Foucault News

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

Garland, David, ‘What is a “history of the present”? On Foucault’s genealogies and their critical preconditions’ Punishment & Society (2014) 16(4)365 – 384 DOI: 10.1177/1462474514541711 Abstract In this article Michel Foucault’s method of writing a “history of the present” is explained, together with its critical objectives and its difference from conventional historiography. Foucault’s shift from …

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Geraldine Muhlmann Journalism for Democracy, Polity, 2010 Editor: There are some very interesting remarks on Foucault, Bourdieu and journalism in the first chapter Description Journalists are commonly denounced from all sides – a shameful, deceitful trade, a profession sold out to the powerful which gives a biased and misleading picture of the world. Behind the …

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France: Defection of the Leftist Intellectuals Research Paper from the CIA archives. Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/05/13 !reformation available as of 15 November 1985 was used in this report. Scope note Intellectuals have traditionally played an influential role in French political life. Even though they have seldom sought a direct part in formulating policy, …

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Bruno Latour, Why Has Critique Run out of Steam? From Matters of Fact to Matters of Concern, Critical Inquiry 30 (Winter 2004) Full PDF Wars. So many wars. Wars outside and wars inside. Cultural wars, science wars, and wars against terrorism. Wars against poverty and wars against the poor. Wars against ignorance and wars out …

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Dominique Beynier MICHEL FOUCAULT, « Le monde correctionnaire » , in Histoire de la folie à l’âge classique (1961), Gallimard, 1974, 92-123 In Didier Drieu (ed) 46 commentaires de textes en clinique institutionnelle – Dunod, 2013 Premières lignes Michel Foucault (1926-1984), entre en 1946 à l’École normale supérieure. Il obtient en Sorbonne une licence de …

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Macias, T. (2012). In the World: Toward a Foucauldian Ethics of Reading in Social Work. Intersectionalities: A Global Journal Of Social Work Analysis, Research, Polity, And Practice, 1, 1-19. Full text available ABSTRACT Teaching and learning critical and anti-oppressive frameworks pose many challenges within social work as a profession invested in notions of practice, competency, …

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Francescomaria Tedesco, Eccedenza Sovrana , Mimesis Edizioni, 2012 Pasolini, discutendo di Salò, sosteneva che nulla è più anarchico del potere, perché il potere fa ciò che vuole, e ciò che vuole il potere è completamente arbitrario. Eppure, a scrutare il fondo uccisore della sovranità moderna, emerge la fragilità di un potere che ha bisogno, per esistere, …

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Hull, Gordon, Successful Failure: What Foucault Can Teach Us About Privacy Self-Management in a World of Facebook and Big Data (December 2, 2014). Ethics and Information Technology, Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2533057 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2533057 Full text available Abstract: The “privacy paradox” refers to the discrepancy between the concern individuals express for their privacy and the apparently …

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Davies, W. (2012), The Emerging Neocommunitarianism. The Political Quarterly, 83: 767–776. doi:10.1111/j.1467-923X.2012.02354.x Full text on academia.edu Abstract The financial crisis which began in 2007 has been widely interpreted as a crisis of neoliberalism, akin to the crisis of Keynesianism of the 1970s. But there is little sign of a major paradigmatic alternative, either in theory …

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Laurence McFalls & Mariella Pandolfi, Post-Liberalism, Academic Foresights, No. 5: July-September 2012 How do you analyze the present status of post-liberalism? Post-liberalism is the currently emergent historical formation that has both grown out of and broken with liberalism and neo-liberalism. Like its antecedents, post-liberalism entails its own forms of truth, of subjectivity, and of power. …

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