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

Druedahl, L.C., Kälvemark Sporrong, S. More than meets the eye: A Foucauldian perspective on treating ADHD with medicine (2020) Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 16 (9), pp. 1201-1207. DOI: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2019.12.008 Abstract Background: Decision-making for using medicine treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is complex. Objective: The aim of this study is to investigate decision-making …

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Daniel Verginelli Galantin, A dimensão literária do diagnóstico do presente em Foucault, Trans/Form/Ação: Revista de Filosofia, v43, n.3 (2020) DOI: 10.1590/0101-3173.2020.v43n3.05.p71 Open access Resumo Neste artigo propomos uma investigação sobre a definição foucaultiana do papel da filosofia enquanto a construção de um diagnóstico do presente. Sustentamos que o pensamento de Foucault em torno à figura …

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Johnson, P. Critique as ideology critique in a neoliberal age (2020) Philosophy and Social Criticism, 46 (7), pp. 810-828. DOI: 10.1177/0191453719860229 Abstract Neo-liberalism is not working but carries on regardless. A society and all of its institutions modelled on market logics and imperatives has produced system crisis and has lost widespread popular support. To account …

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Owusu-Kwarteng, L. ‘Whoever holds the scissors wields the power’: An auto/biographical reflection on my ‘Hairstory’ (2020) Women’s Studies International Forum, 82, art. no. 102405 DOI: 10.1016/j.wsif.2020.102405 Abstract This paper provides an auto/biographical account of my hair journey, with specific emphasis on my hairstyle changes, and their ‘inextricable links’ to my identity and self-presentation (Bankhead and …

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Ahrens, T., Ferry, L., Khalifa, R. Governmentality and counter-conduct: A field study of accounting amidst concurrent and competing rationales and programmes (2020) Management Accounting Research, 48, art. no. 100686. DOI: 10.1016/j.mar.2020.100686 Abstract This paper contributes to the diverse and growing stream of accounting research on Foucault’s notion of counter-conduct, which is broadly concerned with the …

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Beattie, L., Educational leadership: Producing docile bodies? A Foucauldian perspective on Higher Education. Higher Education Quarterly. 2020; 74: 98– 110. https://doi.org/10.1111/hequ.12218 Open access Abstract The aim of this paper is to contribute to a long‐standing critical tradition in the educational leadership literature through an analytical examination of the idiosyncrasies of leadership in Higher Education institutions …

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Moreno Pestaña, J.L. Oedipus Rex as a philosophical and political strategy (2020) Sociological Review, 68 (5), pp. 1092-1107. DOI: 10.1177/0038026119900117 Abstract This article studies Michel Foucault’s interpretation of the tragedy Oedipus Rex. The analysis seeks to uncover the various intellectual strategies around his study. First, Foucault takes a position in the political debate about prisons …

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Special Issue: Pandemic and the Crisis of Capitalism. A Rethinking Marxism Dossier | Summer 2020 Foucault related articles in this large issue include The Multitude Divided: Biopolitical Production during the Coronavirus Pandemic Stijn De Cauwer & Tim Christiaens The Biopolitics of the Coronavirus Pandemic: Herd Immunity, Thanatopolitics, Acts of Heroism Ali Rıza Taşkale & Christina …

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Foth, T. (2020). Humanitarian reason and the movement for overdose prevention sites: The NGOization of the Opioid “Crisis”. Nursing Philosophy, First published: 11 August 2020 doi:10.1111/nup.12324 Abstract In August 2017, a group of activists erected in Ottawa’s downtown a tent as a first overdose prevention site as a response to what the public and the …

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Gillespie, L. Laws of Inclusion and Exclusion: Nomos, Nationalism and the Other (2020) Law and Critique, 31 (2), pp. 163-181. DOI: 10.1007/s10978-020-09264-w Abstract This article explores how and why contemporary nationalist ‘defence leagues’ in Australia and the UK invoke fantasies of law. I argue these fantasies articulate with Carl Schmitt’s theory of ‘nomos’, which holds …

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