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Women’s International Thought: Towards a New Canon – edited by Patricia Owens, Katharina Ritzier, Kimberley Hutchings and Sarah C. Dunstan – CUP, July 2022

Women’s International Thought: Towards a New Canon – edited by Patricia Owens, Katharina Ritzier, Kimberley Hutchings and Sarah C. Dunstan – CUP, July 2022 This first anthology of women’s international thought explores how women transformed the practice of international relations, … Continue reading

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Gottfried Schnödl and Florian Sprenger, Uexküll’s Surroundings: Umwelt Theory and Right-Wing Thought – Meson Press, 2022 (open access)

Gottfried Schnödl and Florian Sprenger, Uexküll’s Surroundings: Umwelt Theory and Right-Wing Thought – Meson Press, 2022 (open access) The German original is also available from Meson Press – Uexkülls Umgebungen: Umweltlehre und rechtes Denken With its diversity of possible Umwelten or environments for living … Continue reading

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Paul Allen Miller, Foucault’s Seminars on Antiquity – reviewed at Berfrois (open access)

At Berfrois, I review Paul Allen Miller’s recent book Foucault’s Seminars on Antiquity: Learning to Speak the Truth … As Foucault tells the story, he turned to pagan antiquity because he needed to break from the secondary accounts he had … Continue reading

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Alice Jardine, At the Risk of Thinking: An Intellectual Biography of Julia Kristeva – discussed at the New Books Network

At the Risk of Thinking: An Intellectual Biography of Julia Kristeva (Bloomsbury, 2020) is the first biography of Julia Kristeva–one of the most celebrated intellectuals in the world. Alice Jardine brings Kristeva’s work to a broader readership by connecting Kristeva’s personal … Continue reading

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Álvaro Sevilla-Buitrago, Against the Commons: A Radical History of Planning – University of Minnesota Press, August 2022

Álvaro Sevilla-Buitrago, Against the Commons: A Radical History of Planning – University of Minnesota Press, August 2022 Characterized by shared, self-managed access to food, housing, and the basic conditions for a creative life, the commons are essential for communities to flourish … Continue reading

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Parastou Saberi, Fearing the Immigrant: Racialization and Urban Policy in Toronto – University of Minnesota Press, August 2022

Parastou Saberi, Fearing the Immigrant: Racialization and Urban Policy in Toronto – University of Minnesota Press, August 2022 The city of Toronto is often held up as a leader in diversity and inclusion. In Fearing the Immigrant, however, Parastou Saberi argues that … Continue reading

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The Archaeology of Foucault update 15: submission of the revised manuscript and the end of the project

On Wednesday afternoon, I submitted the final, revised manuscript of The Archaeology of Foucault to Polity. I’d submitted the manuscript for review in February during Warwick’s reading week, and had two very positive and useful reports back at the end of March. … Continue reading

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Philippe le Goff, Auguste Blanqui and the Politics of Popular Empowerment – Bloomsbury, Paperback, January 2022

Philippe le Goff, Auguste Blanqui and the Politics of Popular Empowerment – Bloomsbury, Paperback, January 2022 Few individuals made such an impact on nineteenth-century French politics as Louis-Auguste Blanqui (1805-1881). Political organiser, leader, propagandist and prisoner, Blanqui was arguably the foremost proponent … Continue reading

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Henri Lefebvre, On the Rural: Economy, Sociology, Geography – University of Minnesota Press, 2022 discount codes

Henri Lefebvre, On the Rural: Economy, Sociology and Geography – University of Minnesota Press, 2022. Edited by Stuart Elden and Adam David Morton, translated by Robert Bononno, with one essay each by Matthew Dennis and Sîan Rosa Hunter Dodsworth. Discount … Continue reading

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Books received – Ginzburg, Mauss, Eliade, Goldstein, Brennan

A couple by Carlo Ginzburg, including his new Nevertheless: Machiavelli, Pascal, the Hau books edition of Marcel Mauss, The Gift, translated by Jane Guyer with additional material, an older book by Mircea Eliade, Jan Goldstein’s Foucault and the Writing of … Continue reading

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