Foucault News

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

Brewis, D.N. Duality and Fallibility in Practices of the Self: The ‘inclusive subject’ in diversity training (2019) Organization Studies, 40 (1), pp. 93-114. DOI: 10.1177/0170840618765554 Abstract The concept of ‘inclusion’ has been gaining ground in a field known as equality and diversity work. Scholars have begun to both theorise what this concept means as a …

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Alex Moskowitz, The Production of the Subject: Foucault, Marx, and the Ontology of the Market, Polygraph, Issue 27, 2019. Special Issue: Neoliberalism And Social Reproduction Open Access First paragraph Though Michel Foucault certainly was not the first to write about the primacy of the market within capitalism, few have been able, with such precision, to …

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Izsó, J. Foucault, Simon Springer, and Postneoliberalism (2019) Review of Radical Political Economics, 51 (1), pp. 147-157. DOI: 10.1177/0486613417703200 Abstract Scholarship in Foucauldian governmentality has reemerged as a critical area of contemporary political discourse and has had a pronounced effect on neoliberal and postneoliberal research in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Perhaps the …

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Giltner, T.A. The power unto glory: A Bonaventurean critique of Foucault’s critique of power (2019) Scottish Journal of Theology, 72 (1), pp. 82-97. DOI: 10.1017/S0036930618000686 Abstract This article puts Michel Foucault’s conception of power into critical engagement with that of Bonaventure. For Foucault power is manifested in wills to knowledge or meaning-making in a senseless …

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Valladares, C., Boelens, R. Mining for Mother Earth. Governmentalities, sacred waters an nature’s rights in Ecuador (2019) Geoforum, 100, pp. 68-79. DOI: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2019.02.009 Abstract Getting public opinion to see ‘mining’ and ‘Nature’s Rights’ as non-contradictory and even equivalent and harmonious, calls for far-reaching power strategies. Nature was entitled to rights by Ecuador’s Constitution at about …

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Gary P. Radford, “Torture is Putting it Too Strongly, Boredom is Putting it Too Mildly”: The Courage to Tell the Truth in the Late Lectures of Michel Foucault, Human Studies: A Journal for Philosophy and the Social Sciences, First Online: 18 February 2019 DOI: 10.1007/s10746-019-09494-7 Abstract The name of Michel Foucault is most commonly associated …

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Handel, A. What’s in a home? Toward a critical theory of housing/dwelling (2019) Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, Article in Press. DOI: 10.1177/2399654418819104 Abstract What is a home/house? How can we bridge between the concepts of a house, as a physical structure, and a home, with its symbolic and human meanings? The paper …

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Çalışkan, G., McGregor, A.J. ‘You can change the world. We’re just here to help’: activist consultancy firms as forms of neoliberal governmentality (2019) Globalizations, Article in Press. DOI: 10.1080/14747731.2018.1562510 Abstract Using Foucault’s theory of governmentality, we trace the development of activist consultancy firms (ACFs), providing an in-depth description of two ACFs: Boutique Activist Consultancy and …

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