne Gossett, Shakespeare and Textual Theory – Arden/Bloomsbury, February 2022 There is no Shakespeare without text. Yet readers often do not realize that the words in the book they hold, like the dialogue they hear from the stage, has been … Continue reading

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