Foucault News

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

Nicholas de Villiers. Porno Cultures Podcast, July 10, 2019. Interview with Brandon Arroyo. facebook.com/AcademicSex When we think about the rhetoric around sex workers it’s often easier to hear or read opinions advocating for the abolishment of sex work coming from politicians or “concerned citizens” who are not sex workers, or have never bothered to speak …

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Niko Besnier, Susan Brownell, Thomas F. Carter, The Anthropology of Sport. Bodies, Borders, Biopolitics, University of California Press, 2017 Few activities bring together physicality, emotions, politics, money, and morality as dramatically as sport. In Brazil’s stadiums or China’s parks, on Cuba’s baseball diamonds or Fiji’s rugby fields, human beings test their physical limits, invest emotional …

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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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Interview with Shelley Tremain by Dave O’Brien on Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability, University of Michigan Press 2017 September 11, 2018 Podcast, New Books Network How should we understand disability? In Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability (University of Michigan Press, 2017), Dr. Shelley Tremain explores this complex question from the perspective of feminist …

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Philosophy As Interdisciplinary Intensity – An Interview With Giorgio Agamben (Antonio Gnolio/Ido Govrin) – RELIGIOUS THEORY Feb 5 2017 The following is an interview with the famed Continental philosopher Giorgio Agamben conducted by journalist Antonio Gnolio. Originally published in La Repubblica on May 15, 2016.  the interview is translated from the Italian by Ido Govrin, whose bio is given …

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Histories of Violence: Nonviolence and the Ghost of Fascism – Los Angeles Review of Books MAY 21, 2018 This conversation is with Todd May, who is a political philosopher and social activist based at Clemson University. Among his many books are, more recently, A Fragile Life: Accepting Our Vulnerability (2017) and Nonviolent Resistance: A Philosophical …

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Catherine Soussloff, “Foucault on Painting” (U Minnesota Press, 2017) podcast In Foucault on Painting (University of Minnesota Press, 2017), Catherine Soussloff discusses an area of Foucault’s development that has remained largely overlooked: his engagement with painting.  Indeed Foucault, we learn, described himself as a painter.  Throughout his career, he examined painting and the image as he pursued critical elements …

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