Category Archives: Mapping the Present

Elden, Gregory, Sevilla-Buitrago in ACME

ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies, Vol 10 No 2 is now available. It includes the English version of a discussion between me, Derek Gregory and Álvaro Sevilla-Buitrago that was originally published earlier this year in a Spanish translation: … Continue reading

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Foucault, “Nietzsche, Genealogy, History”

In working on my lecture on Foucault’s 1970-71 course I have been rereading some related texts, including the “Nietzsche, Genealogy, History” essay. I know this text well, as I’ve taught it and it was a fundamental text in my PhD … Continue reading

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Heidegger Among the Sculptors

Just finished reading Andrew Mitchell, Heidegger Among the Sculptors: Body, Space, and the Art of Dwelling. It’s an interesting read, discussing four places where Heidegger engages with sculpture and/or sculptors. This includes the best known piece ‘Art and Space’, inspired … Continue reading

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Books – availability

Terror and Territory has now been out for a year, and is into its second printing. Despite how the Continuum website portrays my Mapping the Present and Understanding Henri Lefebvre, the books are not out of print, but out of … Continue reading

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Rousseau on writing

In The Discourses and other Early Political Writings there is a very short text entitled ‘Idea of the Method in the Composition of a Book’. Rousseau here makes writing sound deceptively easy:  When one undertakes to write a work, one has … Continue reading

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On books and their titles

Graham Harman has an interesting post ‘on book titles and subtitles’ here. He’s talking about the publisher desire for keywords in titles in order to help position them in the market. Fair enough, although it can have some distorting effects. … Continue reading

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Mapping the Present and Understanding Henri Lefebvre

It might appear that my first two books – Mapping the Present and Understanding Henri Lefebvre – are out of print. Amazon no longer has copies, and the publisher’s website doesn’t let you buy them. I’ve checked with the publisher … Continue reading

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