Foucault News

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

J. Moreno Pestaña, Foucault, Bourdieu et la sociologie de la philosophie. À propos de Leçons sur la volonté de savoir Texte en cours de publication dans Cartografie sociali. Rivista di sociologia e scienze umane, Anno II, n. 2, novembre 2017. Academia.edu link ABSTRACT In this text, I analyze the model of history of philosophy proposed …

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Liz Kirwan* and Kathy Hall, The mathematics problem: the construction of a market-led education discourse in the Republic of Ireland, Critical Studies in Education, Vol. 57, No. 3, 2016, 376–393. DOI: 10.1080/17508487.2015.1102752 Educational change in the neoliberal state is permeated by the effects of forces from outside the field of education itself. The process of …

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Müllner, R. Self-Improvement In and Through Sports: Cultural-Historical Perspectives (2017) International Journal of the History of Sport, pp. 1-14. Article in Press. DOI: 10.1080/09523367.2017.1301431 Abstract This study examines the development of the modern self-improvement cultures in and through sports using three paradigmatic historic examples. It is theoretically based on Michel Foucault’s and Gilles Deleuze’s analyses …

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Raaen, F.D. Placement mentors making sense of research-based knowledge (2017) Teacher Development, pp. 1-21. Article in Press. DOI: 10.1080/13664530.2017.1308429 Abstract Placement mentors’ role increasingly implies demonstrating to student teachers how research-based knowledge in combination with experience-based knowledge may be relevant in teachers’ professional work. This is a challenge. Placement mentors are often unsure how to …

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Konoval, B. From sexuality to governmentality: the Oedipus complex of Michel Foucault (2017) Modern Intellectual History, pp. 1-33. Article in Press. DOI: 10.1017/S1479244317000038 Abstract The figure of Oedipus haunted the thought of Michel Foucault from the outset of his tenure at the Collège de France, in association with several key philosophical and historical projects, and …

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Governing by Affect. Subjectivity and control in times of post-industrial economy Workshop, 22–24 June, 2017 Collaborative Research Center SFB 1171 “Affective Societies” Freie Universität Berlin Program ABOUT In our networked societies, the ‘social’ and the ‘affective’ are being discovered as central to governing individual behavior. New instruments in marketing, corporate governance, politics and public administration …

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Perryman, J., Ball, S. J., Braun, A., & Maguire, M. (2017). Translating policy: governmentality and the reflective teacher. Journal of Education Policy, 1-12. DOI: 10.1080/02680939.2017.1309072 Abstract This paper deploys some concepts from the work of Michel Foucault to problematise the mundane and quotidian practices of policy translation as these occur in the everyday of schools. …

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Marín-Díaz, D.L. The key is the individual: Practices of the self, self-help and learning (2017) Educational Philosophy and Theory, 49 (7), pp. 710-719. DOI: 10.1080/00131857.2016.1204737 ABSTRACT: The article analyses the boom of self-help discourses and their relationship with pedagogic discourses, with the purpose of marking the centrality of the individual in the practices of contemporaneous …

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