Foucault News

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

Pourya Asl, M. Fabrication of a desired truth: the oblivion of a Naxalite woman in Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Lowland (2018) Asian Ethnicity, 19 (3), pp. 383-401. DOI: 10.1080/14631369.2018.1429892 Abstract Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Lowland (2013) explores effects of the 1967 Communist Naxalbari uprising in West Bengal India. Irrespective of the glowing reviews the author earned for …

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Foth, T., & Holmes, D. (2018). Governing through lifestyle—Lalonde and the biopolitical management of public health in Canada. Nursing Philosophy, 0(0), e12222. doi:10.1111/nup.12222 “In 1974, the Liberal government of Pierre Trudeau released a “green paper” known as the Lalonde Report, after the health minister at that time. The report formulated perspectives on health and the …

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Rushton, C., Edvardsson, D. Reconciling conceptualizations of ethical conduct and person-centred care of older people with cognitive impairment in acute care settings (2018) Nursing Philosophy, 19 (2), art. no. e12190, . DOI: 10.1111/nup.12190 Abstract Key commentators on person-centred care have described it as a “new ethic of care” which they link inextricably to notions of …

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Hickey, C., Mooney, A. Challenging the pervasiveness of hypermasculinity and heteronormativity in an all-boys’ school (2018) Australian Educational Researcher, 45 (2), pp. 237-253. DOI: 10.1007/s13384-017-0249-4 Abstract There is a rich, albeit chequered, history around single-sex schooling providing an educational option for nurturing the particular educational interests and needs of boys. While all-boys’ schools continue to …

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McKeown, A., Glenn, J. The rise of resilience after the financial crises: A case of neoliberalism rebooted? (2018) Review of International Studies, 44 (2), pp. 193-214. DOI: 10.1017/S0260210517000493 Abstract This article critically examines recent works on resilience. In so doing, it argues that rather than representing some radical rupture with current practices heralding the dawn …

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Charlier, J.-É., Panait, O.M. Resistances to global educational prescriptions in the Global South: theoretical considerations through Michel Foucault’s lenses (2018) British Journal of Sociology of Education, 39 (3), pp. 348-364. DOI: 10.1080/01425692.2017.1351865 Abstract This article proposes an inquiry into Foucault’s approach of subjectivation, extending it to the institutional actors and individual subjects in the educational …

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Machado, E.V. Hyperidentity and orientalism: The case of the sieges of diu in Portuguese texts (2018) South Asian Studies, 34 (1), pp. 6-16. DOI: 10.1080/02666030.2018.1440056 Abstract The Portuguese representations of the sieges of Diu have been produced over the span of five centuries. My main argument is that, in these texts, Diu served as a …

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Brown, C., Carr, S. Education policy and mental weakness: a response to a mental health crisis (2018) Journal of Education Policy, pp. 1-25. Article in Press. DOI: 10.1080/02680939.2018.1445293 Abstract Educationalists have been concerned with the labelling and treatment of children with mental health difficulties in the education system in England for some time. These concerns …

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Hewson, D. Pregnant with risk: biopolitics, neoliberalism and the 2004 Irish Citizenship Referendum (2018) Irish Political Studies, pp. 1-20. Article in Press. DOI: 10.1080/07907184.2018.1445999 Abstract This article augments and elaborates on existing research conducted on the 2004 Irish Citizenship Referendum by outlining the role played by neoliberal rationalities in shaping discourses crucial to initiating the …

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Anderson, A. Toward a genealogy of the liberal government of youth (2018) Journal of Youth Studies, 21 (4), pp. 461-477. DOI: 10.1080/13676261.2017.1394993 Abstract While discourses that define and demarcate young people such that they become legitimate targets of negative practices of marginalisation and exclusion have not disappeared, these are no longer the dominant discourses and …

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