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

Barashkov, V.V., Begchin, D.A., Davidov, I.P. Modern European philosophy of symbolic forms of religious and artistic consciousness (2021) Voprosy Filosofii, 2021 (6), pp. 74-84. DOI: 10.21146/0042-8744-2021-6-74-84 Abstract The article deals with the philosophical issues in the field of religious art. The revision of the theories of secularization in the late 20th – early 21st centuries …

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CAVALCANTI, R.C.T., SOUZA-LEÃO, A.L.M., MOURA, B.M. Hipsters versus posers: Fannish split in the indie music world (2021) Revista de Administracao Mackenzie, 22 (3) DOI: 10.1590/1678-6971/ERAMG210202 Abstract Purpose: Web 2.0 technologies have enhanced relational dynamics in fan communities. Indie music fans significantly identify themselves with the genre and participate in these communities within a music industry …

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Hillier, Jean, and Jason Byrne. “Is Extermination to Be the Legacy of Mary Gilbert’s Cat?” Organization 23, no. 3 (May 2016): 387–406. https://doi.org/10.1177/1350508416629455. Abstract Once imported to Australia as rodent controllers, cats are now regarded as responsible for a second wave of mammal extinction across the continent. Utilising the Foucauldian concept of biopolitics, we investigate …

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Weinreich, Spencer J. “Panopticon, Inc.: Jeremy Bentham, Contract Management, and (Neo)Liberal Penality.” Punishment & Society, (July 2021). https://doi.org/10.1177/14624745211023457. Abstract This essay revisits Jeremy Bentham’s Panopticon, perhaps the foundational figure of the study of the prison, to recover a dimension of the project wholly omitted in Michel Foucault’s canonical reading in Discipline and Punish. Nowhere does …

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Kovačević, V., Malenica, K. Heterotopia and Postmodern Community in the Context of Migration and Relationship Towards Migrants (2021) Italian Sociological Review, 11 (1), pp. 63-86. DOI: 10.13136/isr.v11i1.415 Abstract This work approaches the issue of migration of the Arab population to Europe within the idea of postmodern community and the concept of heterotopia. The social and …

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Oxana Timofeeva Rathole: Beyond the Rituals of Handwashing, e-flux, #119 – June 2021 In the spring of 2020, when the World Health Organization formally announced the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic and governments began introducing new restrictions, some philosophers looked to Michel Foucault, who created tools for analyzing mass disease in relation to discourses and …

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Diaz-Bone, R. Economics of convention meets Canguilhem (2021) Historical Social Research, 46 (1), pp. 285-311. DOI: 10.12759/hsr.46.2021.1.285-311 Abstract »Economics of Convention Meets Canguilhem«. The neopragmatist institutionalist approach of economics of convention (in short EC) still is in need of a conception of health that enables EC to work out a critical standpoint in the analysis …

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Palacios, C. A truly invisible hand: The critical value of Foucauldian irony (2021) Critical Times: Interventions in Global Critical Theory, 4 (1), pp. 48-72. DOI: 10.1215/26410478-8855219 Open access Abstract Critical theory has long resisted the notion that an “invisible hand” can operate within the real social dynamics of a free market. But despite the most …

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Bandiera, R. Marx, Foucault, and state–corporate harm: a case study of regulatory failure in Australian non-prescription medicine regulation (2021) Crime, Law and Social Change DOI: 10.1007/s10611-021-09953-2 Abstract Risk-based regulation has underpinned Australian prescription and non-prescription medicine regulation for over three decades. However, data consistently demonstrate high rates of non-compliance among non-prescription medicine sponsors, with most …

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Joynt, C., Rosskama, J. Toward a trans method, or reciprocity as a way of life (2021) Feminist Media Histories, 7 (1), pp. 11-20. DOI: 10.1525/fmh.2021.7.1.11 Abstract It is reductive yet accurate to assert that Chase Joynt and Jules Rosskam first met because they are both trans people who make documentary films. While the alignment of …

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