Foucault News

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

Siew Fung Lee (2019) Governing ‘disadvantage’ through readiness: A Foucauldian policy genealogy of funded nursery places for two-year-olds. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood. DOI: 10.1177/1463949119864200 ABSTRACT This article critically examines how the policy of funded nursery places for ‘disadvantaged’ two-year-olds in England opens up economic and political spaces in readiness for increased governance. The government …

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Thiel, J. The UK National Student Survey: An amalgam of discipline and neo-liberal governmentality (2019) British Educational Research Journal, 45 (3), pp. 538-553. DOI: 10.1002/berj.3512 Abstract The UK National Student Survey (NSS) has high status on the agenda of UK universities. Its rise in status is linked to its influence on national rankings and associated …

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Gobby, B., Niesche, R. Community empowerment? School autonomy, school boards and depoliticising governance (2019) Australian Educational Researcher, 46 (3), pp. 565-582. DOI: 10.1007/s13384-019-00303-9 Abstract The public education systems of many countries have undergone governance reforms involving administrative decentralisation, corporatisation and community ‘empowerment’. In this paper, we examine the significance of local participation and partnerships in …

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Grierson, E.M. Calling for change: A feminist approach to women in art, politics, philosophy and education (2019) Educational Philosophy and Theory, 51 (7), pp. 731-743. DOI: 10.1080/00131857.2018.1488215 Abstract Michel Foucault showed by his genealogical method that history is random. It comprises sites of disarray and dispersal. In those sites, Simone de Beauvoir wrote philosophy through …

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Gaus, N. Philosophy and politics in higher education: What are the roles of intellectual academics in Indonesian higher education? (2019) Qualitative Research Journal, 19 (3), pp. 294-306. DOI: 10.1108/QRJ-12-2018-0008 Abstract Purpose: The purpose of this paper, which is drawn on Indonesian academic women’s experiences, is to examine the extent to which the aesthetics of existence …

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Low, R. Mindfulness for teachers: notes toward a discursive cartography (2019) History of Education Review, 48 (1), pp. 91-108. DOI: 10.1108/HER-12-2018-0030 Abstract Purpose: For the interested teacher, teacher educator and educational researcher seeking an entry point into how mindfulness relates to teachers’ work, the burgeoning and divergent appeals for the relevance of mindfulness to teachers …

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McDonald, B., Burke, M. Coaching pedagogy and athlete autonomy with Japanese university rowers (2019) Sport in Society, 22 (8), pp. 1433-1448. DOI: 10.1080/17430437.2019.1621842 Open access Abstract It has been suggested by some authors that, given the relationship between dependence and vulnerability to exploitation, a shift in coaching away from surveillance and control and towards autonomy-supportive …

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Wrench, A. Framing citizenship: from assumptions to possibilities in health and physical education (2019) Sport, Education and Society, 24 (5), pp. 455-467. DOI: 10.1080/13573322.2017.1403314 Abstract Within the Australian context physical education (PE) and more recently health and physical education (HPE) have long been ascribed utilitarian value for producing healthy citizens. Whilst this has not been …

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Hanan, J.S. Subjects of Technology: An Auto-Archeology of Attention Deficit Disorder in Neoliberal Time(s) (2019) Cultural Studies – Critical Methodologies, 19 (2), pp. 105-115. DOI: 10.1177/1532708618807264 Abstract This essay (re)presents my own experiences living with attention deficit disorder (ADD) as a child and adult to provide a radically historical, contextual, and critical autoethnographic conceptualization of …

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Sellar, S., Zipin, L. Conjuring optimism in dark times: Education, affect and human capital (2019) Educational Philosophy and Theory, 51 (6), pp. 572-586. DOI: 10.1080/00131857.2018.1485566 Abstract This paper analyses how the discursive construction, valuation and subjective experience of human capital is evolving in parallel with crises of capital as a world-system. Ideology critique provides tools …

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