Foucault News

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

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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Finefter-Rosenbluh, I. Between student voice-based assessment and teacher-student relationships: teachers’ responses to ‘techniques of power’ in schools (2022) British Journal of Sociology of Education DOI: 10.1080/01425692.2022.2080043 Abstract This paper draws upon Foucault’s problematisation of governmentality analysis to explore teacher interviews from Australian secondary schools, where student voice was ‘enacted’ within a teacher assessment reform strategy. …

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Dussel, I. What Might a Material Turn to Educational Histories Add to the History of Education? Proof-eating the Pudding (2021) In Van Ruyskensvelde, Sarah, Thyssen, Geert, Herman, Frederik, Van Gorp, Angelo and Verstraete, Pieter. (Eds) Folds of Past, Present and Future: Reconfiguring Contemporary Histories of Education, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2021. pp. 449-468. DOI: …

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Francesca Peruzzo, Emiliano Grimaldi, Alessandro Arienzo, Giuseppe D’Onofrio, Claudio Franchi & Pietro Sebastianelli (2022) New public management reforms and industrial relations in the Italian education system. A cultural political economy approach, Journal of Educational Administration and History DOI: 10.1080/00220620.2022.2094350 ABSTRACT This article focuses on the relation between new public management (NPM) reforms and changing patterns …

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Children in Theory: Theories of Power seminar series at the University of Liverpool (2022) Includes two videos of recorded sessions. General information on the Children in Theory project at the University of Liverpool Theories of Power In this session of the “Children in Theory” series, Dr. Guilel Treiber (KU Leuven) introduces the main questions and …

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Rose, P.A. The Tug-of-War Over Truth: A Foucauldian Case Study on the Interplay of Competing Discourses in Education (2022) Frontiers in Education, 7, art. no. 840403 DOI: 10.3389/feduc.2022.840403 Abstract The present study applies a Foucauldian critical analytic to investigate competing discourses in education that are shown to be present in one public high school in …

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Zhang, H., Powell, D. Governing Olympic education: Technologies of policy announcements and outsourcing (2022) International Review for the Sociology of Sport DOI: 10.1177/10126902221101993 Abstract The Chinese government views the Olympic Games as a critical platform to present national pride on a global scale. Olympic education also has an important role to play for China, as …

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Romanowski, M.H. Controlling higher education from a distance: using Foucault’s governmentality to better understand accreditation (2022) Cogent Education, 9 (1), art. no. 2073631 DOI: 10.1080/2331186X.2022.2073631 Abstract The Internationalization of Higher Education (IHE) has expanded significantly in quantity, scope, and complexity over the past two decades, advancing into a complex system able to influence and control …

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Alexander J. Means & Yuko Ida (2022) Education after empire: A biopolitical analytics of capital, nation, and identity, Educational Philosophy and Theory, 54:7, 882-891 DOI: 10.1080/00131857.2020.1803836 Abstract As it emerged in the late twentieth century, Empire promised a new era of global cooperation and stability through a seamless integration of late capitalism and neoliberal technocracy. …

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Rashid, M.A. Altruism or nationalism? Exploring global discourses of medical school regulation (2022) Medical Education DOI: 10.1111/medu.14804 Abstract Background: Although medical school regulation is ubiquitous, the extent to which it should be based on global principles is unclear. In 2010, the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) announced that from 2023, overseas doctors would …

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