Foucault News

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

Verena Erlenbusch-Anderson, Genealogies of Terrorism: Revolution, State Violence, Empire (New Directions in Critical Theory), Columbia University Press (July 31, 2018), 296pp, ISBN-13: 978-0231187275 What is terrorism? What ought we to do about it? And why is it wrong? We think we have clear answers to these questions. But acts of violence, like U.S. drone strikes …

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Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Intolerable: Writings from Michel Foucault and the Prisons Information Group (1970–1980), edited by Kevin Thompson and Perry Zurn, University of Minnesota Press, December 2020 Founded by Michel Foucault and others in 1970–71, the Prisons Information Group (GIP) circulated information about the inhumane conditions within the French prison system. Intolerable makes…

François Delaporte, Disease and Civilization. The Cholera in Paris, 1832, Translated by Arthur Goldhammer. Foreword by Paul Rabinow, 1986, MIT Press Summary Disease and Civilization explores the scientific and political ramifications of the great cholera epidemic of 1832, showing how its course and its conceptualization were affected by the social power relations of the time. …

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Marta Faustino, Gianfranco Ferraro (eds.), The Late Foucault: Ethical and Political Questions – Bloomsbury, December 2020 Michel Foucault is one of the most important and controversial thinkers of the twentieth century and one of the leading figures in contemporary Western intellectual life and debate. The recent publication of his last…

Jean-Claude Monod, L’Art de ne pas être trop gouverné, Seuil, 2019 À la fin des années 1970, Michel Foucault a avancé le concept de « crise de gouvernementalité » pour approcher des phénomènes où la contestation de certains pouvoirs – religieux, politiques, disciplinaires… –, d’abord localisée, s’est élargie pour mettre en question un dispositif général …

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Foucault. Repenser les rapports entre les Grecs et les Modernes Sous la direction de : Hans-Jurgen Lüsebrink, Jean-Marc Narbonne, Heinrich Schlange-Schöningen, Presse de l’Université LavalPresses de l’Université Laval, Collection: Zêtêsis, à paraître Foucault aurait-il choisi de se retirer de l’arène politique contemporaine pour se refugier dans « la posture antique du sage » ? Pourquoi, …

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Après «Les Aveux de la chair» Généalogie du sujet chez Michel Foucault (2020), Epel, Mars 2020 Ouvrage dirigé par Sandra Boehringer et Laurie Laufer Attraper erôs dans le filet du logos, l’Occident n’a pas attendu la psychanalyse pour s’y employer. Entre les aphrodisia grecs et le dispositif de sexualité moderne, il ne restait plus à …

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Linda Martín Alcoff, Rape and Resistance, Polity, 2018 DESCRIPTION Sexual violence has become a topic of intense media scrutiny, thanks to the bravery of survivors coming forward to tell their stories. But, unfortunately, mainstream public spheres too often echo reports in a way that inhibits proper understanding of its causes, placing too much emphasis on …

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Cory Wimberly, How Propaganda Became Public Relations: Foucault and the Corporate Government of the Public (Routledge: New York, 2020). How Propaganda Became Public Relations pulls back the curtain on propaganda: how it was born, how it works, and how it has masked the bulk of its operations by rebranding itself as public relations. Cory Wimberly …

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