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

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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Martin Hardie, Governing the Society of Competition. Cycling, Doping and the Law, Hart Publishing, 2020 This book considers the manner in which the making and implementation of law and governance is changing in the global context. It explores this through a study of the deployment of the global anti-doping apparatus including the World Anti-Doping Code …

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Geoffroy de Lagasnerie, Foucault against Neoliberalism?, Translated by Matthew Maclellan, Rowman & Littlefield, 2020 Use the discount code RLINEW20 to receive a 30% discount In the late 1970s, Michel Foucault dedicated a number of controversial lectures on the subject of neoliberalism. Had Foucault been seduced by neoliberalism? Did France’s premier leftist intellectual, near the end …

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Johnson, P. Critique as ideology critique in a neoliberal age (2020) Philosophy and Social Criticism, 46 (7), pp. 810-828. DOI: 10.1177/0191453719860229 Abstract Neo-liberalism is not working but carries on regardless. A society and all of its institutions modelled on market logics and imperatives has produced system crisis and has lost widespread popular support. To account …

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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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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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