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The Early Foucault Update 22: Acéphale, Critique, Foucault’s thesis, Uppsala, Sussex

In the second half of term I felt I made little progress, but have done a little reading and research in and around teaching, marking, meetings and other tasks. I did write the Introduction to a translation, which should be … Continue reading

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My favourite music of 2018

The music I enjoyed the most in 2018:- A Perfect Circle, Eat the Elephant Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin, Awase Big Big Train, Merchants of Light John Coltrane, Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album Miles Davis and John Coltrane, The Final … Continue reading

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Jenny Edkins and Maja Zehfuss (eds), Global Politics, third edition – Routledge, January 2019

Jenny Edkins and Maja Zehfuss (eds), Global Politics, third edition – Routledge, January 2019 The third edition of Global Politics: A New Introduction continues to provide a completely original way of teaching and learning about world politics. The book engages … Continue reading

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Etienne Balibar, ‘Philosophies of the Transindividual: Spinoza, Marx, Freud’ and commentaries

Etienne Balibar’s essay ‘Philosophies of the Transindividual: Spinoza, Marx, Freud’ is translated in the current issue of Australasian Philosophical Review by Mark Kelly, and is published along with a number of commentaries and a response.

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Marcus Power, Geopolitics and Development – Routledge, 2019

Marcus Power, Geopolitics and Development – Routledge, 2019 Unlike many Routledge titles, pleased to see this will be in paperback immediately. Geopolitics and Development examines the historical emergence of development as a form of governmentality, from the end of empire … Continue reading

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Shakespearean Territories, University of Chicago Press, 2018 – now available

I’ve had an advance copy of Shakespearean Territories for a few weeks, but now have the warehouse copies, which means the book should be more widely available from usual booksellers in physical or e-book formats. Shakespeare was an astute observer of … Continue reading

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Marie-Laure Massot, Arianna Sforzini and Vincent Ventresque, ‘Transcribing Foucault’s Handwriting with Transkribus’ – open access piece on Foucault’s archives

Marie-Laure Massot, Arianna Sforzini and Vincent Ventresque, ‘Transcribing Foucault’s Handwriting with Transkribus‘ (open access) – a fascinating report on the work being done with Foucault’s papers.  

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Design Agency within Earth Systems (Part 3) – Neil Brenner lecture and Stuart Elden commentary

Design Agency within Earth Systems (Part 3) – Neil Brenner lecture and Stuart Elden commentary. A discussion around the relation between the urban and territory.

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Marcelo Hoffman, Militant Acts: The Role of Investigations in Radical Political Struggles – SUNY Press, Jan 2019

Marcelo Hoffman, Militant Acts: The Role of Investigations in Radical Political Struggles – SUNY Press, January 2019 Offers a history of the role of investigations in radical political struggles from the nineteenth century forward. Militant Acts presents a broad history … Continue reading

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Jenny Bauer and Robert Fischer (eds.) Perspectives on Henri Lefebvre Theory, Practices and (Re)Readings – De Gruyter 2018

Jenny Bauer and Robert Fischer (eds.) Perspectives on Henri Lefebvre Theory, Practices and (Re)Readings, De Gruyter, 2018 The articles take a decidedly interdisciplinary look at the opus of the French philosopher, sociologist and pioneer of spatial analysis Henri Lefebvre (1901-1991). … Continue reading

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