Category Archives: space

Globalisation, textbooks and teaching

The Antipode open site have published a review symposium focusing on Matthew Sparke’s book Introducing Globalization: Ties, Tensions and Uneven Integration. There are four reviews and a response from the author. The reviews are by Stephen Young, Jamey Essex, Farhang … Continue reading

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Jenny Diski on Noise

Jenny Diski offers some brief thoughts on her experiences and affective responses to noise.

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“Marxism with Soul”: Marxist Humanism after Marshall Berman

My excellent colleague Gareth Millington has put together this fantastic event on the work of Marshall Berman and beyond. It only costs £5 and the line up of speakers is terrific. Information and booking is available here. Below is the … Continue reading

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Measurement, Circulation & Possibility (some notes for a forthcoming talk)

I’ve been asked to give a short presentation at an ISRF workshop, the details of the event are here. The workshop is on the theme of ‘Critique and Critiques’, with the second day focusing on critical theory in particular. The presentations … Continue reading

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Stuart Elden on where to start when reading Henri Lefebvre

Stuart Elden provides a really helpful commentary on where to start when reading Henri Lefebvre. Stuart describes the various angles or themes in Lefebvre’s work, and which books might provide a starting point.

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Big Data and Geography

The current issue of Dialogues in Human Geography contains a special section on Geography and Big Data. The section follows the usual format for this journal, with a featured article followed by a series of responses. In this case the … Continue reading

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A 75-storey residential tower block…

A couple of weeks ago I came across this story about a new 75 storey, £850m luxury tower block that is planned for London’s Canary Wharf. The article describes the mystery surrounding the development. But what I was struck by … Continue reading

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International Politics and Performance

This looks like a really interesting book, International Politics and Performance edited by Jenny Edkins and Adrian Kear. Here’s the blurb: In recent years we have witnessed an increasing convergence of work in International Politics and Performance Studies around the … Continue reading

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First issue of the Journal of Urban Cultural Studies

I received a copy of the first issue of the Journal of Urban Cultural Studies in the post today (its out in advance of its 2014 publication date). It’s really nicely produced and looks like its going to be a … Continue reading

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Media and the City

I’ve just been reading through Myria Georgiou’s new book Media and the City. It’s a comprehensive account of the ‘interfaces’ of media and urban space. It looks at the complex interrelations between the two. The suggestion is that the connections … Continue reading

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