Foucault News

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

Pat Norman, Power, Knowledge and Palpatine. In Barnes, Naomi, Bedford, Alison (Eds.), Unlocking Social Theory with Popular Culture, Remixing Theoretical Influencers, Springer, 2021 Abstract In this chapter, I look at the way Star Wars can help us to understand Michel Foucault’s concepts of power/knowledge and governmentality. Foucault argued that power and knowledge interact and produce each …

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Katherine Firth, 5 Ways Hogwarts Helps Us Understand Foucault’s ‘Docile Bodies’. In Barnes, Naomi, Bedford, Alison (Eds.), Unlocking Social Theory with Popular Culture, Remixing Theoretical Influencers, Springer, 2021 Abstract Hogwarts, the school in the Harry Potter novel series, controls and shapes the experiences and adventures of the protagonists in ways that are best understood through the …

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Karen Bennett, Foucault in English, The politics of exoticization, In Translation in times of technocapitalism, Edited by Stefan Baumgarten and Jordi Cornellà-Detrell [Target 29:2] 2017, pp. 222–243, Published online: 29 June 2017 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1075/target.29.2.02ben Abstract It is something of a cliché to affirm that translations into English are almost always domestications, privileging fluency and naturalness over …

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Chambers, S.A. Subject positions and seriality in the good wife, In Hudelet, Ariane, and Anne Crémieux, eds. Exploring Seriality on Screen: Audiovisual Narratives in Film and Television. Routledge, 2020., pp. 233-258. DOI: 10.4324/9781003044772-17 Abstract This chapter explores the cultural politics of the US network drama The Good Wife (2009-2016). By reading the idea of “the …

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Robb L., Deane F. (2021) Smart Cities as Panopticon: Highlighting Blockchain’s Potential for Smart Cities Through Competing Narratives. In: Wang B.T., Wang C.M. (eds) Automating Cities. Advances in 21st Century Human Settlements. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-8670-5_12 Abstract This chapter argues that the narratives of smart cities demonstrate the potential value of blockchain technologies. Drawing upon competing …

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Philo, C. (2019). Doing space and star power: Foucault, exclusion– inclusion and the spatial history of social policy. In Whitworth A. (Ed.), Towards a Spatial Social Policy: Bridging the Gap Between Geography and Social Policy (pp. 41-68). Bristol: Bristol University Press. doi:10.2307/j.ctvs1g92b.7 Foucault as spatial historian of social policy Heeding the central purpose of the …

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Schubert, Karsten (2019): The Democratic Biopolitics of PrEP. In: Helene Gerhards und Kathrin Braun (ed.): Biopolitiken – Regierungen des Lebens heute. Wiesbaden: Springer, 121–153 doi: 10.1007/978-3-658-25769-9_5. Abstract PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) is a relatively new drug-based HIV prevention technique and an important means to lower the HIV risk of gay men who are especially vulnerable to …

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Alan Ingram, Viral geopolitics: biosecurity and global health governance, In Biosecurity: The Socio-Politics of Invasive Species and Infectious Diseases, Edited ByAndrew Dobson, Kezia Barker, Sarah L. Taylor, Routledge, 2013 This chapter examines tensions surrounding the development and reworking of global health governance in response to concerns about emerging infectious diseases since the 1980s. It focuses …

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Emma Foster, Foucault and Ecology, in Lisa Downing (ed.) After Foucault: Culture, Theory, and Criticism in the 21st Century, Cambridge University Press, 2018 DOI: 10.1017/9781316492864.010 Summary A Foucauldian perspective offers a number of interesting and significant insights into the relationship between the cultural representations of ‘Nature’ and the processes of subjectification that underpin environmentalism and ecologism. …

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Taylor C. (2013) The Discourses of Climate Change. In: Cadman T. (eds) Climate Change and Global Policy Regimes. International Political Economy. Palgrave Macmillan, London DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137006127_2 Abstract Climate change has been represented in a variety of ways. These representations have enacted their own discursive formations, which people discuss and act upon at local, national and …

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