Foucault News

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

August, V. Network concepts in social theory: Foucault and cybernetics (2021) European Journal of Social Theory. DOI: 10.1177/1368431021991046 Abstract Network concepts are omnipresent in contemporary diagnoses (network society), management practices (network governance), social science methods (network analysis) and theories (network theory). Instigating a critical analysis of network concepts, this article explores the sources and relevance …

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Adriany, V., Newberry, J. Neuroscience and the construction of a new child in early childhood education in Indonesia: A neoliberal legacy (2021) Current Sociology. DOI: 10.1177/0011392120985875 Abstract Neuroscience has become a new ‘truth’ in early childhood education across the globe, including in Indonesia. This article aims to demonstrate how the alignment of neuroscience discourse and …

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Amo-Agyemang, C. Unmasking resilience as governmentality: towards an Afrocentric epistemology (2021) International Politics DOI: 10.1057/s41311-021-00282-8 Abstract This paper is a discussion of how indigenous Afrocentric epistemologies proffer critiques and alternative to neoliberal discourses of resilience and what differences it makes for the study of International Politics. There has been an epistemological shift in recent times …

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Fraser, G. Foucault, governmentality theory and ‘Neoliberal Community Development’ (2020) Community Development Journal, 55 (3), pp. 437-451. DOI: 10.1093/cdj/bsy049 Abstract It is widely accepted that Michel Foucault’s ‘governmentality lectures’ constituted a seminal moment in the history of neoliberal studies. In an analysis which was original and prescient, Foucault framed neoliberalism, not only in terms of …

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David Fryer, Charles Marley, Rose Stambe, The Reproduction of Compliant Labour Power Through (Re)Constitution of the Child and Adult Subject: Critical Knowledge-Work, Awry: Journal of Critical Psychology, Vol 1 No 1 (2020) Open access Abstract As Althusser made clear: “the reproduction of labour power requires not only a reproduction of its skills, but also, at …

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Tom Roach, Screen Love. Queer Intimacies in the Grindr Era, SUNY Press. Engaging analysis of men-seeking-men media as paradoxical sites of both self-marketing and radical queer sociality. In work, play, education, and even healthcare, we are using social media during COVID-19 to approximate “normal life” before the pandemic. In Screen Love, Tom Roach urges us …

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Samaraweera, H. U. S. (2020). Is resilience a unique extension rather than a rejection of neoliberalism? A critical reading of David Chandler’s writings on resilience. International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment. DOI: 10.1108/IJDRBE-05-2020-0050 Abstract Purpose: This paper aims to engage with the concept of resilience as theorized by David Chandler in his …

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Francesca Peruzzo (2020) The Model Of Becoming Aware: disabled subjectivities, policy enactment and new exclusions in higher education, Journal of Education Policy DOI: 10.1080/02680939.2020.1856415 ABSTRACT This paper aims to present an analytical tool called Model of Becoming Aware, to explore the production of the subjectivities of disabled students and new forms of exclusions during the …

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Matthew MacLellan, Identity politics, liberalism, and the democratizing power of biopolitics. Constellations. 2020; 1– 15. DOI: 10.1111/1467-8675.12538 Democracy cannot be predicated exclusively on the universality of the law, since that universality is privatized ceaselessly by the logic of government action. (Jacques Rancière) The separation of public from private is as crucial to the liberal state’s …

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Falkowski, T., Ostrowicka, H. Ethicalisation of higher education reform: The strategic integration of academic discourse on scholarly ethos (2020) Educational Philosophy and Theory DOI: 10.1080/00131857.2020.1740684 Abstract The article presents the results of an analysis of the academic dispute about the scholarly ethos, conducted at the time of intense higher education reforms in Poland. Previous analyses …

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