Foucault News

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

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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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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