In my reports of my work on Foucault, I’ve often talked about the Richelieu building of the Bibliothèque nationale where I’ve been working on his archive. 79 more words
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Some books picked up in Paris and London – mainly for the early Foucault work, but also Margaret Moore’s A Political Theory of Territory, just out from OUP.
The Early Foucault update 4: Merleau-Ponty, Canguilhem, a week in the archive and a book contract...
The past few weeks have felt like I am running a few different research careers in parallel, with ongoing things around Lefebvre, Shakespeare and the terrain work. 1,022 more words
Along with three fiction films–The Birth of a Nation, Moonlight and Hidden Figures–these two docs explore the African-American experience, past and present. All but Birth of a Nation are up for Oscars and Birth would be, too, if Nate Parker hadn’t been pilloried for his response to questions about his involvement in a rape while an undergraduate (he was acquitted of all criminal charges). 923 more words
Gender is undeniably one of the most important factors of any society. Not only gender molds socio-cultural relations, dictates terms of interaction of the sexes and exposes the underlying structures of patriarchy, it also provides an epistemology to understand different processes in different temporal-spatial zones and understand and help understand aspects of colonialism, nationalism, caste, religion etc with a new lens. 989 more words