Foucault News

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

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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Ball, S. J. (2019). A horizon of freedom: Using Foucault to think differently about education and learning. Power and Education. DOI: https://10.1177/1757743819838289 Abstract Building on the work of others, this article sketches out what a Foucauldian ‘education’ might look like in practice, considers some of the challenges, paradoxes and (im)possibilities with which such an ‘education’ would …

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Rowe, E., Lubienski, C., Skourdoumbis, A., Gerrard, J., Hursh, D. Templates, typologies and typifications: neoliberalism as keyword (2019) Discourse, 40 (2), pp. 150-161. DOI: 10.1080/01596306.2019.1569875 Abstract Neoliberalism as a concept, ideology, or theoretical lens has emerged in the last couple of decades as a monolithic presence in education research, and the social sciences more broadly. …

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Harwood, V., Murray, N. Strategic discourse production and parent involvement: including parent knowledge and practices in the Lead My Learning campaign (2019) International Journal of Inclusive Education, 23 (4), pp. 353-368. DOI: 10.1080/13603116.2019.1571119 Abstract Parent involvement in a child’s education is usually viewed as integral for building educational participation. Critical work has examined the complexity …

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Qazi, M.H., Shah, S. Discursive construction of Pakistan’s national identity through curriculum textbook discourses in a Pakistani school in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (2019) British Educational Research Journal, 45 (2), pp. 275-297. DOI: 10.1002/berj.3496 Abstract This study investigates Pakistan’s secondary school children’s constructions of their national identity in a Pakistani school in Dubai by …

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Ostrowicka, H., Stankiewicz, Ł. The truths of business and the lies of academia: the order of discourse on higher education in Poland (2019) Higher Education Research and Development, 38 (3), pp. 609-622. DOI: 10.1080/07294360.2018.1545746 Abstract This article presents the results of an analysis of hierarchization strategies in public debate over unemployment among university graduates. The …

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Miller, E.R., Gkonou, C. Language teacher agency, emotion labor and emotional rewards in tertiary-level English language programs (2018) System, 79, pp. 49-59. DOI: 10.1016/j.system.2018.03.002 Abstract Research on language teacher agency and language teacher emotions has demonstrated that both are central components of teacher identity and practice. However, few researchers have explored the co-constitutive effects of …

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Keck, C.S. Radical educations in subjectivity: the convergence of psychotherapy, mysticism and Foucault’s ‘politics of ourselves’ (2019) Ethics and Education, 14 (1), pp. 102-115. DOI: 10.1080/17449642.2018.1554789 Abstract Foucault’s invitation to the subject is to become free of themselves by learning to think differently. Such a project has as its goal the mastery of the self, …

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Ippolito, J. Reading Interventionist Research in Two Urban Elementary Schools Through a Discursive Lens (2018) Urban Education, 53 (10), pp. 1265-1290. DOI: 10.1177/0042085915613550 Abstract In this study, I reframe the debate on minority parents and their children’s educators by moving beyond concerns around student academic achievement and toward the quality of relationships among adult stakeholders. …

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