Archive for the ‘Eyal Weizman’ Category

Restless Cities edited by Matthew Beaumont and Gregory Dart

Leading intellectuals reimagine the city as a site of ceaseless change and motion. Includes essays by Iain Sinclair, Geoff Dyer and Patrick Keiller.

Paperback – 344 pages – 9781844674053 – £12.99 – 2010

The Situationists and the City: A Reader by Tom McDonough

“A highly readable and well-organised compendium that is likely to be fingered for some time, it lays out neatly the movement’s visionary take on the city (read Paris) ‘as the primary site of alienation in modern society’.” Christian Viveros-Faune, Art Review

Paperback – 256 pages – 9781844673322 – £14.99 – 2010

Hardback – 256 pages – 9781844673643 – £65.00 – 2010

The Invention of Paris: A History of Footsteps by Eric Hazan

“This is a wondrous book, either to be read at home with a decent map, or carried about sur place through areas no tourists bother with.” Adam Thorpe, Guardian

Hardback – 400 pages – 9781844674114 – £20.00 – 2010

Wanderlust: A History of Walking by Rebecca Solnit

“A history of walking that is about time and space and consciousness of the world as much as about putting one foot in front of the other.” Erica Wagner, The Times

New Edition – Paperback – 336 pages – 9781844675586 – £8.99 – 2006

Cities Under Siege: The New Military Urbanism by Stephen Graham

“A rigorously researched, pioneering book packed with disturbing and at times astonishing information.” Anna Minton, Icon

Hardback – 432 pages – 9781844676155 – £19.99 – 2010

Planet of Slums by Mike Davis

“If it’s apocalypse you want – and frankly who doesn’t, because how else to explain the mess we’re in – nobody does it better.” Guardian

“The astonishing facts hit like anvil blows … a heartbreaking book.” Financial Times

New Updated Edition – Paperback – 256 pages – 9781844671601 – £8.99 -2007

City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles by Mike Davis

“A history as fascinating as it is instructive.” Peter Ackroyd, The Times

“Los Angeles faces a perilous millennium whose emerging contours will surely have no more brilliant prophet than Davis. ” Alexander Cockburn, London Review of Books

New Edition – Paperback – 462 pages – 9781844675685 – £10.99 -2006

Hollow Land: Israel’s Architetcure of Occupation by Eyal Weizman

“In Hollow Land, Eyal Weizman has taken [Edward] Said’s thesis to a new level, generating extraordinary, and at times surreally uncomfortable, conclusions… Weizman’s book is of salutary interest.” Jay Merrick, Independent

Hardback – 318 pages – 9781844671250 – £19.99 -2007

Non-Places: Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity by Marc Augé

Augé uses the concept of “supermodernity” to describe a situation of excessive information and excessive space. In this fascinating essay he seeks to establish an intellectual armature for an anthropology of supermodernity.

Paperback – 128 pages – 9781844673117 – £10.99 -2009

Hardback – 128 pages – 9781844673223 – £45.00 -2009

On the Town: One Hundred Years of Spectacle in Times Square by Marshall Berman

“Berman’s cultural history of New York’s Times Square is a personal view of a public space.” Independent

Paperback – 320 pages – 9781844673971 – £9.99 -2009

Magical Urbanism: Latinos Reinvent the US City by Mike Davis

Magical Urbanism is a lively, trenchant inquiry into a demographic phenomenon on great importance.” Times Literary Supplement

Paperback – 208 pages – 9781844672646 – £10.99 -2008

Hardback – 208 pages – 9781844672476 – £55.00 -2008

Rule of Freedom: Liberalism and the Modern City by Patrick Joyce

“There is no one writing whose feet are so firmly in the streets of the past and whose head is so creatively engaged with ways of theorising it. A joy to read it.” David Vincent, Keele University

