Foucault News

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

Terry Flew, Six Theories of Neoliberalism, Paper presented to Emerging and Enduring Inequalities, the Annual Conference of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) 2012, held at the University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane, Australia, 26-29 November, 2012. pdf of paper powerpoint slides Abstract This paper takes as its starting point the observation that neoliberalism is a …

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Food, actor-networks and “the transatlantic destiny of Michel Foucault” Presenters: Eric Sarmiento and Nate Gabriel Presented at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, 2011 Pdf of full paper Extracts theorists employing actor-network theory (ANT) have frequently come under attack by critical scholars for failing to adequately address or critique asymmetrical power relations, …

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Eileen Joy has posted a seminar syllabus and a link to a book chapter in progress on the In the Middle blog. I want to share with everyone here two recent fruits of these projects — a book chapter-in-progress and a seminar syllabus recently proposed, with Anna Klosowska, to the Newberry Library’s Center for Renaissance …

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Bhandaru, Deepa. “Biopolitical Color Lines Foucault and an Anti-Racist Democratic Politics” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the MPSA Annual National Conference, Palmer House Hotel, Hilton, Chicago, IL, 2011-03-12 Abstract This paper asks how Foucault’s analysis of race and racism might render a different reading of “the problem of the color line,” and explores …

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Strausz, Erzsebet. “Foucault, Critique and Security/Studies” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association Annual Conference “Global Governance: Political Authority in Transition”, Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel, MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA, Mar 16, 2011 . 2011-01-25 Abstract: This paper investigates the implications of a Foucauldian perspective for interrogating both practices of security and …

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From H-net Inhabiting Institutions in Britain, 1700-1950 A two-day conference of the Department of History, Royal Holloway University of London, in London on 14 and 15 September 2010 This conference has been recorded and is available as a series of podcasts This two-year research project examines the impact of the design, decoration and furnishing of …

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Frank Welz., ‘Lost in Agency? Kant, Foucault and the Task of Sociology’ Paper delivered at the Social Agency. Theoretical and Methodological Challenges of the 21st Century Humanist Sociology Conference, Wrocław, Poland, on 20-22 October 2010 Abstract No sociology without agency: Without the discovery of social agency there would not be any sociology. (1) If anything …

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Macmillan, Alexandre. “Foucault’s “Materiality of the Incorporeal” and Communication in Modern Society” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Suntec Singapore International Convention, Exhibition Centre, Suntec City, Singapore, Jun 22, 2010 Abstract The ontological status of communication and its material/immaterial nature is one of the most important questions for a philosophical …

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