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Books bought in Paris – Foucault, Merleau-Ponty, Mbembe, Poitevin, Sabot, Sforzini

I’ve tried to be fairly disciplined, given I’ve got to carry everything home, but a few books old and new that I’ve picked up over the past few weeks.

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The Raymond Williams Recordings

Originally posted on The Raymond Williams Society:
On the Raymond Williams Society blog for February we have details of a new project by Phil O’Brien on a fascinating collection of recordings of lectures and readings given by Williams in the…

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Achille Mbembe, Brutalisme, Éditions de la Découverte, February 2020

Achille Mbembe, Brutalisme, Éditions de la Découverte, February 2020 Just out, the new book from Achille Mbembe. Toutes les sphères de l’existence sont désormais pénétrées par le capital, et la mise en ordre des sociétés humaines s’effectue dorénavant selon une … Continue reading

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Signés Foucault & cie – manifestos and letters signed by Foucault, edited by Philippe Artières, Editions de la Sorbonne, 2020

Signés Foucault & cie, edited by Philippe Artières, Editions de la Sorbonne, 2020 I’d missed news of this until I saw a copy at the BnF bookshop. It’s a little and cheap €5 collection of manifestos and open letters signed … Continue reading

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New Book: Simon Dalby’s Anthropocene Geopolitics

Originally posted on the anthropo.scene:
A great looking new title from Simon Dalby from the University of Ottawa Press. Anthropocene Geopolitics: Globalization, Security, Sustainability We now find ourselves in a new geological age: the Anthropocene. The climate is changing…

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Judith Butler interview in The New Yorker on The Force of Nonviolence

Judith Butler interview in The New Yorker – ‘Judith Butler wants us to reshape our rage’ The Force of Nonviolence: The Ethical in the Political is out with Verso this month

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Chronotopic Cartographies – British Library, 16-17 July 2020

Chronotopic Cartographies – British Library, 16-17 July 2020 full details here An International  Conference: 16th and 17th July, 2020. The Knowledge Centre, The British Library, London. NW1 2DB. KEYNOTES: Robert Tally; Anders Engberg-Pedersen; James Kneale This two-day interdisciplinary conference is … Continue reading

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Sara Smith, Political Geography: A Critical Introduction – Wiley-Blackwell, April 2020

Sara Smith, Political Geography: A Critical Introduction – Wiley-Blackwell, April 2020 Political geography is the study of how power struggles both shape and are shaped by the places in which they occur—the spatial nature of political power. Political Geography: A … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault update 30: working at the BnF, Collège de France, Archives Nationales, and Sorbonne

In the last update, I mentioned the work I’d been doing in Paris and Tübingen, and said I’d agreed to write a book on Foucault in the 1960s, again for Polity, with the working title of The Archaeology of Foucault … Continue reading

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Geoffroy de Lagasnerie, Foucault against Neoliberalism? translated by Matthew Maclellan – Rowman June 2020

Geoffroy de Lagasnerie, Foucault against Neoliberalism? translated by Matthew Maclellan – Rowman, June 2020 In the late 1970s, Michel Foucault dedicated a number of controversial lectures on the subject of neoliberalism. Had Foucault been seduced by neoliberalism? Did France’s premier … Continue reading

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