Foucault News

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

Antoine Traisnel, Capture: American Pursuits and the Making of a New Animal Condition, Minnesota University Press, 2020 University of Minnesota Press | 368 pages | September 2020ISBN  978-1-5179-0964-2 | paper | $27.00 ISBN  978-1-5179-0963-5 | cloth | $108.00 Reading canonical works of the nineteenth century through the modern transformation of human-animal relations Antoine Traisnel reveals …

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François Ewald, The Birth of Solidarity. The History of the French Welfare State, Duke University Press, Editor: Melinda Cooper, Translator: Timothy Scott Johnson, 2020 François Ewald’s landmark The Birth of Solidarity—first published in French in 1986, revised in 1996, with the revised edition appearing here in English for the first time—is one of the most …

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Geoffroy de Lagasnerie, Foucault against Neoliberalism?, Translated by Matthew Maclellan, Rowman & Littlefield, 2020 Use the discount code RLINEW20 to receive a 30% discount In the late 1970s, Michel Foucault dedicated a number of controversial lectures on the subject of neoliberalism. Had Foucault been seduced by neoliberalism? Did France’s premier leftist intellectual, near the end …

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Recently Published Book Spotlight: How Propaganda Became Public Relations Interview with Cory Wimberly by Nathan Eckstrand, Blog of the APA, July 6, 2020 This edition of the Recently Published Book Spotlight is about Cory Wimberly‘s How Propaganda Became Public Relations: Foucault and the Corporate Government of the Public. Cory Wimberly is Associate Professor of Philosophy …

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Judith Butler, The Force of Nonviolence. The Ethical in the Political, Verso, February 2020 Towards a form of aggressive nonviolence. Judith Butler’s new book shows how an ethic of nonviolence must be connected to a broader political struggle for social equality. Further, it argues that nonviolence is often misunderstood as a passive practice that emanates …

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Daniel Nemser, Infrastructures of Race. Concentration and Biopolitics in Colonial Mexico, University of Texas Press, 2017. See also radio interview with Daniel Nemser Description Many scholars believe that the modern concentration camp was born during the Cuban war for independence when Spanish authorities ordered civilians living in rural areas to report to the nearest city …

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Pierre Hadot, The Selected Writings of Pierre Hadot. Philosophy as Practice. Translated by Matthew Sharpe, Federico Testa, Bloomsbury, Published: 25-06-2020 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. As …

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Originally posted on affecognitive:
 The first part of this edited collection reflected on Foucault as a reader of Marx.  In the book’s second part, five essays respond to the various Marxisms of the 19th-20th centuries and how Foucault situated his own research in relation to them. The first essay maps Foucault’s writings alongside developments in…

Marnia Lazreg, Foucault’s Orient: The Conundrum of Cultural Difference, From Tunisia to Japan, Berghahn, 2017, 2020 Now out in paperback DESCRIPTION Foucault lived in Tunisia for two years and travelled to Japan and Iran more than once. Yet throughout his critical scholarship, he insisted that the cultures of the “Orient” constitute the “limit” of Western …

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