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

Beer, David. “A History of the Data Present.” History of the Human Sciences, (October 2020). https://doi.org/10.1177/0952695120959254. How We Became Our Data: A Genealogy of the Informational Person Colin Koopman, How We Became Our Data: A Genealogy of the Informational Person. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2019. 269 pp. ISBN: 9780226626581 Watching TV I start to wonder if …

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Lars Erik Løvaas Gjerde (2020) From liberalism to biopolitics: investigating the Norwegian government’s two responses to Covid-19, European Societies, DOI:10.1080/14616696.2020.1824003 Open access Abstract In this text, I investigate the Norwegian government’s two responses to the Covid-19 pandemic, utilizing a Foucauldian discourse analysis. The pandemic forces us to ask questions about political leadership – about how successful political …

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Foucault Studies, Vol 1 No 28 (2020): Number 28, September 2020 The editors of Foucault Studies are pleased to publish this issue containing a review symposium of Verena Erlenbusch-Anderson’s “Genealogies of Terrorism” as well as four original articles and three book reviews. Editorial Sverre Raffnsøe et al. Review Symposium Preface to Symposium on Verena Erlenbusch-Anderson’s …

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Bentley, T. Settler state apologies and the elusiveness of forgiveness: The purification ritual that does not purify (2020) Contemporary Political Theory, 19 (3), pp. 381-403. DOI: 10.1057/s41296-019-00356-6 Open access Abstract Focusing on Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s 2008 apology to the Stolen Generations, this article asks: can colonial-settler states obtain forgiveness through political apologies? The …

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Gomersall, K. Imposition to agonism: Voluntary poverty alleviation resettlement in rural China (2020) Political Geography, 82, art. no. 102250. DOI: 10.1016/j.polgeo.2020.102250 Abstract Implementation of voluntary Poverty Alleviation Resettlement (PAR) in Shanxi Province, rural China is a function of the democratic processes of village governance under the Organic Law of Villages Committees and Assemblies. Villages consult …

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Scheel, S. Biopolitical bordering: Enacting populations as intelligible objects of government (2020) European Journal of Social Theory, 23 (4), pp. 571-590. DOI: 10.1177/1368431019900096 Open access Abstract Since Foucault introduced the notion of biopolitics, it has been fiercely debated—usually in highly generalized terms—how to interpret and use this concept. This article argues that these discussions need …

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Kovács, G. “I’m all that stands between them and chaos:” A monstrous way of ruling in A Song of Ice and Fire (2020) Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, 7 (1), art. no. 70. DOI: 10.1057/s41599-020-00562-3 Open access Abstract The article explores Tyrion Lannister’s rule in King’s Landing in the second volume of A Song of …

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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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