Foucault News

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

Mark Murphy (ed.) Social Theory and Education Research. Understanding Foucault, Habermas, Bourdieu and Derrida, Routledge, 2nd edition, 2022 Book Description Social Theory and Education Research is an advanced and accessible text that illustrates the diverse ways in which social theories can be applied to educational research methodologies. It provides in-depth overviews of the various theories …

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The Biopolitics of Punishment, Derrida and Foucault Edited by Rick Elmore and Ege Selin Islekel, Northwestern University Press, 2022 This volume marks a new chapter in the long-standing debate between Jacques Derrida and Michel Foucault regarding argumentative methods and their political implications. The essays chart the undertheorized dialogue between the two philosophers on questions of …

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Agustín Colombo, Edward Mcgushin and Geoff Pfeifer (eds.) The Politics of Desire. Foucault, Deleuze, and Psychoanalysis, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2022 In his preface to Deleuze and Guattari’s Anti-Oedipus, Michel Foucault notes that in the late sixties, there is a turn away from Freud anda movement toward what he calls an “experience and technology of …

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Carlos Antonio Aguirre Rojas, Theory of Power. Marx, Foucault, Neo-Zapatismo, Peter Lang, 2021 Summary The subject of power (singular) and multiple social powers (plural) is unquestionably central to contemporary societies all over the globe. Growing stronger and expanding farther all the time, the world’s anti-systemic movements have been forced to address this issue—the nature of …

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Gary Gerstle, The Rise and Fall of the Neoliberal Order, America and the World in the Free Market Era, Oxford University Press (2022) Description The most sweeping account of how neoliberalism came to dominate American politics for nearly a half century before crashing against the forces of Trumpism on the right and a new progressivism …

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Has Neoliberalism Really Come to an End? By Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins. The Nation, 14 April 2022 A conversation with historian Gary Gerstle about understanding neoliberalism as a bipartisan worldview and how the political order it ushered in has crumbled. The term “neoliberalism” is often used to condemn an array of economic policies associated with such ideas …

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Paolo Vernaglione Berardi, Commenti alla Filosofia. Quaderni di archeologia filosofica. Volume secondo Edizioni Efesto (2022) Abstract Nel Medioevo il commento è la lettura di un testo che prelude ad una disputa o segue una presa di posizione dottrinale o metafisica. Questo secondo volume dei “Quaderni” rincorre quel senso aggiornandolo alla questione implicita del pensiero: – …

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Danielle J. Lindemann, True Story. What Reality TV Says About Us, Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Macmillan) 2022 A sociological study of reality TV that explores its rise as a culture-dominating medium—and what the genre reveals about our attitudes toward race, gender, class, and sexuality What do we see when we watch reality television? In True …

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Jeanne Morefield, Unsettling the World. Edward Said and Political Theory, Forthcoming 2022 Unsettling the World is the first book-length treatment of Edward Said’s influential cultural criticism from the perspective of a political theorist. Arguing that the generative power of Said’s thought extends well beyond Orientalism, the book explores Said’s writings on the experience of exile, …

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Isobel Roele, Articulating Security: The United Nations and Its Infra-Law , (Cambridge University Press, 2022) Doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316856468 Abstract: Counter-terrorism proliferates, conscripting actors and institutions in a dizzying range of educational, infrastructural, cultural, scientific, legal, and civic endeavours. This monograph draws on Foucault’s work on disciplinary power, especially the figure of infra-law, to analyse the United …

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