Foucault News

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

Rey Chow, A Face Drawn in Sand. Humanistic Inquiry and Foucault in the Present, Columbia University Press, 2021 Leadership, innovation, diversity, inclusiveness, sharing, accountability—such is the resounding administrative refrain we keep hearing in the contemporary Western university. What kinds of benefits does this refrain generate? For whom? What discursive incitements undergird such benefits? Although there …

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Paul Michael Garrett, Dissenting Social Work. Critical Theory, Resistance and Pandemic, Routledge, 2021 Book Description This book, from one of international social work’s leading radical educators, provides a richly compelling argument for the profession to become more critical and dissenting. Addressing the troubled times in which we find ourselves, Garrett’s book examines a broad range …

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Ali Laïdi, Les batailles du commerce mondial. Penser la guerre économique avec et contre Michel Foucault, PUF 2021 Résumé À partir des outils conceptuels légués par Michel Foucault, il s’agit d’établir l’existence de la guerre économique, un concept rejeté jusqu’à présent par le monde académique et médiatique. Mais depuis l’élection de Trump en 2016, – …

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Marco Checchi, The Primacy of Resistance. Power, Opposition and Becoming, Bloomsbury, 2021 Description What is at the heart of political resistance? Whilst traditional accounts often conceptualise it as a reaction to power, this volume (prioritising remarks by Michel Foucault) invites us to think of resistance as primary. The author proposes a strategic analysis that highlights …

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Camille Robcis, Disalienation. Politics, Philosophy, And Radical Psychiatry In Postwar France, University of Chicago Press, 2021 See also interview with the author on the New Books Network From 1940 to 1945, forty thousand patients died in French psychiatric hospitals. The Vichy regime’s “soft extermination” let patients die of cold, starvation, or lack of care. But …

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Mark Olssen, Constructing Foucault’s ethics. A poststructuralist moral theory for the twenty-first century, Manchester University Press, 2021 DESCRIPTION In popularizing the term ‘speaking truth to power’, now widely used throughout the world, Michel Foucault established the basis upon which a new ethics can be constructed. This is the thesis that Mark Olssen advances in Constructing …

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Joseph Pugliese, Biopolitics of the More-Than-Human. Forensic Ecologies of Violence, Duke University Press, 2020 In Biopolitics of the More-Than-Human Joseph Pugliese examines the concept of the biopolitical through a nonanthropocentric lens, arguing that more-than-human entities—from soil and orchards to animals and water—are actors and agents in their own right with legitimate claims to justice. Examining …

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Niki Kasumi Clements, Sites of the Ascetic Self. John Cassian and Christian Ethical Formation, University of Notre Dame Press, 2020 Description Sites of the Ascetic Self reconsiders contemporary debates about ethics and subjectivity in an extended engagement with the works of John Cassian (ca. 360–ca. 435), whose stories of extreme asceticism and transformative religious experience …

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Un ouvrage dédié au philosophe Michel Foucault, La Nouvelle République, 14/05/2021 See also this site Publisher’s site Book brochure L’association Le jardin de Michel Foucault à Vendeuvre-du-Poitou vient de publier en avril 2021 un livre intitulé Michel Foucault, Côté jardin, Paroles. Cet ouvrage est un recueil de témoignages de personnes qui l’ont connu à Vendeuvre …

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Michel Foucault. Sexuality. The 1964 Clermont-Ferrand and 1969 Vincennes Lectures Edited by Claude-Olivier Doron. General Editor: François Ewald. English Series Editor: Bernard E. Harcourt. Translated by Graham Burchell. Foreword by Bernard E. Harcourt. Columbia University Press 2021 Michel Foucault’s The History of Sexuality—the first volume of which was published in 1976—exerts a vast influence across …

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