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Michel Foucault and the Social Contract, Chris Watkin with Stuart Elden and Mark Kelly – video of Monash discussion, 13 April 2021

Michel Foucault and the Social Contract, Chris Watkin with Stuart Elden and Mark Kelly – video of Monash discussion, 13 April 2021. Youtube video above, also available as a podcast. My talk was entitled ‘The Yoke of Law and the … Continue reading

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Foucault Studies: Special Issue. Foucault’s History of Sexuality Vol. 4, Confessions of the Flesh (2021)

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Foucault Studies, Number 29, 9 April 2021 Special Issue: Foucault’s History of Sexuality Vol. 4, Confessions of the Flesh Editorial Sverre Raffnsøe, Alain Beaulieu, Barbara Cruikshank, Bregham Dalgliesh, Knut Ove Eliassen, Varena Erlenbusch, Alex Feldman,…

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Paul Rabinow (1944 – 2021)

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Portrait of Paul M. Rabinow by Saâd A. Tazi, during his Blaise Pascal professorship at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, rue d’Ulm, Paris. Christopher Ying, UC Berkeley professor emeritus Paul Rabinow dies at age 76, The…

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Camille Robcis, Disalienation: Politics, Philosophy, and Radical Psychiatry in Postwar France – University of Chicago Press, May 2021 and discussion

Camille Robcis, Disalienation: Politics, Philosophy, and Radical Psychiatry in Postwar France – University of Chicago Press, May 2021 There is a discussion of the book here. From 1940 to 1945, forty thousand patients died in French psychiatric hospitals. The Vichy … Continue reading

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Jean-Marie Guyau, The Ethics of Epicurus and its Relation to Contemporary Doctrines, edited by Keith Ansell Pearson and Federico Testa – Bloomsbury, October 2021

Jean-Marie Guyau, The Ethics of Epicurus and its Relation to Contemporary Doctrines, edited by Keith Ansell Pearson and Federico Testa – Bloomsbury, October 2021 This is the first English translation of a compelling and highly original reading of Epicurus by … Continue reading

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British Academy, The COVID decade: understanding the long-term societal impacts of COVID-19 – open access report

British Academy, The COVID decade: understanding the long-term societal impacts of COVID-19 – open access report

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Books received – Kristeva, Demoule, Cassirer, Benveniste, Eliade, Ginzburg, Samayoult

Books received – a couple by Julia Kristeva, Jean-Paul Demoule, Ernst Cassirer, Pour Emile Benveniste, Mircea Eliade, Carlo Ginzburg, and Tiphaine Samayoult on Roland Barthes.

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Samantha Rose Hill Reconsiders Hannah Arendt’s Thoughts on Hope, a Year into COVID-19 ‹ Literary Hub

Hosted by Paul Holdengräber, The Quarantine Tapes chronicles shifting paradigms in the age of social distancing. Each day, Paul calls a guest for a brief discussion about how they are experiencing the global pandemic. On Episode 171 of The Quarantine Tapes, Paul Holdengräber … Continue reading

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Andy Merrifield, Lefebvre in the age of COVID: Lessons from The Urban Revolution and Paris Commune – Monthly Review online

Andy Merrifield, Lefebvre in the age of COVID: Lessons from The Urban Revolution and Paris Commune – Monthly Review online Henri Lefebvre’s The Urban Revolution (1970) quietly celebrated its 50th birthday under lockdown, and our greatest ever urban revolution, the Paris Commune (1871), … Continue reading

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Nick Vaughan-Williams, Vernacular Border Security: Citizens’ Narratives of Europe’s ‘Migration Crisis’ – Oxford University Press, June 2021

Nick Vaughan-Williams, Vernacular Border Security: Citizens’ Narratives of Europe’s ‘Migration Crisis’ – Oxford University Press, June 2021 Since the peak of Europe’s so-called 2015 ‘migration crisis’, the dominant governmental response has been to turn to deterrent border security across the … Continue reading

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