Foucault News

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

Eric Marty : Le Sexe des Modernes. Pensée du Neutre et théorie du genre, Seuil, 2021 Disjoindre le sexe et le genre est un geste éminemment moderne, théoriser cette dissociation l’est plus encore. Ce livre est d’une certaine manière l’histoire de ce geste. Il nous mène des grandes entreprises déconstructrices de la Modernité des années …

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Muhamedin Kullashi, Foucault et Lefort. Regards croisés sur la modernitéInvention des disciplines ou invention de la démocratie moderne ?, L’Harmattan, 2020 Le croisement des conceptions de Foucault et celles de Lefort sur la modernité s’accompagne, dans cet ouvrage, d’une analyse des différences entre l’image d’une société travaillée par les technologies disciplinaires et celle marquée par …

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Steven G. Ogden, Violence, Entitlement, and Politics. A Theology on Transforming the Subject, Routledge. Forthcoming September 30, 2021 Book Description This book is an exercise in political theology, exploring the problem of gender-based violence by focusing on violent male subjects and the issue of entitlement. It addresses gender-based violence in familial and military settings before …

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Lucia Ozorio : La praxis du commun dans la production de la connaissance. Afrique, Amérique du Sud et Europe, L’Harmattan – Avril 2021 Cet ouvrage interpelle qui entend repenser et éclairer le commun dans le champ des sciences humaines. Il s’inscrit dans la lignée d’A. Negri, M. Hardt et, avant eux, de Deleuze, Guattari et …

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Catelli, Laura; Rodríguez, Manuela; Lepe-Carrión, Patricio et al (2021). Condición poscolonial y racialización. Una propuesta colectiva, transdisciplinaria y situada. Editorial Quellcasqa. Open access Introduction [extract] In el ámbito latinoamericano y caribeño, la racialización ha sido una marca constante en los proce-sos imaginarios, sociales, políticos y económicos asociados a distintos ciclos históricos: desde las invasiones europeas …

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The Bedroom by Michelle Perrot review – an intimate history by Kathryn Hughes, The Guardian, Tue 11 Dec 2018 Details for book The bedroom, says French superstar historian Michelle Perrot, is the place where everything important has already happened. From the days when early man first rolled a boulder in front of his cave and …

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Jeffrey T. Nealon, Plant Theory: Biopower and Vegetable Life, Stanford University Press, 2015 In our age of ecological disaster, this book joins the growing philosophical literature on vegetable life to ask how our present debates about biopower and animal studies change if we take plants as a linchpin for thinking about biopolitics. Logically enough, the …

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Jeffrey T. Nealon, I’m Not Like Everybody Else. Biopolitics, Neoliberalism, and American Popular Music, University of Nebraska Press, 2018 About the Book Despite the presence of the Flaming Lips in a commercial for a copier and Iggy Pop’s music in luxury cruise advertisements, Jeffrey T. Nealon argues that popular music has not exactly been co-opted …

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Jeffrey T. Nealon, Fates of the Performative. From the Linguistic Turn to the New Materialism, University of Minnesota Press, 2021 From its humble origins in J. L. Austin’s speech-act theory of the 1950s, the performative has grown to permeate wildly diverse scholarly fields, ranging from deconstruction and feminism to legal theory and even theories about …

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Marta Faustino & Gianfranco Ferraro (eds.), The Late Foucault. Ethical and Political Questions, Bloomsbury, 2020 Description 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 lecture courses at the Collège …

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