I have become a bit of a book addict in recent months, as there just seems to be so much I need to know about and so much I am interested in across the many disciplines of the course I teach on as well as the research topics I am exploring.
I have a bit of a backlog (ok, masses of piles of reading material) and I thought it would be good to use this page to list the books and papers I am intending to work through.
Of course, I don’t need to read all of all of them. I hope to increase the value gained from my reading by blogging my reading notes here.
I’ve just read:
Kendall, G. & Wickham, G. (1999) Using Foucault’s Methods, London: SAGE
so that will be first on the list.
Here is a list of books/chapters that I have read some, most or all of over recent months, many of them included in my research degree application bibliography:
Anderson, B. & Harrison, P. eds. (2010) Taking-Place: Non-representational theories and geography, Farnham: Ashgate
Bennett, J. (2010) Vibrant Matter: A political ecology of things, North Carolina: Duke University Press
Coole, D.H. & Frost, S. eds. (2010) New Materialisms: Ontology, Agency and Politics, North Carolina: Duke University Press
Harman, G. (2002) Tool-Being: Heidegger and the Metaphysics of Objects, Chicago: Open Court
Harman, G. (2009) Prince of Networks: Bruno Latour and Metaphysics, Melbourne, Aus.: re:press
Ihde, D. (2010) Heidegger’s Technologies: Postphenomenological Perspectives, Fordham
Ingold, T. (2011) Being Alive: Essays on movement, knowledge and description, London: Routledge
Knappett, C. & Malafouris, L. eds. (2008) Material Agency: Towards a Non-Anthropocentric Approach, New York: Springer
Kozlovsky, R. (2007) Adventure Playgrounds and Postwar Reconstruction, In: Gutman, M. & de Coninck-Smith, N. eds. Designing Modern Childhoods: History, Space, and the Material Culture of Children, New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, pp171-192
Prout, A. (2005) The Future of Childhood, London: RoutledgeFalmer
Pryke, M., Rose, G. & Whatmore, S. eds., Using Social Theory: Thinking through Research, London: SAGE/Open University Press
Simondon, G. (1958) On the Mode of Existence of Technical Objects, Paris: Aubier, Editions Montaigne [Translated from the French by Ninian Mellamphy]
Thrift, N. (2008) Non-representational theory: Space, politics, affect, London: Routledge
And here are a few books I haven’t started on yet, but I am sure will be relevant:
Bogost, I. (2011) Alien Phenomenology, University of Minnesota Press
Malpas, J.E. (2006) Heidegger’s Topology: Being, Place, World, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press
Murdoch, J. (2006) Post-Structuralist Geography: A guide to relational space, London: SAGE
Verbeek, P. (2005a) What Things Do: Philosophical Reflections on Technology, Agency, and Design, University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press
Wolfe, C. (2009) What is Posthumanism?, University of Minnesota Press
Yablo, S. (2010) Things: Papers on Objects, Events and Properties, Oxford: Oxford University Press