Foucault News

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

Gordon Hull, Foucault and Marx: on Subjectification and Exhaustion, New APPS: Art, Politics, Philosophy, Science, 25 September 2017 I have been circling around the relation between Marx and Foucault for a while, and thinking in  particular about the ways that they can be viewed as productively engaged, particularly at the intersection of primitive accumulation and …

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Marder, L. Rethinking homo economicus in the political sphere. Constellations, 31 August 2017 DOI: 10.1111/1467-8675.12295 Abstract: Homo-economicus, this rational cost-benefit calculating interest-pursuing subject, in political analysis usually stands for the ordinary citizen little interested in unprofitable political knowledge. This subject appears as an obstacle to democratic governance, but it does not have to appear as …

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Perryman, J., Maguire, M., Braun, A., & Ball, S. (2017). Surveillance, Governmentality and moving the goalposts: The influence of Ofsted on the work of schools in a post-panoptic era. British Journal of Educational Studies, September 2017, 1-19. DOI: 10.1080/00071005.2017.1372560 ABSTRACT This paper asks the question: to what extent do inspection regimes, particularly the Office for …

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Deranty, J.-P., Dunstall, A. Doing justice to the past: Critical theory and the problems of historicism (2017) Philosophy and Social Criticism, 43 (8), pp. 812-836. DOI: 10.1177/0191453716685757 Abstract In this article, we argue that the usual restriction of critical theory to ‘modern’ norms is subject to problems of coherence, historical accuracy and moral obligation. First, …

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Todorof, Maria Borisof, Foucault and the Poster-Child for Conformism or the Cost of Identity in the Same-Sex Marriage Context (August 21, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2364097 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2364097 Open access Also on academia.edu Abstract The paper discusses the reconciliation between state and same-sex marriage which it is suggested could be seen as employment of a …

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Allain, K.A., Marshall, B. Foucault retires to the gym: Understanding embodied aging in the third age (2017) Canadian Journal on Aging, 36 (3), pp. 402-414. DOI: 10.1017/S0714980817000216 Abstract In light of recent social pressures leading to a reimagining of the “Third Age” as a time of constant activity rather than repose and relaxation, this article …

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The Southern Journal of Philosophy, Special Issue: Critical Histories of the Present, September 2017, Volume 55, Issue Supplement S1. Pages 1–209 Editor’s Introduction: Critical Histories of the Present (pages 5–6) Verena Erlenbusch Overcoming “The Present Limits of the Necessary”: Foucault’s Conception of a Critique (pages 7–24) Tuomo Tiisala Comments on Tuomo Tiisala, “Overcoming ‘The Present …

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Allen, A. Psychoanalysis and ethnology revisited: Foucault’s historicization of history (2017) Southern Journal of Philosophy, 55, pp. 31-46. DOI: 10.1111/sjp.12229 Abstract This article re-examines the closing sections of Michel Foucault’s The Order of Things in order to address the longstanding question of whether he is best understood as a philosopher or a historian. My central …

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Martinson, M. Lutheran secularism as a challenge for constructive theology: A Swedish perspective, a foucauldian proposal (2017) Dialog, 56 (3), pp. 233-243. DOI: 10.1111/dial.12334 Abstract In this article the Swedish Lutheran heritage is discussed in relation to its historical connections with secularism. The question is raised whether and how constructive and liberating Lutheran theology can …

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