Topologies Key Texts and Free Articles from the TCS Archive

In addition to the interview below, the editors of the TCS Special Issue on Topologies of Culture (Jul-Sep 2012, 29.4-5) have also provided the following bibliography of key texts on topologies. And we’ve made those articles from the TCS Archive freely available for one month only via the links below.Related Articles from the TCS Archive:



Kemple, T.M. (2007) ‘Introduction – Allosociality: Bridges and Doors toSimmel’s Social Theory of the Limit’, Theory, Culture & Society 24(7–8):1–19.


Simmel, G. (2007b) ‘The Social Boundary’, Theory, Culture & Society24(7–8): 53–56.




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Further Reading:

Appadurai, A. (1990) ‘Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Economy’, Theory, Culture & Society 7: 295–310.
Arquilla, J. and D. Ronfeldt (2001) Networks and Netwars: The Future of Terror, Crime, and Militancy. Los Angeles: Rand Corporation.
Auslander, P. (2008) Liveness: Performance in a Mediatized Culture. New York: Routledge.
Badiou, A. (2005) Being and Event. London: Continuum. Balibar, E. (2007) Politics and the Other Scene. London: Verso. Balibar, E. (2009) ‘Europe as Borderland’, Environment and Planning D: Society  and Space 27(2).
Boyer, C.B. (1989) A History of Mathematics, 2nd edn. New York: John Wiley &
Butler, J. (2011) ‘Bodies in Alliance and the Politics of the Street’, Transversal: A Multilingual Web Journal. Available at: butler/en (accessed 1 November 2011).
Cache, B. (1995) Earth Moves: The Furnishing of Furniture. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Callon M. and J. Law (2005) ‘On Qualculation, Agency, and Otherness’, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 23(5) 717–733.
Castells, M. (1996) The Rise of the Network Society. Oxford: Blackwell.
Chateˆlet, G. (2006) ‘Interlacing the Singularity: The Diagram and the Metaphor’, pp. 31–45 in S. Duffy (ed.) Virtual Mathematics: The Logic of Difference. Manchester: Clinamen Press.
Christakis, N.A. and J.H. Fowler (2009) Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives. New York: Little, Brown & Co.
Collier, S.J. (2009) ‘Topologies of Power: Foucault’s Analysis of Political Government beyond ‘‘Governmentality’’’, in C. Venn and T. Terranova (eds) Theory, Culture & Society (Special Issue on Michel Foucault) 26(6): 78–108.
Colomina, B. (1996) Privacy and Publicity: Modern Architecture as Mass Media. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Crilly, T. and D. Johnson (1999) ‘The Emergence of the Topological Dimension Theory’, in J.I. Mackenzie (ed.) History of Topology. Amsterdam: Elsevier B.V.
DeLanda, M. (1991) War in the Age of Intelligent Machines. New York: Zone Books.
DeLanda, M. (2005) Intensive Science and Virtual Philosophy. London: Continuum.
DeLanda, M. (2006) A New Philosophy of Society: Assemblage Theory and Social Complexity. London: Continuum.
Deleuze, G. (1993) The Fold: Leibniz and the Baroque. London: Athlone Press. Deleuze, G. (2004) Difference and Repetition, trans. P. Patton: New York: Continuum.
Deleuze, G and F. Guattari (1994) What is Philosophy?, trans. H. Tomlinson and G. Burchell. New York: Columbia University Press.
Desrosieres, A. (1998) The Politics of Large Numbers: A History of Statistical Reasoning, trans. C. Naish. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Doane, M.A. (1990) ‘Information, Crisis, Catastrophe’, in P. Mellencamp (ed.) Logics of Television. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
Elden, S. (2009) Terror and Territory: The Spatial Extent of Sovereignty. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
Ernst, W. (2006) ‘Dis/continuities: Does the Archive Become Metaphorical in New Media Space?’, pp. 105–123 in W. Chun and T. Keenan (eds) New Media, Old Media: A History and Theory Reader. New York: Routledge. 3s on the Culture of Software. New York: Autonomedia.
