Foucault News

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

Bloomfield, M.J., Manchanda, N. Business, power, and private regulatory governance: Shaping subjectivities and limiting possibilities in the gold supply chain (2023) Regulation and Governance DOI: 10.1111/rego.12522 Abstract To examine how private regulatory governance reproduces a market logic that always already circumscribes possibilities for radical change, we tarry with Michel Foucault’s notion of governmentality and his …

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Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte – Volume 115, Issue 1, 2023 Introduction in English The focus of this special issue is the 2018 posthumous publication of Michel Foucault’s book manuscript Confessions of the Flesh: History of Sexuality, Volume 4 (Dutch transl. Jeanne Holierhoek, 2020). This study by Foucault examines pastoral care, ethics and sexual desire …

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Jager, F., Perron, A. How identity is produced and experienced in the context of mandated community-based mental health care: An application of the theories of Grosz and Foucault (2023) Nursing Inquiry DOI: 10.1111/nin.12552 Abstract Despite changes to research and practice, that, to some degree, acknowledge that people are shaped by their contexts, the treatment of …

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Nyman, S. The Birth of AI-driven Nudges (2023) Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2023-January, pp. 5252- 5261. https://hdl.handle.net/10125/103276 Abstract AI methods allow for a multitude of new forms of managerial control. One is algorithmic nudging, in which organizations use AI methods to control workers through targeted recommendations. Drawing upon Michel …

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Crampton, J. W. (2001). Maps as social constructions: power, communication and visualization. Progress in Human Geography, 25(2), 235–252. https://doi.org/10.1191/030913201678580494 Two developments in cartography mark an epistemic break with the assumption that maps are unproblematic communication devices. These are 1) investigations of maps as practices of power-knowledge; and 2) ‘geographic visualization’ (GVis) which uses the map’s …

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Bstieler, Michaela and Gianluca Crepaldi. “Working-Through Wellness: Critical Perspectives on the Contemporary Wellness Dispositif.” Genealogy+Critique 9, no. 1 (2023): 1–21. DOI: https://doi.org/10.16995/gc.9543 Abstract In this paper, we examine the institutionalised demands and imperatives that govern the contemporary working subject. Our starting point is the thesis advanced by both Alain Ehrenberg and Eva Illouz that since …

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Hodges BD, Martimianakis MA, McNaughton N, Whitehead C. Medical education… meet Michel Foucault. Medical Education. 2014 Jun;48(6):563-71. doi: 10.1111/medu.12411. PMID: 24807433. Abstract Context: There have been repeated calls for the greater use of conceptual frameworks and of theory in medical education. Although it is familiar to few medical educators, Michel Foucault’s work is a helpful theoretical …

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Juignet, Patrick. Michel Foucault et le concept d’épistémè. Philosophie, science et société. 2015. https://philosciences.com/10 L’œuvre de Michel Foucault est discontinue. Nous nous intéresserons ici à la période que l’on peut approximativement situer entre 1965 et 1977, période pendant laquelle il a développé et utilisé le concept d’épistémè. Ce concept a eu une carrière limitée ; …

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Tauzer, J., CSR and the Hermeneutical Renovation of Foucault’s Toolbox (2023) Sustainability (Switzerland), 15 (5), art. no. 4682, . DOI: 10.3390/su15054682 Abstract This article aims to examine Foucault’s conceptual toolbox (methodology, conceptual tools, and conceptual meta-tools) in relation to the socio-historical analysis of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and of the corporation. The article has a …

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Brosnan, C., Tickner, C., Davies, K., Heinsch, M., Steel, A., Vuolanto, P. The salutogenic gaze: Theorising the practitioner role in complementary and alternative medicine consultations (2023) Sociology of Health and Illness. DOI: 10.1111/1467-9566.13629 Abstract Research on why people use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) shows clients value the CAM consultation, where they feel listened to …

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