Foucault News

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

Sacha Golob (2015) Subjectivity, Reflection and Freedom in Later Foucault, International Journal of Philosophical Studies, 23:5, 666-688, DOI: 10.1080/09672559.2015.1091029 Abstract This paper proposes a new reading of the interaction between subjectivity, reflection and freedom within Foucault’s later work. I begin by introducing three approaches to subjectivity, locating these in relation both to Foucault’s texts and …

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Godrej, Farah. “The neoliberal yogi and the politics of yoga.” Political Theory 45, no. 6 (2017): 772-800. DOI: 10.1177/0090591716643604 Abstract Can the theory and practice of the yogic tradition serve as a challenge to dominant cultural and political norms in the Western world? In this essay I demonstrate that modern yoga is a creature of …

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Valdivia, Gabriela , “Eco-Governmentality” , in The Routledge Handbook of Political Ecology ed. Tom Perreault , Gavin Bridge and James McCarthy (Abingdon: Routledge, 17 Jun 2015 ), accessed 19 Dec 2019 , Routledge Handbooks Online. Abstract “Eco-governmentality” is a Foucaultian-inspired power analytic that political ecologists use to examine nature–society relationships. Since its early days, political ecologists have used Marxist-inspired critique to explain environmental domination and oppression (Watts 1983; Blaikie and Brookfield 1987; …

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Special feature: The government of life. Economy and Society (2015), Volume 44, issue 1, 2015 The government of life: managing populations, health and scarcity Kaspar Villadsen & Ayo Wahlberg The Malthus Effect: population and the liberal government of life Mitchell Dean Real-time biopolitics: the actuary and the sentinel in global public health Andrew Lakoff The …

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Kakuk P. (ed) Bioethics and Biopolitics. Advancing Global Bioethics, vol 8. Springer, Cham, 2017 This volume links three different theoretical approaches that have a common focus on the relationship between biopolitics and bioethics. This collection of papers can be categorized into different domains that are representative of the contemporary usage of biopolitics as a concept. …

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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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