Foucault News

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

Fraser, G. Foucault, governmentality theory and ‘Neoliberal Community Development’ (2020) Community Development Journal, 55 (3), pp. 437-451. DOI: 10.1093/cdj/bsy049 Abstract It is widely accepted that Michel Foucault’s ‘governmentality lectures’ constituted a seminal moment in the history of neoliberal studies. In an analysis which was original and prescient, Foucault framed neoliberalism, not only in terms of …

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Isaev, I., Kornev, A., Lipen, S., Zenin, S. The “machine of power” and aspects of political balance (2020) Quaestio Rossica, 8 (3), pp. 979-992. DOI: 10.15826/qr.2020.3.507 Abstract This article explores the historical pattern of the evolution of power technologies. The methodological basis relies on the philosophical movements of the twentieth century (phenomenology, structuralism, etc.) and …

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Ogáyar, S.R. De cuerpos subjetivados e imágenes artistizadas: La lógica biopolítica de la historia del arte (2020) Boletin de Arte, (41), pp. 219-226. DOI: 10.24310/BoLArte.2020.v41i.8007 Resumen En su escrito Sobre las ruinas del museo, Douglas Crimp planteó la necesidad de abrir un capítulo olvidado por parte de la crítica hacia las entrañas de la modernidad. …

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Claire Colebrook What Is This Thing Called Education? Qualitative Inquiry. 2017;23(9):649-655. doi:10.1177/1077800417725357 Abstract Education exposes a conundrum that extends well beyond government policy and beyond those working in education as a designated discipline. If education is nothing more than a human science or the achievement of satisfactory outcomes by way of testing, then education has …

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Lee, H. The Empiricist Origin of Biopolitics: Freedom and Potentiality in John Locke (2021) Philosophia (United States). DOI: 10.1007/s11406-020-00306-2 Abstract This article examines John Locke’s theory of subjectivity to challenge the recent critical tendency to associate biopolitics and empiricism. Michel Foucault, most notably among modern theorists of biopolitics, proposes that the Lockean man, or an …

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Baker, B., & O’Farrell, C. (2021, February 23). Curriculum influences: William James and Michel Foucault. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education. Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190264093.013.1093 Editor: I’m really pleased to see this out after a long wait! Email me if you would like a copy and can’t get through the paywall Summary William James …

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David Fryer, Charles Marley, Rose Stambe, The Reproduction of Compliant Labour Power Through (Re)Constitution of the Child and Adult Subject: Critical Knowledge-Work, Awry: Journal of Critical Psychology, Vol 1 No 1 (2020) Open access Abstract As Althusser made clear: “the reproduction of labour power requires not only a reproduction of its skills, but also, at …

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Glasdam, S., Loodin, H., Wrigstad, J. Articulations of antimicrobial resistance in trade union financed journals for nurses in Scandinavia – A Foucauldian perspective (2021) Nursing Inquiry. DOI: 10.1111/nin.12396 Abstract Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in bacterial infections is a growing threat to humanity and a challenge to healthcare systems worldwide. Healthcare professionals have an important role in …

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Marios Emmanouilidis, The Parasitic Folding. Humans-as-Animals, States and Machines that Come from the Outside: Homologies between a Virus and Finance, Translated from the Greek by Barbara Santos, Transversal (European Institute for Progressive Cultural Policies, Vienna) , December 2020 Open access The text approaches the Covid-19 epidemic from two points of view: (a) as a war …

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Palma Carvajal, J.F. Advocacy NGOs and the neoliberal manufacture of the street voice (2021) Journal of Education Policy. DOI: 10.1080/02680939.2021.1875266 Abstract In the previous decades there has been an unprecedented proliferation of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) working in different policy fields. In hand with this process of ‘NGOisation’, there has been a growing academic debate regarding …

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