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

CRISIS AND CRITIQUE Volume 9 / Issue 2, 25-11-2022 Edited by Agon Hamza & Frank Ruda Open access Introduction: Is Politics Possible Today? by Frank Ruda & Agon Hamza Table of Contents Politics Today: Thirteen Theses and Commentaries by Alain Badiou Rethinking Politics and Freedom in Anthropocene by Wendy Brown Technique as Politics by Andrea …

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Nustad, K. G., & Swanson, H. (2022). Political ecology and the Foucault effect: A need to diversify disciplinary approaches to ecological management? Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, 5(2), 924–946. https://doi.org/10.1177/25148486211015044 Abstract While explicitly Foucauldian analyses have declined in recent years in the social sciences, Foucault’s ideas continue to strongly influence scholars’ approaches to …

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Hampton, Alexander J. B., and Douglas Hedley, eds. The Cambridge Companion to Christianity and the Environment, Cambridge Companions to Religion. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2022. Description Christianity has understood the environment as a gift to nurture and steward, a book of divine revelation disclosing the divine mind, a wild garden in need of cultivation and …

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Meinard, Y. The foucauldian approach to conservation: pitfalls and genuine promises (2022) History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, 44 (2), art. no. 25. DOI: 10.1007/s40656-022-00509-8 Abstract Conservation biology is a branch of ecology devoted to conserving biodiversity. Because this discipline is based on the assumption that knowledge should guide actions, it endows experts with …

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Jesse Swann-Quinn, More-than-human government and the Tbilisi zoo flood Geoforum, Volume 102, 2019,Pages 167-181, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2019.03.007. Abstract: On 17 June 2015, an unprecedented series of rain events caused a wall of water to tear through an affluent urban neighborhood in the Georgian capital Tbilisi. The flood damaged 700 homes, displaced 67 families, killed 19 people, left …

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Becker, Per. “Fragmentation, Commodification and Responsibilisation in the Governing of Flood Risk Mitigation in Sweden.” Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space 39, no. 2 (March 2021): 393–413. https://doi.org/10.1177/2399654420940727. Open access Abstract The purpose of this paper is to increase our understanding of the governing of flood risk mitigation in advanced liberal society, through an …

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Dobbie, Meredith, Ruth Morgan, and Lionel Frost. “Overcoming Abundance: Social Capital and Managing Floods in Inner Melbourne during the Nineteenth Century.” Journal of Urban History 46, no. 1 (January 2020): 33–49. https://doi.org/10.1177/0096144217692984. Abstract Before effective drainage and flood protection systems were built in the early twentieth century, areas of inner Melbourne close to the Yarra …

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French, A. Sites of Re-Enchantment: Sacred Space and Nature in Early 20th Century Europe (2022) Religions, 13 (2), art. no. 110 DOI: 10.3390/rel13020110 Abstract This essay analyses the relationship between healing, nature, and the sacred in the construction of “sacred space” or heterotopies at the beginning of the 20th century in Europe. Two examples of …

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Gandy, M. (2021), The zoonotic city: Urban Political Ecology and the Pandemic Imaginary. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, First published: 07 December 2021 https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-2427.13080 Open access Abstract In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic this article takes a longer view of the evolving relationship between urbanization and the range of zoonotic diseases that …

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