Foucault News

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

Why filming police violence has done nothing to stop it Ethan Zuckerman, MIT Technology Review June 3, 2020 After years of police body cams and bystander cellphone video, it’s clear that evidentiary images on their own don’t bring about change. What’s missing is power. The murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers was captured …

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Editor: Many thanks to Mauro Bertani for alerting me to this compendium of links on the La Scuola di filosofia di Trieste site. Speciale Coronavirus Segnaliamo qui una serie di articoli interessanti che riflettono sulla situazione che stiamo vivendo in questi giorni. David Grossman, Dopo la peste torneremo a essere umani, “la Repubblica”, 20 marzo 2020 …

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Editor: An introductory quotation from Foucault, followed by reflections on the current coronavirus Covid 19 crisis by contemporary thinkers. I have just included the passage from Foucault here. Please follow the link to the journal site for the contemporary debate Coronavirus and philosophers M. Foucault, G. Agamben, J.L. Nancy, R. Esposito, S. Benvenuto, D. Dwivedi, …

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Jocelyn Silver, Watch A$AP Rocky Getting His Life at Gucci, Paper Magazine, 22 Sept 2019 Today, Sunday, in Milan, Gucci’s Alessandro Michele delivered a sanitarium-inspired show, and a statement on capitalism and sanity and whether or not the two can actually co-exist. The show notes (written by Michele’s partner Giovanni Attili, an urban planning professor) …

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Shech, Singapore Prison Service’s choice of name for its newsletter draws flak, The Independent, Singapore September 16, 2019 Singapore — Concerned netizens and academics alike were not happy with the Singapore Prison Service’s (SPS) choice of name for their quarterly newsletter. The newsletter is currently called the Panopticon, an architectural infrastructure with a loaded concept. …

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Editor: After the terrible news of the fire and because the banner of Foucault News is an image of Le Stryge, one of the chimera on top of Notre-Dame, I am reposting the photo below which appeared on the Facebook page of La Cinémathèque française. This article on the BBC news site lists what has survived …

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‘An incredible transformation’: how rehab, not prison, worked for a US Isis convert | US news | The Guardian Abdullahi Yusuf was having an identity crisis. Culturally marooned between home life with his traditional Somali parents and immersion in his everyday American school life in Minnesota, the Muslim teen gradually found his way to terrorist …

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Editor: An unfortunate flip remark from former Australian Labor Prime Minister. Kevin Rudd: Foucault’s more painful than the knife in my back The Sunday Times, November 19 2017. PDF of article Kevin Rudd, the Australian prime minister ousted by his deputy, tells Leaf Arbuthnot his Oxford PhD course can be brutal too, Kevin Rudd, the …

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