Foucault News

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

Benabed, F. Marine heterotopia and odyssean nomadism in Malika Mokeddem’s N’zid (2020) Journal of North African Studies, 25 (1), pp. 100-115. DOI: 10.1080/13629387.2018.1528151 Abstract Malika Mokeddem’s N’zid is a Mediterranean odyssey in which the ship is a heterotopia of emancipation from patriarchal society and dogmatic sedentariness. For Michel Foucault, ‘heterotopia’ is a real place that …

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Millar, E. Abortion stigma as a social process (2020) Women’s Studies International Forum, 78, art. no. 102328. DOI: 10.1016/j.wsif.2019.102328 Open access Abstract ‘Abortion stigma’ has become a critical concept in abortion scholarship, activism, policy and broader discourse. The concept of abortion stigma is, however, poorly defined and scholarship tends to use the concept in ways …

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Aryal, Y. Affective politics and non-sovereign identity (2020) Textual Practice, 34 (1), pp. 67-85. DOI: 10.1080/0950236X.2018.1508059 Abstract The paper proposes a new political philosophy of non-sovereign identity based on the model of politics without coercive sovereignty as a source of our political life. It argues that the formation of our identity is not only determined …

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Margolin, L. Rogerian Psychotherapy and the Problem of Power: A Foucauldian Interpretation (2020) Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 60 (1), pp. 130-143. DOI: 10.1177/0022167816687640 Abstract Guided by Foucault’s argument that “knowledge is an ‘invention’ behind which lies something completely different from itself: the play of instincts, impulses, desires, fears, and the will to appropriate,” this study …

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Downey, H., Clune, T. How does the discourse surrounding the Murray Darling Basin manage the concept of entitlement to water? (2020) Critical Social Policy, 40 (1), pp. 108-129. DOI: 10.1177/0261018319837206 Abstract Globally, the challenges of climate change have resulted in significant water policy reform. Australia’s Murray Darling Basin (MDB) Plan is a complex transboundary water …

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Jean M. Langford, Avian Bedlam: Toward a Biosemiosis of Troubled Parrots, Environmental Humanities 9:1 (May 2017) DOI 10.1215/22011919-3829145 © 2017 This is an open access article distributed under the terms of a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0). Abstract At an urban parrot sanctuary in the Midwestern USA, humans care for eighty-some parrots from more …

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Jürgen Portschy, Times of power, knowledge and critique in the work of Foucault, Time and Society Volume: 29 issue: 2, page(s): 392-419 Article first published online: May 7, 2020; Issue published: May 1, 2020 DOI: 10.1177/0961463X20911786 Abstract While Michel Foucault is commonly considered as a thinker with a primary interest in space and spatiality, his …

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Sauka, A. (2020). The Nature of Our Becoming: Genealogical Perspectives. Le Foucaldien, 6(1), 4. DOI: 10.16995/lefou.71 Open access Abstract In the light of Philipp Sarasin’s work in Darwin und Foucault: Genealogie und Geschichte im Zeitalter der Biologie, the article delineates a genealogically articulated naturally produced culture and a cultured nature and discusses the genealogical implications …

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Daniele Lorenzini and Martina Tazzioli, Critique without ontology Genealogy, collective subjects and the deadlocks of evidence, Radical Philosophy, 2.07 (Spring 2020) Open access In the past few years, the number of migrant deaths in the Mediterranean Sea has dramatically increased due to the strengthening of border controls and a deliberate politics of migration containment put …

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Philipp Sarasin, Understanding the Coronavirus Pandemic with Foucault?, Foucault Blog, March 31, 2020 DOI: 10.13095/uzh.fsw.fb.254 Open access It looks like a biopolitical dream: governments, advised by physicians, impose pandemic dictatorship on entire populations. Getting rid of all democratic obstacles under the pretext of “health,” even “survival,” they are finally able to govern the population as …

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