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

Makarychev, A., Romashko, T. Precarious Sovereignty in a Post-liberal Europe: The COVID-19 Emergency in Estonia and Finland (2021) Chinese Political Science Review, 6 (1), pp. 63-85. DOI: 10.1007/s41111-020-00165-y Abstract The paper addresses a puzzle resulting from the current global state of alert: the coronavirus pandemic brought us back to the world of the allegedly sovereign …

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Moreira, F.G.A. The Will to Synthesis: Nietzsche, Carnap and the Continental-Analytic Gap (2020) Nietzsche-Studien, 49 (1), pp. 150-170. DOI: 10.1515/nietzstu-2020-0007 Abstract This essay presupposes that Friedrich Nietzsche and Rudolf Carnap champion contrasting reactions to the fact that, throughout history, persons have been engaged in metaphysical disputes. Nietzsche embraces a libertarian reaction that is in agreement …

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Dennis, M. Technologies of self-cultivation how to improve Stoic self-care apps (2020) Human Affairs, 30 (4), pp. 549-558. DOI: 10.1515/humaff-2020-0048 Abstract Self-care apps are booming. Early iterations of this technology focused on tracking health and fitness routines, but recently some developers have turned their attention to the cultivation of character, basing their conceptual resources on …

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Nasir, M.A. Virtue after Foucault: On refuge and integration in Western Europe (2020) European Journal of Political Theory DOI: 10.1177/1474885120964794 Abstract I suggest that virtue ethics can learn from Foucault’s critical observations on biopolitics and governmentality, which identify how a good cannot be disassociated from power and freedom. I chart a way through which virtue …

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Tudor, R. Facing adversity together: the biopolitics of the community-focussed recovery policies in post-earthquake Canterbury, New Zealand (2020) Critical Policy Studies DOI: 10.1080/19460171.2020.1842221 Abstract Community building was a feature of the recovery policies implemented to respond to the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquakes in New Zealand. This strategy aimed for survivors to manage the disruption …

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Kohrs, K. The language of luxury fashion advertising: technology of the self and spectacle (2020) Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management DOI: 10.1108/JFMM-02-2020-0029 Abstract Purpose: Ubiquitous Internet access and social media make visual consumption possibly the most vital characteristic of the experience economy. A cumulative, integrative framework for the analysis of visual artefacts has thus …

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Anthias, P., Hoffmann, K. The making of ethnic territories: Governmentality and counter-conducts (2021) Geoforum, 119, pp. 218-226. DOI: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2020.06.027 Abstract “Ethnic territories” were a central political technology of colonial rule, which also shaped strategies of anti-colonial resistance in diverse contexts. Today, in former colonies, the making of ethnic territories remains a key site of both …

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Hayes, G., Cammiss, S., Doherty, B. Disciplinary Power and Impression Management in the Trials of the Stansted 15 (2020) Sociology DOI: 10.1177/0038038520954318 Abstract We bring Foucauldian and Goffmanian frameworks into dialogue to show how repressive and disciplinary power operate in the criminal trials of social movement activists. We do so through an ethnographic account of …

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S. Walby, The COVID pandemic and social theory: Social democracy and public health in the crisis (2021) European Journal of Social Theory, 24 (1), pp. 22-43. DOI: 10.1177/1368431020970127 Abstract Social theory is developing in response to the coronavirus (COVID) crisis. Fundamental questions about social justice in the relationship of individuals to society are raised by …

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Sabrina Corbellini and Margriet Hoogvliet (eds.): “Medieval and Early Modern Places and Spaces of Knowledge,” in: Le foucaldien, 7/1 (2021), Collection launched: 29 Mar 2021 This special collection welcomes articles discussing places and spaces connected to knowledge and its practices in the premodern period. In order to be fully understood and investigated, knowledge should be …

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