Foucault News

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

Siew Fung Lee (2019) Governing ‘disadvantage’ through readiness: A Foucauldian policy genealogy of funded nursery places for two-year-olds. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood. DOI: 10.1177/1463949119864200 ABSTRACT This article critically examines how the policy of funded nursery places for ‘disadvantaged’ two-year-olds in England opens up economic and political spaces in readiness for increased governance. The government …

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Cai, Y. Borges and Ge Fei: Transfiguring the poetics of atemporal labyrinth (2019) Neohelicon, 46 (1), pp. 303-329. DOI: 10.1007/s11059-019-00480-7 Abstract This article examines, from a comparative perspective, how Jorge Louis Borges configures his archetypal textual labyrinth in “The Garden of Forking Paths” and to what extent the Chinese avant-gardist Ge Fei is inspired to …

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Thiel, J. The UK National Student Survey: An amalgam of discipline and neo-liberal governmentality (2019) British Educational Research Journal, 45 (3), pp. 538-553. DOI: 10.1002/berj.3512 Abstract The UK National Student Survey (NSS) has high status on the agenda of UK universities. Its rise in status is linked to its influence on national rankings and associated …

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Grierson, E.M. Calling for change: A feminist approach to women in art, politics, philosophy and education (2019) Educational Philosophy and Theory, 51 (7), pp. 731-743. DOI: 10.1080/00131857.2018.1488215 Abstract Michel Foucault showed by his genealogical method that history is random. It comprises sites of disarray and dispersal. In those sites, Simone de Beauvoir wrote philosophy through …

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Gonzalez Rey, F. Subjectivity in debate: Some reconstructed philosophical premises to advance its discussion in psychology (2019) Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, 49 (2), pp. 212-234. DOI: 10.1111/jtsb.12200 Abstract The topic of subjectivity has been treated peripherally by philosophy. It has appeared in philosophy not as a specific human phenomenon, but attached to …

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Gaus, N. Philosophy and politics in higher education: What are the roles of intellectual academics in Indonesian higher education? (2019) Qualitative Research Journal, 19 (3), pp. 294-306. DOI: 10.1108/QRJ-12-2018-0008 Abstract Purpose: The purpose of this paper, which is drawn on Indonesian academic women’s experiences, is to examine the extent to which the aesthetics of existence …

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Low, R. Mindfulness for teachers: notes toward a discursive cartography (2019) History of Education Review, 48 (1), pp. 91-108. DOI: 10.1108/HER-12-2018-0030 Abstract Purpose: For the interested teacher, teacher educator and educational researcher seeking an entry point into how mindfulness relates to teachers’ work, the burgeoning and divergent appeals for the relevance of mindfulness to teachers …

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McDonald, B., Burke, M. Coaching pedagogy and athlete autonomy with Japanese university rowers (2019) Sport in Society, 22 (8), pp. 1433-1448. DOI: 10.1080/17430437.2019.1621842 Open access Abstract It has been suggested by some authors that, given the relationship between dependence and vulnerability to exploitation, a shift in coaching away from surveillance and control and towards autonomy-supportive …

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Christiaens, T. Financial Neoliberalism and Exclusion with and beyond Foucault (2019) Theory, Culture and Society, 36 (4), pp. 95-116. DOI: 10.1177/0263276418816364 Abstract In the beginning of the 1970s Michel Foucault dismissed the terminology of ‘exclusion’ for his projected analytics of modern power. This rejection has had major repercussions on the theory of neoliberal subject-formation. Many …

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Wrench, A. Framing citizenship: from assumptions to possibilities in health and physical education (2019) Sport, Education and Society, 24 (5), pp. 455-467. DOI: 10.1080/13573322.2017.1403314 Abstract Within the Australian context physical education (PE) and more recently health and physical education (HPE) have long been ascribed utilitarian value for producing healthy citizens. Whilst this has not been …

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