Foucault News

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

Sandset, T. The ethical and epistemological pitfalls of translating phylogenetic HIV testing: from patient-centered care to surveillance (2020) Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, 7 (1), art. no. 19. DOI: 10.1057/s41599-020-0522-4 Abstract In both HIV science and public health policy, efforts to end the HIV epidemic are increasingly focusing on molecular HIV surveillance as a helpful …

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Krasni, J. How to hijack a discourse? Reflections on the concepts of post-truth and fake news (2020) Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, 7 (1), art. no. 32. DOI: 10.1057/s41599-020-0527-z Abstract The aim of this paper is threefold: to perform a (meta)discursive archaeology of the concepts post-truth and fake news, to critically reflect on the change …

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Antonelli, V., Bigoni, M., Cafaro, E.M., D’Alessio, R. Railway systems and the ‘Universal Good of the State’: Technologies of government in the nineteenth-century Papal State (2020) Accounting History, 25 (3), pp. 375-402. DOI: 10.1177/1032373219862615 Abstract Informed by Foucault’s concept of governmentality, the article focuses on the nineteenth-century General Commissariat for the Railroad Industry in the …

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Druedahl, L.C., Kälvemark Sporrong, S. More than meets the eye: A Foucauldian perspective on treating ADHD with medicine (2020) Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 16 (9), pp. 1201-1207. DOI: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2019.12.008 Abstract Background: Decision-making for using medicine treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is complex. Objective: The aim of this study is to investigate decision-making …

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Daniel Verginelli Galantin, A dimensão literária do diagnóstico do presente em Foucault, Trans/Form/Ação: Revista de Filosofia, v43, n.3 (2020) DOI: 10.1590/0101-3173.2020.v43n3.05.p71 Open access Resumo Neste artigo propomos uma investigação sobre a definição foucaultiana do papel da filosofia enquanto a construção de um diagnóstico do presente. Sustentamos que o pensamento de Foucault em torno à figura …

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Johnson, P. Critique as ideology critique in a neoliberal age (2020) Philosophy and Social Criticism, 46 (7), pp. 810-828. DOI: 10.1177/0191453719860229 Abstract Neo-liberalism is not working but carries on regardless. A society and all of its institutions modelled on market logics and imperatives has produced system crisis and has lost widespread popular support. To account …

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Owusu-Kwarteng, L. ‘Whoever holds the scissors wields the power’: An auto/biographical reflection on my ‘Hairstory’ (2020) Women’s Studies International Forum, 82, art. no. 102405 DOI: 10.1016/j.wsif.2020.102405 Abstract This paper provides an auto/biographical account of my hair journey, with specific emphasis on my hairstyle changes, and their ‘inextricable links’ to my identity and self-presentation (Bankhead and …

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Ahrens, T., Ferry, L., Khalifa, R. Governmentality and counter-conduct: A field study of accounting amidst concurrent and competing rationales and programmes (2020) Management Accounting Research, 48, art. no. 100686. DOI: 10.1016/j.mar.2020.100686 Abstract This paper contributes to the diverse and growing stream of accounting research on Foucault’s notion of counter-conduct, which is broadly concerned with the …

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Beattie, L., Educational leadership: Producing docile bodies? A Foucauldian perspective on Higher Education. Higher Education Quarterly. 2020; 74: 98– 110. https://doi.org/10.1111/hequ.12218 Open access Abstract The aim of this paper is to contribute to a long‐standing critical tradition in the educational leadership literature through an analytical examination of the idiosyncrasies of leadership in Higher Education institutions …

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Moreno Pestaña, J.L. Oedipus Rex as a philosophical and political strategy (2020) Sociological Review, 68 (5), pp. 1092-1107. DOI: 10.1177/0038026119900117 Abstract This article studies Michel Foucault’s interpretation of the tragedy Oedipus Rex. The analysis seeks to uncover the various intellectual strategies around his study. First, Foucault takes a position in the political debate about prisons …

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