Foucault News

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

Aaron Schuster, The Debt Drive: Philosophical Anthropology and Political Economy “Fantasies of Capital: Alienation, Enjoyment, Psychoanalysis” — A Jnanapravaha Mumbai Conference. Abstract: The philosophical conception of the human being as a being whose existence precedes its essence, defined by its radical openness and fundamentally historical character was, for the twentieth century, part and parcel of …

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Foucault et le néolibéralisme : Daniel Zamora et Jean-Yves Pranchère (1/2), Ballast, 24 janvier 2020 Entretien inédit pour le site de Ballast En 2014, le socio­logue Daniel Zamora était déjà venu nous par­ler de Michel Foucault suite à la paru­tion son livre col­lec­tif Critiquer Foucault. Aux côtés de Mitchell Dean, pro­fes­seur de socio­lo­gie et de …

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Daniel Zamora et Mitchel Dean, Le dernier homme et la fin de la révolution. Foucault après Mai 68, Lux, 2019. Will be published in English by Verso in 2020 La dernière décennie de Michel Foucault a coïncidé avec l’agonie des espoirs de transformation sociale qui avaient marqué l’après-guerre. Face à cette «fin de la révolution», …

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Eric Schliesser, Foucault on the Idea of Europe (and Adam Smith, Hume & Kant), Digressions and Impressions, blog, 4 December 2019 […] Foucault correctly discern the significance of Kant’s Perpetual Peace to Ordoliberal thought (recall here; here; here). (He mentions Kant’s essay on the following page, and he begins to develops his idea about the Ordos in the subsequent lecture on 31 …

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Matt McManus, Marx vs Foucault: Reflections on History and Power, Aero, August 29, 2019 Karl Marx and Michel Foucault are two of the most cited critical theorists in the world today, simultaneously revered or reviled, depending on who you talk to. Their work has been subjected to countless appraisals and debunkings and has met with …

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Grégoire Chamayou, La société ingouvernable. Une généalogie du libéralisme autoritaire, La fabrique éditions, 2019 Partout, ça se rebiffait. Les années 1970, a-t-on dit à droite et à gauche, du côté de Samuel Huntington comme de Michel Foucault, ont été ébranlées par une gigantesque « crise de gouvernabilité ». Aux États-Unis, le phénomène inquiétait au plus …

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Wendy Brown, In the Ruins of Neoliberalism. The Rise of Antidemocratic Politics in the West, Columbia University Press, 2019 Across the West, hard-right leaders are surging to power on platforms of ethno-economic nationalism, Christianity, and traditional family values. Is this phenomenon the end of neoliberalism or its monstrous offspring? In the Ruins of Neoliberalism casts …

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Godrej, Farah. “The neoliberal yogi and the politics of yoga.” Political Theory 45, no. 6 (2017): 772-800. DOI: 10.1177/0090591716643604 Abstract Can the theory and practice of the yogic tradition serve as a challenge to dominant cultural and political norms in the Western world? In this essay I demonstrate that modern yoga is a creature of …

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Bandinelli, C. (2019). The production of subjectivity in neoliberal culture industries: the case of coworking spaces. International Journal of Cultural Studies. DOI: 10.1177/1367877919878449 Abstract This article adds to contemporary studies of neoliberalism by offering an empirical investigation of the production of subjectivity in the context of coworking spaces’ sociality. Coworking spaces are exemplary milieux in …

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