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

Chow, D., Bracci, E. Neoliberalism, accounting, and the transformation of subjectivities in social work: A study on the implementation of personal budgets (2020) Financial Accountability and Management, 36 (2), pp. 151-170. DOI: 10.1111/faam.12231 Abstract This study examines, through the case of Personal Budgets in England, the role of accounting in transforming the subjectivities of social …

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Jochim, J. Aristotle, Tyranny, and the Small-Souled Subject (2020) Political Theory, 48 (2), pp. 169-191. DOI: 10.1177/0090591719851802 Abstract Political theorists converge in identifying modern techniques of domination as habit-formative and psychologically invasive, in contrast to earlier, more blatantly coercive forms of repression. Putting Aristotle on tyranny in conversation with Michel Foucault on subject formation, this …

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Laughlin, C. Transcendental meditation’s tipping point: the allure of celebrity on the American spiritual marketplace (2020) Popular Communication, 18 (2), pp. 108-120. DOI: 10.1080/15405702.2019.1634810 Abstract Since 2005, the film director David Lynch has been the most visible and vocal proponent for the spread of Transcendental Meditation (TM), a practice brought to the United States by …

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Meneses, K.C. L’Arche, a Radical Reversal: Fearless Dialogue between Foucault and Vanier with the New Testament (2020) Journal of Disability and Religion, 24 (2), pp. 151-173. DOI: 10.1080/23312521.2020.1718571 Abstract Today many of us are unaware and perhaps even deny the fact that our ideas, decisions, and choices are driven by fear whether obvious or subtle. …

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Bürger, J., Laguna-Tapia, A. Individual homogenization in large-scale systems: on the politics of computer and social architectures (2020) Palgrave Communications, 6 (1), art. no. 47. DOI: 10.1057/s41599-020-0425-4 Open access Abstract One determining characteristic of contemporary sociopolitical systems is their power over increasingly large and diverse populations. This raises questions about power relations between heterogeneous individuals …

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Ojala, A.-L. Being an athlete and being a young person: Technologies of the self in managing an athletic career in youth ice hockey in Finland (2020) International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 55 (3), pp. 310-326. DOI: 10.1177/1012690218801303 Abstract Engaging in youth sports is a major investment, and it requires choosing and balancing between …

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Esmonde, K., Jette, S. Assembling the ‘Fitbit subject’: A Foucauldian-sociomaterialist examination of social class, gender and self-surveillance on Fitbit community message boards (2020) Health (United Kingdom), 24 (3), pp. 299-314. DOI: 10.1177/1363459318800166 Abstract The rise of fitness-tracking devices such as the Fitbit in personal health and wellness is emblematic of the use of data-gathering health …

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Paul B. Preciado, Learning from the virus, ArtForum, May/June 2020 Open access IF MICHEL FOUCAULT had survived AIDS in 1984 and had stayed alive until the invention of effective antiretroviral therapy, he would be ninety-three years old today. Would he have agreed to confine himself in his apartment on rue de Vaugirard in Paris? The …

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Hofvenschioeld, E., Khodadadi, M. Communication in futures studies: A discursive analysis of the literature (2020) Futures, 115, art. no. 102493, DOI: 10.1016/j.futures.2019.102493 Open access Abstract Communication is recognised as an essential part of futures work and yet research on the topic appears to be sporadic. This paper presents the results of a comprehensive literature review …

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Reis, Diego dos Santos. Michel Foucault, a gestão dos ilegalismos e a razão criminológica neoliberal. Revista de Filosofia Aurora (PUC-PR), v. 32, n. 55 (2020). DOI: 10.7213/1980-5934.32.055.AO07 Open access RESUMO O presente artigo busca analisar de que modo os problemas da segurança e da economia das punições passam a ser centrais no cálculo político-econômico da …

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