Foucault News

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

Zhang, A. Chinese Practice of Foucault’s ‘Disciplinary Power’ and its Effects on the Rehabilitation of Female Prisoners in China (2020) British Journal of Criminology, 60 (3), pp. 662-680. DOI: 10.1093/bjc/azz068 Abstract The prison system of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has been viewed by some scholars as effective in achieving the primary target of …

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Conneely, M., Higgs, P. & Moncrieff, J. Medicalising the moral: the case of depression as revealed in internet blogs. Soc Theory Health (2020). DOI: 10.1057/s41285-020-00141-1 Abstract Depression is regularly declared to be equivalent to a bodily illness, yet critics have long contested this ‘medical’ view of mental disorders. Following the ideas of Szasz and Foucault, …

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Sengupta, Rakesh. “Towards a Decolonial Media Archaeology: The Absent Archive of Screenwriting History and the Obsolete Munshi.” Theory, Culture & Society, (July 2020). doi:10.1177/0263276420930276. Abstract Much has been written about how Foucault’s archaeology of the modern episteme, emerging from early 19th-century Europe, was curiously divorced from its context of colonialism. Media archaeology, as Foucault’s legacy, …

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Alexander Kauffman. Manet, museum, modernism: Michel Foucault and modernist art history. Journal of Art Historiography Number 22 June 2020. Open access Extract Michel Foucault’s writing transformed the field of museum studies. 1 As Kevin Hetherington reflected in a recent state-of-the-field volume, ‘Foucault can be seen as one of the two leading theoretical inspirations for critical …

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Meekes, J.F., Buda, D.M., de Roo, G. Socio-spatial complexity in leisure development (2020) Annals of Tourism Research, 80, art. no. 102814, DOI: 10.1016/j.annals.2019.102814 Abstract Connections between socio-spatial complexity in a social domain and Foucauldian discourse analysis gain momentum in the wider social sciences, but have been marginalized in leisure and tourism research. We combine, explore …

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Mark G. E. Kelly, Foucault and the Politics of Language Today Telos Summer 2020 vol. 2020 no. 191 47-68 doi: 10.3817/0620191047 From Editorial summary – Special Issue Telos 191 (Summer 2020): Going Viral By David Pan · Monday, June 15, 2020 We face such danger with every viral outbreak that underlines the unpredictability of our …

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Purdy, N., Hunter, J., Totton, L. Examining the legacy of the Warnock Report in Northern Ireland: A Foucauldian genealogical approach (2020) British Educational Research Journal, 46 (3), pp. 706-723. DOI: 10.1002/berj.3604 Abstract Over 40 years after the publication of the Report of the Committee of Enquiry into the Education of Handicapped Children and Young People, …

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Wynne, L. Empowerment and the individualisation of resistance: A Foucauldian perspective on Theatre of the Oppressed (2020) Critical Social Policy, 40 (3), pp. 331-349. DOI: 10.1177/0261018319839309 Abstract Waterloo, in Sydney, Australia, is a neighbourhood currently dominated by a large public housing estate. The estate is to be redeveloped to be a ‘socially mixed’ community largely …

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Laurence Barry (2019) The rationality of the digital governmentality, Journal for Cultural Research, 23:4, 365-380. Published online: 13 Jan 2020 DOI: 10.1080/14797585.2020.1714878 Abstract While it is often claimed that the emerging digital governmentality functions as a new apparatus of surveillance, the aim of this paper is to characterise this regime in relation to Foucault’s disciplinary, …

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Scheider, Marshall (2020) “Economies of Security: Foucault and the Genealogy of Neoliberal Reason,” Gettysburg Social Sciences Review: Vol. 4 : Iss. 1 , Article 2. Open access Abstract Michel Foucault is well-known for his theorizations of institutional power, normativity, and biopolitics. Less well-known is the fact that Foucault developed his analysis of biopolitics in and …

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