Category Archives: Thinkers

Finishing with Foucault, working on Shakespeare and now a holiday

I’ve now finished work on Foucault: The Birth of Power – the corrections to the proofs have been sent off. In the past several weeks I’ve been working hard on Shakespeare, and have got several chapters into draft state. I’m going to … Continue reading

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Louise Amoore on ‘Cloud geographies: Computing, data, sovereignty’ in Progress in Human Geography

Louise Amoore on ‘Cloud geographies: Computing, data, sovereignty’ in Progress in Human Geography (requires subscription). The architecture of cloud computing is becoming ever more closely intertwined with geopolitics – from the sharing of intelligence data, to border controls, immigration decisions, … Continue reading

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Books received – Extraterritorialities, Dunleavy, review work for Routledge, Shakespeare

I’ve done three manuscript reviews for Routledge this summer, and this is the first instalment of books in recompense. Also in the pile, a copy of Extraterritorialities in Occupied Worlds, in which I have a chapter; an inspection copy of … Continue reading

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8 Critical Theory books that came out in July 2016

Another useful roundup – Benjamin, Malabou, Althusser et. al., Lefebvre, etc.  

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Top 10 works of fiction by philosophers

Esther Leslie has an interesting piece in The Guardian on fictions by philosophers. Benjamin, Goethe, Marx, Nietzsche et. al. Just one woman in the list. Leslie is one of the translators of Walter Benjamin’s The Storyteller, just out with Verso.

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Beginning work on the proofs of Foucault: The Birth of Power

Today I’m beginning work on the proofs of Foucault: The Birth of Power. They look to be in a good state, so this should be reasonably straight-forward. The book should be out in early 2017 – January or early February. There … Continue reading

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Interviews on Foucault’s Last Decade – one out, one discussion forthcoming

Peter Gratton kindly links to my Interview with Eugene Wolters at critical-theory.com, which I shared at the weekend, and also mentions that he is currently interviewing me, along with Eduardo Mendieta and Dianna Taylor, for Symposium. The interview uses the book as a starting … Continue reading

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Nietzsche & Critical Social Theory – Affirmation, Animosity, Ambiguity, San Diego, 28-29 Jan 2017

Nietzsche & Critical Social Theory – Affirmation, Animosity, Ambiguity, San Diego, 28-29 Jan 2017. Douglas Kellner is giving the keynote address.

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Neil Brenner, Critique of Urbanization – forthcoming

Neil Brenner, Critique of Urbanization: Selected Essays – forthcoming in Bauwelt Fundamente series. Urbanization is transforming the planet, within and beyond cities, at all spatial scales. In this book, Neil Brenner mobilizes the tools of critical urban theory to deconstruct some … Continue reading

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Naomi Klein, ‘Let them Drown: The Violence of Othering in a Warming World’ – video and text

Naomi Klein, ‘Let them Drown: The Violence of Othering in a Warming World’ – the Edward W. Said lecture. Naomi Klein: Let them Drown – The Violence of Othering in a Warming World from The Mosaic Rooms on Vimeo. The … Continue reading

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