Monthly Archives: October 2022

Henri Lefebvre, On the Rural: Economy, Sociology, Geography reviewed at Cleveland Review of Books by John Lepley (open access)

Henri Lefebvre, On the Rural: Economy, Sociology, Geography is reviewed at Cleveland Review of Books by John Lepley (open access). Here’s the final paragraph: On the Rural is a remarkable collection. Far too many works about rural life and agriculture revolve around … Continue reading

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Christian Schmid, Henri Lefebvre and the Theory of the Production of Space – Verso, November 2022

Christian Schmid, Henri Lefebvre and the Theory of the Production of Space – Verso, November 2022 This book presents an encompassing, detailed and thorough overview and reconstruction of Lefebvre’s theory of space and of the urban. Henri Lefebvre belongs to … Continue reading

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Michel Serres, Les Cahiers de formation: 1960-1974, Œuvres complètes vol I – Pommier, October 2022

Michel Serres, Les Cahiers de formation: 1960-1974, Œuvres complètes vol I – Pommier, October 2022 There are two versions available – a reproduction of selected pages and a complete transcription. En 1960, Michel Serres a trente ans. Il n’a encore … Continue reading

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Ayşe Zarakol, Before the West: The Rise and Fall of Eastern World Orders – Cambridge University Press, February 2022

Ayşe Zarakol, Before the West: The Rise and Fall of Eastern World Orders – Cambridge University Press, February 2022 How would the history of international relations in ‘the East’ be written if we did not always read the ending – … Continue reading

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Les archives de Michel Serres entrent à la Bibliothèque nationale de France (2022)

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Les archives de Michel Serres entrent à la Bibliothèque nationale de France Les Univers du livre, 05/10/2022 Ce mercred 5 octobre, la Bibliothèque nationale de France annonce que ses collections seront enrichies par un fonds…

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Two reviews of The Early Foucault (Polity, 2021) by Colin Koopman and Jasper Friedrich – and a note on Heidegger

There are two recent reviews of The Early Foucault by Colin Koopman at The Review of Politics (requires subscription) and Jasper Friedrich at Foucault Studies (open access). They are generous and appreciative, though not uncritical. I’m grateful to both for taking the time to … Continue reading

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A 1970 French interdisciplinary seminar on structuralism, attended by Foucault, Canguilhem, Bourdieu, Serres, Thom et. al., its published traces and a request for help

This is a short account of an interesting event and a rather specialist request for help. In the late 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s the Institut collégial européen organised a series of events, most of which were reported in their annual … Continue reading

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Bruno Latour, ‘Is Europe’s soil changing beneath our feet?’ at geopolitique.eu

Bruno Latour, ‘Is Europe’s soil changing beneath our feet?’ A late text by Latour, published yesterday at geopolitique.eu I will begin with a text which will seem unusual: Jean Bollack’s translation from the beginning of Oedipus Rex when the priest is addressing … Continue reading

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“Uncovering lines of escape: towards a concept of concrete utopia in the age of catastrophes,” by Étienne Balibar

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https://youtu.be/rlJS6VowQ4w See webpage as well “Uncovering lines of escape: towards a concept of concrete utopia in the age of catastrophes,” by Étienne Balibar 1/13 | CRITICAL THEORETIC FOUNDATIONS FOR CONCRETE UTOPIAS WITH ÉTIENNE BALIBAR Columbia…

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Spatial Delight – ten-part podcast about space, society, and power inspired by geographer Doreen Massey

A ten-part podcast about space, society, and power inspired by geographer Doreen Masseyhttps://thesociologicalreview.org/podcasts/spatial-delight/ Spatial Delight is a ten-part podcast about space, society, and power inspired by British geographer Doreen Massey. From a London laundromat to a public park in Berlin, from … Continue reading

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