Hardback – 276 pages – 9781859845207 – £18.00 -2003

The Emergence of Social Space: Rimbaud and the Paris Commune by Kristin Ross

“A rare example of cultural studies done with zest as well as depth.” The Nation

Paperback – 176 pages – 9781844672066 – £6.99 -2008

Night Haunts: A Journey Through the London Night by Sukhdev Sandhu

“I would add Sandhu’s work to the likes of Lights Out for the Territory as offering some of the greatest insights we have into contemporary London.” Michael Moorcock, Daily Telegraph

Hardback – 160 pages – 9781844671625 – £10.99 – 2007

Postmodernism: or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism by Fredric Jameson

“For anybody hoping to understand not just the cultural but the political and social implications of postmodernism … Jameson’s book is a fundamental, nonpareil text.” Gilbert Adair, Sunday Times

Paperback – 432 pages – 9780860915379 – £16.99 – 1991

Basrayatha: The Story of a City by Muhammad Khudayyir

By turns a memoir, a travelogue, a love letter, and a meditation, Basrayatha summons up a city long gone, yet which lives on in the memories and imaginations of its people.

Paperback – 184 pages – 9781844672332 – £7.99 -2008


All That Is Solid Melts Into Air: The Experience of Modernity by Marshall Berman

“The imaginative range, intellectual force and infectious generosity of this book … place it incontestably in the gallery of canonical texts.” Mica Nava, Times Higher Education Supplement

Paperback – 392 pages – 9781844676446 – £14.99 – 2010

FORTHCOMING in October 2010:

A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain by Owen Hatherley

New Labour came to power in 1997 amid much talk of regenerating the inner cities left to rot under successive Conservative governments. Over the next decade, urban environments became the laboratories of the new enterprise economy: of finance, property speculation, and the service industry. Now, with New Labour capsized, Owen Hatherley sets out to explore the wreckage––the architecture that epitomized an age of greed and selfish aspiration. From riverside apartment complexes, art galleries and amorphous interactive “centers” to shopping malls, call centers and factories turned into expensive lofts, Hatherley maps the derelict Britain of the 2010s, an emphatic expression of a failed politics.

Hardback – 256 pages – 9781844676514 – £17.99

FORTHCOMING in January 2011:

Postmodern Geographies: The Reassertion of Space in Critical Social Theory by Edward W. Soja

“One of the most challenging and stimulating books ever written.” David Harvey

Paperback – 228 pages – 9781844676699 – £8.99


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Eyal Weizman

On Thursday 24 June, 7-9.30pm

presents Whitechapel Gallery’s Big Ideas talk

Forensic Architecture

Eyal Weizman is the author of the forthcoming Lesser Evils, 2011,  Hollow Land: Israel’s Architecture of Occupation and an editor of A Civilian Occupation: The Politics of Israeli Architecture.

See here for further information and booking your tickets.

For more titles on Israel-Palestine see here.

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The Punishment of Gaza by Gideon Levy – OUT NOW!

“There are more terrible atrocities in the world than what is being done to the caged prisoners of Gaza, but it is not easy to think of a more cruel and cowardly exhibition of human savagery, fully supported by the US, with Europe trailing politely behind. Gideon Levy’s passionate and revealing account is an eloquent, even desperate, call to bring this shocking tragedy to an end, as can easily be done.” Noam Chomsky

Paperback – 148 pages – 9781844676019 – £8.99 – June 2010

The Invention of Jewish People by Shlomo Sand

“A remarkable book. … Anyone interested in understanding the contemporary Middle East should read this book.” Tony Judt

New in Paperback – 352 pages – 9781844676231 – £9.99 – June 2010

Israel and Palestine: Reappraisals, Revisions and Refutations by Avi Shlaim

“Not often today do we find historians who are this honest and this bleak and this able—for some reason, I think here of T. S. Eliot’s essays—to express truth so simply.” Robert Fisk, Independent

Hardback – 352 pages – 9781844673667 – £16.99 – 2009

The Myths of Liberal Zionism by Yitzhak Laor

“I can find appropriate words for Laor’s book: it is a gift, incredible and beautiful, so wonderful..” Max Ajl, Electronic Intifada

