THE reviews Spaces of Security

Times Higher Ed has a nice review of Security and Insecurity: Geographies of the War on Terror, edited by Alan Ingram and Klaus Dodds, published by Ashgate (our Foucault book publisher). The reviewer, Simon Reid-Henry, who directs the Centre for Global Security and Development, Queen Mary, University of London, describes it as: a fascinating cross-section […]

New Book: Space in theory

New book published by Rodopi which I think is a Dutch publisher: WEST-PAVLOV, Russell, Space in Theory. Kristeva, Foucault, Deleuze, Amsterdam / New York, Rodopi (Spatial Practices: An Interdisciplinary Series in Cultural History, Geography and Literature), 2009, 275 p. ISBN 978-90-420-2545-5 Space in Theory: Kristeva, Foucault, Deleuze seeks to give a detailed but succinct overview […]

CFP: Securing the future: the role of space in impending crises

CFP: Securing the future: the role of space in impending crises. AAG Las Vegas, March 22-7, 2009 Please send abstracts to Bethan Evans ( by Friday 10th October (deadline for registration with the AAG is 16th October) There has been a noticeable shift in public policy across a range of sectors from policy focussed on […]

New issue of Society and Space

Environment and Planning D: Society and Space – volume 26 issue 4. Guest editorial: Pakistan—an ungovernable space? Robina Mohammad The Shock Doctrine: a discussion Naomi Klein, Neil Smith The technological metaphysics of planetary space: being in the age of globalization Mikko Joronen Foucault’s spatial combat Peter Johnson The work of policy: actor networks, governmentality, and […]


Passed on without comment: a fabulous idea for a mashup… perhaps even an “internal” mashup to be put in place by the likes of MySpace, Facebook, etc… how about mashing the social network with state and county court records information or existing Sexual Predator mashups in order to mash a user profile with a record […]

Disciplinary spaces of architecture

Examples courtesy of Architectures of Control A traditional British school classroom often had high window-sills—to prevent the seated pupils from being distracted by more exciting events outside, or indeed staring out of the window. ‘Redesigned to face contemporary urban realities, this bench comes standard with a centre arm to discourage overnight stays in its comfortable […]

Problematics of Cyberspace

“Problematics of Cyberspace” was the original suggested title for my book (I suggested it, but the editor rightly said it was clumsy and unattractive). We dumped it. So it’s weird that this bookseller now offers my book with this title. Where did this come from? How do they know? Why don’t they use the right […]

Denis Wood and Shadowed Spaces

Denis Wood’s samizdat essay on “Shadowed Spaces, In Defense of Indefensible Space” has finally been made available in its original form. The essay, which constitutes a kind of defense of heterotopic spaces, has previously only been available in photocopy and a more formal published version. Wood is a designer, psychogeographer, and author of many books […]

Surveillance: CTRL [SPACE]

Interesting book if I had a hundred bucks: CTRL [SPACE]: Rhetorics of Surveillance from Bentham to Big Brother. Published in conjunction with an exhibition at the ZKM Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany, this timely catalog of the emerging genre of surveillance art is the first to compile critical essays discussing the history […]

Foucauldian analysis of game space

A new PhD thesis is available analyzing “game space.”