Foucault News

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

Tom Roach, Screen Love. Queer Intimacies in the Grindr Era, SUNY Press. Engaging analysis of men-seeking-men media as paradoxical sites of both self-marketing and radical queer sociality. In work, play, education, and even healthcare, we are using social media during COVID-19 to approximate “normal life” before the pandemic. In Screen Love, Tom Roach urges us …

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Social Theory and the Politics of Higher Education. Critical Perspectives on Institutional Research Editors: Mark Murphy, Ciaran Burke, Cristina Costa, Rille Raaper, Bloomsbury Social Theory and the Politics of Higher Education brings together an international group of scholars who shine a theoretical light on the politics of academic life and higher education. The book covers …

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Linda Steele, Disability, criminal justice and law: Reconsidering court diversion. Routledge, 2020. Book Description Through theoretical and empirical examination of legal frameworks for court diversion, this book interrogates law’s complicity in the debilitation of disabled people. In a post-deinstitutionalisation era, diverting disabled people from criminal justice systems and into mental health and disability services is …

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Foucault/Derrida Fifty Years Later. The Futures of Genealogy, Deconstruction, and Politics, Edited by Olivia Custer, Penelope Deutscher, and Samir Haddad. Columbia University Press, 2016 Early in their careers, Michel Foucault and Jacques Derrida argued over madness, reason, and history in an exchange that profoundly influenced continental philosophy and critical theory. In this collection, Amy Allen, …

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Penelope Deutscher, Foucault’s Futures. A Critique of Reproductive Reason, Columbia University Press, 2017 In Foucault’s Futures, Penelope Deutscher reconsiders the role of procreation in Foucault’s thought, especially its proximity to risk, mortality, and death. She brings together his work on sexuality and biopolitics to challenge our understanding of the politicization of reproduction. By analyzing Foucault’s …

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Frieder Vogelmann (ed.): “Fragmente eines Willens zum Wissen”. Michel Foucaults Vorlesungen 1970–1984. Stuttgart: Metzler (2020). A new edited volume on the complete series of Foucault’s lecture courses. Includes a chapter on every lecture course from 1970 to 1984, as well as a comprehensive introduction. Introduction Von den Theorien und Institutionen des Strafens über die psychiatrische …

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7 Questions with David Sepkoski, author of “Catastrophic Thinking” The Chicago blog, NOVEMBER 23, 2020 We live in an age in which we are repeatedly reminded—by scientists, by the media, by popular culture—of the looming threat of mass extinction. Such apocalyptic talk feels familiar to us, but the current fascination with extinction is a relatively …

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Nimmo, R. (2020). Foucault, Power, and Nonhuman Animals, Society & Animals, 28(7), 835-838. doi: https://doi.org/10.1163/15685306-00001845 Open access Matthew Chrulew & Dinesh Joseph Wadiwel (Eds.), Foucault and Animals (Human-Animal Studies). Leiden: Brill, 2017. 396 pp. In their timely and well-curated collection, Matthew Chrulew and Dinesh Wadiwel (2017) succeed in their difficult aim of providing readers with …

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Bernard-Henri Levy, The Virus in the Age of Madness, Yale University Press, 2020 See here for extracts Chapter 1: Come Back, Michel Foucault—We Need You! A trenchant look at how the coronavirus reveals the dangerous fault lines of contemporary society? As seen on CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS: “A stirring alarm addressed to an unsettled world.” …

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