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News and resources on French thinker Michel Foucault (1926-1984)

Foucault Studies is pleased to announce the publication of issue 12

A Special Issue on Foucault and Race
Guest Edited by Ladelle McWhorter

Issue 12 also includes:
A translated interview with Denys Foucault
An interview with Cressida J. Heyes
Three original articles related to Foucault’s writings on neoliberalism
and eight book reviews

Foucault Studies is an electronic, open access, peer reviewed, international journal that provides a forum for scholarship engaging the intellectual legacy of Michel Foucault, interpreted in the broadest possible terms. We welcome submissions ranging from theoretical explications of Foucault’s work and texts to interdisciplinary engagements across various fields, to empirical studies of contemporary phenomena using Foucaultian frameworks.

All articles are freely available as open access on the journal website
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Number 12, October 2011: Foucault and Race

Table of Contents

Sverre Raffnsøe, Alan Rosenberg, Alain Beaulieu, Sam Binkley, Sven Opitz, Chloë Taylor, Jens Erik Kristensen, Ditte Vilstrup Holm

Special Issue on Foucault and Race

Guest Editor’s Introduction
Ladelle McWhorter

Toward a Foucaultian Epistemology of Resistance: Counter-Memory, Epistemic Friction, and Guerrilla Pluralism
José Medina

The Down Low and the Sexuality of Race
Brad Elliott Stone

The War on Terror and Ontopolitics: Concerns with Foucault’s Account of Race, Power Sovereignty
Falguni A. Sheth

Decapitating Power
Ladelle McWhorter

Modern Living and Vital Race: Foucault and the Science of Life
Mary Beth Mader


Changing the Subject
Cressida J. Heyes, Michael McGarry

Born to Learn
Denys Foucault, Jean-Luc Terradillos,


From ‘Entrepreneur of the Self’ to ‘Care of the Self’: Neo-liberal Governmentality and Foucault’s Ethics
Andrew Dilts

Welfare and Foreign Aid Practices in the Contemporary United States: a Governmental Study
Philippe Fournier

The Biopolitics of Ordoliberalism
Thomas Biebricher


David Konstan, Before Forgiveness: The Origins of a Moral Idea (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010)
Brendan Boyle

Judith Butler, Giving an Account of Oneself (New York: Fordham University Press, 2005)
Sylvia Morin

Philippe Artières, Jean-François Bert, Frédéric Gros and Judith Revel (eds.), Cahier de L’Herne 95: Michel Foucault (Paris: L’Herne, 2011)
Benoît Dillet

Frédéric Gros, States of Violence: An Essay on the End of War (London: Seagull Books, 2010)
Apple Zefelius Igrek

Philippe Artières, Jean-François Bert, Philippe Chevallier, Pascal Michon, Mathieu Potte-Bonneville, Judith Revel and Jean-Claude Zancarini (textes choisis et présentés par), Les mots et les choses de Foucault. Regards critiques 1966-1968 (Caen: Presses Universitaires de Caen, 2009)
Elisabetta Basso

Simon O’Sullivan and Stephen Zepke (eds.), Deleuze, Guattari, and the Production of the New (London: Continuum, 2008)
Ricky Crano

Ben Golder and Peter Fitzpatrick (eds.), Foucault and Law (Surrey and Burlington: Ashgate, 2010)
Verena Erlenbusch

Magnus Hörnqvist, Risk, Power and the State: After Foucault (Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2010)
Donald Beggs

Sergey Dolgopolski, What Is Talmud? The Art of Disagreement (New York: Fordham University Press, 2009)
Alan Milchman, Alan Rosenberg

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