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Foucault Studies is pleased to announce the publication of issue 15

A Special Issue on Foucault and Religion
guest edited by John McSweeney

Issue 15 also includes:

An interview with James Bernauer,

three original articles on the topics of parrhêsia, the US/Mexico border and the usefulness of Kant’s writings for Foucault’s genealogical efforts to free Western cultures from a scientia sexualis
eight book reviews
and a report from a workshop on Security as Dispositif

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 approaches.

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Number 15: February 2013: Foucault and Religion

Table of Contents

Sverre Raffnsøe, Alain Beaulieu, Sam Binkley, Patricia Clough, Jens Erik Kristensen, Sven Opitz, Jyoti Puri, Alan Rosenberg, Marius Gudmand-Høyer & Ditte Vilstrup Holm

Special Issue on Foucault and Religion

Foucault and Religion – Guest Editors’ Introduction
        John McSweeney

Suspicion and Love
        Matthew Chrulew

Ambivalent Modernities: Foucault’s Iranian Writings Reconsidered
        Corey McCall

Rupture and Transformation: Foucault’s Concept of Spirituality Reconsidered
        Jeremy Carrette

Religion in the Web of Immanence: Foucault and Thinking Otherwise after the Death of God
        John McSweeney


A Conversation with James Bernauer
        Edward McGushin


The Crossroads of Power: Michel Foucault and the US/Mexico Border Wall
        Thomas Nail

Philosophical Parrêsia and Transpolitical Freedom
        Ottavio Marzocca

Between Bodies and Pleasures: A Territory Without a Domain
        Laura Hengehold



Security as Dispositif: Michel Foucault in the Field of Security
       Ricky Wichum



Anne Schwan & Stephen Shapiro, How to Read Foucault’s Discipline and Punish (London: Pluto Press, 2011)
        Max Rosenkrantz

Yunus Tuncel, Toward a Genealogy of Spectacle: Understanding Contemporary Spectacular Experiences (Ålborg: EyeCorner Press, 2011)
        Apple Zefelius Igrek

Timothy C. Campbell, Improper Life: Technology and Biopolitics from Heidegger to Agamben (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2011)
        Daniel Skinner

James Miller, Examined Lives: From Socrates to Nietzsche (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011)
        Craig Minogue

Herculine Barbin, Mes Souvenirs. Histoire d’Alexina/Abel B. (Paris: La cause des Livres, 2008)
        Andrea Rossi

Antonio Negri, The Labor of Job: The Biblical Text as a Parable of Human Labor (Durham & London: Duke University Press, 2009)
        Salvatore Cucchiara

Mari Ruti, The Summons of Love (New York: Columbia University Press, 2011)
        David Sigler

Laura Hengehold, The Body Problematic: Political Imagination in Kant and Foucault (University Park, Penn.; The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2007)
        Alexander I. Stingl

2 thoughts on “Foucault Studies – February 2013

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