Foucault News

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

Geoffroy de Lagasnerie, Foucault against Neoliberalism?, Translated by Matthew Maclellan, Rowman & Littlefield, 2020 Use the discount code RLINEW20 to receive a 30% discount In the late 1970s, Michel Foucault dedicated a number of controversial lectures on the subject of neoliberalism. Had Foucault been seduced by neoliberalism? Did France’s premier leftist intellectual, near the end …

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Recently Published Book Spotlight: How Propaganda Became Public Relations Interview with Cory Wimberly by Nathan Eckstrand, Blog of the APA, July 6, 2020 This edition of the Recently Published Book Spotlight is about Cory Wimberly‘s How Propaganda Became Public Relations: Foucault and the Corporate Government of the Public. Cory Wimberly is Associate Professor of Philosophy …

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Judith Butler, The Force of Nonviolence. The Ethical in the Political, Verso, February 2020 Towards a form of aggressive nonviolence. Judith Butler’s new book shows how an ethic of nonviolence must be connected to a broader political struggle for social equality. Further, it argues that nonviolence is often misunderstood as a passive practice that emanates …

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Daniel Nemser, Infrastructures of Race. Concentration and Biopolitics in Colonial Mexico, University of Texas Press, 2017. See also radio interview with Daniel Nemser Description Many scholars believe that the modern concentration camp was born during the Cuban war for independence when Spanish authorities ordered civilians living in rural areas to report to the nearest city …

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Pierre Hadot, The Selected Writings of Pierre Hadot. Philosophy as Practice. Translated by Matthew Sharpe, Federico Testa, Bloomsbury, Published: 25-06-2020 This collection of writings from Pierre Hadot (1992-2010) presents, for the first time, previously unreleased and in some cases untranslated materials from one of the world’s most prominent classical philosophers and historians of thought. As …

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 The first part of this edited collection reflected on Foucault as a reader of Marx.  In the book’s second part, five essays respond to the various Marxisms of the 19th-20th centuries and how Foucault situated his own research in relation to them. The first essay maps Foucault’s writings alongside developments in…

Marnia Lazreg, Foucault’s Orient: The Conundrum of Cultural Difference, From Tunisia to Japan, Berghahn, 2017, 2020 Now out in paperback DESCRIPTION Foucault lived in Tunisia for two years and travelled to Japan and Iran more than once. Yet throughout his critical scholarship, he insisted that the cultures of the “Orient” constitute the “limit” of Western …

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Jackie Wang, Carceral Capitalism, Semiotext(e) / Intervention Series, 2018 Summary Essays on the contemporary continuum of incarceration: the biopolitics of juvenile delinquency, predatory policing, the political economy of fees and fines, and algorithmic policing. What we see happening in Ferguson and other cities around the country is not the creation of livable spaces, but the …

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Gregg Lambert, The Elements of Foucault, University of Minnesota Press | 152 pages | May 2020 Posthumanities Series, volume 55 ISBN 978-1-5179-0878-2 | paper | $23.00 ISBN 978-1-5179-0877-5 | cloth | $92.00 A new conceptual diagram of Foucault’s original vision of the biopolitical order The history around the critical reception of Michel Foucault’s published writings …

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