Foucault News

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

Laboratorio “archeologia filosofica” (www.archeologiafilosofica.it) is proud to present the new book series directed by Alessandro Baccarin and Paolo Vernaglione Berardi, for Efesto publisher. The aim of the series is to follow the foucauldian direction of The Archaeology of Knowledge, with the philosophical problematizations elaborated by Enzo Melandri and Giorgio Agamben, along the genealogical research that …

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Clare O’Farrell on Translating Foucault at the Movies, Columbia University Press blog, September 27, 2018 Today for National Translation Month we are presenting our film fans with a guest post from Clare O’Farrell who translated Foucault at the Movies by Michel Foucault, Patrice Maniglier, and Dork Zabunyan. In this post, O’Farrell gives a personal account of the challenges and opportunities …

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Giorgio La Rocca, Soggettività e Veridizione nell’ultimo Foucault, Sapienza Università Editrice, 2018 L’opera analizza il tema della soggettività e della veridizione negli ultimi quattro corsi tenuti da Michel Foucault al Collège de France, con particolare riferimento agli ultimi due dedicati al governo di sé e degli altri. L’idea è di leggere tutti questi argomenti attraverso …

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Editor: I am delighted to have just received a first copy of the new book. Foucault at the Movies Michel Foucault, Patrice Maniglier, Dork Zabunyan. Translated and edited by Clare O’Farrell, Columbia University Press, 2018 Michel Foucault’s work on film, although not extensive, compellingly illustrates the power of bringing his unique vision to bear on …

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Peter Triantafillou and Naja Vucina, The politics of health promotion. Case studies from Denmark and England, Manchester University Press, 2018 Description This book examines the quest to promote the health and vigour of individuals and populations of liberal democracies. It provides a detailed account of the emergence and working of Danish and English health promotion …

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Judith Fathallah, Fanfiction and the Author – E-book | Amsterdam University Press, 2017 The production, reception and discussion of fanfiction is a major aspect of contemporary global media. Thus far, however, the genre has been subject to relatively little rigorous qualitative or quantitative study-a problem that Judith M. Fathallah remedies here through close analysis of …

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Farzaneh Haghighi, Is the Tehran Bazaar Dead? Foucault, Politics, and Architecture (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018) Book Description: To examine the political role of architecture, this book presents an original engagement with the largest center of attraction in Tehran, namely, its bazaar. Through a rigorous study, it goes beyond the conventional sociopolitical and architectural discourses of …

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Dissident Knowledge in Higher Education: Marc Spooner and James McNinch write about their new edited book – Social Theory Applied, 22 May 2018 Extract Marc Spooner and James McNinch write about their new edited book: Spooner & McNinch (2018) Dissident Knowledge in Higher Education(https://uofrpress.ca/Books/D/Dissident-Knowledge-in-Higher-Education) It is an exciting time of possibility as research approaches continue to …

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Review by Nicholas Till,  Times Higher Education. Olivia Bloechl, Opera and the Political Imaginary in Old Regime France University of Chicago Press, 272pp, £41.50ISBN 9780226522753Published 10 April 2018 [,,,] Bloechl turns to writers such as Michel Foucault, Judith Butler and Agamben, who have all theorised the ways in which power operates not only through the …

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