Foucault News

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

Francesca Peruzzo, Stephen J Ball, Emiliano Grimaldi, Peopling the crowded education state: Heterarchical spaces, EdTech markets and new modes of governing during the COVID-19 pandemic, International Journal of Educational Research, Volume 114, 2022 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijer.2022.102006 Abstract In this paper, we examine a set of complexly related education policy issues that concern changes to the form and …

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Šabec, K., Mencin, M., Perger, N. A Dry Branch on the Nation’s Body: The Nation’s Biological Reproduction between Gender and Sexuality (2021) Treatises and Documents, Journal of Ethnic Studies, 87, pp. 69-85. DOI: 10.36144/RiG87.dec21.69-85 Abstract The article proceeds from the thesis that discriminatory discourses in the field of gender and sexuality in Slovenia are based …

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Tanke, Joseph. “The Gentle Way in Governing: Foucault and the Question of Neoliberalism.” Philosophy & Social Criticism, (April 2022). https://doi.org/10.1177/01914537221079673. Abstract This essay challenges some of the recent scholarship which claims that Michel Foucault was more sympathetic to neoliberalism than is typically acknowledged. Accordingly, it considers the possible motivations for Foucault’s 1978-1979 lecture course, The …

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Friedrich, J. Settling Accounts at the End of History: A Nonideal Approach to State Apologies (2022) Political Theory DOI: 10.1177/00905917211065064 Abstract What are we to make of the fact that world leaders, such as Canada’s Justin Trudeau, have, within the last few decades, offered official apologies for a whole host of past injustices? Scholars have …

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Woo, E. What is the problem represented to be in China’s world-class university policy? A poststructural analysis (2022) Journal of Education Policy DOI: 10.1080/02680939.2022.2045038 Abstract Underlying current research on China’s world-class university (WCU) policy approaches are analytical foci that privilege the agency of social actors and the problem-solving approach to policy analysis. Foucauldian poststructuralists draw …

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Han-yu Huang Risk, Fear and Immunity: Reinventing the Political in the Age of Biopolitics, Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies 37.1 March 2011: 43-71 Abstract As an update of his continual concern for contemporary risk society since the 1980s, Ulrich Beck’s latest work World at Risk (2009) alerts us to the deterritorializing effects of global risk …

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Sabot, Philippe. “Michel Foucault in the 1950s: Beyond Psychology towards Radical Ontology.” Theory, Culture & Society, (May 2022). https://doi.org/10.1177/02632764221092312. Abstract This paper is based on the archives of Michel Foucault collected (since 2013) at the Manuscripts Department of the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris. Our investigation focuses in particular on a complete manuscript, until …

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Jim Denison & Joseph P. Mills (2014) Planning for distance running: coaching with Foucault, Sports Coaching Review, 3:1, 1-16, DOI: 10.1080/21640629.2014.953005 Abstract Coaching and sport scholars working from a Foucauldian perspective (e.g. Barker-Ruchti & Tinning, 2010; Denison, 2007; Heikkala, 1993; Johns & Johns, 2000) have demonstrated how overly controlling and disciplining training practices can objectify …

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Romanowski, M.H., Alkhateeb, H. Problematizing Accreditation for Teacher Education (2022) Higher Education Policy DOI: 10.1057/s41307-022-00264-2 Abstract This essay aims to problematize US accreditation of teacher education. Foucault’s notion of problematization is used as a theoretical framework to explain how accreditation emerged in the past as a solution to perceived educational problems and how and why …

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Denison, Jim. “Social Theory for Coaches: A Foucauldian Reading of One Athlete’s Poor Performance.” International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching 2, no. 4 (December 2007): 369–83. https://doi.org/10.1260/174795407783359777. Abstract This paper explores my “sense making” when a male cross-country runner was coaching performed below expectation. My initial understanding of his poor performance was to blame …

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