Category Archives: Theory, Culture and Society

Draft programme for the Truth, Fiction, Illusion: Worlds and Experience – Association for Philosophy and Literature conference

The draft programme for the Truth, Fiction, Illusion: Worlds and Experience – Association for Philosophy and Literature conference is available here. I’ll be giving a plenary lecture on ‘Foucault, Shakespeare and the Oath’ on the Thursday Friday afternoon, and there … Continue reading

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In Memory of Couze Venn

I was very sorry to hear the news of the death of Couze Venn, earlier this week. Couze was a Professor at Goldsmiths University, and managing editor of Theory, Culture & Society. I first met Couze at a Foucault conference at … Continue reading

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Kathryn Medien, ‘Palestine in Deleuze’ – Theory, Culture & Society, online first

Kathryn Medien, ‘Palestine in Deleuze‘ – Theory, Culture & Society, online first (requires subscription) In the late 1970s and early 1980s French philosopher Gilles Deleuze authored a series of articles in which he reflected on the formation of the state … Continue reading

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Books received – Hollier, Bataille, Monk, Coleman & Agnew, Wahl

Denis Hollier, Le Collège de Sociologie; Georges Bataille, Choix de Lettres, 1917-1962; the first volume of Ray Monk’s life of Bertrand Russell, the new Theory, Culture & Society, the Handbook on the Geographies of Power, edited by Mat Coleman and … Continue reading

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Books received – Latour, TCS, Erlenbusch-Anderson, Geroulanos and Meyers, Benite, Geroulanos and Jerr (eds.), Bataille

Bruno Latour, Down to Earth: Politics in the New Climatic Regime; the latest Theory, Culture and Society which is a theme issue on Bataille and Heterology; Verena Erlenbusch-Anderson, Genealogies of Terrorism: Revolution, State Violence, Empire; Stefanos Geroulanos and Todd Meyers, … Continue reading

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Review essay of Foucault, Les Aveux de la chair in Theory, Culture and Society (open access)

My review essay of the fourth volume of Foucault’s History of Sexuality, Les aveux de la chair is now available in Theory, Culture and Society. The essay will appear in the annual review of the journal later this year, but this version is … Continue reading

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Books received – Merleau-Ponty, Lacan, Low, Amoore & Piotukh, de Bodt, TCS

Some recently received books, mainly in recompense for review work, along with Saskia de Bodt’s Children of Holland and the new issue of Theory, Culture and Society on ‘Geosocial Formations and the Anthropocene’.

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Books received – Spitzer, Foucault, RIPE, TCS, Binswanger

Foucault translated an essay in this Spitzer collection (see my query over dating here); the first edition of Folie et déraison: Histoire de la folie à l’âge classique; Binswanger’s analysis of Suzanne Urban; and the new issues of RIPE and TCS. … Continue reading

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TCS review of Pierre Bourdieu, On the State: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1989-1992

TCS review of Pierre Bourdieu, On the State: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1989-1992 at the TCS website, by Rohit Chopra. Pierre Bourdieu’s On the State grapples with the unthinkability of the state, seeking to bring it within the … Continue reading

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Danger, Crime and Rights: A 1983 Conversation between Michel Foucault and Jonathan Simon – published in Theory, Culture & Society

“Danger, Crime and Rights: A Conversation between Michel Foucault and Jonathan Simon” has just been published by Theory, Culture and Society (Online First). The discussion from 1983 was previously only available as a recording in the Bancroft library at UC Berkeley. Katie Dingley … Continue reading

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