Foucault News

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

Winnubst, S. The many lives of fungibility: anti-blackness in neoliberal times (2020) Journal of Gender Studies, 29 (1), pp. 102-112. DOI: 10.1080/09589236.2019.1692193 Abstract This article maps the many lives of the concept of fungibility in contemporary theories of both blackness and neoliberalism. Framed by the 2018 political chants across the US against ‘white supremacy’, the …

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Schubert, Karsten (2020): Freedom as critique: Foucault beyond anarchism. Philosophy & Social Criticism. First Published May 7, 2020 DOI: 10.1177/0191453720917733 Authors note: This contains some of the core arguments of my German book Freiheit als Kritik and makes them finally available in English. See also post on author’s blog. Abstract Foucault’s theory of power and …

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Collstedt, C. Towards a biopolitics of the victimised body: Creating assault as a crime against health and life, c. 1945–1965 (2020) Scandinavian Journal of History, 45 (1), pp. 1-24. DOI: 10.1080/03468755.2019.1596833 Open access Abstract This article discusses the creation of assault as a crime against health and life as this discursive process is expressed through …

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Benabed, F. Marine heterotopia and odyssean nomadism in Malika Mokeddem’s N’zid (2020) Journal of North African Studies, 25 (1), pp. 100-115. DOI: 10.1080/13629387.2018.1528151 Abstract Malika Mokeddem’s N’zid is a Mediterranean odyssey in which the ship is a heterotopia of emancipation from patriarchal society and dogmatic sedentariness. For Michel Foucault, ‘heterotopia’ is a real place that …

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Millar, E. Abortion stigma as a social process (2020) Women’s Studies International Forum, 78, art. no. 102328. DOI: 10.1016/j.wsif.2019.102328 Open access Abstract ‘Abortion stigma’ has become a critical concept in abortion scholarship, activism, policy and broader discourse. The concept of abortion stigma is, however, poorly defined and scholarship tends to use the concept in ways …

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Aryal, Y. Affective politics and non-sovereign identity (2020) Textual Practice, 34 (1), pp. 67-85. DOI: 10.1080/0950236X.2018.1508059 Abstract The paper proposes a new political philosophy of non-sovereign identity based on the model of politics without coercive sovereignty as a source of our political life. It argues that the formation of our identity is not only determined …

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Margolin, L. Rogerian Psychotherapy and the Problem of Power: A Foucauldian Interpretation (2020) Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 60 (1), pp. 130-143. DOI: 10.1177/0022167816687640 Abstract Guided by Foucault’s argument that “knowledge is an ‘invention’ behind which lies something completely different from itself: the play of instincts, impulses, desires, fears, and the will to appropriate,” this study …

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Downey, H., Clune, T. How does the discourse surrounding the Murray Darling Basin manage the concept of entitlement to water? (2020) Critical Social Policy, 40 (1), pp. 108-129. DOI: 10.1177/0261018319837206 Abstract Globally, the challenges of climate change have resulted in significant water policy reform. Australia’s Murray Darling Basin (MDB) Plan is a complex transboundary water …

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Jean M. Langford, Avian Bedlam: Toward a Biosemiosis of Troubled Parrots, Environmental Humanities 9:1 (May 2017) DOI 10.1215/22011919-3829145 © 2017 This is an open access article distributed under the terms of a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0). Abstract At an urban parrot sanctuary in the Midwestern USA, humans care for eighty-some parrots from more …

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Jürgen Portschy, Times of power, knowledge and critique in the work of Foucault, Time and Society Volume: 29 issue: 2, page(s): 392-419 Article first published online: May 7, 2020; Issue published: May 1, 2020 DOI: 10.1177/0961463X20911786 Abstract While Michel Foucault is commonly considered as a thinker with a primary interest in space and spatiality, his …

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