Foucault News

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

Frederickson, K. Queer speciation: Or, Darwin on and off the farm (2018) Victorian Studies, 60 (2), art. no. 697833, pp. 228-235. DOI: 10.2979/victorianstudies.60.2.08 Abstract In the debates over futurity that have pervaded queer theory in the early years of this millennium, the species plot has found less prevalence than it might have done. While Foucaultian …

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Pedersen, I.K. Striving for self-improvement: Alternative medicine considered as technologies of enhancement (2018) Social Theory and Health, 16 (3), pp. 209-223. DOI: 10.1057/s41285-017-0052-3 Abstract The notion of medical enhancement technologies has drawn attention to optimization techniques within the health area. However, this notion has evolved at the level of governmental programmes, with very little attention …

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Jayathilake, C. Muselmann: Incarceration and the mobilised body in Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona’s The Island (2018) African Studies, 77 (4), pp. 607-625. DOI: 10.1080/00020184.2018.1497289 Abstract This article interrogates the status of incarceration, and prisoners’ rights or the lack thereof, as represented in South African dramatist Athol Fugard’s Anglophone play-text, The Island (1993)–co-authored …

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Menzies, F.G., Santoro, N. ‘Doing’ gender in a rural Scottish secondary school: an ethnographic study of classroom interactions (2018) Ethnography and Education, 13 (4), pp. 428-441. DOI: 10.1080/17457823.2017.1351386 Abstract This article draws on data from an ethnographic case study that examined how pupils’ gendered identities are constructed in one rural secondary school in Scotland. We …

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Sabina F. Vaccarino Bremner, (2019) Anthropology as critique: Foucault, Kant and the metacritical tradition, British Journal for the History of Philosophy, DOI: 10.1080/09608788.2019.1650250 ABSTRACT While increasing attention has been paid in recent years to the relation between Foucault’s conception of critique and Kant’s, much controversy remains over whether Foucault’s most sustained early engagement with Kant, his …

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Michel Foucault et la force des mots,, Phantasia, Volume 8 – 2019 Dirigé par Daniele Lorenzini Daniele Lorenzini Foucault et la force des mots : de l’extralinguistique à la subjectivation Philippe Sabot Le langage au pouvoir. Foucault, lecteur de Brisset Emmanuel Salanskis Une fidélité de Foucault à Nietzsche : le langage comme fil conducteur généalogique …

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Special feature: The government of life. Economy and Society (2015), Volume 44, issue 1, 2015 The government of life: managing populations, health and scarcity Kaspar Villadsen & Ayo Wahlberg The Malthus Effect: population and the liberal government of life Mitchell Dean Real-time biopolitics: the actuary and the sentinel in global public health Andrew Lakoff The …

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Davis, C.S., Snider, M.J., King, L., Shukraft, A., Sonda, J.D., Hicks, L., Irvin, L. A Time to Live and a Time to Die: Heterotopian Spatialities and Temporalities in a Pediatric Palliative Care Team (2019) Health Communication, 34 (9), pp. 931-941. DOI: 10.1080/10410236.2018.1443262 Abstract The death of a child creates especially poignant feelings and extreme stress, …

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Rytzler, J. Turning the gaze to the self and away from the self–Foucault and Weil on the matter of education as attention formation (2019) Ethics and Education, 14 (3), pp. 285-297. DOI: 10.1080/17449642.2019.1617452 Abstract Through writings of Simone Weil and Michel Foucault, the article explores the notion of education as the formation of the attending …

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Garrett, P.M. Revisiting ‘The birth of biopolitics’: Foucault’s account of neoliberalism and the remaking of social policy (2019) Journal of Social Policy, 48 (3), pp. 469-487. DOI: 10.1017/S0047279418000582 Abstract The article charts the history and trajectory of neoliberalism provided in Foucault’s 1979 lectures on ‘The Birth of Biopolitics’. In these fascinating contributions, first published in …

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