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

Calbérac, Y. (2021). Close Reading Michel Foucault’s and Yves Lacoste’s Concepts of Space Through Spatial Metaphors. Le Foucaldien, 7(1), 6. DOI:

Based on a close reading of the interview that Michel Foucault gave Hérodote, the geography journal newly established and managed by Yves Lacoste in 1976, this article—through the study of spatial metaphors—unfolds the concepts and functions of space used by the philosopher and by geographers. The article proposes an archaeological approach—inspired by Foucault’s thinking—in writing the history of the spatial turn and understanding the role played by geography and geographers in this “reassertion of space in critical social theory.”

Keywords: geopolitics, space, power, spatial metaphor, scale, discontinuity, map, archive

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