Galloway, A.R. (2004) Protocol: How Control Exists after Decentralization. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Galloway, A.R. and E. Thacker (2007) The Exploit: A Theory of Networks. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
Guattari, F. (1977) La re ́volution mole ́culaire. Fontenay-sous-Bois: Recherches (Molecular Revolution: Psychiatry and Politics, 1984, trans. R. Sheed. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1984).
Guyer, J. (2010) ‘The Eruption of Tradition: On Ordinality and Calculation’, Anthropological Theory 10(1): 1–9.
Kemple, T.M. (2007) ‘Introduction – Allosociality: Bridges and Doors to Simmel’s Social Theory of the Limit’, Theory, Culture & Society 24(7–8): 1–19.
Kracauer, S. (1995) The Mass Ornament: Weimar Essays, trans. and ed. T.Y. Levin. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Kwinter, S. (2002) Architectures of Time: Toward a Theory of the Event in Modernist Culture. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Lash, S. and C. Lury (2007) Global Culture Industry: The Mediation of Things. Cambridge: Polity.
Lash, S. and J. Urry (1994) Economies of Signs and Space. London: SAGE.
Latour, B. (1987) Science in Action. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Latour, B. (2005) Reassembling the Social. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Lazzarato, M. (2006) ‘The Machine’, Transversal: A Multilingual Web Journal. Available at: (accessed 18 November 2011).
Leyshon, A. and N. Thrift (1999) ‘Lists Come Alive: Electronic Systems of Knowledge and the Rise of Credit-scoring in Retail Banking’, Economy and Society 28(3): 434–466.
 Lury, C. (2004) Brands: The Logos of the Global Economy. London: Routledge. Lury, C. (forthcoming) ‘Going Live: Towards an Amphibious Sociology’, Sociological Review.
Manning, E. (2009) Relationscapes: Movement, Art, Philosophy. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Massumi, B. (2002) Parables for the Virtual: Movement, Affect, Sensation. Durham: Duke University Press.
Pape, H. (2008) ‘Searching for Traces: How to Connect the Sciences and the Humanities by a Peircean Theory of Indexicality’, Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society: A Quarterly Journal in American Philosophy 44(1): 1–25.
Parikka, J. (2011) ‘Operative Media Archaeology: Wolfgang Ernst’s Materialist Media Diagrammatics’, Theory, Culture & Society 28(5): 52–74.
Parisi, L. (2009) ‘Technoecologies of Sensation and Control’, pp. 182–200 in B. Herzogenrath (ed.) Deleuze and Guattari and Ecology. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
Peirce, C.S. (1978) The Philosophy of Peirce: Selected Writings, ed. J. Buchler. London: Routledge.
Serres, M. with B. Latour (1995) Conversations on Science, Culture and Time. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan
Simmel, G. (2007b) ‘The Social Boundary’, Theory, Culture & Society 24(7–8): 53–56.
Simondon, G. (1992) ‘The Genesis of the Individual’, pp. 297–319 in J. Crary and S. Kwinter (eds) Incorporations. New York: Zone Books.
Sloterdijk, P. (2011) Bubbles: Spheres, Volume I: Microspherology. New York: Semiotext(e).
Terranova, T. (2004) Network Culture: Politics for the Information Age. London: Pluto Press.
Thrift, N. (2004) ‘Movement-space: The Changing Domain of Thinking Resulting from the Development of New Kinds of Spatial Awareness’, Economy and Society 33(4): 582–604.
Thrift, N. (2005) Knowing Capitalism. London: SAGE.
Thrift, N. (2008) Non-representational Theory. London: Routledge.
Uricchio, W. (2005) ‘Television’s Next Generation: Technology / Interface Culture / Flow’, in L. Spiegel and J. Olsson (eds) Television After TV: Essays on a Medium in Transition. Durham: Duke University Press.
Eynde, R. (1999) ‘Development of the Concept of Homotopy’, in J.I. Mackenzie (ed.) History of Topology. Amsterdam: Elsevier B.V.
Weber, S. (1996) Mass Mediauras: Form, Technics, Media. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
Whitehead, A.N. (1978) Process and Reality. New York: The Free Press.

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