Foucault News

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

Jennifer R. Rust (2020) Political Theology, Pastoral Power, and Resistance, Political Theology, Published online: 31 Dec 2020 DOI: 10.1080/1462317X.2020.1866813 ABSTRACT Foucault’s genealogy of pastoral power as “a power of care” challenges us to think of modern medical institutions and practices in terms of political theology by emphasizing their continuities with older ecclesiastical practices. Both ecclesiastical …

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Elena Vasiliou, Penitentiary pleasures: Queer understandings of prison paradoxes, Criminology & Criminal Justice Vol. 20(5) 2020, 577–589. DOI: 10.1177/1748895820939147 Open access Abstract Historically, prison researchers have remained disengaged with explorations of pleasure in punishment because of the risk of romanticizing imprisonment. This risk is inherent in any discussion of pleasure experienced by prisoners. In this …

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Matthew MacLellan, Identity politics, liberalism, and the democratizing power of biopolitics. Constellations. 2020; 1– 15. DOI: 10.1111/1467-8675.12538 Democracy cannot be predicated exclusively on the universality of the law, since that universality is privatized ceaselessly by the logic of government action. (Jacques Rancière) The separation of public from private is as crucial to the liberal state’s …

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Flavio Luzi, Glosse in margine all’epidemia come politica, Laboratorio Archeologia Filosofica, 19 Dicembre 2020 Open access Penosamente amare quel che non si ama, da quando il fumo uccide, ecco, ubbidire. Patrizia Cavalli 1. Nemo propheta acceptus est in patria sua “A me sembra che il vero compito politico, in una società come la nostra, sia …

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Giorgio Astone, Pieghe, invaginazioni, addugliature. Deleuze interprete di Foucault, Laboratorio Archeologia Filosofica, Dicembre 2020 Open access 1. Introduzione – Fra parentesi quadre Con il titolo La soggettivazione viene tradotta in italiano anche l’ultima sezione del corso universitario tenuto da Gilles Deleuze a Paris VIII nell’anno accademico 1985-1986, preceduto dai due volumi Il sapere (Deleuze 2014) e Il potere (Deleuze 2018), contenente …

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Laurie Laufer (2020) Michel Foucault: The Queer Gender for Psychoanalysis?, Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 40:8, 579-590. DOI: 10.1080/07351690.2020.1826214 ABSTRACT Why should a practitioner of psychoanalysis read Foucault? Is Foucault still a “hot topic” for psychoanalysts in 2019? To prevent psychoanalysis from becoming a dead language, reading and re-reading Michel Foucault proves highly relevant, as it also implies …

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Patrice Ladwig (2021) Thinking with Foucault Beyond Christianity and the Secular: Notes on Religious Governmentality and Buddhist Monasticism, Political Theology, Published online 1/1/21 DOI: 10.1080/1462317X.2020.1866809 ABSTRACT In Michel Foucault’s original formulation of the concept, governmentality is intrinsically linked to religious practices and institutions. Although Christian practices associated with the pastorate and monasticism feature prominently as …

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Daniel J. Schultz (2020) Foucault and the Rhetoric of Exemplarity, Political Theology Published online: 30 Dec 2020 DOI: 10.1080/1462317X.2020.1866814 Limited open access Introduction Political theology announces a relationship between religion and politics, but what structures this relationship and how do the related terms show up as objects of knowledge in the first place? Considerations of …

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Mariaconcetta Costantini, Pandemics, Power, and Conspiracy Theories, Critical Quarterly First published: 10 December 2020 https://doi.org/10.1111/criq.12578 Open access Our culture is awash in conspiracy theories’, Joseph Uscinski recently observed to emphasise the crucial role the Internet plays in circulating a deluge of information and conjectures – including fake news – around the world.1 Sometimes created by …

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Cristóbal Durán Rojas, Iván Torres Apablaza, El impasse de la resistencia. La intersección entre Foucault y Deleuze a propósito de la salida del poder, Hybris, Vol. 11, Núm. 2 (2020) The impasse of resistance. The intersection between Foucault and Deleuze regarding the exit from power Open access RESUMEN En este trabajo intentamos proponer una lectura …

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