Foucault News

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

The Ethics of Richard Rorty. Moral Communities, Self-Transformation, and Imagination Edited By Susan Dieleman, David E. McClean, Paul Showler, Routledge, 2022 Book Description This book contains diverse and critical reflections on Richard Rorty’s contributions to ethics, an aspect of his thought that has been relatively neglected. Together, they demonstrate that Rorty offers a compelling and …

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Sandra Eder, How the Clinic Made Gender. The Medical History of a Transformative Idea, Chicago University Press, 2022 Interview (podcast) with the author on the New Books network An eye-opening exploration of the medical origins of gender in modern US history. Today, a world without “gender” is hard to imagine. Gender is at the center …

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Normalization. A Discussion with Gëzim Visoka and Nicolas Lemay New Books Network, Aug 16, 2022 In this episode of High Theory, Gëzim Visoka and Nicolas Lemay-Hebert tell us about normalization in international relations. Their research applies Foucault’s social theories of the normal and abnormal to the objects of political science: states, international organizations, and practices …

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Gëzim Visoka and Nicolas Lemay-Hébert, Normalization in World Politics, University of Michigan Press, 2022 Open access As we face new challenges from climate change and the rise of populism in Western politics and beyond, there is little doubt that we are entering a new configuration of world politics. Driven by nostalgia for past certainties or …

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Géraldine Mossière (2022). Religious Conversions and New Spiritual Economies. In: Mossière, G. (eds) New Spiritualties and the Cultures of Well-being. In Book Series: Religion, Spirituality and Health: A Social Scientific Approach, vol 6. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-06263-6_4 Abstract In this chapter, I transpose the concept of moral economies into the domain of contemporary spiritualities, building on …

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Lorenzo Petrachi, Rovine dell’amicizia. Il progetto incompiuto di Michel Foucault Orthotes Editrice, 2022. Ciunque ritiene di sapere cos’è un’amicizia, da cosa riconoscerla e come nominare i suoi gesti, quali rapporti debba intrattenere con l’amore, la famiglia o le asimmetrie; oltre quali soglie non può spingersi, pretendere e ambire – quantomeno non in maniera ragionevole. Ma …

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Discours et politiques de l’identité. À partir de Michel Foucault Édité par Philippe Sabot, Presses Universitaires du Septentrion, 2022. Foucault n’aimait pas les logiques de l’identité : celles-ci témoignent de l’assignation de nos discours aux figures de l’autorité ou de la vérité ; mais cette assignation pousse aussi sa prise au-delà de nos discours, jusque …

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Foucault, Sexuality, Antiquity, Edited By Sandra Boehringer, Daniele Lorenzini, Routledge, 2022 Book Description Foucault, Sexuality, Antiquity, published for the first time in English, takes an interdisciplinary approach to exploring how the work of Michel Foucault has influenced studies of ancient Greece and Rome. Foucault’s The History of Sexuality has had a profound and lasting impact …

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Mark Coeckelbergh, Self-Improvement. Technologies of the Soul in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, Columbia University Press, 2022 We are obsessed with self-improvement; it’s a billion-dollar industry. But apps, workshops, speakers, retreats, and life hacks have not made us happier. Obsessed with the endless task of perfecting ourselves, we have become restless, anxious, and desperate. We …

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Michel Foucault, La Question anthropologique. Cours, 1954-1955, Paris, Seuil, Gallimard, EHESS, 2022 Qu’est-ce que l’homme ? Michel Foucault, au mitan des années 1950, consacre une partie de son enseignement, dispensé à l’université de Lille et à l’École normale supérieure, à comprendre comment cette interrogation a traversé et transformé la philosophie. Ces leçons sont rassemblées dans …

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