Foucault News

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

Progressive Geographies

One excellent piece of advice I picked up sometime in June was that while it might make sense to think of the autumn term as the beginning of the academic year, for research it makes sense to think of the beginning of summer as a fresh start. So that rather than the summer months being used to catch up on all the things that, this year above all others, didn’t get done, Ibegan Julythinking of this as a new year of writing, with the aim of getting ahead of things before teaching comes back to dominate. It’s a simple mental shift, but 2020/21 was an awful year, and thinking about now as 2021/22 really helped with giving this project new impetus.

With this book on Foucault in the 1960s, initially I worked on the chapter on art. I had quite a lot of notes, but not much…

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