Foucault News

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

CT&T: Continental Thought and Theory: A Journal of Intellectual Freedom Volume 3, Issue 4, 2022 Foucault’s Method Today Open access “Foucault’s Method: Introduction to Issue”, Cindy Zeiher and Mike Grimshaw “Notes on the Concept of Hyper-subjectivity—Foucault, Lacan, Illouz”, Rey Chow and Austin Sarfan “Foucault v Freud: Unthought, Unconscious, and Kant’s ‘Rhapsody of Perceptions’”, Henry Krips …

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Nadarajan, D. (2022), “The Zombification Crisis in a Crisis: Neoliberal Battles and Teacher Survivors in the Pandemic”, Wiseman, A.W. (Ed.) Annual Review of Comparative and International Education 2021 (International Perspectives on Education and Society, Vol. 42A), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 149-157. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1479-36792022000042A013 Abstract In this piece, the author invokes Beck’s (1997) conception of “zombie …

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Normalization. A Discussion with Gëzim Visoka and Nicolas Lemay New Books Network, Aug 16, 2022 In this episode of High Theory, Gëzim Visoka and Nicolas Lemay-Hebert tell us about normalization in international relations. Their research applies Foucault’s social theories of the normal and abnormal to the objects of political science: states, international organizations, and practices …

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Gëzim Visoka and Nicolas Lemay-Hébert, Normalization in World Politics, University of Michigan Press, 2022 Open access As we face new challenges from climate change and the rise of populism in Western politics and beyond, there is little doubt that we are entering a new configuration of world politics. Driven by nostalgia for past certainties or …

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Repo, J., Richter, H. An evental pandemic: thinking the COVID-19 ‘Event’ with Deleuze and Foucault (2022) Distinktion DOI: 10.1080/1600910X.2022.2086595 Abstract As COVID-19 swept the world it also became the subject of a quickly growing body of theoretical scholarship aimed at understanding the social, political and economic implications of the ‘pandemic event’. Taking a step back, …

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Roche, G., Leibold, J. State Racism and Surveillance in Xinjiang (People’s Republic of China) (2022) Political Quarterly DOI: 10.1111/1467-923X.13149 Abstract Racism, as a truly global phenomenon, requires a comparative approach that can account for its diverse forms and their commonalities. Despite the prevalence and relevance of racism throughout Asia, much scholarship on the topic remains …

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Muniz da Conceição, L.H. Social Media, Politics, and Law: The Role of Data in the Brazilian Constitutional Democracy (2022) Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research DOI: 10.1080/13260219.2022.2097296 Abstract Contemporary manifestations of power that exceed the traditional nation-state paradigm undermine Western constitutional democracies’ foundational principles. The Cambridge Analytica scandal demonstrates how non-state actors can exercise …

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Fleming, P., Godfrey, R., Lilley, S. Conceptualizing business logistics as an ‘apparatus of security’ and its implications for management and organizational inquiry (2022) Human Relations DOI: 10.1177/00187267221110458 Abstract Global commodity capitalism necessitates the fast and efficient movement of all manner of entities across the globe. Importantly, this commercial flow needs to be secured against the …

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Abela, M. “A new direction? The “mainstreaming” of sustainability reporting” (2022) Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal DOI: 10.1108/SAMPJ-06-2021-0201 Abstract Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyse the current developments to “mainstream” and standardise sustainability reporting and the consequences of those changes. Those changes give rise to the colonisation of sustainability reporting through …

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Tim Christiaens (2022) Biomedical technocracy, the networked public sphere and the biopolitics of COVID-19: notes on the Agamben affair, Culture, Theory and Critique, DOI: 10.1080/14735784.2022.2099919 ABSTRACT Giorgio Agamben’s public interventions during the COVID-19 pandemic against emergency measures like lockdowns, obligatory vaccinations and the prescribed use of masks have been highly controversial. I argue that Agamben’s …

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