Category Archives: Giorgio Agamben

Jakob von Uexküll: A Foray Into the Worlds of Animals and Humans

Jakob von Uexküll, A Foray Into the Worlds of Animals and Humans was recently published in a new edition. This is a text that Heidegger, Deleuze & Guattari and Agamben have all discussed. The Monoskop site has gathered a number of … Continue reading

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Giorgio Agamben – From the State of Control to a Praxis of Destituent Power

Faced with absolute state control and the rapid eradication of political society, only a theory and praxis of destituent power can reclaim democracy. This is the transcript of a public lecture by Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben delivered to a packed … Continue reading

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Adam Kotsko to translate Agamben’s ‘Pilate and Jesus’ and ‘The Use of Bodies’

Adam Kotsko has news of two forthcoming Agamben translations at AUFS. The first is a pamphlet-length book entitled Pilate and Jesus, which I have promised to complete this summer. The second, and presumably more interesting to most, is the final volume … Continue reading

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State, Power, Freedom: European Political Theory – outline for teaching next year

One of the things I was looking forward to, now back in a Politics department, was to teach some political theory. So, this is the outline of a planned module for either final year undergraduates or MA students. It revolves … Continue reading

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Books received – Lefebvre, Foucault, Agamben, animals, journals

Lefebvre’s Dialectical Materialism (the 2009 edition with introduction by Stefan Kipfer); Lynne Huffer’s Mad for Foucault; Lynn Turner’s collection The Animal Question in Deconstruction; William Watkin’s Agamben and Indifference; Nicole Shukin’s Animal Capital; the new issue of RIPE; and the new … Continue reading

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Agamben and Indifference – new book by William Watkin coming soon

Agamben and Indifference, by William Watkin, coming soon with Rowman & Littlefield International: Since the publication of Homo Sacer in 1995, Giorgio Agamben has become one of the world’s most revered and controversial thinkers. His ideas on our current political … Continue reading

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Campbell and Sitze, Biopolitics: A Reader – introduction available online

This looks a useful resource – Timothy Campbell and Adam Sitze, Biopolitics; A Reader. The introduction is available online here. This anthology collects the texts that defined the concept of biopolitics, which has become so significant throughout the humanities and social … Continue reading

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In good company – Agamben, Badiou, Negri, Amin, Harvey, Flusser, Elden

Critical Theory’s seven books that came out in September.

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Agamben interview

At the Verso blog Giorgio Agamben clarifies his ‘misunderstood’ recent piece on a ‘Latin Empire‘.

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Louise Amoore, The Politics of Possibility

My friend and Durham colleague Louise Amoore’s forthcoming book, The Politics of Possibility: Risk and Security Beyond Probability, now has a page up at Duke University Press site. It looks great: Since September 11, 2001, the imagination of “low probability, … Continue reading

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