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Geographers, sociologists, philosophers etc. on covid-19 – updated

I’ve updated the list of Geographers, sociologists, philosophers etc. on covid-19 on this site. The most recent addition is an essay by Matthew Hannah with Jan Simon Hutta and Christoph Schemann, Thinking Corona measures with Foucault (University of Bayreuth) I will add more links … Continue reading

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Books received – Eribon & Lévi-Strauss, Heidegger, Dumézil, Bataille

A few things, some ordered before the lockdown began and some since, that will keep me busy for a while. While I have the Heidegger book in German and English, this was an early French translation, and important in terms … Continue reading

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Two bibliographical questions about Georges Bataille

Two bibliographical questions about Georges Bataille: – is there a comprehensive list anywhere of the writings by/attributed to Bataille which are not included in the Oeuvres complètes? I know of Une liberté souveraine, for example, and letters, and texts from some … Continue reading

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Biopolitics in the Time of Coronavirus

Originally posted on In the Moment:
Daniele Lorenzini ? In a recent blog post, Joshua Clover rightly notices the swift emergence of a new panoply of “genres of the quarantine.” It should not come as a surprise that one of…

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Frédéric Keck, Avian Reservoirs: Virus Hunters and Birdwatchers in Chinese Sentinel Posts – Duke University Press, January 2020

Frédéric Keck, Avian Reservoirs: Virus Hunters and Birdwatchers in Chinese Sentinel Posts – Duke UP, January 2020 I’d missed this when it came out early this year, so thanks to Sebastien Nobert for the link. Clearly written some time ago, … Continue reading

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Achille Mbembe, Out of the Dark Night: Essays on Decolonization – Columbia UP, August 2020

Good to see that an English translation of Achille Mbembe, Sortir de la grande nuit is forthcoming in August 2020 from Columbia University Press – Out of the Dark Night: Essays on Decolonization   Achille Mbembe is one of the world’s most … Continue reading

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Andy Merrifield, ‘Mystified Consciousness’ in Monthly Review – on Lefebvre’s relevance today

Andy Merrifield,‘Mystified Consciousness’ in Monthly Review – on Lefebvre’s relevance to today. Andy’s book Marx Dead and Alive is forthcoming from Monthly Review Press.

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Derek Gregory, Under Afghan Skies – Prologue and Part I

Derek Gregory’s Geographical Imaginations blog has been quiet for a while, but he’s just posted two parts of his extended essay, “Under Afghan Skies” – Prologue and Part I Here’s the first part of the Prologue post: In what seems … Continue reading

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Mary Floyd-Wilson and Garrett A. Sullivan (eds.), Geographies of Embodiment in Early Modern England – OUP, 2020

Mary Floyd-Wilson and Garrett A. Sullivan (eds.), Geographies of Embodiment in Early Modern England – OUP, May 2020 Geographies of Embodiment in Early Modern England gathers essays from prominent scholars of English Renaissance literature and history who have made substantial … Continue reading

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Geographers, sociologists, philosophers etc. on covid-19 – updated

I’ve been adding things to the list of Geographers, sociologists, philosophers etc. on covid-19 Recent additions include several from the Verso blog, a new piece by Agamben in English and Italian, and open access material from Wiley-Blackwell There is a … Continue reading

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