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

Methmann, Chris. “The Sky Is the Limit: Global Warming as Global Governmentality.” European Journal of International Relations 19, no. 1 (March 2013): 69–91. doi:10.1177/1354066111415300. Open access Abstract The concept of governmentality has gained significant influence among scholars of International Relations. Recently, however, there is a growing literature engaging critically with the notion of a global …

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Horton, Paul School bullying and bare life: Challenging the state of exception EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY AND THEORY, Volume: 51 Issue: 14 Pages: 1444-1453 DOI: 10.1080/00131857.2018.1557043 Despite a vast amount of research into school bullying and the widespread implementation of anti-bullying policies and programs, large numbers of students continue to report that they are routinely subjected to …

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de Bilbao Fabienne, « Le diagnostic comme symptôme », Cliniques méditerranéennes, 2019/2 (n° 100), p. 103-115. DOI : 10.3917/cm.100.0103 La maladie d’Alzheimer est une maladie organique : tel est le dogme positiviste actuellement dominant. Cependant, le manque de fiabilité du diagnostic et les échecs répétés à trouver des traitements efficaces incitent à remettre en question …

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Zhao, W. ‘Observation’ as China’s civic education pedagogy and governance: an historical perspective and a dialogue with Michel Foucault, Discourse Volume 40, Issue 6, 2 November 2019, Pages 789-802 DOI: 10.1080/01596306.2017.1404444 Abstract This paper examines China’s civic education discourses from a historical and cross-cultural perspective. It unpacks observation as a political–cultural–spatial pedagogy, underpinning Confucius’ educational …

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Barker, C. How to tell the political truth: Foucault on new combinations of the basic modes of veridiction, Contemporary Political Theory Volume 18, Issue 3, 1 September 2019, Pages 357-378 DOI: 10.1057/s41296-018-0253-0 Abstract This article pays close attention to Michel Foucault’s theory that political regimes are enlightened through courageous free speech. A Foucaultian enlightenment occurs …

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Ahmad, J. Serving the same interests: The Wood Green ricin plot, media–state–terror relations and the ‘terrorism’ dispositif, Media, War and Conflict Volume 12, Issue 4, 1 December 2019, Pages 411-434 DOI: 10.1177/1750635218810922 Abstract This article analyses the representations of terrorism that arise out of the BBC’s coverage of the Wood Green ricin plot (2003), the …

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Stevens, J., De Meulder, B. On Allotopia: The Spatial Accumulation of Difference in Bixiga (São Paulo, Brazil), Space and Culture Volume 22, Issue 4, 1 November 2019, Pages 387-404 Abstract This article will unfold a longe durée spatial biography of the urban area of Bixiga (São Paulo, Brazil) to probe the particular role of space …

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Murphy, Michael P. A. 2019. The double articulation of sovereign bordering: Spaces of exception, sovereign vulnerability, and Agamben’s Schmitt/Foucault synthesis. Journal of Borderlands Studies Online First: 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1080/08865655.2019.1683053 Abstract With the rise of authoritarian populism and critical border studies, as well as the continued presence of the Minutemen and borderlands studies, it is safe to say …

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Björck, V., Johansson, K. Problematising the theory–practice terminology: a discourse analysis of students’ statements on Work-integrated Learning (2019) Journal of Further and Higher Education, 43 (10), pp. 1363-1375. DOI: 10.1080/0309877X.2018.1483016 Open access Abstract This study uses a Foucault-inspired discourse analysis to examine two ideas about learning which reinforce the terminology whereby theory means campus-based training …

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Comby, E., Le Lay, Y.-F., Piégay, H. Power and Changing Riverscapes: The Socioecological Fix and Newspaper Discourse Concerning the Rhône River (France) Since 1945 (2019) Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 109 (6), pp. 1671-1690. DOI: 10.1080/24694452.2019.1580134 Abstract Riverscapes are constructs that mix natural components with political, socioeconomic, and technical strategies. This article shows …

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