Foucault News

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

Giltner, T.A. The power unto glory: A Bonaventurean critique of Foucault’s critique of power (2019) Scottish Journal of Theology, 72 (1), pp. 82-97. DOI: 10.1017/S0036930618000686 Abstract This article puts Michel Foucault’s conception of power into critical engagement with that of Bonaventure. For Foucault power is manifested in wills to knowledge or meaning-making in a senseless …

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Valladares, C., Boelens, R. Mining for Mother Earth. Governmentalities, sacred waters an nature’s rights in Ecuador (2019) Geoforum, 100, pp. 68-79. DOI: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2019.02.009 Abstract Getting public opinion to see ‘mining’ and ‘Nature’s Rights’ as non-contradictory and even equivalent and harmonious, calls for far-reaching power strategies. Nature was entitled to rights by Ecuador’s Constitution at about …

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Gary P. Radford, “Torture is Putting it Too Strongly, Boredom is Putting it Too Mildly”: The Courage to Tell the Truth in the Late Lectures of Michel Foucault, Human Studies: A Journal for Philosophy and the Social Sciences, First Online: 18 February 2019 DOI: 10.1007/s10746-019-09494-7 Abstract The name of Michel Foucault is most commonly associated …

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Handel, A. What’s in a home? Toward a critical theory of housing/dwelling (2019) Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, Article in Press. DOI: 10.1177/2399654418819104 Abstract What is a home/house? How can we bridge between the concepts of a house, as a physical structure, and a home, with its symbolic and human meanings? The paper …

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Çalışkan, G., McGregor, A.J. ‘You can change the world. We’re just here to help’: activist consultancy firms as forms of neoliberal governmentality (2019) Globalizations, Article in Press. DOI: 10.1080/14747731.2018.1562510 Abstract Using Foucault’s theory of governmentality, we trace the development of activist consultancy firms (ACFs), providing an in-depth description of two ACFs: Boutique Activist Consultancy and …

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Klein, S. “A Sealed Rectilinear Planet”: The Skyscraper as Vertical Heterotopia in J. G. Ballard’s High-Rise and Ben Wheatley’s Screen Adaptation (2019) Space and Culture, Article in Press. DOI: 10.1177/1206331218822950 Abstract This article addresses the role of vertical detachment in J. G. Ballard’s novel High-Rise (1975/2006) and its recent screen adaptation by Ben Wheatley (2015) …

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Papastephanou, M. Of(f) Course: Michel Foucault, the Mobile Philosopher and his Dreamworlds (2019) Critical Horizons, Article in Press. DOI: 10.1080/14409917.2019.1563994 Abstract Foucault extolled the Iranian revolution and, anticipating the havoc that his public intervention in favour of the revolution would create, he wrote: “I can already hear the French laughing, but I know that they …

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Jenkins, B. A guaranteed basic income and the aesthetics of existence (2019) Journal of Cultural Economy, 12 (1), pp. 21-35. DOI: 10.1080/17530350.2018.1504227 Abstract The recent implementation of various guaranteed basic income (GBI) trials presents an opportunity to consider how such policies should be evaluated. If past experience is any guide, they will be judged primarily …

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