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

Klauser, F. (2017). Surveillance and space, London: SAGE Publications Ltd The digital age is also a surveillance age. Today, computerized systems protect and manage our everyday life; the increasing number of surveillance cameras in public places, the computerized loyalty systems of the retail sector, geo-localized smart-phone applications, or smart traffic and navigation systems. Surveillance is nothing fundamentally new, …

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Lucy Fischer, Cinemagritte. René Magritte within the Frame of Film History, Theory, and Practice, Wayne State University Press, 2019. Cinemagritte: René Magritte within the Frame of Film History, Theory, and Practice investigates the dynamic relationship between the Surrealist modernist artist René Magritte (1898–1967) and the cinema—a topic largely ignored in the annals of film and …

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Dominique Roux, Yohan Gicquel, (dir.) Michel Foucault et la consommation. Gouverner et séduire, Versus 2018 Si Michel Foucault est l’un des plus grands philosophes du XXe siècle, et aussi le plus cité au monde, en quoi sa pensée peut-elle éclairer notre compréhension de la consommation à laquelle il n’a apporté aucun éclairage direct ? Alors …

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Dianna Taylor, Sexual Violence and Humiliation. A Foucauldian-Feminist Perspective, Routledge, 2019 Description This book presents humiliation as a key harm of sexual violence against women, showing that humiliation manifests within the relation of self to itself, and that Foucault’s critique of subjectivity provides resources for feminist conceptualization and countering of sexual violence and humiliation. Within …

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L’épistémologie historique. Histoire et méthodes Édité par Jean-François Braunstein, Iván Moya Diez, Matteo Vagelli, Éditions de la Sorbonne, 2019 Qu’est-ce que l’« épistémologie historique » ? À cette question ce volume répond en esquissant le portrait d’un Janus bifrons, dont l’une des faces est tournée vers le « style français » traditionnel en histoire des …

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Pierre Hadot, The Selected Writings of Pierre Hadot. Philosophy as Practice. Translated by Matthew Sharpe, Federico Testa, Bloomsbury forth coning 2020 This collection of writings from Pierre Hadot (1992-2010) presents, for the first time, previously unreleased and in some cases untranslated materials from one of the world’s most prominent classical philosophers and historians of thought. …

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Sandro Chignola, Foucault’s Politics of Philosophy, Power, Law, and Subjectivity. Routledge, 2018 Description Oriented around the theme of a ‘politics of philosophy’, this book tracks the phases in which Foucault’s genealogy of power, law, and subjectivity was reorganized during the 14 years of his teaching at the College de France, as his focus shifted from …

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Michel Foucault, Folie, langage, littérature Édition établie par H.-P. Fruchaud, D. Lorenzini et J. Revel. Introduction par J. Revel. Vrin 2019 La folie, le langage et la littérature ont longtemps occupé une place centrale dans la pensée de Michel Foucault. Quels sont le statut et la fonction du fou dans nos sociétés « occidentales », …

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Un essai relance la querelle sur Foucault et le néolibéralisme, Entretien avec Daniel Zamora et Mitchell Dean par Mathieu Dejean, Les inrockuptibles, 22 août 2019 Cet article est réservé aux abonnés Les sociologues Mitchell Dean et Daniel Zamora poursuivent le débat sur Michel Foucault et le néolibéralisme dans un essai critique, “Le dernier homme et …

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How Michel Foucault Got Neoliberalism So Wrong, An Interview With Daniel Zamora. Interview by Kévin Boucaud-Victoire. Translation By Seth Ackerman, Jacobin, 09.06.2019 In the emerging neoliberalism of the 1970s, Michel Foucault saw the promise of a new social order, more open to individual autonomy and experimental ways of living. That’s not how things turned out. …

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