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

I’ve updated the list of Geographers, sociologists, philosophers etc. on covid-19 on this site. The most recent addition is an essay by Matthew Hannah with Jan Simon Hutta and Christoph Schemann, Thinking Corona measures with Foucault (University of Bayreuth) I will add more links … Continue reading

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Books received – Eribon & Lévi-Strauss, Heidegger, Dumézil, Bataille

A few things, some ordered before the lockdown began and some since, that will keep me busy for a while. While I have the Heidegger book in German and English, this was an early French translation, and important in terms … Continue reading

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Two bibliographical questions about Georges Bataille

Two bibliographical questions about Georges Bataille: – is there a comprehensive list anywhere of the writings by/attributed to Bataille which are not included in the Oeuvres complètes? I know of Une liberté souveraine, for example, and letters, and texts from some … Continue reading

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Biopolitics in the Time of Coronavirus

Originally posted on In the Moment:
Daniele Lorenzini ? In a recent blog post, Joshua Clover rightly notices the swift emergence of a new panoply of “genres of the quarantine.” It should not come as a surprise that one of…

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Frédéric Keck, Avian Reservoirs: Virus Hunters and Birdwatchers in Chinese Sentinel Posts – Duke University Press, January 2020

Frédéric Keck, Avian Reservoirs: Virus Hunters and Birdwatchers in Chinese Sentinel Posts – Duke UP, January 2020 I’d missed this when it came out early this year, so thanks to Sebastien Nobert for the link. Clearly written some time ago, … Continue reading

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Achille Mbembe, Out of the Dark Night: Essays on Decolonization – Columbia UP, August 2020

Good to see that an English translation of Achille Mbembe, Sortir de la grande nuit is forthcoming in August 2020 from Columbia University Press – Out of the Dark Night: Essays on Decolonization   Achille Mbembe is one of the world’s most … Continue reading

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Andy Merrifield, ‘Mystified Consciousness’ in Monthly Review – on Lefebvre’s relevance today

Andy Merrifield,‘Mystified Consciousness’ in Monthly Review – on Lefebvre’s relevance to today. Andy’s book Marx Dead and Alive is forthcoming from Monthly Review Press.

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Derek Gregory, Under Afghan Skies – Prologue and Part I

Derek Gregory’s Geographical Imaginations blog has been quiet for a while, but he’s just posted two parts of his extended essay, “Under Afghan Skies” – Prologue and Part I Here’s the first part of the Prologue post: In what seems … Continue reading

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Mary Floyd-Wilson and Garrett A. Sullivan (eds.), Geographies of Embodiment in Early Modern England – OUP, 2020

Mary Floyd-Wilson and Garrett A. Sullivan (eds.), Geographies of Embodiment in Early Modern England – OUP, May 2020 Geographies of Embodiment in Early Modern England gathers essays from prominent scholars of English Renaissance literature and history who have made substantial … Continue reading

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In search of an Arendt (mis)quotation

Hannah Arendt’s work, especially The Origins of Totalitarianism, has been back in the news the last few years for obvious reasons. One quotation in particular seems to be especially pertinent. It reads: “One of the greatest advantages of the totalitarian elites … Continue reading

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