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The Foucault Society Reading Group, 2012-2013

Michel Foucault, “Society Must Be Defended” Lectures at the College de France, 1975-1976

Introductory Meeting:
Thursday, October 11

CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue, Room 5409
New York, NY, USA

In this year-long discussion group, we will study Foucault’s 1975-76 lecture course alongside Johanna Oksala’s newly published, Foucault, Politics, and Violence (2012)

At our our introductory meeting this week we will discuss central themes and our plan for the semester.  Our second meeting will be Thursday, October 25.

We will meet every two weeks at the Graduate Center throughout the 2012-2013 academic year.

Please join us!
Open to the public.

We recommend that participants have some familiarity with Foucault’s work.

Suggested donation: $10/meeting.

For complete description, see our website.

Questions? Please contact
Kevin Jobe, Reading Group Director, at

About the Foucault Society:

The Foucault Society is an independent, nonprofit educational organization offering a variety of programs dedicated to the critical study of the ideas of Michel Foucault (1926-1984).  All of our events are open to the public. We welcome new participants who have an interest in Foucault’s work and its impact on diverse areas of inquiry, including critical social theory, philosophy, politics, history, culture, gender/sexuality studies, and the arts.
Twitter:  @foucaultsociety


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