Foucault News

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

Michael, K.S. Wearing your heart on your sleeve: the surveillance of women’s souls in evangelical Christian modesty culture (2018) Feminist Media Studies, pp. 1-15. Article in Press. DOI: 10.1080/14680777.2018.1490915 Abstract A few years ago, a rash of online debates over whether Christian women should wear yoga pants spread across white evangelical blogs and social media. …

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Hay, J. The automated states, automated government, and self-automation of the ‘smart’ appliance: three questions about refrigerators (2018) Media International Australia, 166 (1), pp. 57-69. DOI: 10.1177/1329878X17739014 Abstract This essay considers the automation of the everyday through ‘smart’ domestic appliance, specifically the current regime of smart refrigerators. The essay revisits and rethinks perspectives about media …

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Jeihouni, M., Hooti, N. “Because it is my name!”: Miller, Proctor, and Parrhesia in The Crucible (2018) Orbis Litterarum, 73 (2), pp. 103-126. DOI: 10.1111/oli.12158 Abstract This article offers a Foucauldian reading of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. Employing Foucault’s concept of parrhesia, we argue that John Proctor holds truth-telling as a moral virtue and accordingly …

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Bjelić, D.I. Toward a Genealogy of the Balkan Discourses on Race (2018) Interventions, 20 (6), pp. 906-929. DOI: 10.1080/1369801X.2018.1492955 Abstract The ongoing racist reception of immigrants by post-communist states previously known to be class conscious, internationalist, and egalitarian naturally raises the question: how is racism possible in societies with no colonial or interracial experience? It …

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Papastephanou, M. Michel Foucault’s limit-experience limited (2018) Educational Philosophy and Theory, 50 (4), pp. 390-403. DOI: 10.1080/00131857.2017.1367661 Abstract Educational philosophy has not discussed Foucault’s publications on the Iranian Revolution and the related controversy. Foucauldian concepts are applied to education, though his only writings which ‘sidetracked’ him from exploring power within the state, namely, his journalistic …

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Pang, B., Hill, J. Representations of Chinese gendered and racialised bodies in contemporary media sites (2018) Sport, Education and Society, 23 (8), pp. 773-785. Cited 1 time. DOI: 10.1080/13573322.2018.1489226 Abstract Social media are influential sociocultural forces that construct and transmit information about gender, health and bodies to young people in the digital age. In health …

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de Toledo e Toledo, N., Knijnik, G., Valero, P. Mathematics education in the neoliberal and corporate curriculum: the case of Brazilian agricultural high schools (2018) Educational Studies in Mathematics, 99 (1), pp. 73-87. DOI: 10.1007/s10649-018-9825-4 Abstract The pedagogical principle learning by research guides the current curriculum in agricultural high schools in Brazil. A problematization of …

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Zoellick, J.C. Lock them up! Lock them up? A critique of the prison mosaic (2018) Futures, 101, pp. 1-9. DOI: 10.1016/j.futures.2018.04.010 Abstract Incarceration has become the routine response to severe criminal offence and is presented as the most humane form of punishment. Yet, multiple biases combine to form a discriminatory criminal justice system targeting poor …

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Heyes, C.J. Two Kinds of Awareness: Foucault, the Will, and Freedom in Somatic Practice (2018) Human Studies, 41 (4), pp. 527-544. DOI: 10.1007/s10746-018-9475-7 Abstract This essay identifies two kinds of awareness of one’s body that occur in a variety of literatures: awareness as psychologically or spiritually enabling or therapeutic, and awareness as undesirable self-consciousness of …

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Bazzul, J. Ethics, Subjectivity, and Sociomaterial Assemblages: Two Important Directions and Methodological Tensions (2018) Studies in Philosophy and Education, 37 (5), pp. 467-480. DOI: 10.1007/s11217-018-9605-8 Abstract Research that explores ethics can help educational communities engage twenty-first century crises and work toward ecologically and socially just forms of life. Integral to this research is an engagement …

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