Foucault News

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

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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Foucault & Neoliberalism, with Magnus Paulsen Hansen Interviewed by Nicholas Kiersey, #OCCUPYIRTHEORY, Fully automated (podcast), April 27 2020 […] Our guest is Dr. Magnus Paulsen Hansen, who is an Associate Professor at the Department of Social Sciences and Business, at Roskilde University. Magnus researches the role of ideas and evaluation in the legitimation of welfare …

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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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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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Winnubst, S. The many lives of fungibility: anti-blackness in neoliberal times (2020) Journal of Gender Studies, 29 (1), pp. 102-112. DOI: 10.1080/09589236.2019.1692193 Abstract This article maps the many lives of the concept of fungibility in contemporary theories of both blackness and neoliberalism. Framed by the 2018 political chants across the US against ‘white supremacy’, the …

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Matthew G. Hannah, Jan Simon Hutta and Christoph Schemann, Thinking Through Covid-19 Responses With Foucault – An Initial Overview, Antipode online, 5 May 2020 (Department of Geography, University of Bayreuth) Open access This intervention originally appeared as the second half of a longer essay intended as a basis for discussion in a Masters seminar at …

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Gane, N. Competition: A Critical History of a Concept (2020) Theory, Culture and Society, 37 (2), pp. 31-59. DOI: 10.1177/0263276419878247 Abstract This article expands Michel Foucault’s genealogy of liberalism and neoliberalism by analysing the concept of competition. It addresses four key liberal conceptions of competition in turn: the idea of competition as a destructive but …

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Épisode 2 : La fabrique de l’individu néolibéral France Culture (radio), 15/1/20 Compétitif, entrepreneur, contrôlé : comment la théorie néolibérale conçoit-elle l’individu ? Celui-ci peut-il échapper aux logiques de cette nouvelle rationalité ? Cette semaine, nous réveillons les fantômes de Margareth Thatcher et de Milton Friedman pour examiner les différents visages du néolibéralisme. Un courant …

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Jean-Claude Monod, L’Art de ne pas être trop gouverné, Seuil, 2019 À la fin des années 1970, Michel Foucault a avancé le concept de « crise de gouvernementalité » pour approcher des phénomènes où la contestation de certains pouvoirs – religieux, politiques, disciplinaires… –, d’abord localisée, s’est élargie pour mettre en question un dispositif général …

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Gouverner sans dominer, ou le difficile héritage du libéralisme France Culture (radio) 2/1/2020 Comment penser notre présent à l’aide des analyses de la crise de gouvernementalité proposée par Michel Foucault à la fin des années 70? Jean-Claude Monod, directeur de recherche au CNRS, pense dans “L’art de ne pas être trop gouverné” les crises actuelles …

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