Foucault News

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

Andrew Skourdoumbis, Scott Webster, The Epistemological Development of Education. Considering Bourdieu, Foucault and Dewey, Routledge, 2023 forthcoming Book Description This book documents the political and economic ramifications of the policy impetus for a “science of education” and what this means for classroom teachers, their teaching practices and for the field of education. In a critical …

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Paul Du Gay, Thomas Lopdrup-Hjorth, For Public Service. State, Office and Ethics, Routledge, 2022 Book Description This book develops a particular stance on the subject of public service. It does so in large part by indicating how early modern political concepts and theories of state, sovereignty, government, office and reason of state can shed light …

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New translations of Alternatives à la prison (2022) The lecture given by Foucault on alternatives to prison in 1976 at the University of Montreal was published and commented on in Foucault in Montreal (2021) published by Éditions de la rue Dorion. A shortened version of this book was published, in France, by Éditions Divergences. This …

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Jane Tynan, Chapter 11. Michel Foucault. Fashioning the Body Politic. In Agnès Rocamora and Anneke Smelik (eds), Thinking through Fashion A Guide to Key Theorists, I.B. Tauris, 2016, pp. 184-199 (Bloomsbury Collections) Chapter DOI10.5040/9780755694785.ch-011 Introduction The French historian and philosopher Michel Foucault (1926–1984) has profoundly impacted disciplines in the social sciences and humanities. For Foucault, …

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Byung-Chul Han, Infocracy: Digitization and the Crisis of Democracy, Translated by Daniel Steuer, Polity Press, 2022 The tsunami of information unleashed by digitization is threatening to overwhelm us, drowning us in a sea of frenzied communication and disrupting many spheres of social life, including politics. Election campaigns are now being waged as information wars with …

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Lodovica Braida, Anonymity in Eighteenth-Century Italian Publishing. The Absent Author, Palgrave-Macmillan, 2022 This book focuses on the different forms in which authorship came to be expressed in eighteenth-century Italian publishing. It analyses both the affirmation of the “author function”, and, above all, its paradoxical opposite: the use of anonymity, a centuries-old practice present everywhere in …

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Christensen, G. Ethical Reflections On Ethnographic Exposure Of Exclusion in PBL-Group Learning (2021) in Fox, A., Busher, H., & Capewell, C. (Eds.). (2021). Thinking Critically and Ethically About Research for Education: Engaging with Voice and Empowerment in International Contexts (1st ed.). Routledge., pp. 107-119. DOI: 10.4324/9781003094722-9 Abstract This chapter will address ethnographic exposure of exclusion …

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Garðar Árnason, Foucault and the Human Subject of Science, Springer, 2018 Part of the book series: SpringerBriefs in Ethics Analyses Foucault’s work on scientific discourses and their interplay with individuals and society Outlines a Foucauldian approach to science criticism and ethical issues regarding research with human subjects Discusses the ethical controversy over plans to construct …

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