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Elden, Stuart 1971-

Works: 56 works in 323 publications in 2 languages and 13,905 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Interviewee, win, Creator
Classifications: B2430.F724, 194
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Stuart Elden
Space, knowledge and power : Foucault and geography by Jeremy W Crampton( )

27 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 2,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In its sustained and in-depth encounter between Foucault and questions of space, place and geography, this book aims to provide a comprehensive overview of Foucault's engagement with geographical concerns and geography's engagement with Foucault and to open up a new range of themes and questions for the continuation of that engagement
Reading Kant's Geography by Stuart Elden( )

15 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For almost forty years, German enlightenment philosopher Immanuel Kant gave lectures on geography, more than almost any other subject. Kant believed that geography and anthropology together provided knowledge of the world, an empirical ground for his thought. Above all, he thought that knowledge of the world was indispensable to the development of an informed cosmopolitan citizenry that would be self-ruling. While these lectures have received very little attention compared to his work on other subjects, they are an indispensable source of material and insight for understanding his work, specifically his thinking and contributions to anthropology, race theory, space and time, history, the environment, and the emergence of a mature public. This indispensable volume brings together world-renowned scholars of geography, philosophy, and related disciplines to offer a broad discussion of the importance of Kant's work on this topic for contemporary philosophical and geographical work. [from the publisher]
Understanding Henri Lefebvre : theory and the possible by Stuart Elden( )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Henri Lefebvre has been celebrated as one of the most influential social theorists of the twentieth century. Understanding Henri Lefebvre places Lefebvre in his historical and intellectual context and analyzes the extraordinary range of his work, across politics, philosophy, history, literature and culture. Particular emphasis is given to Lefebvre's trilogy of inspirational thinkers - Hegel, Marx and Nietzsche; his links to contemporaries such as Heidegger, Axelos and the Situationalists; and his critiques of existentialism and structuralism. Analysis of his writings on cities are balanced with those on rural communities, the production of space connected to ideas of time and history, and everyday life linked to the festival and cultural revolution."--Cover description
Mapping the present : Heidegger, Foucault and the project of a spatial history by Stuart Elden( )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a late interview, Foucault, suggested that Heidegger was for him the "essential philosopher." Taking this claim seriously, Mapping the Present assesses the relationship between these two thinkers, particularly on the issue of space and history. It suggests that space and history need to be rethought, and combined as a spatial history, rather than as a history of space. In other words, space should become not merely an object of analysis, but a tool of analysis. The first half of the book concentrates on Heidegger: from the early occlusion of space, through the politically charged r
Henri Lefebvre : key writings by Henri Lefebvre( )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and held by 1,557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henri Lefebvre is now recognized as one of the most influential social theorists of the Twentieth Century. In English, his writings on cities, everyday life, and the production of space have become hugely influential across Cultural Studies, Sociology, Geography and Architecture. Henri Lefebve: Key Writings presents for the first time the full range of Lefebvre's thought. The selection reinforces the centrality of Lefebvre to current debates in social and spatial theory but also sets Lefebvre's work in the context of his broader philosophical and political concerns. The extracts are divided into sections, each separately introduced by the editors: Philosophy and Marxism; The Critique of Everyday Life; The Country and the City; History, Time and Space; Politics. Nearly all the extracts presented here are new translations and most have never appeared in English before. Henri Lefebvre (1901 - 1991) held a range of academic posts both in France and America and wrote over seventy books including The Production of Space and Critique of Everyday Life
Terror and territory : the spatial extent of sovereignty by Stuart Elden( )

