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Writing a book on Georges Canguilhem for Polity’s Key Contemporary Thinkers series

As part of my research on the very early Foucault, I’ve been looking at the work of some of his teachers and other inspirations. One of those figures was Georges Canguilhem, who ended up being the rapporteur for Foucault’s doctoral … Continue reading

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Terrain’s Volume – video of my lecture to the Technologies of Space symposium in Oslo

Terrain’s Volume – video of my lecture to the Technologies of Space: Verticality, Volume, Infrastructure symposium in Oslo in March 2017. The overall introduction is by Liv Hausken; the introduction to my lecture is by Susanne Østby Sather. The version here doesn’t show … Continue reading

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Derek Gregory’s tribute to geography editor John Davey

Derek Gregory has written a nice tribute to geography editor John Davey, who died recently. Davey worked with Edward Arnold and Blackwell, and published David Harvey’s early books, as well as many others, including Derek’s Geographical Imaginations. I didn’t know him in person, … Continue reading

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The answer is – Giorgio Agamben

The answer to last night’s question ‘Which one of these social theorists and philosophers have I not heard speak?‘ is Giorgio Agamben. He was supposed to be at a conference I attended, but cancelled, and I’ve never had another chance. Thanks to those … Continue reading

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Which one of these social theorists and philosophers have I not heard speak?

Update: the answer is Giorgio Agamben. He was supposed to be at a conference I attended, but cancelled, and I’ve never had another chance. There is a Facebook meme at the moment, where people list several bands or singers, all but … Continue reading

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Deborah Cowen interviewed by Haley Markbreiter at Full Stop

Deborah Cowen interviewed by Haley Markbreiter at Full Stop: In my favorite Google Image search result for “Deborah Cowen,” she is posed against scaffolding. The picture, like Cowen, is funny, and to the point: she is, after all, a scholar of … Continue reading

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Christopher Watkin’s research hacks on conference presentations

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Research hacks #14: 15 tips on planning and writing a conference paper Research hacks #15: Tips on delivering a conference paper Research hacks #16: 20 tips on timekeeping and technology for your conference presentation Research…

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Academic Writing – a few links

The Myth of One more Source by Joli Jensen at Chronicle Vitae Writing Better Won’t Cure Your Academic Woes by Maximillian Alvarez at the Chronicle of Higher Education Jon Winokour’s Advice to Writers – daily posts of quotes from the past Finally, the pain … Continue reading

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Bruno Latour, The New Climate in Harper’s Magazine (open access)

Bruno Latour, The New Climate in Harper’s Magazine (open access) By Bruno Latour, from The Great Regression, a collection of essays edited by Heinrich Geiselberger that will be published next month by Polity. Latour is a philosopher and the author, … Continue reading

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Announcing Radical Philosophy series 2

Good news from Radical Philosophy about their relaunch – here.

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