Foucault News

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

Sandra Eder, How the Clinic Made Gender. The Medical History of a Transformative Idea, Chicago University Press, 2022 Interview (podcast) with the author on the New Books network An eye-opening exploration of the medical origins of gender in modern US history. Today, a world without “gender” is hard to imagine. Gender is at the center …

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27/11/1967 – Rai Teche. Intervista a Michel Foucault in occasione della pubblicazione in italiano di «Les mots et les choses, une archéologie des sciences humaines», 1966 («Le parole e le cose. Un’archeologia delle scienze umane», trad. it. 1967). “Archeologica” è infatti la procedura con la quale Foucault tenta di ricostruire le condizioni di possibilità, la …

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The Critique and Politics of Identity: On the Affinities between Critical Theory and Poststructuralism. A Conversation with Bernard E. Harcourt and Martin Saar conducted by Sarah Bianchi, Coils of the Serpent. A Journal for the Study of Contemporary Power, Issue 10, 2022, pp. 110-130. We know what Michel Foucault, the leading poststructuralist thinker, said about …

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The legacy of deconstructivism “makes me want to retreat to the back of the room” says Bernard Tschumi Tom Ravenscroft | Dezeen, 23 May 2022 Deconstructivism was built on intellectual rigour and a desire for exploration that contemporary architects do not share, says French-Swiss architect Bernard Tschumi in this exclusive interview as part of our …

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Biopolitics & Democracy – Interview Rodrigo Nunes Mar 29, 2022 Interview with Rodrigo Nunes (Philosophy, PUC-Rio) on biopolitics, democracy, the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, and his new book ‘Neither Vertical Nor Horizontal: A Theory of Political Organization’ (Verso 2021), with Daniele Lorenzini and Federico Testa. For more videos, visit our website

Why Critics of Angry Woke College Kids Are Missing the Point Wendy Brown interviewed by David Marchese, New York Times Magazine, 1 May 2022 The halls of academia may appear to be overrun by battles over academic freedom, free speech, identity politics, cancel culture and overreaching wokeness. But why does it look that way? And …

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Has Neoliberalism Really Come to an End? By Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins. The Nation, 14 April 2022 A conversation with historian Gary Gerstle about understanding neoliberalism as a bipartisan worldview and how the political order it ushered in has crumbled. The term “neoliberalism” is often used to condemn an array of economic policies associated with such ideas …

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Discussions on Intolerable: Writings from Michel Foucault and the Prisons Information Group (U of Minnesota Press, 2021), eds. Kevin Thompson and Perry Zurn and trs. Perry Zurn and Erik Beranek. **Conversations in Atlantic theory: Kevin Thompson and Perry Zurn on Intolerable: . Podcast (January 2022) **Recorded Zoom Conversation with Kevin Thompson and Perry Zurn on …

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The Telos Press Podcast: Kyle Baasch on Adorno and Foucault in San Francisco By Telos Press · Sunday, December 12, 2021 In today’s episode of the Telos Press Podcast, David Pan talks with Kyle Baasch about his article “Critical Theory in the Flesh: Adorno and Foucault in San Francisco,” from Telos 196 (Fall 2021). An excerpt of the article …

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