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Minor revisions – new podcast from editors of Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space

Minor revisions – new podcast from editors of Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space introduction from Eugene McCann here; Episode 1: Luiza Bialasiewicz & Sabrina Stallone, ‘Focalizing new-Fascism’ here Minor Revisions is a podcast that demystifies the process of writing for … Continue reading

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Claude Lévi-Strauss, Structural Anthropology Zero – Polity, July 2021

Claude Lévi-Strauss, Structural Anthropology Zero – Polity, July 2021, translated by Ninon Vinsonneau and Jonathan Magidoff The original French edition of these texts was published by Seuil in 2019 as Anthropologie structurale zéro. This volume of Lévi-Strauss’s writings from 1941 … Continue reading

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Marcello Musto, The Last Years of Karl Marx: An Intellectual Biography – Stanford University Press, July 2020

Marcello Musto, The Last Years of Karl Marx: An Intellectual Biography – Stanford University Press, July 2020 An innovative reassessment of the last writings and final years of Karl Marx. In the last years of his life, Karl Marx expanded … Continue reading

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Daniele Lorenzini on Foucault and Descartes (open access) – part of Theory, Culture & Society Special Issue: ‘Foucault Before the Collège de France’

Daniele Lorenzini’s article “Philosophical Discourse and Ascetic Practice: On Foucault’s Readings of Descartes’ Meditations” is now available open access. The article is part of a Theory, Culture & Society Special Issue: ‘Foucault Before the Collège de France’ which I’m co-editing with … 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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Stephen Connelly, Leibniz: A Contribution to the Archaeology of Power – Edinburgh University Press, March 2021

Stephen Connelly, Leibniz: A Contribution to the Archaeology of Power – Edinburgh University Press, March 2021 A critical reading of Leibniz’s legal theory, linking law, space and power  Contributes to an archaeology of power Investigates the deep link between law, … Continue reading

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Abolition Democracy – 7/13 Beyond the Punitive Society (video)

Center for Contemporary Critical Thought – Columbia University A Joint Session with The Centre for Research in Post-Kantian European Philosophy at the University of Warwick: Miguel Beistegui, Henrique Carvalho, Stuart Elden, Daniele Lorenzini, Goldie Osuri, Irene Dal Poz, Federico Testa, … Continue reading

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Books received – Lévi-Strauss, Hyppolite, Deleuze, Gussak, Ochoa Espejo

Some books by Lévi-Strauss, Hyppolite and Deleuze, along with Paulina Ochoa Espejo, On Borders: Territories, Legitimacy, and the Rights of Place and David Gussak, Art and Art Therapy with the Imprisoned, sent by the publisher.

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‘From Dynastics to Genealogy’, my contribution to Abolition Democracy 13/13, Beyond the Punitive Society

On 7 January 2021 I’ll be part of a panel discussion for the Abolition Democracy 13/13 series, hosted by Bernard E. Harcourt at the Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought, and co-organised with Daniele Lorenzini of The Centre for Research … 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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