Foucault News

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

Hickey, C., Mooney, A. Challenging the pervasiveness of hypermasculinity and heteronormativity in an all-boys’ school (2018) Australian Educational Researcher, 45 (2), pp. 237-253. DOI: 10.1007/s13384-017-0249-4 Abstract There is a rich, albeit chequered, history around single-sex schooling providing an educational option for nurturing the particular educational interests and needs of boys. While all-boys’ schools continue to …

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Charlier, J.-É., Panait, O.M. Resistances to global educational prescriptions in the Global South: theoretical considerations through Michel Foucault’s lenses (2018) British Journal of Sociology of Education, 39 (3), pp. 348-364. DOI: 10.1080/01425692.2017.1351865 Abstract This article proposes an inquiry into Foucault’s approach of subjectivation, extending it to the institutional actors and individual subjects in the educational …

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Brown, C., Carr, S. Education policy and mental weakness: a response to a mental health crisis (2018) Journal of Education Policy, pp. 1-25. Article in Press. DOI: 10.1080/02680939.2018.1445293 Abstract Educationalists have been concerned with the labelling and treatment of children with mental health difficulties in the education system in England for some time. These concerns …

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Clapham, A., Vickers, R. Neither a borrower nor a lender be: exploring ‘teaching for mastery’ policy borrowing (2018) Oxford Review of Education, pp. 1-19. Article in Press. DOI: 10.1080/03054985.2018.1450745 Abstract Mathematics education is a high-stakes indicator of success in ‘über’ performative systems. The search to address England’s mathematics underperformance resulted in cross-national attraction toward, and …

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Call for chapters: Would Foucault have read Harry Potter? Unlocking social theory with popular culture Naomi Barnes, Amanda Heffernan and  Shirley Steinberg are calling for abstracts for an edited book, tentatively titled Would Foucault have read Harry Potter? Unlocking social theory with popular culture. After initial consultation, the book is intended for Palgrave Publications. Below is …

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Hinchliffe, G. Epistemic freedom and education (2018) Ethics and Education, 13 (2), pp. 191-207. DOI: 10.1080/17449642.2018.1438150 Abstract First of all, I define the concept of epistemic freedom in the light of the changing nature of educational practice that prioritise over-prescriptive conceptions of learning. I defend the ‘reality’ of this freedom against possible determinist-related criticisms. I …

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Pembroke, S. Foucault and Industrial Schools in Ireland: Subtly Disciplining or Dominating through Brutality? (2018) Sociology, . Article in Press. DOI: 10.1177/0038038518763490 Abstract Industrial Schools run by Catholic Religious Orders in Ireland were a form of institutionalised child-welfare that incarcerated children in need for most of the 20th century. During the last decade, Industrial Schools …

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Casey, A., Larsson, H. “It’s Groundhog Day”: Foucault’s Governmentality and Crisis Discourses in Physical Education (2018) Quest, pp. 1-18. Article in Press. DOI: 10.1080/00336297.2018.1451347 Abstract Dominant discourses in physical education research center on subject-wide crisis. This is despite repeated calls to address enduring concerns about how physical education is taught. In short, the subject seems …

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Brigley Thompson, Z. From safe spaces to precarious moments: teaching sexuality and violence in the American higher education classroom (2018) Gender and Education, pp. 1-17. Article in Press. DOI: 10.1080/09540253.2018.1458077 Abstract Critics of safe spaces in campus teaching often fail to understand the complexity of instructors’ practices in teaching controversial topics. Beginning with recent controversy …

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