“…original and urgent… ” John Berger

Hardback – 152 pages – 9781844673148 – £14.99 – 2010

An Orchestra Beyond Borders: Voices of the Western-Eastern Divan Orchestra by Elena Cheah

With an Introduction by Daniel Barenboim

“Invaluable – and rather inspiring – insider’s book about the West-Eastern Divan project. … many more projects should match their courage and vision. Meanwhile, Said and Barenboim’s great creation let us hear the precious sound of hope.” Boyd Tonkin, Independent

Paperback – 320 pages – 9781844674084 – £10.99 – 2009

Mural by Mahmoud Darwish

Introduced and illustrated by John Berger

“Widely acknowledged as the national poet of Palestine.” Robyn Creswell, Harper’s
“Darwish’s poetry is an epic effort to transform the lyrics of loss into the indefinitely postponed drama of return.” Edward Said

Hardback – 80 pages – 9781844674107 – £9.99 – 2009

In Search of Fatima: A Palestinian Story by Ghada Karmi

“…an important memoir, beautifully written.” Financial Times
“Keenly observed, fierce, honest and yet light of touch.” Economist

New Edition – Paperback – 452 pages – 9781844673681 – £8.99 – 2009

Waiting for the Barbarians: A Tribute to Edward W. Said edited  by Muge Sokmen and Basak Ertur

“Edward Said’s anger against injustice must become ours, and his pen that challenged the sword must become our weapon in the battle for human values.” Elias Khoury

Paperback – 224 pages – 9781844672462 – £16.99 – 2008

Hardback – 9781844672455 – £60.00

A Child in Palestine: The Cartoons of Naji Al-Ali by Naji Al-Ali

“… visionary … it will introduce British readers to al-Ali’s formidable talent. ” Michel Faber, Guardian

Paperback – 120 pages – 9781844673650 – £9.99 – 2009

Suffering as Identity: The Jewish Paradigm by Esther Benbassa

“This work is remarkable for its erudition and salutory non-conformism.” Le Monde Diplomatique

Paperback – 256 pages – 9781844674046 – £14.99 – 2010

Hardback – 9781844674035 –  £55.00

Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History by Norman G. Finkelstein

“A very solid, important and highly informative book. Norman Finkelstein provides extensive details and analysis, with considerable historical depth and expert research.” Noam Chomsky

Paperback – 352 pages – 9781844671496 – £10.99 – 2008

The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering by Norman G. Finkelstein

“The most explosive book of the year.” Guardian

Paperback – 286 pages – 9781859844885 – £9.99 – 2002

Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict by Norman G. Finkelstein

“… both an impressive analysis of Zionist ideology and a searing but scholarly indictment of Israel’s treatment of the Arabs since 1948.” London Review of Books

Paperback – 286 pages – 9781859844427 – £15.00 – 2003

Dreams of a Nation: On Palestinian Cinema by Hamid Dabashi

“Dabashi has produced a valuable archive on Palestinian cinema, unlike any other.” Screen

Paperback – 224 pages – 9781844670888 – £14.99 – 2006

Being Arab by Samir Kassir

“One of Lebanon’s most prominent journalists and one of the most vociferous and bravest critics of the Syrian regime.” Robert Fisk, Independent

Hardback – 96 pages – 9781844670996 – £10.99 – 2006

A Time to Speak Out: Independent Voices on Israel, Zionism and Jewish Identity edited by Anne Karpf, Brian Klug, Jacqueline Rose and Barbara Rosenbaum

“Varied in content, highly personal, fascinating and controversial …these essays deserve to be read carefully and debated courteously.” Jewish Chronicle

Paperback – 316 pages – 9781844672295 – £9.99 – 2008

The Last Resistance by Jacqueline Rose

“This brilliantly illuminatory book will greatly enhance Professor Rose’s reputation as a literary critic and public intellectual.” Avi Shlaim