18 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Today's global politics demands a new look at the concept of territory. From so-called deterritorialized terrorist organizations such as al-Qaeda to U.S.-led overthrows of existing regimes in the Middle East, the relationship between territory and sovereignty is under siege. Unfolding an updated understanding of the concept of territory, Stuart Elden shows how the contemporary "war on terror" is part of a widespread challenge to the connection between the state and its territory." "Although the importance of territory has been disputed under globalization, territorial relations have not come to an abrupt end. Rather, Elden argues, the territory/sovereignty relation is being reconfigured. Traditional geopolitical analysis is transformed into a critical device for interrogating hegemonic geopolitics after the Cold War, and is employed in the service of reconsidering discourses of danger that include "failed states," disconnection, and terrorist networks." "Looking anew at the "war on terror"; the development and application of U.S. policy; the construction and demonization of rogue states; events in Lebanon, Somalia, and Pakistan; and the wars continuing in Afghanistan and Iraq, Terror and Territory demonstrates how a critical geographical analysis, informed by political theory and history, can offer an urgently needed perspective on world events."--BOOK JACKET
State, space, world : selected essays by Henri Lefebvre( )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making the political aspect of Lefebvre's work available in English for the first time, this book contains essays on philosophy, political theory, state formation, spatial planning, and globalization, as well as provocative reflections on the possibilities and limits of grassroots democracy under advanced capitalism
Speaking against number : Heidegger, language and the politics of calculation by Stuart Elden( )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book engages with the relationship between politics and number through a reading, exegesis and critique of the work of Martin Heidegger. The importance of mathematics and the role played by calculation is a recurrent concern in his writing and is regularly contrasted with understandings of speech and language. This book provides the most detailed analysis of the relationships between language, politics and mathematics in Heidegger's work. It insists that questions of language and calculation in Heidegger are inherently political, and that a for broader range of his work is concerned with politics than is usually admitted."--Jacket
The birth of territory by Stuart Elden( Book )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Territory is one of the central political concepts of the modern world and, indeed, functions as the primary way the world is divided and controlled politically. Yet territory has not received the critical attention afforded to other crucial concepts such as sovereignty, rights, and justice. While territory continues to matter politically, and territorial disputes and arrangements are studied in detail, the concept of territory itself is often neglected today. Where did the idea of exclusive ownership of a portion of the earth's surface come from, and what kinds of complexities are hidden
Foucault : the birth of power by Stuart Elden( Book )

11 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michel Foucault's The Archaeology of Knowledge was published in March 1969; Discipline and Punish in February 1975. Although only six years apart, the difference in tone is stark: the former is a methodological treatise, the latter a call to arms. What accounts for the radical shift in Foucault's approach? Foucault's time in Tunisia had been a political awakening for him, and he returned to a France much changed by the turmoil of 1968. He taught at the experimental University of Vincennes and then moved to a prestigious position at the College de France. He quickly became involved in activist work concerning prisons and health issues such as abortion rights, and in his seminars he built research teams to conduct collaborative work, often around issues related to his lectures and activism. Foucault: The Birth of Power makes use of a range of archival material, including newly available documents at the Bibliotheque nationale de France, to provide a detailed intellectual history of Foucault as writer, researcher, lecturer and activist. Through a careful reconstruction of Foucault's work and preoccupations, Elden shows that, while Discipline and Punish may be the major published output of this period, it rests on a much wider range of concerns and projects
Foucault's last decade by Stuart Elden( Book )

14 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On 26 August 1974, Michael Foucault completed work on 'Discipline and Punish', and on that very same day began writing the first volume of 'The History of Sexuality'. A little under ten years later, on 25 June 1984, shortly after the second and third volumes were published, he was dead. This decade is one of the most fascinating of his career. It begins with the initiation of the sexuality project, and ends with its enforced and premature closure. Yet in 1974 he had something very different in mind for 'The History of Sexuality' than the way things were left in 1984. Foucault originally planned a thematically organized series of six volumes, but wrote little of what he promised and published none of them. Instead, over the course of the next decade he took his work in very different directions, studying, lecturing and writing about historical periods stretching back to antiquity. This book offers a detailed intellectual history of both the abandoned thematic project and the more properly historical version left incomplete at his death. It draws on all Foucault's writings in this period, his courses at the Collège de France and lectures elsewhere, as well as material archived in France and California to provide a comprehensive overview and synthetic account of Foucault's last decade."--Back cover
Sloterdijk now by Stuart Elden( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Peter Sloterdijk is one of the most challenging and contentious thinkers currently working within the European tradition. This is the first collection devoted to his work for English-language audiences and will act as an introduction to his work, set an agenda for engagement with his ideas, and relate his writings to a range of political, theoretical and practical contexts. Since his philosophical bestseller Critique of Cynical Reason (1983), Sloterdijk has exercised an important influence over German and other European thought and recently interest in his diverse oeuvre has grown considerably. The past few years have seen a number of his books translated into English, with many more to come. The book seeks to do justice to the breadth of Sloterdijk's work throughout his career, orientated around the central topics of cynicism, ressentiment, the posthuman, space and world, art and literature, language, social science and his role as a public intellectual. Contributors include Babette Babich, Sjoerd van Tuinen, Eduardo Mendieta, Marie-Eve Morin, Efrain Kristol, Wieland Hoban, Nigel Thrift, Jean-Pierre Couture, and Sloterdijk himself"--Publisher
Shakespearean territories by Stuart Elden( Book )

