Foucault News

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

Zelinka, J. (2022). Subjects and Subjectivities of the (New) Geopolitics of Knowledge. In: Parreira do Amaral, M., Thompson, C. (eds) Geopolitical Transformations in Higher Education. Educational Governance Research, vol 17. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-94415-5_15 Abstract The educational processes worldwide are said to be shaped by neoliberal logic of knowledge-production. In a continuously globalised world, the competition …

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Tracey Potts, Clutter and place (2020) The Routledge Handbook of Place, Edited By Tim Edensor, Ares Kalandides, Uma Kothari, pp. 486-495. DOI: 10.4324/9780429453267-43 Abstract This chapter explores the complex relationship between stuff and place as a way of interrogating the contemporary media obsession with decluttering. While the very idea of place connotes order (as in …

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Frédéric Gros, Foucault, Flaubert, la tentation d’écrire. In Flaubert et le moment théorique (1960-1980), Sous la direction de Pierre-Marc de Biasi, Anne Herschberg Pierrot, CNRS éditions, 2021. Et si Flaubert, dont on fête en 2021 le bicentenaire, n’était né, en réalité, qu’il y a une cinquantaine d’années ? Entre 1960 et 1980, la France traverse une période d’intense …

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Platonism. Ficino to Foucault Editors: Valery Rees, Anna Corrias, Francesca M. Crasta, Laura Follesa, and Guido Giglioni, Brill, 2021. In particular Candiotto, Laura. “Chapter 14 Care of the Self and Politics: Michel Foucault, Heir of a Forgotten Plato?”. In Platonism, (Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, 2020) doi: https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004437425_016 The sixteen essays in this volume trace the …

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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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