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Klaus Dodds, Border Wars: The Conflicts that will Define our Future – Ebury Press, February 2021

Klaus Dodds, Border Wars: The Conflicts that will Define our Future – Ebury Press, February 2021 Can Donald Trump really build that wall? What does Brexit mean for Ireland’s border? And what would happen if Elon Musk declared himself president … Continue reading

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Patricia Owens and Katharina Rietzler (eds.), Women’s International Thought: A New History – Cambridge University Press, 2021 and book launch in Sussex

There is a book launch for Women’s International Thought: A New History (CUP, 2021), hosted by the Sussex Centre for Intellectual History on 11 February 2021 – details here. Speakers include Duncan Bell (Cambridge), Synne Dyvik (Sussex) and Matthew Specter … Continue reading

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Daniele Lorenzini on Foucault and Descartes (open access) – part of Theory, Culture & Society Special Issue: ‘Foucault Before the Collège de France’

Daniele Lorenzini’s article “Philosophical Discourse and Ascetic Practice: On Foucault’s Readings of Descartes’ Meditations” is now available open access. The article is part of a Theory, Culture & Society Special Issue: ‘Foucault Before the Collège de France’ which I’m co-editing with … Continue reading

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Books received – Paine, Du Bois, Lévi-Strauss, Hyppolite, Martinet, de Saussure, Ewald, Della Dora

Paine and Du Bois are for teaching, the others relate to the ongoing Foucault work, along with a long-awaited copy of Veronica Della Dora’s excellent book The Mantle of the Earth: Genealogies of a Geographical Metaphor, which I read in … Continue reading

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‘From Dynastics to Genealogy’, my contribution to Abolition Democracy 13/13, Beyond the Punitive Society

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
On 7 January 2021 I’ll be part of a panel discussion for the Abolition Democracy 13/13 series, hosted by Bernard E. Harcourt at the Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought, and co-organised with Daniele Lorenzini…

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Corine Pelluchon, Les Lumières à l’âge du vivant – Seuil, January 2021

Corine Pelluchon, Les Lumières à l’âge du vivant – Seuil, January 2021 Comment défendre les Lumières aujourd’hui ? Leur idéal d’émancipation a-t-il encore un sens ? On ne saurait se borner à invoquer un esprit des Lumières immuable dans un … Continue reading

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Stephen Connelly, Leibniz: A Contribution to the Archaeology of Power – Edinburgh University Press, March 2021

Stephen Connelly, Leibniz: A Contribution to the Archaeology of Power – Edinburgh University Press, March 2021 A critical reading of Leibniz’s legal theory, linking law, space and power  Contributes to an archaeology of power Investigates the deep link between law, … Continue reading

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Power and Time: Temporalities in Conflict and the Making of History, edited by Dan Edelstein, Stefanos Geroulanos and Natasha Wheatley – University of Chicago Press, December 2020

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Power and Time: Temporalities in Conflict and the Making of History, edited by Dan Edelstein, Stefanos Geroulanos and Natasha Wheatley – University of Chicago Press, December 2020 Time is the backdrop of historical inquiry, yet…

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Foucault Studies. New series on Foucault’s lectures (2020)

Originally posted on Foucault News:
Vol III, No 1: Governmentality, Liberalism, Biopower, Genealogy of the Modern Subject. Foucault’s Lectures at the Collège de France 1978-80 Security, Territory and Population; The Birth of Biopolitics; On the Government of the Living. Volume…

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Hannah Jones, Violent Ignorance : Confronting Racism and Migration Control – Zed/Bloomsbury, January 2021 (and virtual book launch on 28 January 2021)

Hannah Jones, Violent Ignorance : Confronting Racism and Migration Control – Zed/Bloomsbury, January 2021 An elected politician is assassinated in the street by a terrorist associated with extreme political groups, and the national response is to encourage picnics. Thousands of … Continue reading

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