My favourite academic books of 2022

At the end of each year I’ve posted a list of academic books I liked (20132014201520162017201820192020, 2021). The criteria was simply that they were published in that year (or late the previous year), and that I read and appreciated them. Some of these are books I reviewed or endorsed, and some are by friends and colleagues. It’s of course biased by my interests and prejudices. I’m sure I’ve missed loads of other great books, and haven’t yet read all the ones I’ve bought or been sent, but I can at least say that these are all worth reading.

  1. Carole Angier, Speak, Silence: In Search of W.G. Sebald (Bloomsbury)
  2. Zoë Ayres, Managing your Mental Health during your PhD (Springer)
  3. Elisabetta Basso, Young Foucault: The Lille Manuscripts on Psychopathology, Phenomenology, and Anthropology, 1952–1955 trans. Marie Satya McDonough (Columbia) – review forthcoming
  4. Miguel de Beistegui, Thought under ThreatOn Superstition, Spite, and Stupidity (Chicago)
  5. Gracie Mae Bradley and Luke de Noronha, Against Borders: The Case for Abolition (Verso)
  6. Timothy Brennan, Places of Mind: A Life of Edward Said (Bloomsbury)
  7. Mario Damen and Kim Overlaet (eds.), Constructing and Representing Territory in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe (Amsterdam University Press, open access)
  8. Alex Danchev (with Sarah Whitfield), Magritte: A Life (Pantheon)
  9. Oliver Davis and Tim Dean, Hatred of Sex (Nebraska)
  10. Veronica della Dora, Where Light in Darkness Lies: The Story of the Lighthouse (Reaktion)
  11. Christopher Highley, Blackfriars in Early Modern London: Theater, Church, and Neighbourhood (OUP)
  12. Michel Foucault, Phénoménologie et Psychologie 1953-1954, ed. Philippe Sabot (EHESS/Gallimard/Seuil)
  13. Michel Foucault, La Question anthropologique, Cours 1954-1955 ed. Arianna Sforzini (Gallimard/Seuil)
  14. Patrick Gamsby, Henri Lefebvre, Boredom and Everyday Life (Lexington)
  15. Carlo Ginzburg Nevertheless: Machiavelli, Pascal (Verso)
  16. Simon Glendinning, Europe: A Philosophical History (two volumes, Routledge)
  17. Irit Katz, The Common Camp: Architecture of Power and Resistance in Israel-Palestine (Minnesota) – which I endorsed
  18. Mark Kelly, Normal Now: Individualism as Conformity (Polity) – which I endorsed
  19. Philippe le Goff, Auguste Blanqui and the Politics of Popular Empowerment (Bloomsbury)
  20. Claude Lévi-Strauss, Structural Anthropology Zero, trans. Ninon Vinsonneau and Jonathan Magidoff (Polity)
  21. Doreen Massey, Selected Political Writings, ed. David Featherstone and Diarmaid Kelliher (Lawrence & Wishart)
  22. Karla Mallette, Lives of the Great Languages: Arabic and Latin in the Medieval Mediterranean (Chicago)
  23. Jeff Malpas, In the Brightness of Place: Topological Thinking with and after Heidegger (SUNY) – which I endorsed
  24. Peter Merriman, Space (Routledge) – which I endorsed
  25. Mark Neocleous, The Politics of Immunity: Security and the Policing of Bodies (Verso)
  26. Camille Robcis, Disalienation: Politics, Philosophy and Radical Psychology in Postwar France (Chicago)
  27. Parastou Saberi, Fearing the Immigrant: Racialization and Urban Policy in Toronto (Minnesota)
  28. Jean-Baptiste Vuillerod, La naissance de l’anti-hégélianisme: Louis Althusser et Michel Foucault, lecteurs de Hegel (ENS)
  29. Milton Santos, For a New Geography trans. Archie Davies (Minnesota)
  30. Álvaro Sevilla-Buitrago, Against the Commons: A Radical History of Urban Planning (Minnesota)
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