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

Reis, Diego dos Santos. Michel Foucault, a gestão dos ilegalismos e a razão criminológica neoliberal. Revista de Filosofia Aurora (PUC-PR), v. 32, n. 55 (2020). DOI: 10.7213/1980-5934.32.055.AO07 Open access RESUMO O presente artigo busca analisar de que modo os problemas da segurança e da economia das punições passam a ser centrais no cálculo político-econômico da …

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Gregg Lambert, The Elements of Foucault, University of Minnesota Press | 152 pages | May 2020 Posthumanities Series, volume 55 ISBN 978-1-5179-0878-2 | paper | $23.00 ISBN 978-1-5179-0877-5 | cloth | $92.00 A new conceptual diagram of Foucault’s original vision of the biopolitical order The history around the critical reception of Michel Foucault’s published writings …

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Cielemęcka, O. Forest futures: biopolitics, purity, and extinction in Europe’s last ‘pristine’ forest (2020) Journal of Gender Studies, 29 (1), pp. 63-75. DOI: 10.1080/09589236.2019.1691981 Abstract This article examines how the ideological and material aspects of ‘purity’ play out in the environmental conflict in the Białowieża Forest that took place in Poland in 2017. I consider …

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Winnubst, S. The many lives of fungibility: anti-blackness in neoliberal times (2020) Journal of Gender Studies, 29 (1), pp. 102-112. DOI: 10.1080/09589236.2019.1692193 Abstract This article maps the many lives of the concept of fungibility in contemporary theories of both blackness and neoliberalism. Framed by the 2018 political chants across the US against ‘white supremacy’, the …

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Gerasimos Kakoliris, A Foucauldian enquiry in the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic management (Critique in Times of Coronavirus) Critical Legal Thinking— Law and the Political — • 11 May 2020 Is the substantially global management of the coronavirus pandemic a novelty or would it be possible to trace its origin in an earlier order of …

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Schubert, Karsten (2020): Freedom as critique: Foucault beyond anarchism. Philosophy & Social Criticism. First Published May 7, 2020 DOI: 10.1177/0191453720917733 Authors note: This contains some of the core arguments of my German book Freiheit als Kritik and makes them finally available in English. See also post on author’s blog. Abstract Foucault’s theory of power and …

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Heliana de Barros Conde Rodrigues, Michel Foucault au Brésil: Présence, effets, résonances – Harmattan, 2020

23 May 2020


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Heliana de Barros Conde Rodrigues, Michel Foucault au Brésil: Présence, effets, résonances – Harmattan, 2020 This is a translation of a Portguese study which I’ve mentioned here before – Ensaios sobre Michel Foucault no Brasil: Presença, efeitos, ressonâncias (Lamparina 2016).

Thanks to Adalbert Saurma for the link.

L’ouvrage enquête sur les cinq visites de Michel Foucault au Brésil, entre 1965 et 1976. Le philosophe visita alors São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Salvador, Recife et Belém. Michel Foucault a laissé une trace profonde dans le Brésil de la dictature militaire. Les objectifs de cette recherche comprennent une audiographie de la présence du Foucault-corps au Brésil, ainsi qu’une analyse critique de la primauté conférée à quelques procédures, catégories, problématiques et concepts foucaldiens par les intellectuels et militants brésiliens.

The original book was reviewed by Marcelo Hoffman as In the Shadow of Dictatorship: Foucault in Brazil at the Theory, Culture &…

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Collstedt, C. Towards a biopolitics of the victimised body: Creating assault as a crime against health and life, c. 1945–1965 (2020) Scandinavian Journal of History, 45 (1), pp. 1-24. DOI: 10.1080/03468755.2019.1596833 Open access Abstract This article discusses the creation of assault as a crime against health and life as this discursive process is expressed through …

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Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Anna Krakus and Cristina Vatulescu, “Foucault in Poland: A Secret Archive“, Diacritics, Vol 47 No 2, 2020. It seems to be open access at present. It’s a great piece on an important year in Foucault’s life – I was lucky enough to see a version before publication. Michel Foucault relished…

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