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 […]

My new book

Readers of this blog may be interested in my new book, which I am very pleased to say has just been listed on Amazon. It is called simply Mapping, and is part of the Wiley-Blackwell series on Critical Geographies. This series is aimed at senior undergraduate and graduate (or post-graduate) students, and provides book-length discussions […]

New Google Earth controversy in Japan similar to Bowman Expeditions controversy

In this computer screen image taken from the Google Earth software, a feudal map of a village in central Japan from hundreds of years ago, superimposed on a modern street map, is shown. The village is clearly labeled “eta,” an old word for Japan’s outclass of untouchables known as “burakumin.” The word literally means “filthy […]

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 […]

Foucault papers at the AAG

This year’s Association of American Geographers conference is being held in Las Vegas. It opens today, and although I can’t be there until late Monday night due to teaching obligations, I thought I would provide the abstracts of papers that focus on Foucault or Foucauldian themes. There are also numerous papers on government, governmentality, biopolitics, […]

Foucault Studies #6 is out

Foucault Studies #6 February 2009 is now out. It is a special issue on neoliberal governmentality. This is quite timely for me because in my political geography class at the moment we’re doing neoliberalism and have just done governmentality! Here is the table of contents. The editors state in a short editorial: The current issue […]

Book: Foucault on Politics, Security and War

Updated below Finally! This has been a long time coming but is finally out: Foucault on Politics, Security and War edited by Michael Dillon and Andrew Neal. Synopsis from publisher (Blackwell): This book reappraises the work of Michel Foucault on questions of politics, security and war in light of his recently published College de France […]

Geopolitics of water paper online

The Ekers/Loftus paper on the geopolitics of water in Environment and Planning D: Society and Space has been posted online at globalpoliticsweblog. Not sure who is behind that blog or if they have per from sir! Abstract. This paper develops an exchange between two important strands of research within contemporary human geography. One concerns the […]

Theory of the state: “an indigestible meal”

In reading through The Birth of Biopolitics I reached the lecture where Foucault addresses the objection that he does without a theory of the state, and famously observes: Well, I would reply, yes, I do, I want to, I must do without a theory of the state, as one can and must forgo an indigestible […]

Thomas Flynn lecture

Thomas Flynn, a professor of philosophy at Emory University here in Atlanta, will be lecturing on Foucault and Hadot on Thursday at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI. More info: Thursday, Feb. 21 3:30pm, Commons Lecture Hall Calvin College, MI “Philosophy as a Way of Life: Foucault and Hadot” Flynn has a piece in our book […]