Category Archives: Books

Books received – Edelstein, Geroulanos & Wheatley, Balzac, Lévi-Strauss, Lichnerowicz et. al., Mallory & Adams, Derrida

A mix of recently received books – the new translations of Balzac’s Lost Souls and Derrida’s Clang from University of Minnesota Press in recompense for review work, and Dan Edelstein, Stefanos Geroulanos & Natascha Wheatley (eds.), Power and Time: Temporalities … Continue reading

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The Archaeology of Foucault update 5: Proofs of The Early Foucault, connected work on dynasties, Canguilhem, Dumézil and Hyppolite

It’s been a while since the last update, and I’d hoped that the Christmas break, a slightly lighter teaching load in term 2 and a reading week would see me make a bit more progress on this manuscript. I haven’t … Continue reading

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BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking ‘Foucault: The History of Sexuality, Volume 4’ – Shahidha Bari with Lisa Downing, Stuart Elden and Stephen Shapiro, 25 February 2021

BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking – ‘Foucault: The History of Sexuality, Volume 4‘ – Shahidha Bari with Lisa Downing, Stuart Elden, and Stephen Shapiro, 25 February 2021, 10pm (and now available online and download here). On the day the final … Continue reading

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Books received – Rose, Balibar, Martinet, Lévi-Strauss, Harker, Dumézil

Books for the Foucault research, along with a few in recompense for review work for Verso, and Christopher Harker, Spacing Debt: Obligations, Violence, and Endurance in Ramallah, Palestine, sent by Duke University Press, and the new translation of Claude Lévi-Strauss, Wild … Continue reading

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Michel Foucault, Confessions of the Flesh: History of Sexuality Volume IV, translated by Robert Hurley – Penguin, February 2021

Michel Foucault, Confessions of the Flesh: History of Sexuality Volume IV, translated by Robert Hurley, edited by Frédéric Gros – Penguin February 2021 (a translation of Les Aveux de la chair, Gallimard, 2018) The fourth and final volume in Michel Foucault’s … Continue reading

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Books received – Lévi-Strauss, Hyppolite, Balibar, Balibar & Wallenstein, Dumézil, Neocleous, Eliade, Benveniste

Mainly second-hand books for the ongoing Foucault research and related projects, but also a copy of Mark Neocleous, A Critical Theory of Police Power, and Etienne Balibar, Passions du concept, sent by their authors.

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Stuart Elden, The Early Foucault, Polity, June 2021 – three endorsements

Stuart Elden, The Early Foucault – Polity, June 2021 Three really generous endorsements for the book, from people whose own work I really admire. ‘Elden’s compendious coverage of Foucault’s intellectual career constitutes the contemporary apogee of scholarship on Foucault.’Mark G. … 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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My favourite academic books of 2020

As with previous years, these are a list of academic books published this year which I read and appreciated. This means that good books which I haven’t yet read don’t feature, and I will of course miss many. Several of … Continue reading

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Discussion of The Early Foucault (@politybooks, 2021) on the Hermitix podcast

On the Hermitix podcast (stream or download) I discuss The Early Foucault, forthcoming with Polity in 2021. Also on Youtube. Stuart Elden is Professor of Political Theory and Geography at University of Warwick. He is the author of multiple books … Continue reading

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