Foucault News

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

Alain Brossat, Hétérotopies, communautés, lieux de vie, Ici et ailleurs, jeudi 9 juin 2022 La crise du présent se condense dans celle de l’habitabilité du monde. Moins que jamais, nous ne savons où habiter, comment habiter ni avec qui habiter. Habiter, selon la tradition philosophique occidentale, c’est infiniment davantage qu’occuper un lieu, avoir une maison …

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A. Colombo, La chair selon Michel Foucault le « retour» de l’expérience et l’élaboration de la subjectivité (2021) Revue des Sciences Philosophiques et Theologiques, 105 (3), pp. 353-379. https://dx.doi.org/10.3917/rspt.1053.0353 Résumé La définition de la chair comme une « expérience » constitue une des principales contributions conceptuelles des Aveux de la chair, quatrième volume de l’Histoire …

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Alexander J. Means & Yuko Ida (2022) Education after empire: A biopolitical analytics of capital, nation, and identity, Educational Philosophy and Theory, 54:7, 882-891 DOI: 10.1080/00131857.2020.1803836 Abstract As it emerged in the late twentieth century, Empire promised a new era of global cooperation and stability through a seamless integration of late capitalism and neoliberal technocracy. …

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Timothy Konoval, Jim Denison & Joseph Mills (2019) The cyclical relationship between physiology and discipline: one endurance running coach’s experiences problematizing disciplinary practices, Sports Coaching Review, 8:2, 124-148, DOI: 10.1080/21640629.2018.1487632 ABSTRACT There have been numerous calls by coaching researchers for Foucauldian-informed coach developers to help coaches change their practices to be less reliant on discipline’s …

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Rashid, M.A. Altruism or nationalism? Exploring global discourses of medical school regulation (2022) Medical Education DOI: 10.1111/medu.14804 Abstract Background: Although medical school regulation is ubiquitous, the extent to which it should be based on global principles is unclear. In 2010, the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) announced that from 2023, overseas doctors would …

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Brenner, D., Tazzioli, M. Defending Society, Building the Nation: Rebel Governance as Competing Biopolitics (2022) International Studies Quarterly, 66 (2) DOI: 10.1093/isq/sqac007 Abstract Rebel groups govern significant parts of territory worldwide. They often deliver crucial public goods and services to populations under their control. Scholarship on rebel governance commonly explains this with the need for …

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Jun, M. The Creation of a Docile Body: What Makes the Practice of Chhaupadi Persistent? (2022) Asian Women, 38 (1), pp. 107-126. DOI: 10.14431/aw.2022.3.38.1.107 Abstract Chhaupadi is a Nepalese patriarchal custom that prohibits menstruating women from participating in daily routines, such as entering houses and temples, touching living plants, cattle, and taps, and eating dairy …

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Shai Gortler, The sumud within: Walid Daka’s abolitionist decolonization. Contemporary Polital Theory (2022). https://doi.org/10.1057/s41296-021-00537-2 Abstract The texts of Walid Daka, a Palestinian political prisoner incarcerated since 1986, challenge the notion that colonial power ends with decolonization and expose the shortcomings of examining colonial prisons solely through the eliminatory prism of death and deprivation. Studying Daka’s …

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Shai Gortler, (2022). Participatory panopticon: Thomas Mott Osborne’s prison democracy. Constellations, 00, 1– 16. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8675.12641 Open access Thomas Mott Osborne’s early-20th-century experiment in prison democracy shows us how domination can be disguised as participation. Osborne knew a thing or two about disguise. As the mayor of Auburn, NY, he would go about his business in …

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Macherey, Pierre. “Did Foucault Find a ‘Way Out’ of Hegel?” Theory, Culture & Society, (June 2022). https://doi.org/10.1177/02632764221084903. Abstract A ‘way out’ expresses a movement which looks completely different depending on whether one views it prospectively or retrospectively: in the first instance, it signifies ‘to emerge from’, which suggests a relationship of continuity; in the second …

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