Paperback – 316 pages – 9781844671243 – £16.99 – 2008

Hollow Land: Israel’s Architecture of Occupation by Eyal Weizman

“Weizman has achieved a rare amalgam of politics,
aesthetics, sociology, history and theory.” Financial Times

Hardback – 318 pages – 9781844671250 – £19.99 – 2007

Peace Under Fire: Israel, Palestine and the International Solidarity Movement edited by Josie Sandercock, Radhika Sainath, Marissa McLaughlin, Hussein Khalili, Nicholas Blincoe, Huwaida Arraf, and Ghassan Andoni

Peace Under Fire reveals the real horror of life under occupation and describes the first signs of a new wave of international solidarity.

Paperback – 240 pages – 9781844675017 – £15.00 – 2004

Hardback – 9781844670074 – £35.00

The Roadmap to Nowhere: Israel/Palestine since 2003 by Tanya Reinhart

“Tanya Reinhart’s informative and chilling analysis could hardly be more timely. It should be read and considered with care, and taken very seriously.” Noam Chomsky

Paperback – 260 pages – 9781844670767 – £8.99 – 2006

A Civilian Occupation: The Politics of Israeli Architetcture edited by Rafi Segal and Eyal Weizman

“An incriminating piece of work that shows how deeply implicated Israeli architects have been in the state’s expansionism.” Anne Karpf, Jewish Chronicle

Hardback – 187 pages – 9781859845493 – £13.00 – 2003

Politicide: Ariel Sharon’s War Against Palestinians by Baruch Kimmerling

“Baruch Kimmerling is a brilliant and subtle thinker, who has made enormous contributions to the understanding of Palestinian nationalism and the understanding of Israeli politics and society.” Roane Carey, editor of The New Intifada and The Other Israel

Paperback – 160 pages – 9781844675326 – £8.99 – 2006

Plowshares into Sword: From Zionism to Israel by Arno Mayer

“In Plowshares into Swords, Arno Mayer gives a sweeping and often illuminating overview of the story of Zionism.” New Statesman

Hardback – 432 pages – 9781844672356 – £19.99 – 2008

The Returns of Zionism: Myths, Politics and Scholarship by Gabriel Piterberg

“Very well-informed, and even fascinating.” New Statesman

Paperback – 298 pages – 9781844672608 – £16.99 – 2008

Hardback – 9781844672592 – £60.00

Voice of Hezbollah: The Statements of Sayed Hassan Nasrallah by Nicholas Noe

Voice of Hezbollah brings to an English-speaking readership for the first time Nasrallah’s speeches and interviews: the intricate, deeply populist arguments and promises that he has made from the mid-1980s to the present day.

Paperback – 420 pages – 9781844671533 – £12.99 – 2007

The New Intifada: Resisting Israel’s Apartheid edited by Roane Carey

A group of experts, many of them directly involved in the conflict, trace the course of the uprising, its consequences for the Palestinian people and the Israeli state, and its likely impact on the future of peace in the Middle East.

Paperback – 320 pages – 9781859843778 – £13.00 – 2001

Hardback – 9781859846343 – £45.00

If  I Am Not For Myself: Journey of an Anti-Zionist Jew by Mike Marqusee

“When I had finished this book I wanted to cheer … If Jewish adolescents got Marqusee’s book as a bar mitzvah present, there might be a chance of avoiding the repetition of history’s mistakes.” — Michael Kustow, Independent

Paperback – 320 pages – 9781844674350 – £9.99 – 2010

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From the Save Middlesex Philosophy website:

FRIDAY: Roundtable Discussion with Eyal Weizman

We are happy to welcome Eyal Weizman, the Director of the Centre of Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, to the Mansion Occupation on Friday evening. He will be participating in a roundtable on the subject of ‘The Spatiality of Occupations’. Dr Weizman will be speaking on Palestine, Paulo Tavares on the Amazon, Godofrendo on Portugese occupations, and Lorenzo Pezzani on Italians in Libya. The discussion will take place at 8pm.

