Foucault News

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

de Toledo e Toledo, N., Knijnik, G., Valero, P. Mathematics education in the neoliberal and corporate curriculum: the case of Brazilian agricultural high schools (2018) Educational Studies in Mathematics, 99 (1), pp. 73-87. DOI: 10.1007/s10649-018-9825-4 Abstract The pedagogical principle learning by research guides the current curriculum in agricultural high schools in Brazil. A problematization of …

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Un essai relance la querelle sur Foucault et le néolibéralisme, Entretien avec Daniel Zamora et Mitchell Dean par Mathieu Dejean, Les inrockuptibles, 22 août 2019 Cet article est réservé aux abonnés Les sociologues Mitchell Dean et Daniel Zamora poursuivent le débat sur Michel Foucault et le néolibéralisme dans un essai critique, “Le dernier homme et …

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How Michel Foucault Got Neoliberalism So Wrong, An Interview With Daniel Zamora. Interview by Kévin Boucaud-Victoire. Translation By Seth Ackerman, Jacobin, 09.06.2019 In the emerging neoliberalism of the 1970s, Michel Foucault saw the promise of a new social order, more open to individual autonomy and experimental ways of living. That’s not how things turned out. …

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Daniel Zamora : « La résistance chez Foucault ne prend plus vraiment le visage de la lutte des classes » Par Kévin “L’impertinent” Boucaud-Victoire Le 5 Septembre 2019, Le Comptoir English translation in Jacobin Dans « Le dernier homme et la fin de la révolution : Foucault après Mai 68 » (Lux, 2019), co-écrit avec Mitchell Dean, Daniel Zamora …

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Special feature: The government of life. Economy and Society (2015), Volume 44, issue 1, 2015 The government of life: managing populations, health and scarcity Kaspar Villadsen & Ayo Wahlberg The Malthus Effect: population and the liberal government of life Mitchell Dean Real-time biopolitics: the actuary and the sentinel in global public health Andrew Lakoff The …

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Garrett, P.M. Revisiting ‘The birth of biopolitics’: Foucault’s account of neoliberalism and the remaking of social policy (2019) Journal of Social Policy, 48 (3), pp. 469-487. DOI: 10.1017/S0047279418000582 Abstract The article charts the history and trajectory of neoliberalism provided in Foucault’s 1979 lectures on ‘The Birth of Biopolitics’. In these fascinating contributions, first published in …

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Bay, U., Haynes, A., Western, D., Thinking what we do: reflexively testing post-structural theoretical concepts with social work practitioners and fieldwork educators (2019) Social Work Education, 38 (7), pp. 941-953. DOI: 10.1080/02615479.2019.1586868 Abstract Neoliberalism is a contemporary political rationality in Australian public policy that frames how problems are understood and addressed. Neoliberalism also encourages certain …

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Tim Christiaens, The entrepreneur of the self beyond Foucault’s neoliberal homo oeconomicus, European Journal of Social Theory First Published July 25, 2019 DOI: 10.1177/1368431019857998 Abstract In his lectures on neoliberalism, Michel Foucault argues that neoliberalism produces subjects as ‘entrepreneurs of themselves’. He bases this claim on Gary Becker’s conception of the utility-maximizing agent who solely …

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Arona Moreau, Erratum. Ce n’est pas le néolibéralisme, c’est le capitalisme politique, L’Harmattan. ISBN : 978-2-343-17898-1 • 21 juin 2019 • 288 pages Lire un extrait ERRATUM. La plus grande erreur intellectuelle, critique et analytique commise par la pensée contemporaine reste sans aucun doute l’usage courant voire abusif du mot « néolibéralisme » pour désigner …

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Christiaens, T. Financial Neoliberalism and Exclusion with and beyond Foucault (2019) Theory, Culture and Society, 36 (4), pp. 95-116. DOI: 10.1177/0263276418816364 Abstract In the beginning of the 1970s Michel Foucault dismissed the terminology of ‘exclusion’ for his projected analytics of modern power. This rejection has had major repercussions on the theory of neoliberal subject-formation. Many …

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