Foucault News

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

Spaaij, R., Knoppers, A., Jeanes, R. “We want more diversity but…”: Resisting diversity in recreational sports clubs (2020) Sport Management Review, 23 (3), pp. 363-373. DOI: 10.1016/j.smr.2019.05.007 Open access Abstract Participation in sport is highly valued by governments and policy makers. Policies and programs encourage participation of populations who are underrepresented in sport. In many …

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Pinkerton, P. The biopolitics of the migration-development nexus: Governing migration in the UK (2019) Politics, 39 (4), pp. 448-463. DOI: 10.1177/0263395718809287 Abstract While politicians in the United Kingdom (UK) have engaged in fractious debate over the appropriate way of responding to the myriad issues arising from the so-called migration or refugee crisis in recent years, …

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Corfee, F., Cox, L., Windsor, C. The constitution of space in intensive care: Power, knowledge and the othering of people experiencing mental illness (2020) Nursing Inquiry, 27 (2), art. no. e12328. DOI: 10.1111/nin.12328 Abstract A sociological conceptualisation of space moves beyond the material to the relational, to consider space as a social process. This paper …

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Rantala, A., Heikkilä, M. Agency, guidance and gender–interrelated aspects of early childhood education settings (2020) Education 3-13, 48 (4), pp. 483-493. DOI: 10.1080/03004279.2019.1620305 Abstract Social interaction is one of the many things what preschool life is about, and how social life is constituted is of importance to understand. In early childhood education settings, children are …

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Michiel T’Jampens & Jelle Versieren (2020) Entering the Archive: “Il faut défendre la société” and Michel Foucault’s Critical Archeological Inquiry into the History and Method of Genealogy, Critical Horizons, DOI: 10.1080/14409917.2020.1790753 ABSTRACT In “Il faut défendre la société”, Foucault attempted to historicize and criticize Nietzsche’s equating of the social with struggle. In order to do …

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Martin, A.E., Fisher-Ari, T.R., Kavanagh, K.M. “Our Schools Turned Into Literal Police States.”: Disciplinary Power and Novice Teachers Enduring a Cheating Scandal (2020) Educational Studies – AESA, 56 (3), pp. 306-329. DOI: 10.1080/00131946.2020.1745809 Abstract The voices of teachers experiencing and reacting to highly-publicized testing scandals are rarely heard, despite high-levels of criticism and blame from …

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Flacks, S. Law, necropolitics and the stop and search of young people (2020) Theoretical Criminology, 24 (2), pp. 387-405. DOI: 10.1177/1362480618774036 Abstract Stop and search can harm young people, damage relations between police and the community and alienate ethnic and racial minorities. In Mohidin and another v Commissioner of the Police of the Metropolis and …

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Stauss, R. Passing as Fashionable, Feminine and Sane: “Therapy of Fashion” and the Normalization of Psychiatric Patients in 1960s US (2020) Fashion Theory – Journal of Dress Body and Culture, 24 (4), pp. 601-637. DOI: 10.1080/1362704X.2020.1746515 Abstract This article introduces the little-known therapeutic approach of “Therapy of Fashion.” Piloted with a group of female psychiatric …

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Zhang, A. Chinese Practice of Foucault’s ‘Disciplinary Power’ and its Effects on the Rehabilitation of Female Prisoners in China (2020) British Journal of Criminology, 60 (3), pp. 662-680. DOI: 10.1093/bjc/azz068 Abstract The prison system of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has been viewed by some scholars as effective in achieving the primary target of …

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Conneely, M., Higgs, P. & Moncrieff, J. Medicalising the moral: the case of depression as revealed in internet blogs. Soc Theory Health (2020). DOI: 10.1057/s41285-020-00141-1 Abstract Depression is regularly declared to be equivalent to a bodily illness, yet critics have long contested this ‘medical’ view of mental disorders. Following the ideas of Szasz and Foucault, …

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