Foucault News

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

Povinelli, Elizabeth A., Mathew Coleman, and Kathryn Yusoff. “An Interview with Elizabeth Povinelli: Geontopower, Biopolitics and the Anthropocene.” Theory, Culture & Society 34, no. 2–3 (May 2017): 169–85. https://doi.org/10.1177/0263276417689900. Open access Abstract This article is an interview with Elizabeth Povinelli, by Mathew Coleman and Kathryn Yusoff. It addresses Povinelli’s approaches to ‘geontologies’ and ‘geontopower’, and …

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Clements, Paul. “Highgate Cemetery Heterotopia: A Creative Counterpublic Space.” Space and Culture 20, no. 4 (November 2017): 470–84. https://doi.org/10.1177/1206331217724976. Open access Abstract Highgate Cemetery is nominally presented as a heterotopia, constructed, and theorized through the articulation of three “spaces.” First, it is configured as a public space which organizes the individual and the social, where …

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A. Pitsikali & R. Parnell (2019) The public playground paradox: ‘child’s joy’ or heterotopia of fear?, Children’s Geographies, 17:6, 719-731, DOI: 10.1080/14733285.2019.1605046 ABSTRACT Literature depicts children of the Global North withdrawing from public space to ‘acceptable islands’. Driven by fears both of and for children, the public playground – one such island – provides clear-cut …

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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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