Foucault News

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

Andrew Skourdoumbis, Scott Webster, The Epistemological Development of Education. Considering Bourdieu, Foucault and Dewey, Routledge, 2023 forthcoming Book Description This book documents the political and economic ramifications of the policy impetus for a “science of education” and what this means for classroom teachers, their teaching practices and for the field of education. In a critical …

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Bronwen M.A. Jones, Stephen J. Ball, The neoliberal dispositif: understanding the transformation of the social and ethical space of education, In Editor(s): Robert J Tierney, Fazal Rizvi, Kadriye Erkican, International Encyclopedia of Education (Fourth Edition), Elsevier, 2023,Pages 60-69, ISBN 9780128186299, https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-818630-5.01009-5. Abstract: In this article we examine some of the difficulties that surround the understanding …

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Christensen, G. Ethical Reflections On Ethnographic Exposure Of Exclusion in PBL-Group Learning (2021) in Fox, A., Busher, H., & Capewell, C. (Eds.). (2021). Thinking Critically and Ethically About Research for Education: Engaging with Voice and Empowerment in International Contexts (1st ed.). Routledge., pp. 107-119. DOI: 10.4324/9781003094722-9 Abstract This chapter will address ethnographic exposure of exclusion …

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Mark Murphy, ed. Social Theory and Education Research. Understanding Foucault, Habermas, Bourdieu and Derrida, 2nd edition, Routledge, 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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Francesca Peruzzo and Aaron Kuntz are calling for abstracts for a special issue of Philosophy and Theory in Higher Education titled: Foucault and Contemporary Theory in Higher Education: New approaches, theories, and conditions of possibility. The idea behind this special issue is to expand Foucault’s analytical toolbox, intersecting new epistemological and analytical approaches to explore …

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Terri Bourke, Mary Ryan, Leonie Rowan, Joanne Lunn Brownlee, Susan Walker & Lyra L’Estrange (2022): Teacher educators’ knowledge about diversity: what enables and constrains their teaching decisions?, Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, DOI: 10.1080/1359866X.2022.2119369 ABSTRACT Internationally and in Australia, there is growing evidence that graduate teachers feel under prepared to teach diverse groups of children. …

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Allen, Ansgar, and Sarah Spencer. “Regimes of Motherhood: Social Class, the Word Gap and the Optimisation of Mothers’ Talk.” The Sociological Review, (June 2022). https://doi.org/10.1177/00380261221104378. Abstract The role of working class mothers’ talk in explaining their child’s ‘impoverished’ language development and the resulting ‘word gap’ between social classes is hotly debated. Academic research in this …

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Kikabhai, N. How educational systems respond to diversity, inclusion and social justice: Disability, power, discipline, territoriality and deterritorialization (2022) British Journal of Sociology DOI: 10.1111/1468-4446.12969 Abstract This paper presents a critical examination of a vexed issue relating to how educational systems respond to diversity, inclusion, and social justice. Whilst there are unique factors specific to …

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Nadarajan, D. (2022), “The Zombification Crisis in a Crisis: Neoliberal Battles and Teacher Survivors in the Pandemic”, Wiseman, A.W. (Ed.) Annual Review of Comparative and International Education 2021 (International Perspectives on Education and Society, Vol. 42A), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 149-157. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1479-36792022000042A013 Abstract In this piece, the author invokes Beck’s (1997) conception of “zombie …

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Nguyet Nguyen, M. Navigating academic mentorship as active, knowing, and moral subjects (2022) Mentoring and Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 30 (4), pp. 434-453. DOI: 10.1080/13611267.2022.2091196 Abstract Drawing on Foucault’s governmentality, this study examines five academic mentors’ narratives of their experiences in a Vietnamese university. The data collected through semi-structured interviews show how the participants responded …

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