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A two-part interview on ‘Power and Time: Temporalities in Conflict and the Making of History’ at Journal of the History of Ideas blog

An Interview on Power and Time at Journal of the History of Ideas blog (part I and part II) The edited volume Power and Time: Temporalities in Conflict and the Making of History (2020) appeared last year from the University of Chicago … Continue reading

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Zygmunt Bauman, Culture and Art Selected Writings, Volume 1 – Polity, July 2021

Zygmunt Bauman, Culture and Art Selected Writings, Volume 1 – Polity, July 2021, translated by Katarzyna Bartoszyńska The sociological imagination and the artistic imagination have been historically intertwined, at once reciprocal and conflicting, complementary and tensional.  This connection is nowhere more apparent … Continue reading

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Andy Merrifield, Lefebvre and Althusser: reinterpreting Marxist humanism and anti-humanism

Andy Merrifield, Lefebvre and Althusser: reinterpreting Marxist humanism and anti-humanism at Monthly Review online

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Paul Reitter and Chad Wellmon, Permanent Crisis: The Humanities in a Disenchanted Age – University of Chicago Press, August 2021

Paul Reitter and Chad Wellmon, Permanent Crisis: The Humanities in a Disenchanted Age – University of Chicago Press, August 2021 The humanities, considered by many as irrelevant for modern careers and hopelessly devoid of funding, seem to be in a … Continue reading

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Walter Benjamin, Toward the Critique of Violence: A Critical Edition, edited by Peter Fenves and Julia Ng – Stanford University Press, June 2021

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Walter Benjamin, Toward the Critique of Violence: A Critical Edition, edited by Peter Fenves and Julia Ng – Stanford University Press, June 2021 Marking the centenary of Walter Benjamin’s immensely influential essay, “Toward the Critique…

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British Academy 10-Minute Talks: The Early Foucault

I was pleased to be asked to give one of the British Academy 10-Minute Talks on The Early Foucault (Polity, 2021) The world’s leading professors explain the latest thinking in the humanities and social sciences in just 10 minutes. In … Continue reading

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Books received – Nietzsche, Chow, Heidegger, Stimilli, Anthony, Renfrew, Mallory

The latest volume in the Nietzsche complete works from Stanford, Rey Chow, A Face Drawn in Sand: Humanistic Inquiry and Foucault in the Present from Columbia, three books from SUNY in recompense for review work, and three second-hand books as … Continue reading

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Stuart Hall, Writings on Media: History of the Present, edited by Charlotte Brunsdon – Duke University Press, October 2021

Stuart Hall, Writings on Media: History of the Present, edited by Charlotte Brunsdon – Duke University Press, October 2021 Volumes on Marxism and race and difference appeared recently, and this is the next collection in the series of Stuart Hall: … Continue reading

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Hannah Arendt papers at the Library of Congress online

The extensive collection of Hannah Arendt’s papers held at the Library of Congress are available online. The papers of author, educator, political philosopher, and public intellectual Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) constitute a large and diverse collection (25,000 items; 82,597 images) reflecting … Continue reading

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Stuart Elden, The Early Foucault – Polity, June 2021 now published

Stuart Elden, The Early Foucault – Polity, June 2021 The book is now published, in both hardback and paperback, and is in bookstores, though getting copies outside of the UK might still take a while. It’s available as an e-book … Continue reading

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