Foucault News

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

Tim Christiaens (2022) Biomedical technocracy, the networked public sphere and the biopolitics of COVID-19: notes on the Agamben affair, Culture, Theory and Critique, DOI: 10.1080/14735784.2022.2099919 ABSTRACT Giorgio Agamben’s public interventions during the COVID-19 pandemic against emergency measures like lockdowns, obligatory vaccinations and the prescribed use of masks have been highly controversial. I argue that Agamben’s …

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Schwendtner, T. The Genealogy of Nietzsche – From a Phenomenological Perspective (2022) Philobiblon, 27 (1), pp. 145-174. DOI: 10.26424/philobib.2022.27.1.07 Abstract According to Foucault, the purpose of the Nietzschean genealogy is not to “restore an unbroken continuity”, on the contrary, it is to show dispersion, error, accident, “to follow the complex course of descent”. Contrary to …

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Szreter, S. How Seriously Should we Take Universal Basic Income? (2022) Political Quarterly DOI: 10.1111/1467-923X.13169 Abstract Is universal basic income (UBI) a policy idea whose time has come? Recent historical scholarship now enables us to comprehend the twentieth century evolution of this and similar ideas. UBI is intriguing in having vociferous backers drawn both from …

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Call for Papers: Special Issue “Foucault, Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Sustainability” for the journal Sustainability Print Special Issue Flyer Special Issue Editors Special Issue Information Keywords Published Papers A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section “Economic and Business Aspects of Sustainability“. Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 September 2022 Special …

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Nguyet Nguyen, M. Navigating academic mentorship as active, knowing, and moral subjects (2022) Mentoring and Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 30 (4), pp. 434-453. DOI: 10.1080/13611267.2022.2091196 Abstract Drawing on Foucault’s governmentality, this study examines five academic mentors’ narratives of their experiences in a Vietnamese university. The data collected through semi-structured interviews show how the participants responded …

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Mora-Rioja, A. The horror of death: A Foucauldian reading of power relations in Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now (2022) Philologica Canariensia, 28, pp. 55-70. DOI: 10.20420/Phil.Can.2022.467 Abstract Joseph Conrad’s novella Heart of Darkness (1899) addresses the brutality underlying Europe’s colonisation of Africa. Its film adaptation, Apocalypse Now (1979), shows the US Army’s radical practices …

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Corinto, G.L. Comics, Words and Images, from Buffalmacco to Magritte a Problem of Transition (2022) Human Evolution, 37 (1-2), pp. 17-28. DOI: 10.14673/HE2022121094 Abstract Comics became a topic for interdisciplinary academic studies besides the specialist field of non-scholar experts. Anthropology, sociology, and geography dedicated increasing attention to comics as an intriguing and dense of meaning …

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Mitchell Dean & Daniel Zamora (2022) Politics as a Confession: Confronting the Enemy Within, Political Theology, Published online: 02 Aug 2022 DOI: 10.1080/1462317X.2022.2105280 ABSTRACT In this article, we claim, firstly, that the turn to an “ethical” politics focused on subjectivity and its transformation, announced by post-structuralist theorists in the 1970s, can be found today in …

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Meinard, Y. The foucauldian approach to conservation: pitfalls and genuine promises (2022) History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, 44 (2), art. no. 25. DOI: 10.1007/s40656-022-00509-8 Abstract Conservation biology is a branch of ecology devoted to conserving biodiversity. Because this discipline is based on the assumption that knowledge should guide actions, it endows experts with …

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Gøtzsche-Astrup, J. Contention and social order: The historical relation between political and social riot dispositives (2022) European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology DOI: 10.1080/23254823.2022.2081230 Abstract The relation between political contention and social order is a fundamental field of sociological inquiry. This article puts forward a dispositive perspective on the relation by analysing its constitution …

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