Foucault News

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

Webb, S. Philosophy as a feminist spirituality and critical practice for Mary Astell (2020) Metaphilosophy, 51 (2-3), pp. 280-302. DOI: 10.1111/meta.12411 Abstract The question of how gender might inflect and affect philosophy as a way of life has been somewhat neglected, as has the role of philosophical modes of living for historical female philosophers. This …

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Zitcer, A. Making Up Creative Placemaking (2020) Journal of Planning Education and Research, 40 (3), pp. 278-288. DOI: 10.1177/0739456X18773424 Abstract Creative placemaking is an increasingly prevalent form of planning practice that invokes arts and culture as tools for revitalization. Planners, policymakers, funders, and practitioners are engaged in a discursive struggle to define what is meant …

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La règle du jeu, n° 72: “Michel Foucault, penseur d’aujourd’hui” Amazon link « On devrait tout lire, tout étudier. » Telle fut la méthode, telle fut aussi l’ambition que se fixa Michel Foucault : traquer, partout dans la société, les mécaniques de pouvoir et de discipline ; identifier les expériences-limites qui forment l’ADN de notre …

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John Iliopoulos, “Foucault Understood Critical Psychiatry.” BJPsych Advances, 2021, pp. 1–10. doi:10.1192/bja.2021.22 Summary Critical trends in psychiatry are abundant today. Their impact on how psychiatry is currently practised is considerable. Yet what deserves close examination is the extent to which these modes of critique (anti-psychiatry, liberation movements, activism, existential, narrative or hermeneutic approaches, theories of …

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Magee, P (2020) ‘Alternative futures for the creative writing doctorate (by way of the past)’, TEXT: Journal of writing and writing courses 24, 1 Open access Abstract This paper contributes to the project of mapping alternative futures for the creative writing doctorate, by way of deep excavation into the history of scholarly forms. A key …

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Sheehey, B. Ethics beyond transparency: Resisting the racial injustice of predictive policing (2020) Techne: Research in Philosophy and Technology, 24 (3), pp. 256-281. DOI: 10.5840/techne202087128 Abstract This paper responds to recent work highlighting the problematic racial politics of predictive policing technologies. Drawing on Michel Foucault’s account of ethics as counter-conduct, I develop a set of …

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Gane, Nicholas. “Nudge Economics as Libertarian Paternalism.” Theory, Culture & Society, (April 2021). https://doi.org/10.1177/0263276421999447. Open access Abstract Given the growing prominence of nudge economics both within and beyond the academy, it is a timely moment to reassess the philosophical and political arguments that sit at its core, and in particular what Richard Thaler and Cass …

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Niki Kasumi Clements, Foucault’s Christianities, Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Volume 89, Issue 1, March 2021, Pages 1–40, https://doi.org/10.1093/jaarel/lfab024 Open access Abstract The publication of Michel Foucault’s Les Aveux de la chair (History of Sexuality, Volume 4: Confessions of the Flesh) thirty-four years after his death highlights and complicates the relevance of Christian …

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Glouftsios, G. Governing border security infrastructures: Maintaining large-scale information systems (2020) Security Dialogue, DOI: 10.1177/0967010620957230 Abstract This article explores the maintenance of large-scale information systems that are used for, among other purposes, border security in the European Union. My argument is that information systems do not always operate according to their design scripts. They materialize …

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Murphy, Brendon. “Against wellbeing: The problem of resources, metrics and care of the self.” Alternative Law Journal (2021). Published 8 April 2021 10.1177/1037969X211007580 Abstract This article critically engages with the concept and practice of ‘wellbeing’. Over the last decade, managerial practices have broadly introduced ‘wellbeing’ policies into the workplace, including the legal workplace. While these …

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