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Books received – Newman, Lacan, Chartier, Calvet, Esposito, Boquet and Nacy

Some books received in recompense for review work for Polity – Saul Newman, Political Theology; Jacques Lacan, The Sinthome; Roger Chartier, Cardenio between Cervantes and Shakespeare; Louis-Jean Calvet’s biography of Roland Barthes; Roberto Esposito, A Philosophy for Europe; and Damien Boquet and Piroska Nagy, Medieval Sensibilities. … Continue reading

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Robert Macfarlane, Underland – Penguin 2019, and short piece in The Guardian

Robert Macfarlane, Underland – Penguin 2019, and short piece in The Guardian The highly anticipated new book from the internationally bestselling, prize-winning author of Landmarks, The Lost Words and The Old Ways Discover the hidden worlds beneath our feet… In … Continue reading

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Nicolas de Warren and Thomas Vongehr (eds.), Philosophers at the Front: Phenomenology and the First World War, Leuven University Press, 2017 – reviewed at NDPR

Nicolas de Warren and Thomas Vongehr (eds.), Philosophers at the Front: Phenomenology and the First World War, Leuven University Press, 2017 – reviewed at NDPR An exceptional collection of letters, postcards, original writings, and photographs The First World War witnessed … Continue reading

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Emmanuelle Loyer, Lévi-Strauss: A Biography – Polity, 2018 (and review)

Emmanuelle Loyer, Lévi-Strauss: A Biography – Polity, 2018, translated by Ninon Vinsonneau and Jonathan Magidoff Academic, writer, figure of melancholy, aesthete – Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908–2009) not only transformed his academic discipline, he also profoundly changed the way that we view … Continue reading

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Stuart Elden, Canguilhem – Polity Key Contemporary Thinkers series, now published

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
My study of George Canguilhem for Polity’s Key Contemporary Thinkers series is now released in the UK in both hardback and paperback. It should be available in North America and worldwide over the next couple…

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Matthew H. Edney, Cartography: The Ideal and its History – U Chicago Press, April 2019

Matthew H. Edney, Cartography: The Ideal and its History – University of Chicago Press, April 2019 Over the past four decades, the volumes published in the landmark History of Cartography series have both chronicled and encouraged scholarship about maps and … Continue reading

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Books received – Story, TCS, Gombrich and Eribon, Crewe, Derrida, Kantorowicz

 Brett Story, Prison Land: Mapping Carceral Power across Neoliberal America; the new issue of Theory, Culture and Society, ‘Thinking with Algorithms‘, edited by Louise Amoore; Ernst Gombrich and Didier Eribon, A Lifelong Interest; Louise Crewe, Lords of Parliament: Manners, Rituals and Politics; Jacques Derrida, … Continue reading

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Christopher P. Heuer, Into the White: The Renaissance Arctic and the End of the Image – Zone, May 2019

Christopher P. Heuer, Into the White: The Renaissance Arctic and the End of the Image – Zone, May 2019 European narratives of the Atlantic New World tell stories of people and things: strange flora, wondrous animals, and sun-drenched populations for … Continue reading

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Barnes and Sheppard (eds.), Spatial Histories of Radical Geography: North America and Beyond – Wiley/Antipode June 2019

Trevor Barnes and Eric Sheppard (eds.), Spatial Histories of Radical Geography: North America and Beyond – Wiley/Antipode 2019 (two excerpts available) A wide-ranging and knowledgeable guide to the history of radical geography in North America and beyond. Includes contributions from … Continue reading

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Mark A. Wrathall, The Cambridge Heidegger Lexicon – CUP, December 2019

Mark A. Wrathall, The Cambridge Heidegger Lexicon – Cambridge University Press, December 2019 Martin Heidegger (1889–1976) was one of the most original thinkers of the twentieth century. His work has profoundly influenced philosophers including Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Maurice … Continue reading

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