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

Power inscribes order on space through codes. Bureaucratic codes measure and normalize dynamic ecologies and constitute the substrate of any infrastructural system, organization, and praxis. They striate space and punctuate time to increase efficiency, maximize profit, reduce risk, and maintain order in cultural, social, economic, and political spheres. #decoding gauges the agency of spatial practices …

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Reinvenções de Foucault Ana Kiffer.(org.) Antonio Pele.(org.) Francisco de Guimaraens.(org.) Mauricio Rocha.(org.) Rafael Becker.(org.) Lamparina, 2017 ISBN 978 85 8316 050 2Cód. barras 9788583160502 Em 1973, Michel Foucault apresenta no Collège de France o Curso “A sociedade punitiva”, parte do conjunto de análises que servirão de base ao livro Vigiar e Punir, de 1975. As …

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CALL FOR PAPERS The eighteenth annual meeting of the Foucault Circle John Carroll University University Heights, OH April 6-8, 2018 We seek submissions for papers on any aspect of Foucault’s work, as well as studies, critiques, and applications of Foucauldian thinking. Paper submissions require an abstract of no more than 750 words. All submissions should …

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Garland, David, ‘What is a “history of the present”? On Foucault’s genealogies and their critical preconditions’ Punishment & Society (2014) 16(4)365 – 384 DOI: 10.1177/1462474514541711 Abstract In this article Michel Foucault’s method of writing a “history of the present” is explained, together with its critical objectives and its difference from conventional historiography. Foucault’s shift from …

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Schuilenburg, M., & Peeters, R. (2017). Gift politics: exposure and surveillance in the anthropocene. Crime, Law and Social Change, 1-16. Open access Abstract This article discusses the role of gift relations in the Anthropocene. We reinterpret Mauss’s original concept of the gift to understand its application and transformation in a social context that increasingly sees human …

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Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Another piece of Foucault from the archive was published last year – Michel Foucault, ‘Homère, les récits, l’éducation, les discours‘ edited by Martin Rueff in NRF. Apparently these notes date from the drafting of The Archaeology of Knowledge. I’ve ordered a copy of this issue, but I found the reference just by…

Paul Sutton, Lost souls? The demoralization of academic labour in the measured university, Higher Education Research & Development Vol. 36 , Iss. 3,2017 DOI: 10.1080/07294360.2017.1289365 ABSTRACT In this conceptual paper, I contend that the soul of academic labour is becoming lost in performativity. Performativity, I explain, is a form of regulation and control that deploys …

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Stephen J Ball, Neoliberal education? Confronting the slouching beast, Policy Futures in education, Volume: 14 issue: 8, page(s): 1046-1059 Article first published online: August 23, 2016;Issue published: November 1, 2016 DOI: 10.1177/1478210316664259 Abstract A major aim of this paper is to draw attention to the insidious manner in which the deficit discourse and practices associated …

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