Foucault News

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

Mendes M, Bordignon JS, Menegat RP, Schneider DG, Vargas MAO, Santos EKAD, Cunha PRD. Neither angels nor heroes: nurse speeches during the COVID-19 pandemic from a Foucauldian perspective. Rev Bras Enferm. 2021 Sep 29;75(suppl 1):e20201329. English, Portuguese. doi: 10.1590/0034-7167-2020-1329. PMID: 34614072. Open access Link to PDF in English Abstract Objective: to analyze the processes of …

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Larocque, C., Foth, T. Which lives are worth saving? Biolegitimacy and harm reduction during COVID-19 (2021) Nursing Inquiry DOI: 10.1111/nin.12417 Open access Abstract Despite the promise to save every life, the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed social and racial inequalities, precarious living conditions, and engendered an exponential increase in overdose deaths. Although some lives are considered …

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Wagner, A., Matulewska, A., & Marusek, S. “Pandemica Panoptica: Biopolitical Management of Viral Spread in the Age of Covid-19.” International journal for the semiotics of law = Revue internationale de semiotique juridique, 1-37. 4 Feb. 2021, doi:10.1007/s11196-021-09821-1 Abstract The current pandemic period has triggered a series of changes in society, at both individual and collective …

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De Sá, F. Z.; Gastal, S. A.(2021).Mobility, immobility and a-mobility: to discuss tourism in COVID-19 times. Revista Brasileira de Pesquisa em Turismo, São Paulo,15(1), 2144. http://dx.doi.org/10.7784/rbtur.v15i1.2144 Open access Abstract Mobility has been revisited in recent years, associated with the themes of space, time, territory, and place, but rarely involving Tourism more directly. Analyzing Tourism under …

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Claudia Aradau and Martina Tazzioli, Covid-19 and rebordering the world Radical Philosophy 2.10 (Summer 2021) In April 2021, dozens of asylum seekers were moved back to the Napier Barracks in the UK, after the barracks had been emptied a month earlier following protests and media reports on its unsuitable conditions. Migrant support groups and NGOs …

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Jean Zaganiaris, Michel Foucault, le Covid-19 et le «combat immense et multiple des savoirs», iPhilo, 20/05/2021 COMMENTAIRE : La pandémie est l’objet de vives disputes sur ce qui serait médicalement vrai et ce qui relèverait de fakenews. Le philosophe et historien de la littérature Jean Zaganiaris a exhumé pour l’occasion un texte de Michel Foucault …

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D. Lemus-Delgado, China and the battle to win the scientific narrative about the origin of COVID-19 (2020) Journal of Science Communication, 19 (5), pp. 1-16. DOI: 10.22323/2.19050206 Abstract The emergence of COVID-19 represented a critical problem for the legitimacy and prestige of the Chinese Communist Party. The Chinese authorities had to fight not only to …

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Makarychev, A., Romashko, T. Precarious Sovereignty in a Post-liberal Europe: The COVID-19 Emergency in Estonia and Finland (2021) Chinese Political Science Review, 6 (1), pp. 63-85. DOI: 10.1007/s41111-020-00165-y Abstract The paper addresses a puzzle resulting from the current global state of alert: the coronavirus pandemic brought us back to the world of the allegedly sovereign …

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S. Walby, The COVID pandemic and social theory: Social democracy and public health in the crisis (2021) European Journal of Social Theory, 24 (1), pp. 22-43. DOI: 10.1177/1368431020970127 Abstract Social theory is developing in response to the coronavirus (COVID) crisis. Fundamental questions about social justice in the relationship of individuals to society are raised by …

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Carlo Salzani COVID-19 and State of Exception: Medicine, Politics, and the Epidemic State, Paris Institute for Critical Thinking, 12 March 2021 Open access The article analyzes the paradigm of the state of exception which has been evoked in relation to the exceptional measures adopted against the COVID-19 pandemic around the world, with particular reference to …

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