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Geographers, sociologists, philosophers etc. on covid-19 – list updated

Geographers, sociologists, philosophers etc. on covid-19 This list continues to be updated, though less frequently than before. Recently added pieces include:- Tim Christiaens and Stijn De Cauwer, The Biopolitics of Immunity in Times of COVID-19: An Interview with Roberto Esposito … Continue reading

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On the Abolition of the Geography Department

Originally posted on Pop Theory:
I’ve been working on the ‘online pivot‘ a lot just recently, thinking about the challenges of adjusting teaching and learning provision for the forthcoming academic year, starting in September, in the context of an ongoing…

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Michael Maidan, Review of Michel Foucault: Penal Theories and Institutions (2020)

Originally posted on Foucault News:
Michel Foucault: Penal Theories and Institutions: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1971-1972 Review by Michael Maidan, Phenomenological Reviews, Sunday June 7th, 2020 Open accessPenal Theories and Institutions contains the lectures delivered by Foucault in…

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Beginning work on ‘The Archaeology of Foucault’

While work on The Early Foucault is just about complete, though stuck until I can get back to Paris, I’m today beginning work on ‘The Archaeology of Foucault’, the fourth and final book in this sequence. It fills in the … Continue reading

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Alison Mountz, The Death of Asylum: Hidden Geographies of the Enforcement Archipelago – University of Minnesota Press, 2020

Alison Mountz, The Death of Asylum: Hidden Geographies of the Enforcement Archipelago – University of Minnesota Press, 2020 Remote detention centers confine tens of thousands of refugees, asylum seekers, and undocumented immigrants around the world, operating in a legal gray … Continue reading

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The Selected Writings of Pierre Hadot, translated by Matthew Sharpe and Federico Testa, Bloomsbury, May 2020

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
The Selected Writings of Pierre Hadot, translated by Matthew Sharpe and Federico Testa, Bloomsbury, 2019 This collection of writings from Pierre Hadot (1992-2010) presents, for the first time, previously unreleased and in some cases untranslated…

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Adam Kotsko, Agamben’s Philosophical Trajectory – Edinburgh University Press, September 2020

Adam Kotsko, Agamben’s Philosophical Trajectory – Edinburgh University Press, September 2020 Good to see this book nearly out – a major study by the key translator of Agamben into English. Adam has a great story about the project – Academic … Continue reading

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Claude Lévi-Strauss, Wild Thought – a new translation of La pensée sauvage – University of Chicago Press, December 2020

Claude Lévi-Strauss, Wild Thought – a new translation of La pensée sauvage – translated by Jeffrey Mehlman and John Leavitt, University of Chicago Press, December 2020 Perhaps the most influential anthropologist of his generation, Claude Lévi-Strauss left a profound mark on … Continue reading

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Books received – University of Minnesota Press, Sartre, Dumézil, Koyré

A mixed pile of books, mostly from University of Minnesota Press in recompense for some review work, along with some second-hand French books.

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Franck Billé, Voluminous States: Sovereignty, Materiality, and the Territorial Imagination – Duke UP, August 2020

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Franck Billé, Voluminous States: Sovereignty, Materiality, and the Territorial Imagination – Duke UP, August 2020 From the Arctic to the South China Sea, states are vying to secure sovereign rights over vast maritime stretches, undersea…

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