Foucault News

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

Samaraweera, H. U. S. (2020). Is resilience a unique extension rather than a rejection of neoliberalism? A critical reading of David Chandler’s writings on resilience. International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment. DOI: 10.1108/IJDRBE-05-2020-0050 Abstract Purpose: This paper aims to engage with the concept of resilience as theorized by David Chandler in his …

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Christian Möller, Discipline and Feed: Food Banks, Pastoral Power, and the Medicalisation of Poverty in the UK, Sociological Research Online, Published January 5, 2021 DOI: 10.1177/1360780420982625 Open access Abstract Food banks across the UK are offering basic food supplies and a range of support services to people who have been affected by years of welfare …

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Di Gesu A. The Cynic Scandal: Parrhesia, Community, and Democracy. Theory, Culture & Society. January 2021. doi:10.1177/0263276420979036 Abstract The aim of this article is to study parrhesia as a form of political performativity. The study of parrhesia as a speech act has been inaugurated by the researches of Lorenzini, who has proposed an in-depth analysis …

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Francesca Peruzzo (2020) The Model Of Becoming Aware: disabled subjectivities, policy enactment and new exclusions in higher education, Journal of Education Policy DOI: 10.1080/02680939.2020.1856415 ABSTRACT This paper aims to present an analytical tool called Model of Becoming Aware, to explore the production of the subjectivities of disabled students and new forms of exclusions during the …

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Vol III, No 1: Governmentality, Liberalism, Biopower, Genealogy of the Modern Subject. Foucault’s Lectures at the Collège de France 1978-80 Security, Territory and Population; The Birth of Biopolitics; On the Government of the Living. Volume III of the Foucault Lecture Series. Published: 2020-12-16 Open access EDITORIAL [extract] Sverre Raffnsøe, Alain Beaulieu, Barbara Cruikshank, Knut Ove …

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Lars Erik Løvaas Gjerde (2021) Governing humans and ‘things’: power and rule in Norway during the Covid-19 pandemic, Journal of Political Power, DOI: 10.1080/2158379X.2020.1870264 ABSTRACT This text focuses on the mentalities and technologies of power employed by the Norwegian government as it attempts to control the Covid-19 pandemic. Utilizing governmentality studies and a Foucauldian discourse …

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Emiliano Grimaldi & Stephen J. Ball (2020) Paradoxes of freedom. An archaeological analysis of educational online platform interfaces, Critical Studies in Education DOI: 10.1080/17508487.2020.1861043 ABSTRACT Many schools and students across the globe are now engaging with educational digital platforms in their teaching and learning experience. Platforms are changing what education is and how it is …

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Jean-Michel Landry (2020) Foucault on Christianity: The Impasse of Subjectivation, Political Theology, Published online: 30 Dec 2020 DOI: 10.1080/1462317X.2020.1866810 ABSTRACT The last volume of Foucault’s History of Sexuality, Confessions of the Flesh, offers a detailed excursion into Early Christianity and its distinct mode of subjectivation. But it also discloses a paradox that was already apparent …

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Jennifer R. Rust (2020) Political Theology, Pastoral Power, and Resistance, Political Theology, Published online: 31 Dec 2020 DOI: 10.1080/1462317X.2020.1866813 ABSTRACT Foucault’s genealogy of pastoral power as “a power of care” challenges us to think of modern medical institutions and practices in terms of political theology by emphasizing their continuities with older ecclesiastical practices. Both ecclesiastical …

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Elena Vasiliou, Penitentiary pleasures: Queer understandings of prison paradoxes, Criminology & Criminal Justice Vol. 20(5) 2020, 577–589. DOI: 10.1177/1748895820939147 Open access Abstract Historically, prison researchers have remained disengaged with explorations of pleasure in punishment because of the risk of romanticizing imprisonment. This risk is inherent in any discussion of pleasure experienced by prisoners. In this …

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