Foucault News

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

Nadia Bou Ali, Rohit Goel (eds). Lacan Contra Foucault. Subjectivity, Sex, and Politics, Bloomsbury Review at Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews Lacan Contra Foucault seeks to ground the divergences and confluences between these two key thinkers in relation to contemporary philosophy and criticism. Specifically the topics of sexuality, the theory of the subject, history and historicism, …

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Jemma Tosh, Psychology and Gender Dysphoria. Feminist and Transgender Perspectives, Routledge, 2105 Description Psychiatry and psychology have a long and highly debated history in relation to gender. In particular, they have attracted criticism for policing the boundaries of ‘normal’ gender expression through gender identity diagnoses, such as transvestism, transsexualism, gender identity disorder and gender dysphoria. …

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Niko Besnier, Susan Brownell, Thomas F. Carter, The Anthropology of Sport. Bodies, Borders, Biopolitics, University of California Press, 2017 Few activities bring together physicality, emotions, politics, money, and morality as dramatically as sport. In Brazil’s stadiums or China’s parks, on Cuba’s baseball diamonds or Fiji’s rugby fields, human beings test their physical limits, invest emotional …

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Benjamin Meiches, The Politics of Annihilation: A Genealogy of Genocide (University of Minnesota Press, 2019) Review and podcast by Jeff Bachman Description For a term coined just seventy-five years ago, genocide has become a remarkably potent idea. But has it transformed from a truly novel vision for international justice into a conservative, even inaccessible term? …

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Paul Rekret, Derrida and Foucault. Philosophy, Politics, and Polemics, Rowman & Littlefield International, 2017 Derrida and Foucault offers a major contribution to the interpretation of these two highly influential thinkers. By tracing the moments where Derrida and Foucault’s arguments converge but also where they deviate, this book fundamentally recasts our understanding not only of these …

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Arona Moreau, Erratum. Ce n’est pas le néolibéralisme, c’est le capitalisme politique, L’Harmattan. ISBN : 978-2-343-17898-1 • 21 juin 2019 • 288 pages Lire un extrait ERRATUM. La plus grande erreur intellectuelle, critique et analytique commise par la pensée contemporaine reste sans aucun doute l’usage courant voire abusif du mot « néolibéralisme » pour désigner …

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Michel Foucault, “Discourse and Truth” and “Parresia”, Chicago University Press, 2019 Edited by Henri-Paul Fruchaud and Daniele Lorenzini With an Introduction by Frédéric Gros English edition established by Nancy Luxon The Chicago Foucault Project This volume collects a series of lectures given by the renowned French thinker Michel Foucault late in his career. The book …

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Samuel R. Talcott, Georges Canguilhem and the Problem of Error (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019) About this book Examining Georges Canguilhem’s enduring attention to the problem of error, from his early writings to Michel Foucault’s first major responses to his work, this pathbreaking book shows that the historian of science was also a centrally important philosopher in …

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Duncan Kelly, Foucault investigates, Times Literary Supplement, MAY 17, 2017 Duncan Kelly on the prodigious output of a writer who has influenced disciplines from classics to politics to psychology Review Michel Foucault OEUVRES, I & II, Edited by Frédéric Gros et al. In 1970, after various appointments in France, Germany, Poland, Sweden and Tunisia, the …

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