SATURDAY: Tariq Ali- “Kentucky Fried Education: The Market Assault on Reason”

We’re very pleased to announce that the writer and activist Tariq Ali is coming to the saveMDXphil occupation this Saturday 15 May, 3:30pm, to speak on the struggle against neoliberalism in higher education. Tariq Ali is an editor of the New Left Review and was a leading light of the 1968 radical student movement.

To get to the Trent Park campus, head to Oakwood tube station at the north end of the Piccadilly line and take the free shuttle bus.

Facebook event here. Do indicate if you’re coming and invite your friends!

See the campaign overview here.

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Join us for the London launch for Set 4 of Verso’s highly popular Radical Thinkers series, bringing together the seminal texts of the world’s leading intellectuals.Radical Thinkers Series 4 Logo



Thursday 26 November 2009, 18.30–20.00

Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG



On the 100th anniversary of the Futurism Manifesto, join critical thinkers TERRY EAGLETON, SIMON CRITCHLEY, KATE SOPER, EYAL WEIZMAN and CHAIR ALBERTO TOSCANO  in exploring a century of radical thinking and the arts – and debating what lies ahead. The recent Futurism exhibition at Tate Modern reminds us of an age when politics and aesthetics were densely interwoven in an explosive rejection of the past. This distinguished panel will assess the legacy of modernism to ask how today’s radical thinkers might understand the role of the arts at the dawn of the twenty first century and beyond.

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Verso 9781844673506 Walter Benjamin or Towards a Revolutionary Criticism smallTERRY EAGLETON is Professor of English Literature at the University of Lancaster. His many books include Walter Benjamin: Or, Towards a Revolutionary Criticism in Set 4 of Radical Thinkers, Reason, Faith, and Revolution: Reflections on the God Debate and the forthcoming The Task of the Critic: Terry Eagleton in Dialogue

Read Terry Eagleton’s ‘Waking the Dead’ article in the New Statesman, reflecting on what Benjamin’s approach to history and memory can tell us about America in the 21st century.


Critchley 1SIMON CRITCHLEY is Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research in New York and author of  Ethics-Politics-Subjectivity: Derrida, Levinas and Contemporary French Thought in Set 4 of Radical Thinkers, Infinitely Demanding: Ethics of Commitment, Politics of Resistance, The Book of Dead Philosophers, On Humour and Continental Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction.


Verso 978-1-85984-461-8 Relish the SublimeKATE SOPER is a Professor in the Department of Humanities, Arts and Languages at London Metropolitan University and author of To Relish the Sublime? Culture and Self-Realization in Postmodern Times.

Eyal high resEYAL WEIZMAN is an architect and Director of the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths College, University of London and author of Hollow Land: Israel’s Architecture of Occupation.


FINAL FRONT COVER_Toscano_Fanaticism smallChair: ALBERTO TOSCANO, editor of Historical Materialism, lecturer in sociology at Goldsmiths College, University of London and author of The Theatre of Production: Philosophy and Individuation Between Kant and Deleuze and the forthcoming Fanaticism: On the Uses of an Idea.




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Praise for Radical Thinkers:

“An extremely pleasant surprise: a new imprint from Verso called Radical Thinkers, and a pile of white-covered paperbacks by the likes of Theodor Adorno, Fredric Jameson, Guy Debord and Walter Benjamin. Not only do they have nifty cover designs, they are ridiculously cheap.” Nick Lezard, Guardian

“A compendium of left-wing philosophical and political thought, inoculating it against the ‘great idea’ of philosophy-as-self-help. As a way of transforming… formless disgust into educated critique, these books are a fine, cheap and decidedly elegant starting point.” Owen Hatherley

“A golden treasury of theory” Eric Banks, Bookforum

“Verso’s beautifully designed Radical Thinkers series, which brings together seminal works by leading left-wing intellectuals, is a sophisticated blend of theory and thought. The 12 authors whose writings are included in the series have worked tirelessly to expose the mechanisms by which culture and knowledge are manufactured, managed and controlled.” Ziauddin Sardar, New Statesman

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Third Text, Volume 23, Issue 5, September 2009 announced a call for papers for its centenary issue and is itself a special issue entitled ‘Art: A Vision of the Future”.

