Foucault News

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

Quartermaine, A. The disposition of concern: an exploration into the affects of the power-knowledge dynamics uncovered during research into pupils’ perceptions of terrorism (2016) International Journal of Research and Method in Education, pp. 1-13. Article in Press. DOI: 10.1080/1743727X.2016.1186631 Abstract In recent years, counter-terrorism measures have become incorporated into the UK education system, with the …

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Foucault & Religion What consequences has Michel Foucault’s thought had for the study of religion? THE MARTIN MARTY CENTER FOR THE ADVANCED STUDY OF RELIGION March 10-11, 2017 | Swift Common Room and Lecture Hall For more information, contact conference organizers Daniel Schultz (danielschultz@uchicago.edu) or Maureen Kelly (makelly@uchicago.edu). This two-day conference will bring scholars from …

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Sandberg, F., Fejes, A., Dahlstedt, M., Olson, M. Adult Education as a Heterotopia of Deviation: A Dwelling for the Abnormal Citizen (2016) Adult Education Quarterly, 66 (2), pp. 103-119. DOI: 10.1177/0741713615618447 Abstract We argue that municipal adult education (MAE) can be seen as a place for displaced and abnormal citizens to gain temporary stability, enabling …

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Brown, C. ‘Favourite places in school’ for lower-set ‘ability’ pupils: school groupings practices and children’s spatial orientations (2016) Children’s Geographies, pp. 1-14. Article in Press. DOI: 10.1080/14733285.2016.1269154 Abstract This paper contributes to the recent turn within Children’s Geographies concerned with understanding and illuminating educational inequalities. The focus is upon pupils assigned to lower ‘ability’ groupings, …

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Carl Death, Counter-conducts: A Foucauldian Analytics of Protest, Social Movement Studies Vol. 9 , Iss. 3, 2010 Abstract The influence of Foucault on studies of social movements, dissent and protest is not as direct as might be imagined. He is generally regarded as focusing more on the analysis of power and government than forms of …

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De Schauwer, E., Van de Putte, I., Blockmans, I.G.E., Davies, B. The intra-active production of normativity and difference (2016) Gender and Education, pp. 1-16. Article in Press. DOI: 10.1080/09540253.2016.1259463 Abstract Drawing on memory stories told in a collective biography workshop about children’s encounters with schooling, this paper experiments with re-imagining the child-student-subject as an ‘emergent …

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Raaper, R. Tracing assessment policy discourses in neoliberalised higher education settings (2016) Journal of Education Policy, pp. 1-18. Article in Press. DOI: 10.1080/02680939.2016.1257160 Abstract This article explores assessment policy in two European universities with different political, historical and social backgrounds: the University of Glasgow and Tallinn University. The University of Glasgow is a well-established Russell …

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Eric Wilson, Precarious Politics, The Blackstone Review, December 2016 Review of State of Insecurity: Government of the Precarious. by Isabell Lorey, Verso, 2015 […] Using Foucault’s notion of self-governance, Lorey helps to demonstrate how the hustler internalizes the imperative to hustle. Self-governance implies the ways in which a population is made, through a variety of …

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