Foucault News

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

Miguel de Beistegui, The Government of Desire. A Genealogy of the Liberal Subject, University of Chicago Press, 2018 Liberalism, Miguel de Beistegui argues in The Government of Desire, is best described as a technique of government directed towards the self, with desire as its central mechanism. Whether as economic interest, sexual drive, or the basic …

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Gunn, A. Foucauldian Discourse Analysis and Early Childhood Education. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education. Published online: 23 May 2019 Summary Formal early childhood education is a relatively modern institution to which increasing numbers of children are routinely exposed. Since the modern invention of childhood, the early childhood years have been increasingly established as a site …

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M. Francyne Huckaby (2008) Making Use of Foucault in a Study of Specific Parrhesiastic Scholars, Educational Philosophy and Theory, 40:6, 770-788. DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-5812.2007.00369.x Abstract In this article, I describe how I made use of Foucault theoretically and methodologically in a study of five specific parrhesiastic scholars. Such scholars challenge hegemony in educational policies and practices, …

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Jeffrey T. Nealon, I’m Not Like Everybody Else. Biopolitics, Neoliberalism, and American Popular Music, University of Nebraska Press, 2018 About the Book Despite the presence of the Flaming Lips in a commercial for a copier and Iggy Pop’s music in luxury cruise advertisements, Jeffrey T. Nealon argues that popular music has not exactly been co-opted …

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Bregham Dalgliesh, Critique as Critical History, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017 Description This book presents the first sustained articulation of a Foucauldian œuvre. It situates Foucault’s critique within the tradition of Kant’s call for a philosophical archaeology of reason; in parallel, it demonstrates the priority in Foucault’s thought of Nietzsche over Heidegger and the framing of reason …

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Javaid, Aliraza. Masculinities, sexualities and love. Routledge, 2018. Book Description It can be said that societies today know little of how gender, sexuality and love interconnect in dissimilar contexts, and how they are collectively shaped by social structures. Underpinned by the theoretical writings of Michel Foucault, Masculinities, Sexualities and Love examines a range of empirical …

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Foucault/Derrida Fifty Years Later. The Futures of Genealogy, Deconstruction, and Politics, Edited by Olivia Custer, Penelope Deutscher, and Samir Haddad. Columbia University Press, 2016 Early in their careers, Michel Foucault and Jacques Derrida argued over madness, reason, and history in an exchange that profoundly influenced continental philosophy and critical theory. In this collection, Amy Allen, …

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Penelope Deutscher, Foucault’s Futures. A Critique of Reproductive Reason, Columbia University Press, 2017 In Foucault’s Futures, Penelope Deutscher reconsiders the role of procreation in Foucault’s thought, especially its proximity to risk, mortality, and death. She brings together his work on sexuality and biopolitics to challenge our understanding of the politicization of reproduction. By analyzing Foucault’s …

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Alison Bashford (1999) Epidemic and governmentality: Smallpox in Sydney, 1881, Critical Public Health, 9:4, 301-316. DOI: 10.1080/09581599908402942 Abstract This article interprets a smallpox epidemic which took place in Sydney in 1881, in the light of Michel Foucault’s work on health, populations and the development of administrative government. It is a local and historical study informed …

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Verena Erlenbusch-Anderson, Genealogies of Terrorism: Revolution, State Violence, Empire (New Directions in Critical Theory), Columbia University Press (July 31, 2018), 296pp, ISBN-13: 978-0231187275 What is terrorism? What ought we to do about it? And why is it wrong? We think we have clear answers to these questions. But acts of violence, like U.S. drone strikes …

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