Foucault News

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

Dissident Knowledge in Higher Education: Marc Spooner and James McNinch write about their new edited book – Social Theory Applied, 22 May 2018 Extract Marc Spooner and James McNinch write about their new edited book: Spooner & McNinch (2018) Dissident Knowledge in Higher Education(https://uofrpress.ca/Books/D/Dissident-Knowledge-in-Higher-Education) It is an exciting time of possibility as research approaches continue to …

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Review by Nicholas Till,  Times Higher Education. Olivia Bloechl, Opera and the Political Imaginary in Old Regime France University of Chicago Press, 272pp, £41.50ISBN 9780226522753Published 10 April 2018 [,,,] Bloechl turns to writers such as Michel Foucault, Judith Butler and Agamben, who have all theorised the ways in which power operates not only through the …

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“This Tale Is About You!”: On Bini Adamczak’s “Communism for Kids” – Los Angeles Review of Books, By Ross Wolfe JUNE 27, 2017 BINI ADAMCZAK’S Communism for Kids isn’t just for kids. The book is meant for readers of all ages, but its style is deliberately naïve. Adamczak addresses everyone as children in order to awaken their childlike …

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Denise Mifsud, Professional Identities in Initial Teacher Education – The Narratives and Questions of Teacher Agency, Palgrave Macmillan,2018 discount flyer This book explores the perception, construction and performance of professional identities in initial teacher education (ITE). Drawn from a collection of narrative data from postgraduate students, the author explores these topics through school placement, career …

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Understanding Foucault, Understanding Modernism (Understanding Philosophy, Understanding Modernism) Edited by David Scott: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017 Michel Foucault continues to be regarded as one of the most essential thinkers of the twentieth century. A brilliantly evocative writer and conceptual creator, his influence is clearly discernible today across nearly every discipline-philosophy and history, certainly, as well as …

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John Iliopoulos, The History of Reason in the Age of Madness: Foucault’s Enlightenment and a Radical Critique of Psychiatry Bloomsbury Academic, 2017 The History of Reason in the Age of Madness revolves around three axes: the Foucauldian critical-historical method, its relationship with enlightenment critique, and the way this critique is implemented in Foucault’s seminal work, …

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The City and the Pen: An Excerpt from Shlomo Sand’s “The End of the French Intellectual” – Los Angeles Review of Books, April 17, 2018 The following is an excerpt from Shlomo Sand’s The End of the French Intellectual: From Zola to Houellebecq, translated by David Fernbach and out April 2018 with Verso. See also …

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Paolo Vernaglione Berardi, Critica: La carne e l’amicizia Deleuze per Foucault, Laboratorio “archeologia filosofica”, 2018 Gilles Deleuze, Il potere. Corso su Michel Foucault (1985-1986)/2, Ombre Corte, 2018 On the occasion of the publication in France of  Les aveux de la chair, the “so called” fourth Foucault volume of the History of sexuality, and the contemporary publication …

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Gilles Deleuze, Il potere. Corso su Michel Foucault (1985-1986) / 2, Ombre Corte, 2018 Prefazione di Ubaldo Fadini il libro Le lezioni sul potere costituiscono la seconda parte del Corso che Gilles Deleuze dedicò all’opera dell’amico a poco più di un anno dalla scomparsa. Iniziato nell’ottobre 1985, le prime otto vennero dedicate al “sapere”, ovvero …

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