Foucault News

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

Gunawan, M. Navigating human and non-human animal relations: Okja, foucault and animal welfare laws (2018) Alternative Law Journal, 43 (4), pp. 263-268. DOI: 10.1177/1037969X18802459 Abstract This article draws upon a Foucauldian analysis of power to conceptualise the human and non-human animal relations throughout the Netflix film Okja. The article examines how ‘super-pig’ Okja’s experiences (and …

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Bennett, C. Drugs, moral panics and the dispositive (2018) Journal of Sociology, 54 (4), pp. 538-556. DOI: 10.1177/1440783317727877 Abstract The concept of ‘moral panics’ continues to be used as a framework for analysing the causes, structures and functions of social and political crises. Nonetheless, as an analytical tool, such a framework is limited in its …

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Hutta, J.S. From sovereignty to technologies of dependency: Rethinking the power relations supporting violence in Brazil (2019) Political Geography, 69, pp. 65-76. DOI: 10.1016/j.polgeo.2018.11.008 Abstract Discussions in geography and cognate disciplines have considered how contemporary formations of power and politics support and give rise to violence in a range of contexts. Often, these discussions have …

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Elden, S. Review: Michel Foucault, Histoire de la sexualité 4: Les aveux de la chair (2018) Theory, Culture and Society, 35 (7-8), pp. 293-311. DOI: 10.1177/0263276418800206 Abstract In February 2018 the fourth volume of Michel Foucault’s History of Sexuality was finally published. Les aveux de la chair [Confessions of the Flesh] was edited by Frédéric …

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Tonner, P. Heidegger, heterotopic dwelling and prehistoric art: An initial indication of a field of research (2018) Religions, 9 (12), art. no. 405. DOI: 10.3390/rel9120405 Open access Abstract This paper begins to develop an interpretation of European cave art based on Martin Heidegger’s account of artistic production and ‘dwelling’ so as to indicate a potentially …

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Gamez, P. The place of the Iranian Revolution in the history of truth: Foucault on neoliberalism, spirituality and enlightenment (2019) Philosophy and Social Criticism, 45 (1), pp. 96-124. DOI: 10.1177/0191453718794751 Abstract In this article I want to argue that Foucault’s engagement with the Iranian Revolution was neither romantic fascist atavism nor does it presage any …

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Whelan, G. Born Political: A Dispositive Analysis of Google and Copyright (2019) Business and Society, 58 (1), pp. 42-73. DOI: 10.1177/0007650317717701 Abstract Google is a complex and complicated political beast with a significant, and often confusing, interest, in copyright matters. On one hand, for example, Google is widely accused of profiting from piracy. On the …

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O’Toole, J. Crafting weight stigma in slimming classes: A case study in Ireland (2019) Fat Studies, 8 (1), pp. 10-24. DOI: 10.1080/21604851.2019.1534463 Abstract The persistence of dominant social and cultural representations of weight loss renders it as normative and necessary, especially for women. One setting in which the goal of weight loss is relentlessly pursued …

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Special Issue: Processes of Subjectivation: Biopolitics and the Politics of Literature, Comparative Literature and Culture 20.4 (2018)_ Issue 20.4 (December 2018) Ed. Azucena G. Blanco   The Eventualization of Political Thinking: From the Arab Revolutions to the Trump Era Oscar Barroso The Composition of History: a Critical Point of View of Michel Foucault’s Archaeology Javier …

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Gálvez Aguirre, Javier. “The Composition of History: a Critical Point of View of Michel Foucault’s Archaeology.” CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture 20.4 (2018): DOI:10.7771/1481-4374.3359 Abstract: In “The Composition of History: a Critical Point of View of Michel Foucault’s Archaeology” Javier Gálvez discusses a very specific aspect within the work of Foucault: the role of the …

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