Foucault News

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

Farrell, F., Lander, V. “We’re not British values teachers are we?”: Muslim teachers’ subjectivity and the governmentality of unease (2018) Educational Review, pp. 1-17. Article in Press. DOI: 10.1080/00131911.2018.1438369 Abstract This paper is a critical investigation of a group of eight Muslim religious education (RE) teachers’ views of fundamental British values in education (FBV). Findings …

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Hamilton, S. The measure of all things? The Anthropocene as a global biopolitics of carbon (2018) European Journal of International Relations, 24 (1), pp. 33-57. DOI: 10.1177/1354066116683831 Abstract We are now told to welcome ourselves to the Anthropocene, a new geological epoch where humanity is ‘literally making’ the planet (Dalby, 2014). Yet, the underlying philosophical …

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Sivenbring, J. Making Sense and Use of Assessments (2018) Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, pp. 1-12. Article in Press. DOI: 10.1080/00313831.2018.1434827 Abstract The present article is concerned with how Swedish students in the last year of comprehensive school make sense and use of educational assessments of their school performance. Based on interviews with 28 students …

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Ettlinger, N., Algorithmic Affordances for Productive Resistance (2018) Big Data & Society, January-June: 1-13 DOI: 10.1177/2053951718771399 Abstract Although overarching if not foundational conceptualizations of digital governance in the field of critical data studies aptly account for and explain subjection, calculated resistance is left conceptually unattended despite case studies that document instances of resistance. I ask …

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Salazar, P.-J. The Alt-Right as a Community of Discourse (2018) Javnost, pp. 1-9. Article in Press. DOI: 10.1080/13183222.2018.1423947 Abstract This paper suggests ways to examine the American Alt-Right as a community of discourse. It relies on Michel Foucault’s notion that discourse is marked by external procedures of prohibition, division and will to truth, and it …

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Lassen, I. Resisting dehumanization: citizen voices and acts of solidarity (2018) Critical Discourse Studies, pp. 1-17. Article in Press. DOI: 10.1080/17405904.2018.1441038 Abstract Recent years have seen an increase in the influx of asylum-seekers in Scandinavia, and in Denmark this has led to ever-tighter immigration control. This article discusses emerging practices of refugee solidarity and resistance …

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Glen Fuller, Renee Barnes, A history of anticipating the future: an analysis of the AN Smith lectures, Andrew Olle Lectures and media commentary, Media International Australia Article first published online: April 19, 2018 DOI: 10.1177/1329878X18768012 Abstract There are multiple narratives of technological and organisational change for making sense of the news media industry since the …

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Patricio Lepe-Carrión, Educación, racismo cultural y seguridad nacional: la escuela intercultural en contextos de violencia, Educação e Pesquisa, vol.44 São Paulo 2018 Epub 16-Abr-2018 DOI:10.1590/s1678-4634201844174819 Open access Education, cultural racism and national security: the intercultural school in contexts of violence RESUMEN El artículo recoge conclusiones parciales de un proyecto en curso, financiado por Fondecyt (nº11140804) …

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Ian Leask, ‘”The Happy Limbo of a Non-Identity” (Or: Herculine Barbin’s Possibility)’, Yearbook of the Irish Philosophical Society 2014-15, pp.85-98. [published in 2018] The treatment of the ‘hermaphrodite’ in Foucault’s work remains ripe for scholarly attention, especially given the insight it provides into the nature and development of his thinking about issues like the construction …

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Albert, M., Vasilache, A. Governmentality of the Arctic as an international region (2018) Cooperation and Conflict, 53 (1), pp. 3-22. DOI: 10.1177/0010836717703674 Abstract Linked to the image of a wild and still-to-be-explored territory, as well as to images of the region as one of new economic opportunities, discourses on the Arctic also tie in with …

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