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

Al-Rustom, H. Internal orientalism and the nation-state order: Turkey, armenians, and the writing of history (2020) Ariel, 51 (4), pp. 1-31. DOI: 10.1353/ari.2020.0026 Abstract This essay reads Edward Said’s Orientalism not only as a history of the idea of the Orient in Europe but as a book of oppositional history that challenges institutions of power …

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Special Issue: Foucault Before the Collège de France, Theory, Culture and Society, Online November 17, 2020 Special issue Co-edited by Stuart Elden, Daniele Lorenzini and Orazio Irrera Foucault on Raymond Roussel: The Extralinguistic Outside of Literature Azucena G. Blanco Foucault’s Critique of the Human Sciences in the 1950s: Between Psychology and Philosophy Elisabetta Basso Foucault …

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Thomas Corbin and JP Deranty, Foucault on the centrality of work. OnWork Newsletter, 2 November 2020 In recent weeks, our research has focused on Michel Foucault’s contribution to debates on work. Throughout his immense corpus, Foucault never ceased to take work as a central object of his analyses. The History of Madness for instance begins with an alternative …

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Richard Horton, Offline: COVID-19—a crisis of power, The Lancet, COMMENT| VOLUME 396, ISSUE 10260, P1383, OCTOBER 31, 2020 DOI:10.1016/S0140-6736(20)32262-5 Open access COVID-19 is about the politics of the body. In a series of lectures and essays in the 1970s and early 1980s, Michel Foucault (who died in 1984) argued that the discipline of public health …

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Falkowski, T., Ostrowicka, H. Ethicalisation of higher education reform: The strategic integration of academic discourse on scholarly ethos (2020) Educational Philosophy and Theory DOI: 10.1080/00131857.2020.1740684 Abstract The article presents the results of an analysis of the academic dispute about the scholarly ethos, conducted at the time of intense higher education reforms in Poland. Previous analyses …

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Abdul-Jabbar, W.K. Foucauldian parrhesia and Avicennean contingency in Muslim education: The curriculum of metaphysics (2020) Educational Philosophy and Theory DOI: 10.1080/00131857.2020.1738918 Abstract This study examines the Foucauldian notion of “parrhesia” within the context of curricular practices through a renewal of scholarly interest in Islamic metaphysics as represented by the Avicennean modalities of reality: necessity, contingency, …

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Yang, C. Historicizing the smart cities: Genealogy as a method of critique for smart urbanism (2020) Telematics and Informatics, 55, art. no. 101438, DOI: 10.1016/j.tele.2020.101438 Abstract This study explores the utility of genealogy as a method of critiquing the history of the present in the smart cities. Taking a South Korean smart city of Songdo …

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Córdoba-Pachón, J.-R. Inter-work and ethical vigilance: Two scenarios for the (post-)pandemic future of systems thinking (2020) Systems, 8 (4), art. no. 36, pp. 1-12. DOI: 10.3390/systems8040036 Open access Abstract For several decades, systems thinking has been a defined body of knowledge that has contributed to many areas of science. Its value has, critically, resided in …

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Colman, A. School leadership, school inspection and the micropolitics of compliance and resistance: Examining the hyper-enactment of policy in an area of deprivation (2020) Educational Management Administration and Leadership DOI: 10.1177/1741143219898479 Abstract This paper examines the influence of intense scrutiny from Ofsted on school leadership and policy enactment. Data was collected in a coastal area …

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Hartmann, E., Komljenovic, J. The employability dispositif, or the re-articulation of the relationship between universities and their environment (2020) Journal of Education Policy DOI: 10.1080/02680939.2020.1725983 Abstract This paper focuses on how universities are increasingly made responsible for the employment of their students. Drawing on Governmentality Studies, we suggest framing this pressure as an employability dispositif. …

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