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Marnia Lazreg, Foucault’s Orient: The Conundrum of Cultural Difference, From Tunisia to Japan (2020 pb)

Originally posted on Foucault News:
Marnia Lazreg, Foucault’s Orient: The Conundrum of Cultural Difference, From Tunisia to Japan, Berghahn, 2017, 2020 Now out in paperback DESCRIPTION Foucault lived in Tunisia for two years and travelled to Japan and Iran more…

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What Intellectual History Teaches Us: A Conversation with Quentin Skinner (2019)

What Intellectual History Teaches Us: A Conversation with Quentin Skinner – Jeremy Jennings at the Centre for the Study of Governance and Society, Kings College London A couple of years old, but still interesting in relation to his career, recent … Continue reading

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Samuel Talcott, Georges Canguilhem and the Problem of Error reviewed at NDPR by Paul M. Livingstone

Samuel Talcott, Georges Canguilhem and the Problem of Error – reviewed at NDPR by Paul M. Livingstone.

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Jane Bennett, Influx and Efflux: Writing Up with Walt Whitman – Duke University Press, 2020 (open access Introduction and discussion)

Jane Bennett, Influx and Efflux: Writing Up with Walt Whitman – Duke University Press, 2020 In influx & efflux Jane Bennett pursues a question that was bracketed in her book Vibrant Matter: how to think about human agency in a world teeming with … Continue reading

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Books received – Benveniste, Dumézil, Merleau-Ponty, Piel (and a note on the political controversy around Dumézil)

A pile of second-hand books, all for the Foucault work and related projects. In particular I’m writing a piece on Foucault and Dumézil, which is mainly about their understandings of sovereignty. In that piece, which I think will largely focus … Continue reading

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Michel Foucault and Richard Sennett, Sexuality and Solitude – London Review of Books, 1981 (open access)

As part of their ‘Diverted Traffic’ series, the London Review of Books has made Michel Foucault and Richard Sennett, ‘Sexuality and Solitude‘ from 1981 open access. Reprints of this piece – Dits et écrits or Essential Works, for example, tend to omit Sennett’s … Continue reading

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Some open access books and journal article] on Protests, Policing and Race – updated

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Some open access books and journal articles on Protests, Policing and Race Cambridge University Press (until July 12, 2020) Verso Books (not sure of end date; 40% of other books at present) Bristol University Press/Policy…

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Ruth Wilson Gilmore – two conversations

Ruth Wilson Gilmore – in conversation with Paul Gilroy (7 June 2020) We’re joined by Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Professor of Geography in Earth and Environmental Sciences at CUNY, for a conversation on the current crises of Covid-19 and state violence, touching … Continue reading

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The Ends of Autonomy – 7-9 July 2020 online colloquium programme and registration

The Ends of Autonomy – 7-9 July 2020 online colloquium programme and registration Keynotes from Peter Hallward and Louise Amoore This colloquium will take place on Zoom. Registration before 5th July is required. To register please contact Oliver Davis at … Continue reading

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Paulina Ochoa Espejo, On Borders: Territories, Legitimacy, and the Rights of Place – Oxford University Press, August 2020

Paulina Ochoa Espejo, On Borders: Territories, Legitimacy, and the Rights of Place – Oxford University Press, August 2020 When are borders justified? Who has a right to control them? Where should they be drawn? Today people think of borders as an island’s … Continue reading

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