Foucault News

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

Mayes, E. Student voice in an age of ‘security’? (2018) Critical Studies in Education, pp. 1-18. Article in Press. DOI: 10.1080/17508487.2018.1455721 Abstract As student voice has become popularised as a school reform strategy, it has been critiqued as another instrumental strategy that schools may use to govern students’ speech, bodies and subjectivities. What necessitates further …

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Ingrey, J. Problematizing the cisgendering of school washroom space: interrogating the politics of recognition of transgender and gender non-conforming youth (2018) Gender and Education, pp. 1-16. Article in Press. DOI: 10.1080/09540253.2018.1483492 Abstract This paper examines how transgender and gender non-conforming youth are represented and shaped as specific subjects vis-à-vis the cisgendered problematics of the washroom …

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Elliott, B. Work, culture, and play in the neoliberal condition (2018) Information Communication and Society, 21 (9), pp. 1279-1292. DOI: 10.1080/1369118X.2018.1476568 Abstract Foucault’s [2008. The birth of biopolitics: Lectures at the collège de France 1978–1979. New York, NY: Picador] lectures on neoliberalism present a powerful challenge to the Marxist critique of capitalist work as alienating …

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Valentim, I.V.L. Between Academic Pimping and Moral Harassment in Higher Education: an Autoethnography in a Brazilian Public University (2018) Journal of Academic Ethics, 16 (2), pp. 151-171. DOI: 10.1007/s10805-018-9300-y Abstract It is shocking to notice that universities still research few of what daily happens inside their walls. Even though knowledge amount to just a small …

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Holloway, J., Keddie, A. ‘Make money, get money’: how two autonomous schools have commercialised their services (2018) Discourse, pp. 1-13. Article in Press. DOI: 10.1080/01596306.2018.1451305 Abstract Using the stories of two autonomous public schools in Australia, this paper demonstrates how commercialisation can simultaneously position schools as both consumer and for-profit producer. Drawing on Foucault’s articulation …

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Powell, D. Governing the (un)healthy child-consumer in the age of the childhood obesity crisis (2018) Sport, Education and Society, 23 (4), pp. 297-310. DOI: 10.1080/13573322.2016.1192530 Abstract In recent years, multinational food and drink corporations and their marketing practices have been blamed for the global childhood obesity ‘crisis’. Unsurprisingly, these corporations have been quick to refute …

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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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