Foucault News

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

Maynard, Kevin, Foucault on the Wards. Rediscovering Reflection as a Social Pediatrician in Training, Academic Medicine: October 15, 2019 DOI: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000003042 Open access Abstract The author states that as a second-year medical student with a liberal arts degree, it is often difficult for him to reconcile his former education with the current demands of his …

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İbrahimhakkıoğlu, F. A Feminist Genealogy of the Lived Body? Rethinking the Gendered Body as a Site of Excess and Indeterminacy (2019) Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, 50 (4), pp. 324-336. DOI: 10.1080/00071773.2019.1610830 Abstract This essay offers a rethinking of the gendered body as both lived and historically constituted. These two dimensions are sometimes …

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Black, A., Lumsden, K. Precautionary policing and dispositives of risk in a police force control room in domestic abuse incidents: an ethnography of call handlers, dispatchers and response officers (2020) Policing and Society, 30 (1), pp. 65-80. DOI: 10.1080/10439463.2019.1568428 Abstract This article explores the riskwork engaged in by call handlers, dispatchers and response officers in …

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Borck, C. (2019). Cooperation and Critique in Neuroscience: Loops of Feedback Between Philosophy, the Psy Sciences and Neurophenomenology. Le Foucaldien, 5(1), 8. DOI: 10.16995/lefou.57 Open access Abstract In the long history of tenuous relations between psychology, psychiatry and philosophy the rise of neuroscience is typically regarded as decisive turn towards biological reductionism. Roughly since the …

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Muchnick, J.R. Wrestling with the Heterotopia: Jordan Burroughs and His Post-Match Interview at the 2016 Olympics (2020) Sport, Ethics and Philosophy, 14 (1), pp. 35-46. DOI: 10.1080/17511321.2018.1531056 Abstract This essay applies Michel Foucault’s conception of the heterotopia to the context of the sport of wrestling. In particular, it examines the social and spatial structures of …

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Hanne Svarstad, Tor A. Benjaminsen, Ragnhild Overå, Power theories in political ecology, Journal of Political Ecology, Vol 25, No 1 (2018) DOI: 10.2458/v25i1.23044 Open access Abstract Power plays a key role in definitions of political ecology. Likewise, empirical studies within this field tend to provide detailed presentations of various uses of power, involving corporate and …

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Patricio Lepe-Carrión, Crisis de gubernamentalidad en Chile: contra la expropiación financiera y el Orden Público Económico [Crisis of governmentality in Chile: against financial expropriation and the Public Economic Order] Kalagatos, V.16, N.3. Setembro – Dezembro 2019 DOI: 10.23845/kgt.v16i3.861 Open access Resumen El presente ensayo tiene como propósito pensar la sublevación, y la consecuente represión que …

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Special section Philosophical Studies, Alcoff’s Rape and Resistance (2020) Philsophical Studies, Volume 177, Issue 2, February 2020 Ann J. Cahill, Alcoff’s Rape and Resistance: A Précis Abstract This article summarizes Linda Martin Alcoff’s Rape and Resistance (Polity, Cambridge, 2018). Alcoff’s analysis centers on a political and philosophical defense of the need to recognize the complexity …

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Maunula, Laena. “The pandemic subject: Canadian pandemic plans and communicating with the public about an influenza pandemic.” Healthcare policy/Politiques de santé vol. 9, Spec Issue (2013): 14-25. Open access Abstract In this paper, I examine the goals for pandemic public communication as outlined in two Canadian plans for pandemic planning and infection control. I critique …

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Alan McKinlay (2009) Foucault, plague, Defoe, Culture and Organization, 15:2, 167-184, DOI: 10.1080/14759550902925336 Abstract For Foucault, the experience of plague is a vital moment in the development of new techniques of power and ways of thinking about the social world. Plague compels city or state authorities to take extreme measures to control disease. Quarantine, of …

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