Foucault News

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

Gandy, M. (2021), The zoonotic city: Urban Political Ecology and the Pandemic Imaginary. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, First published: 07 December 2021 https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-2427.13080 Open access Abstract In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic this article takes a longer view of the evolving relationship between urbanization and the range of zoonotic diseases that …

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Posselt, G. (2021). Self-Care and Truth-Telling: Rethinking Care with Foucault. Le Foucaldien, 7(1), 10. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/lefou.107 Abstract Although the care of the self looms large in Michel Foucault’s later works, his analyses are largely neglected in current debates on care. This may be due to the fact that Foucault’s work has so far been read …

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Alain Brossat, Son cœur mis à nu – l’impossible biographie de Michel Foucault, Ici et Ailleurs, 11 août 2017 (Première publication : avril 2009) Il m’a fallu un peu de temps avant de déceler le piège que comportait l’invitation qui m’a été adressée par Stéphane Nadaud à venir parler ici autour d’un énoncé en apparence …

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Foucault Studies. Issue 31, December 2021 Open access Editorial Sverre Raffnsøe et al. Symposium: Ars Erotica Sexuality and/as Art, Power, and Reconciliation Preface to symposium on Richard Shusterman’s Ars Erotica. Sex and Somaesthetics in the Classical Arts of Love: Stefano Marino Ars Erotica and Sôphrosunê: Examining Shusterman’s Nietzsche Catherine Botha On the Interest in the …

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Povinelli, Elizabeth A., Mathew Coleman, and Kathryn Yusoff. “An Interview with Elizabeth Povinelli: Geontopower, Biopolitics and the Anthropocene.” Theory, Culture & Society 34, no. 2–3 (May 2017): 169–85. https://doi.org/10.1177/0263276417689900. Open access Abstract This article is an interview with Elizabeth Povinelli, by Mathew Coleman and Kathryn Yusoff. It addresses Povinelli’s approaches to ‘geontologies’ and ‘geontopower’, and …

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Technologies of Control and Infrastructures of Redistribution Martina Tazzioli and Oana Pârvan, e-flux journal, Issue #123, December 2021 Open access Martina Tazzioli A well-known slogan that emerged from the disability movement during the 1990s goes: “Nothing about us without us.” It stresses that no policy should be adopted without fully involving those who are affected …

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Irmgard Emmelhainz, Authoritarianism and the Cybernetic Episteme, or the Progressive Disappearance of Everything on Earth, e-flux journal, Issue #122, November 2021 Open access Life and society worldwide have been transformed by digital technology, including the fabrics of emotional relationships. Many believed the internet would be the largest ungoverned space in the world with unlimited emancipatory …

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Lennard Davis, In the Time of Pandemic, the Deep Structure of Biopower Is Laid Bare, Critical Inquiry, Volume 47, Number S2, 26 June 2020 https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/full/10.1086/711458 Open access In regard to disability, the ableism that puts on a compassionate mask in milder times now reveals its brutal face. While laws like the Americans with Disabilities Act …

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Renata Cavalcanti Muniz,Fiorella Macchiavello Ferradas,Georgina M. Gomez,Lee J. Pegler, Covid-19 in Brazil in an era of necropolitics: resistance in the face of disaster, Disasters, 07 December 2021 https://doi.org/10.1111/disa.12528 Open access Abstract The Covid-19 pandemic has been a massive disaster in Brazil, causing more than 350,000 deaths as of April 2021. Moreover, President Jair Bolsonaro suggested …

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Kurtuluş, G. & İnci, M. (2021), “Kapitalizm Sahnesinde Yeni Bir Aktör: Sosyal Girişimler”, Fiscaoeconomia, 5(1), 21-37 https://doi.org/10.25295/fsecon.795353 Abstract With the termination of welfare state practices in many countries, the task of meeting the needs of the society was handed over to the initiative of neoliberal policies. On the other hand, those who argue that there …

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