Foucault News

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

Foucault/Derrida Fifty Years Later. The Futures of Genealogy, Deconstruction, and Politics, Edited by Olivia Custer, Penelope Deutscher, and Samir Haddad. Columbia University Press, 2016 Early in their careers, Michel Foucault and Jacques Derrida argued over madness, reason, and history in an exchange that profoundly influenced continental philosophy and critical theory. In this collection, Amy Allen, …

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Penelope Deutscher, Foucault’s Futures. A Critique of Reproductive Reason, Columbia University Press, 2017 In Foucault’s Futures, Penelope Deutscher reconsiders the role of procreation in Foucault’s thought, especially its proximity to risk, mortality, and death. She brings together his work on sexuality and biopolitics to challenge our understanding of the politicization of reproduction. By analyzing Foucault’s …

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Frieder Vogelmann (ed.): “Fragmente eines Willens zum Wissen”. Michel Foucaults Vorlesungen 1970–1984. Stuttgart: Metzler (2020). A new edited volume on the complete series of Foucault’s lecture courses. Includes a chapter on every lecture course from 1970 to 1984, as well as a comprehensive introduction. Introduction Von den Theorien und Institutionen des Strafens über die psychiatrische …

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7 Questions with David Sepkoski, author of “Catastrophic Thinking” The Chicago blog, NOVEMBER 23, 2020 We live in an age in which we are repeatedly reminded—by scientists, by the media, by popular culture—of the looming threat of mass extinction. Such apocalyptic talk feels familiar to us, but the current fascination with extinction is a relatively …

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Nimmo, R. (2020). Foucault, Power, and Nonhuman Animals, Society & Animals, 28(7), 835-838. doi: https://doi.org/10.1163/15685306-00001845 Open access Matthew Chrulew & Dinesh Joseph Wadiwel (Eds.), Foucault and Animals (Human-Animal Studies). Leiden: Brill, 2017. 396 pp. In their timely and well-curated collection, Matthew Chrulew and Dinesh Wadiwel (2017) succeed in their difficult aim of providing readers with …

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Bernard-Henri Levy, The Virus in the Age of Madness, Yale University Press, 2020 See here for extracts Chapter 1: Come Back, Michel Foucault—We Need You! A trenchant look at how the coronavirus reveals the dangerous fault lines of contemporary society? As seen on CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS: “A stirring alarm addressed to an unsettled world.” …

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Ableism in Academia, Theorising experiences of disabilities and chronic illnesses in higher education Edited by Nicole Brown and Jennifer Leigh Open access Rather than embracing difference as a reflection of wider society, academic ecosystems seek to normalise and homogenise ways of working and of being a researcher. As a consequence, ableism in academia is endemic. …

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Lepe-Carrión, P.; Martínez Andrade, L.; Meneses, José M. (2020). “Chichitlahuiliztli, racialización y cacería humana. Ensayos sobre necropolíticas en América Latina”. Ediciones Ufro-CLACSO, 2020 Open access Prológo Cuando iniciamos el proyecto de este libro, nos dimos cuenta de que en los países con un pasado colonial la violencia se dice de muchas formas, las cuales como …

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Michel Foucault, Sexuality The 1964 Clermont-Ferrand and 1969 Vincennes Lectures, Foreword by Bernard E. Harcourt. Translated by Graham Burchell. Columbia University Press Forthcoming August 2021. Michel Foucault’s The History of Sexuality —the first volume of which was published in 1976—exerts a vast influence across the humanities and social sciences. However, Foucault’s interest in the history …

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