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

Flora Pitrolo, Marko Zubak (eds), Global Dance Cultures in the 1970s and 1980s. Disco Heterotopias, Palgrave Studies in the History of Subcultures and Popular Music. Palgrave Macmillan, 2022 This book explores some of disco’s other lives which thrived between the 1970s and the 1980s, from oil-boom Nigeria to socialist Czechoslovakia, from post-colonial India to war-torn …

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Steven A. Hirschler, Hostile Homes. Violence, Harm and the Marketisation of UK Asylum Housing, Palgrave Macmillan, 2021 About this book This book explores the ways in which the state and private security firms contribute to the direct and structural harm of asylum seekers through policies and practices that result in states of perpetual destitution, exclusion, …

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Michel Foucault, Madness, Language, Literature Edited by Henri-Paul Fruchaud, Daniele Lorenzini, and Judith Revel Translated by Robert Bononno. Chicago University Press, Forthcoming 2023 Newly published lectures by Foucault on madness, literature, and structuralism. Perceiving an enigmatic relationship between madness, language, and literature, French philosopher Michel Foucault developed ideas during the 1960s that are less explicit …

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Michel Foucault, La Question anthropologique. Cours, 1954-1955, EHSS, Gallimard Seuil, 10 juin 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 …

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The Internet Is Not What You Think It Is: A History, a Philosophy, a Warning Justin E.H. Smith New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2022. 256 pp Many think of the internet as an unprecedented and overwhelmingly positive achievement of modern human technology. But is it? In The Internet Is Not What You Think It Is, …

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Mark Murphy (ed.) Social Theory and Education Research. Understanding Foucault, Habermas, Bourdieu and Derrida, Routledge, 2nd edition, 2022 Book Description Social Theory and Education Research is an advanced and accessible text that illustrates the diverse ways in which social theories can be applied to educational research methodologies. It provides in-depth overviews of the various theories …

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The Biopolitics of Punishment, Derrida and Foucault Edited by Rick Elmore and Ege Selin Islekel, Northwestern University Press, 2022 This volume marks a new chapter in the long-standing debate between Jacques Derrida and Michel Foucault regarding argumentative methods and their political implications. The essays chart the undertheorized dialogue between the two philosophers on questions of …

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Agustín Colombo, Edward Mcgushin and Geoff Pfeifer (eds.) The Politics of Desire. Foucault, Deleuze, and Psychoanalysis, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2022 In his preface to Deleuze and Guattari’s Anti-Oedipus, Michel Foucault notes that in the late sixties, there is a turn away from Freud anda movement toward what he calls an “experience and technology of …

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Carlos Antonio Aguirre Rojas, Theory of Power. Marx, Foucault, Neo-Zapatismo, Peter Lang, 2021 Summary The subject of power (singular) and multiple social powers (plural) is unquestionably central to contemporary societies all over the globe. Growing stronger and expanding farther all the time, the world’s anti-systemic movements have been forced to address this issue—the nature of …

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