Foucault News

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

Daniel Nemser, Infrastructures of Race. Concentration and Biopolitics in Colonial Mexico, University of Texas Press, 2017. See also radio interview with Daniel Nemser Description Many scholars believe that the modern concentration camp was born during the Cuban war for independence when Spanish authorities ordered civilians living in rural areas to report to the nearest city …

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The Biopolitics of Immunity in Times of COVID-19: An Interview with Roberto Esposito, Antipode online, 16th June 2020 Interview conducted (via Skype on 3 June 2020) and translated by Tim Christiaens and Stijn De Cauwer. The Italian philosopher Roberto Esposito is the author of various influential books, including the trilogy Communitas: The Origin and Destiny …

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Foucault & Neoliberalism, with Magnus Paulsen Hansen Interviewed by Nicholas Kiersey, #OCCUPYIRTHEORY, Fully automated (podcast), April 27 2020 […] Our guest is Dr. Magnus Paulsen Hansen, who is an Associate Professor at the Department of Social Sciences and Business, at Roskilde University. Magnus researches the role of ideas and evaluation in the legitimation of welfare …

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On non-fascist life with Natasha Lennard, Politics, Theory, Other, Tribune Magazine Podcast interview by Alex Doherty Natasha Lennard joins me to discuss her book, Being Numerous: Essays on Non-Fascist Life. We spoke about whether or not Donald Trump and the movement that has coalesced around him ought to be characterised as fascist, we also talked …

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Truth and Knowledge for Michel Foucault, with Ann Stoler Great Books 31, Think About It | Podcast Conversations on big ideas and great books hosted by Uli Baer. Why is everyone talking about Michel Foucault these days? How can Foucault’s work have so many resonances in our contemporary world? What were his insights and discoveries …

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Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Historicizing Foucault: Stuart Elden on Tracing Foucault’s Ideas from Discipline and Punish to the History of Sexuality – part 1 of a longer interview at the Journal of History of Ideas blog, conducted earlier this month. My thanks to Anne Schult and Jonas Knatz for the invitation to do this…

LIVE! From City Lights STAFF PICK – Foucault in California (2020) Podcast (From April 2019) Heather Dundas in conversation with David Wade celebrating the release of Foucault in California : A True Story—Wherein the Great French Philosopher Drops Acid in the Valley of Death by Simeon Wade, Foreword by Heather Dundas, and published by Heyday …

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Foucault et le néolibéralisme : Daniel Zamora et Jean-Yves Pranchère (1/2), Ballast, 24 janvier 2020 Entretien inédit pour le site de Ballast En 2014, le socio­logue Daniel Zamora était déjà venu nous par­ler de Michel Foucault suite à la paru­tion son livre col­lec­tif Critiquer Foucault. Aux côtés de Mitchell Dean, pro­fes­seur de socio­lo­gie et de …

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INTERVIEW, Bernard Harcourt: «La société numérique repose sur la folle divulgation de nous-mêmes», Libération Par Sonya Faure, Recueilli par — 10 janvier 2020 ABONNÉS Scrutés par les algorithmes, bombardés par les «recommandations», nous sommes pistés, ciblés, exposés. A notre corps défendant, vraiment ? Professeur de droit à Columbia University et directeur d’études à l’Ehess, Bernard …

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Internet et libertés publiques : qu’est ce qui a changé depuis Snowden ? France Culture, 20/09/2019 Podcast Les révélations d’Edward Snowden ont-elles provoqué plus qu’une prise de conscience? Que nous disent-elles de l’utopie déchue d’internet? Félix Tréguer, co-fondateur de la Quadrature du net, nous en parle dans L’utopie déchue (Fayard, 2019). Alors qu’internet devait permettre …

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