Foucault News

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

Koopman, C. Information before information theory: The politics of data beyond the perspective of communication (2019) New Media and Society, . Article in Press. DOI: 10.1177/1461444818820300 Abstract Scholarship on the politics of new media widely assumes that communication functions as a sufficient conceptual paradigm for critically assessing new media politics. This article argues that communication-centric …

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Borderlands, Issue 17.2, 2018 Migration and Mobility Politics Open access. The contributions from Richie Wyver, Steven Farry, Fabiane Ramos, Mahmoud Kesharvarz and Eric Snodgrass, and Lewis Rarm, shine light upon the complex production of otherness both within and across the borders of the contemporary nation-state. The authors employ a range of critical tools, from Bhabha’s …

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Pariseau-Legault, P., Holmes, D., Murray, S.J. Understanding human enhancement technologies through critical phenomenology (2019) Nursing Philosophy, 20 (1), art. no. e12229 DOI: 10.1111/nup.12229 Abstract Human enhancement technologies raise serious ethical questions about health practices no longer content simply to treat disease, but which now also propose to “optimize” human beings’ physical, cognitive and psychological abilities. …

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Agier, M. Camps, Encampments, and Occupations: From the Heterotopia to the Urban Subject (2019) Ethnos, 84 (1), pp. 14-26. DOI: 10.1080/00141844.2018.1549578 Abstract This article aims to understand the main principles that design a worldwide landscape of precarious spaces. I argue that the increasing and more constraining policies of exclusion provoke the repeated creation of limits …

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Gunawan, M. Navigating human and non-human animal relations: Okja, foucault and animal welfare laws (2018) Alternative Law Journal, 43 (4), pp. 263-268. DOI: 10.1177/1037969X18802459 Abstract This article draws upon a Foucauldian analysis of power to conceptualise the human and non-human animal relations throughout the Netflix film Okja. The article examines how ‘super-pig’ Okja’s experiences (and …

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Bennett, C. Drugs, moral panics and the dispositive (2018) Journal of Sociology, 54 (4), pp. 538-556. DOI: 10.1177/1440783317727877 Abstract The concept of ‘moral panics’ continues to be used as a framework for analysing the causes, structures and functions of social and political crises. Nonetheless, as an analytical tool, such a framework is limited in its …

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Hutta, J.S. From sovereignty to technologies of dependency: Rethinking the power relations supporting violence in Brazil (2019) Political Geography, 69, pp. 65-76. DOI: 10.1016/j.polgeo.2018.11.008 Abstract Discussions in geography and cognate disciplines have considered how contemporary formations of power and politics support and give rise to violence in a range of contexts. Often, these discussions have …

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Elden, S. Review: Michel Foucault, Histoire de la sexualité 4: Les aveux de la chair (2018) Theory, Culture and Society, 35 (7-8), pp. 293-311. DOI: 10.1177/0263276418800206 Abstract In February 2018 the fourth volume of Michel Foucault’s History of Sexuality was finally published. Les aveux de la chair [Confessions of the Flesh] was edited by Frédéric …

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Tonner, P. Heidegger, heterotopic dwelling and prehistoric art: An initial indication of a field of research (2018) Religions, 9 (12), art. no. 405. DOI: 10.3390/rel9120405 Open access Abstract This paper begins to develop an interpretation of European cave art based on Martin Heidegger’s account of artistic production and ‘dwelling’ so as to indicate a potentially …

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Gamez, P. The place of the Iranian Revolution in the history of truth: Foucault on neoliberalism, spirituality and enlightenment (2019) Philosophy and Social Criticism, 45 (1), pp. 96-124. DOI: 10.1177/0191453718794751 Abstract In this article I want to argue that Foucault’s engagement with the Iranian Revolution was neither romantic fascist atavism nor does it presage any …

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