Foucault News

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

Rockhill, G., De León, J.P. Materialist deconstruction, anticolonial geographies, and the limits of genealogy: An interview on counter-history of the present (2019) Philosophy Today, 63 (1), pp. 217-235. DOI: 10.5840/philtoday2019613263 Abstract In this wide-ranging interview, Gabriel Rockhill discusses his most recent book, Counter-History of the Present, in the broader context of his research to date …

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Sovacool, B.K., Brisbois, M.-C. Elite power in low-carbon transitions: A critical and interdisciplinary review (2019) Energy Research and Social Science, 57, art. no. 101242, DOI: 10.1016/j.erss.2019.101242 Abstract Modern energy systems have tended towards centralized control by states, and national and multinational energy companies. This implicates the power of elites in realizing low-carbon transitions. In particular, …

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Yusoff, Kathryn. “Biopolitical Economies and the Political Aesthetics of Climate Change.” Theory, Culture & Society 27, no. 2–3 (March 2010): 73–99. doi:10.1177/0263276410362090. Abstract As environments and their inhabitants undergo a multitude of abrupt changes due to climate, in the aesthetic field there has been a hardening of a few representational figures that stand in for …

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Davide Panagia, “On the Political Ontology of the Dispositif,” Critical Inquiry 45, no. 3 (Spring 2019): 714-746. DOI: 10.1086/702613 At an otherwise unnoteworthy moment during his 18 January 1978 lecture at the Collège de France, Michel Foucault stumbles just when he is about to resume his discussion of the “apparatuses of security” (dispositifs de sécurité). …

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Daniele Lorenzini (2020) On possibilising genealogy, Inquiry, Published online: 09 Jan 2020 DOI: 10.1080/0020174X.2020.1712227 ABSTRACT In this paper, I argue that the vindicatory/unmasking distinction has so far prevented scholars from grasping a third dimension of genealogical inquiry, one I call possibilising. This dimension has passed unnoticed even though it constitutes a crucial aspect of Foucault’s …

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Sacha Golob (2015) Subjectivity, Reflection and Freedom in Later Foucault, International Journal of Philosophical Studies, 23:5, 666-688, DOI: 10.1080/09672559.2015.1091029 Abstract This paper proposes a new reading of the interaction between subjectivity, reflection and freedom within Foucault’s later work. I begin by introducing three approaches to subjectivity, locating these in relation both to Foucault’s texts and …

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Foucault Studies, Vol 1 No 27 (2019): Number 27, December 2019 The editors of Foucault Studies are pleased to publish this issue of Foucault Studies containing seven original articles and three book reviews. Among the themes highlighted in the seven original articles are: norms, normalization, normativity, law and rule; genealogy and the diagnosis of the …

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Machiel Karskens, Het regime van de bekentenissen. Foucaults Histoire de la sexualité 4: Les aveux de la chair, Tijdschrift voor Filosofie, 81, 3, 2019, 559-581 DOI: 10.2143/TVF.81.3.3287040 Article in Dutch. Title and abstract below in English The Regimen of the Confessions: Critical Review of Foucault’s “History of Sexuality 4: The Confessions of the Flesh” Abstract …

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Godrej, Farah. “The neoliberal yogi and the politics of yoga.” Political Theory 45, no. 6 (2017): 772-800. DOI: 10.1177/0090591716643604 Abstract Can the theory and practice of the yogic tradition serve as a challenge to dominant cultural and political norms in the Western world? In this essay I demonstrate that modern yoga is a creature of …

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Dorsal. Revista de Estudios Foucaultianos Foucault y el derecho. Núm. 7 (2019) Artículos Poder, libertad y derecho a partir del último Foucault: consideraciones sobre la noción de “gobierno de sí” Marco Díaz Marsá «Derechos del hombre/derechos humanos» versus «derechos de los gobernados»: un análisis de la producción de derechos en el pensamiento de Michel Foucault …

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