Foucault News

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

Ahmad, J. Serving the same interests: The Wood Green ricin plot, media–state–terror relations and the ‘terrorism’ dispositif, Media, War and Conflict Volume 12, Issue 4, 1 December 2019, Pages 411-434 DOI: 10.1177/1750635218810922 Abstract This article analyses the representations of terrorism that arise out of the BBC’s coverage of the Wood Green ricin plot (2003), the …

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Stevens, J., De Meulder, B. On Allotopia: The Spatial Accumulation of Difference in Bixiga (São Paulo, Brazil), Space and Culture Volume 22, Issue 4, 1 November 2019, Pages 387-404 Abstract This article will unfold a longe durée spatial biography of the urban area of Bixiga (São Paulo, Brazil) to probe the particular role of space …

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Murphy, Michael P. A. 2019. The double articulation of sovereign bordering: Spaces of exception, sovereign vulnerability, and Agamben’s Schmitt/Foucault synthesis. Journal of Borderlands Studies Online First: 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1080/08865655.2019.1683053 Abstract With the rise of authoritarian populism and critical border studies, as well as the continued presence of the Minutemen and borderlands studies, it is safe to say …

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Björck, V., Johansson, K. Problematising the theory–practice terminology: a discourse analysis of students’ statements on Work-integrated Learning (2019) Journal of Further and Higher Education, 43 (10), pp. 1363-1375. DOI: 10.1080/0309877X.2018.1483016 Open access Abstract This study uses a Foucault-inspired discourse analysis to examine two ideas about learning which reinforce the terminology whereby theory means campus-based training …

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Comby, E., Le Lay, Y.-F., Piégay, H. Power and Changing Riverscapes: The Socioecological Fix and Newspaper Discourse Concerning the Rhône River (France) Since 1945 (2019) Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 109 (6), pp. 1671-1690. DOI: 10.1080/24694452.2019.1580134 Abstract Riverscapes are constructs that mix natural components with political, socioeconomic, and technical strategies. This article shows …

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Day, A. “Almost wholly the work of Mrs. Lang”: Nora Lang, Literary Labour, and the Fairy Books (2019) Women’s Writing, 26 (4), pp. 400-420. DOI: 10.1080/09699082.2017.1371938 Abstract This essay uses documentary evidence to reveal Leonora Blanche “Nora” Lang’s elision from the history of children’s literature: Lang was actually responsible for the popular Fairy Book series …

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Cappellini, B., Harman, V., Marilli, A., Parsons, E. Intensive mothering in hard times: Foucauldian ethical self-formation and cruel optimism (2019) Journal of Consumer Culture, 19 (4), pp. 469-492. DOI: 10.1177/1469540519872067 Abstract Discourses of intensive mothering now seem to dominate European and American parenting cultures. This is a problem for those mothers who do not currently …

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Bandinelli, C. (2019). The production of subjectivity in neoliberal culture industries: the case of coworking spaces. International Journal of Cultural Studies. DOI: 10.1177/1367877919878449 Abstract This article adds to contemporary studies of neoliberalism by offering an empirical investigation of the production of subjectivity in the context of coworking spaces’ sociality. Coworking spaces are exemplary milieux in …

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Lance Wheatley (2019) Foucault’s concepts of structure … and agency?: A critical realist critique, Journal of Critical Realism, 18:1, 18-30, DOI: 10.1080/14767430.2019.1572941 ABSTRACT What is the relationship between structure and agency? French philosopher Michel Foucault weighed in on this question, and I argue that some of his writings indicate that he held views that were strongly structuralist. …

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Michael, K.S. Wearing your heart on your sleeve: the surveillance of women’s souls in evangelical Christian modesty culture (2018) Feminist Media Studies, pp. 1-15. Article in Press. DOI: 10.1080/14680777.2018.1490915 Abstract A few years ago, a rash of online debates over whether Christian women should wear yoga pants spread across white evangelical blogs and social media. …

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