9 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare was an astute observer of contemporary life, culture, and politics. The emerging practice of territory as a political concept and technology did not elude his attention. In Shakespearean Territories, Stuart Elden reveals just how much Shakespeare's unique historical position and political understanding can teach us about territory. Shakespeare dramatized a world of technological advances in measuring, navigation, cartography, and surveying, and his plays open up important ways of thinking about strategy, economy, the law, and colonialism, providing critical insight into a significant juncture in history. Shakespeare's plays explore many territorial themes: from the division of the kingdom in King Lear, to the relations among Denmark, Norway, and Poland in Hamlet, to questions of disputed land and the politics of banishment in Richard II. Elden traces how Shakespeare developed a nuanced understanding of the complicated concept and practice of territory and, more broadly, the political-geographical relations between people, power, and place. A meticulously researched study of over a dozen classic plays, Shakespearean Territories will provide new insights for geographers, political theorists, and Shakespearean scholars alike
Canguilhem by Stuart Elden( Book )

9 editions published in 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Georges Canguilhem (1904-95) was an influential historian and philosopher of science, as renowned for his teaching as for his writings. He is best known for his book The Normal and the Pathological, originally his doctoral thesis in medicine, but he also wrote a thesis in philosophy on the concept of the reflex, supervised by Gaston Bachelard. He was the sponsor of Michel Foucault's doctoral thesis on madness. However, his work extends far beyond what is suggested by his association with these thinkers. Canguilhem also produced a series of important works on the natural sciences, including studies of evolution, psychology, vitalism and mechanism, experimentation, monstrosity and disease. Stuart Elden discusses the whole of this important thinker's complex work, including recently rediscovered texts and archival materials. Canguilhem always approached questions historically, examining how it was that we came to a significant moment in time, outlining tensions, detours and paths not taken. The first comprehensive study in English, this book is a crucial guide for those coming to terms with Canguilhem's important contributions, and will appeal to researchers and students from a range of fields
Einführung in ein künftiges Denken. Über Marx und Heidegger by Kōstas Axelos( )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Key writings by Henri Lefebvre( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives of Michel Foucault : a biography by David Macey( Book )

5 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When he died of an AIDS-related condition in 1984, Michel Foucault had become the most influential French philosopher since the end of World War II. His powerful studies of the creation of modern medicine, prisons, psychiatry, and other methods of classification have had a lasting impact on philosophers, historians, critics, and novelists the world over. But as public as he was in his militant campaigns on behalf of prisoners, dissidents, and homosexuals, he shrouded his personal life in mystery. In The Lives of Michel Foucault -- written with the full cooperation of Daniel Defert, Foucault's former lover -- David Macey gives the richest account to date of Foucault's life and work, informed as it is by the complex issues arising from his writings. In this new edition, Foucault scholar Stuart Elden has contributed a new afterword assessing the contribution of the biography in the light of more recent literature."--Publisher's description
Rhythmanalysis : space, time, and everyday life by Henri Lefebvre( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhythmanalysis displays all the characteristics which made Lefebvre one of the most important Marxist thinkers of the twentieth century. In the analysis of rhythms -- both biological and social -- Lefebvre shows the interrelation of space and time in the understanding of everyday life..Lefebvre moves between discussions of music, the commodity, measurement, the media and the city. In doing so he shows how a non-linear conception of time and history balanced his famous rethinking of the question of space. This volume also includes his earlier essays on "The Rhythmanalysis Project" and "Attempt at the Rhythmanalysis of Mediterranean Towns."
Metaphilosophy by Henri Lefebvre( )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 'Metaphilosophy', Henri Lefebvre works through the implications of Marx's revolutionary thought to consider philosphy's engagement with the world. Lefebvre takes Marx's notion of the 'world becoming philosophical and philosopy becoming worldly' as a leitmotif, examining the relation between Hegelian-Marxist supersession and Nietzschean overcoming. Metaphilosophy is conceived of as a transformation of philosophy, developing it into a programme of radical worldwide change. The book demonstrates Lefebvre's threefold debt to Hegel, Marx and Nietzsche, but it also brings a number of other figures into the conversation, including Sartre, Heidegger and Axelos. A key text in Lefebvre's oeuvre, 'Metaphilosophy' is also a milestone in contemporary thinking about philosophy's relation to the world."--Back cover
Environment and planning by Trevor J Barnes( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Academic publisher, Pion, has an outstanding reputation for publishing high quality journals in the fields of geography, physics and experimental psychology. The four geographical journals in the Pion stable - the Environment and Planning series - are committed to publishing innovative, interdisciplinary quality papers which tackle a range of important questions. This collection, edited by a stellar editorial team under the leadership of Stuart Elden and published by SAGE, draws from all four journals to showcase the best of the best
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Space, knowledge and power : Foucault and geography
Reading Kant's GeographyUnderstanding Henri Lefebvre : theory and the possibleMapping the present : Heidegger, Foucault and the project of a spatial historyHenri Lefebvre : key writingsTerror and territory : the spatial extent of sovereigntyState, space, world : selected essaysSpeaking against number : Heidegger, language and the politics of calculationSloterdijk now
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엘든, 스튜어트 1971-

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