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‘Territorio sin fronteras’ – Spanish translation of my ‘Territory without Borders’

My 2011 piece ‘Territory without Borders‘, originally published in the Harvard International Review, has been translated into Spanish as ‘Territorio sin fronteras‘ (both open access). Many thanks to Jose Bescos for making the translation. This was an important piece for … Continue reading

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Two radio programmes on Foucault from 1984 and 1988

Two radio programmes on Foucault Michel Foucault : Le souci de l’autre (1984 / France Culture) – thanks to Tim Howles for sharing this and also Michel Foucault (1926-1984) : Une vie, une oeuvre [1988 / France Culture] There are … Continue reading

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Mark Olsson, Constructing Foucault’s Ethics: A Poststructuralist Moral Theory for the Twenty-First Century – Manchester University Press, June 2021 and A Normative Foucauldian: Selected Papers of Mark Olssen – Brill, July 2021

Mark Olsson, Constructing Foucault’s Ethics: A Poststructuralist Moral Theory for the Twenty-First Century – Manchester University Press, June 2021 The work of Michel Foucault has had a huge influence on contemporary philosophy, but one thing it lacks is a normative … Continue reading

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Étienne Balibar — Politics and Science: One Vocation or Two?

Étienne Balibar — Politics and Science: One Vocation or Two? at boundary 2 online (open access) Translated from the French by Tommaso Manfredini, originally published in Libération

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Ernst Cassirer, The Philosophy of Symbolic Forms, new translation of all three volumes – Routledge, September 2020

Ernst Cassirer, The Philosophy of Symbolic Forms, new translation of all three volumes – Routledge, September 2020 I missed this when it was published last year, but this looks a major undertaking. There is a review in the New York … Continue reading

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Ben Jacobsen and David Beer, Social Media and the Automatic Production of Memory: Classification, Ranking and the Sorting of the Past – Bristol University Press, April 2021

Ben Jacobsen and David Beer, Social Media and the Automatic Production of Memory: Classification, Ranking and the Sorting of the Past – Bristol University Press, April 2021 Social media platforms hold vast amounts of biographical data about our lives. They … Continue reading

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Paul Allen Miller, Foucault’s Seminars on Antiquity: Learning to Speak the Truth – Bloomsbury, November 2021

Paul Allen Miller, Foucault’s Seminars on Antiquity: Learning to Speak the Truth – Bloomsbury, November 2021 In 1980, Michel Foucault’s work makes two decisive turns. On the one hand, as announced at the start of his course at the Collège … Continue reading

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Timothy Brennan, Places of Mind: A Life of Edward Said – Bloomsbury, March 2021 – and discussion on BBC 3: Free Thinking

Timothy Brennan, Places of Mind: A Life of Edward Said – Bloomsbury, March 2021 Rana Mitter talks to Timothy Brennan and the writers Ahdaf Soueif, Pankaj Mishra and Marina Warner on BBC 3: Free Thinking Drawing on extensive archival sources … Continue reading

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Vicki Squire, Nina Perkowski, Dallal Stevens and Nick Vaughan-Williams, Reclaiming Migration: Voices from Europe’s ‘migrant crisis’ – Manchester University Press, March 2021

Vicki Squire, Nina Perkowski, Dallal Stevens and Nick Vaughan-Williams, Reclaiming Migration: Voices from Europe’s ‘migrant crisis’ – Manchester University Press, March 2021 Reclaiming migration critically assesses the EU’s migration policy by presenting the unheard voices of the so-called migrant crisis. … Continue reading

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Books received – Nietzsche, Lacan, Dodds, Balibar, Wall, Dumézil

Some older second-hand books, along with Klaus Dodds, Border Wars: The Conflicts that will Define our Future, two books by Étienne Balibar including his Histoire Interminable, and Illan rua Wall, Law and Disorder: Sovereignty, Protest, Atmosphere.

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