Category Archives: Books

Samuel Talcott, Georges Canguilhem and the Problem of Error – Palgrave, February 2019

Samuel Talcott, Georges Canguilhem and the Problem of Error – Palgrave, February 2019 Examining Georges Canguilhem’s enduring attention to the problem of error, from his early writings to Michel Foucault’s first major responses to his work, this pathbreaking book shows … Continue reading

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Michel Foucault, Penal Theories and Institutions – Palgrave, November 2018

Michel Foucault, Penal Theories and Institutions: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1971-1972 – Palgrave, November 2018 “What characterizes the act of justice is not resort to a court and to judges; it is not the intervention of magistrates (even if they … Continue reading

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Cuadernos de Teoría Social open access special issue on ‘Teoría social en el archivo’, edited by Rodrigo Cordero and Francisco Salinas

Cuadernos de Teoría Social has a special issue on ‘Teoría social en el archivo’, edited by Rodrigo Cordero and Francisco Salinas. As well as an introduction by the editors, it includes pieces by Edith Hanke, me, Oriana Bernasconi and Maxigas. There … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault Update 19: A Writing and Cycling Retreat in the Peak District

I’m just back from a couple of weeks in the Peak District, in the south near Bakewell and the north in Holmfirth. The idea was to have a consolidated period of work on this book. The internet connection was somewhere … Continue reading

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Mattias Leanza review of Foucault’s Last Decade in Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (requires subscription)

Mattias Leanza reviews Foucault’s Last Decade (Polity, 2016) in the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (requires subscription). It’s a generous and positive review which ‘highly recommends’ the book. All the reviews of this book, and of Foucault: The Birth of Power (Polity … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault update 18: back to work, and thinking about the 1960s

It’s taken longer than anticipated for me to return to the work on The Early Foucault. The last update was back in April. Through the spring the book on Canguilhem was drafted, revised and then submitted to Polity Press on 4 … Continue reading

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‘Shakespeare, Richard II and the Political Economy of Territory’ – short piece at the Progress in Political Economy blog

I have a short piece at the Progress in Political Economy blog entitled ‘Shakespeare, Richard II and the Political Economy of Territory‘. Thanks to Adam David Morton for the invitation to contribute. Shakespeare has long been seen as a writer … Continue reading

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Stuart Elden, ‘Why should people interested in territory read Shakespeare?’ – Territory, Politics, Governance, open access until end of September 2018

Stuart Elden, ‘Why should people interested in territory read Shakespeare?‘ – Territory, Politics, Governance – open access until end of September 2018. I shared this before, but the article is now open access. It’s a short piece which acts as a kind … Continue reading

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Cycling across borders – Slovenia, Austria, Italy

Just back from a week on holiday in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia. A little hiking but mainly cycling. Kranjska Gora is in the north-west of the country, close to the borders with Italy and Austria. I’ve crossed borders within the Schengen area … Continue reading

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Canguilhem – book for Polity’s Key Contemporary Thinkers series, forthcoming 2019

My study of Georges Canguilhem was resubmitted earlier this month. It’s now been accepted in final form and will appear in Polity’s Key Contemporary Thinkers series in early 2019. As I’ve mentioned before, the book developed out of the work I’ve … Continue reading

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