Foucault News

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

Lilja, M., Vinthagen, S. Dispersed resistance: unpacking the spectrum and properties of glaring and everyday resistance (2018) Journal of Political Power, 11 (2), pp. 211-229. DOI: 10.1080/2158379X.2018.1478642 Abstract Revisiting James C. Scott’s classification of forms of resistance, this paper argues that (hidden, subtle) everyday resistance is only one of many types of small-scale or individual …

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Kannisto, P. Travelling like locals: Market resistance in long-term travel (2018) Tourism Management, 67, pp. 297-306. DOI: 10.1016/j.tourman.2018.02.009 Abstract Market resistance has been studied in relation to ecological and ethical tourism, while lifestyle-based resistance has received less attention. This study examines a group of long-term travellers, the ‘global nomads’ who avoid the tourism industry by …

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Mayes, E. Student voice in an age of ‘security’? (2018) Critical Studies in Education, pp. 1-18. Article in Press. DOI: 10.1080/17508487.2018.1455721 Abstract As student voice has become popularised as a school reform strategy, it has been critiqued as another instrumental strategy that schools may use to govern students’ speech, bodies and subjectivities. What necessitates further …

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Matthew MacLellan, “Indigenous Infopolitics: Biopolitics as Resistance to White Paper Liberalism in Canada.” Theory and Event, vol. 21, no. 4 (2018): 914-936. Abstract This article argues for a reading of biopolitics as a mechanism of political empowerment under conditions in which the state perpetuates exclusion by paradoxically affirming the political equality of marginalized individuals or …

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Black Hawk Hancock, Michel Foucault and the Problematics of Power: Theorizing DTCA and Medicalized Subjectivity, The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy: A Forum for Bioethics and Philosophy of Medicine, Volume 43, Issue 4, 9 July 2018, Pages 439–468. DOI: 10.1093/jmp/jhy010 Abstract This article explores Foucault’s two different notions of power: one where the subject is …

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Ellis, L. Through a filtered lens: unauthorized picture-taking of people with dwarfism in public spaces (2018) Disability and Society, 33 (2), pp. 218-237. DOI: 10.1080/09687599.2017.1392930 Abstract People with dwarfism often encounter discrimination in their daily interactions with strangers. Staring, harassment and infantilization are some of the behaviours they have reported to encounter. Through two qualitative …

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Hamilton, S. Foucault’s End of History: The Temporality of Governmentality and its End in the Anthropocene (2018) Millennium: Journal of International Studies, . Article in Press. DOI: 10.1177/0305829818774892 Abstract Michel Foucault’s concept of governmentality is widely used throughout the social sciences to analyse the state, liberalism, and individual subjectivity. Surprisingly, what remains ignored are the …

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Burchardt, M. Governing religious identities: law and legibility in neoliberalism (2018) Religion, pp. 1-17. Article in Press. DOI: 10.1080/0048721X.2018.1482611 Abstract This article explores from a Foucauldian perspective how, in the neoliberal age, religious diversity has become a new form of governmentality that is based on practices of classifying and categorizing people according to religious criteria. …

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The 25th issue of Foucault Studies, Foucault and Philosophical Practice, has now been published. (September 2018) The journal is open source. The issue amounts to no less than 23 contributions and a sum total of more than 400 pages. In addition to the special issue on “Foucault and Philosophical Practice”, comprising four articles with a …

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Ingrey, J. Problematizing the cisgendering of school washroom space: interrogating the politics of recognition of transgender and gender non-conforming youth (2018) Gender and Education, pp. 1-16. Article in Press. DOI: 10.1080/09540253.2018.1483492 Abstract This paper examines how transgender and gender non-conforming youth are represented and shaped as specific subjects vis-à-vis the cisgendered problematics of the washroom …

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