Verso 9781844674282 First as Tragedy smallSlavoj Žižek‘s piece, Notes on a Poetic-Military Complex, argues “the predominance of religiously (or ethnically) justified violence can be accounted for by the very fact that we live in an era that perceives itself as post-ideological. Since great public causes can no longer be used to incite mass violence, that is, since our hegemonic ideology calls on us to enjoy life and to realise our Selves, it is difficult for the majority to overcome their revulsion at torturing and killing another human being. The majority would need to be ‘anaesthetised’ against their elementary sensitivity to the suffering of others in order to do this. Religious ideologists usually claim that religion makes some otherwise bad people do some good things; from today’s experience, one should give more weight to Steven Weinreich’s claim that, while without religion good people would do good things and bad people bad things, only religion can make good people do bad things.”

His latest book First as Tragedy, Then as Farce is out now.

Susan Buck-Morss, author of Thinking Past Terror: Islamism and Critical Theory on the Left‘ argues in Radical Cosmopolitanism that”‘Art’Verso 1844675629 Thinking Past Terror is a modern concept, limited in time and space. Its role has been taken over by the ‘artworld’, which thrives in our era of globalisation. Is YouTube today a more creative space than the artworld? Should we be concerned? Rasheed Araeen calls for a ‘true universalism’ to replace the fragmented orientations of creative work in the recent past. What would this mean as an alternative to the artworld? What strategy of creative work, in theory as well as art, could produce a social field that defies boundaries, real and imagined? What would a radical, cosmopolitan space look like that understood its task as refusing to align itself with a particular political position (even a ‘progressive’ position)?”

FINAL FRONT COVER_Toscano_Fanaticism smallAlberto Toscano, author of the forthcoming Fanaticism: On the Uses of an Idea and chair of the launch event for set 4 of the Radical Thinkers series at the Tate Britain ‘Don’t Look Back: Radical Thinkers and the Arts Since 1909’, also contributed to the series of Special Issues. The Sensuous Religion of the Multitude: Art and Abstraction in Negri, in Volume 23 Issue 4 ‘Art, Praxis and the Community to Come’, through a detailed reading of Antonio Negri’s collection of letters on art, Arte e Multitudo, “enquires into the place and the uses of art in his writings. It identifies abstraction as the pivotal theme in the Italian philosopher’s reflections on aesthetics. Abstraction is a cipher for the defeats of the extra-parliamentary left and the imposition of a seemingly inescapable postmodern capitalism, but it is also the starting-point for an attempt to reconstruct a potent political subject in the midst of a world wholly subsumed by capital and the commodity-form. The article critically explores Negri’s attempt to tie together a theory of the periodisation of capitalism (and anti-capitalism) with a prophetic discourse on sensuous politics which explicitly repeats the early German Idealists’ search for a ‘sensuous religion’ that would serve as the prelude to a new politics.”

‘Don’t Look Back: Radical Thinkers and the Arts Since 1909’ is at the Tate Britain on Thursday 26 November 2009, 18.30–20.00

On the 100th anniversary of the Futurism Manifesto, join critical thinkers Terry Eagleton, Simon Critchley, Kate Soper, Eyal Weizman, and chair Alberto Toscano in exploring a century of radical thinking and the arts – and debating what lies ahead. The recent Futurism exhibition at Tate Modern reminds us of an age when politics and aesthetics were densely interwoven in an explosive rejection of the past. This distinguished panel will assess the legacy of modernism to ask how today’s radical thinkers might understand the role of the arts at the dawn of the twenty first century and beyond.

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