Foucault News

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

Bresnihan, P. Revisiting neoliberalism in the oceans: Governmentality and the biopolitics of ‘improvement’ in the Irish and European fisheries (2019) Environment and Planning A, 51 (1), pp. 156-177. DOI: 10.1177/0308518X18803110 Abstract Foucault’s account of the emergence of biopolitics in the late 18th century helps frame the political economy of ‘improvements’ as an environmental project linked …

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Izsó, J. Foucault, Simon Springer, and Postneoliberalism (2019) Review of Radical Political Economics, 51 (1), pp. 147-157. DOI: 10.1177/0486613417703200 Abstract Scholarship in Foucauldian governmentality has reemerged as a critical area of contemporary political discourse and has had a pronounced effect on neoliberal and postneoliberal research in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Perhaps the …

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Asiyanbi, A.P., Ogar, E., Akintoye, O.A. Complexities and surprises in local resistance to neoliberal conservation: Multiple environmentalities, technologies of the self and the poststructural geography of local engagement with REDD+ (2019) Political Geography, 69, pp. 128-138. DOI: 10.1016/j.polgeo.2018.12.008 Abstract Actual local engagement with neoliberal conservation is remarkably complex and dynamic. This article advances a poststructural …

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Tarasova, E. (Non-) Alternative energy transitions: Examining neoliberal rationality in official nuclear energy discourses of Russia and Poland (2018) Energy Research and Social Science, 41, pp. 128-135. DOI: 10.1016/j.erss.2018.04.008 Abstract Neoliberal trends are a part of the sociopolitical contexts that shape present-day energy transitions. Economic arguments extensively used in nuclear energy discourses regarding the Nuclear …

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Hunkin, E. If not quality, then what? The discursive risks in early childhood quality reform (2018) Discourse, pp. 1-13. Article in Press. DOI: 10.1080/01596306.2018.1453780 Abstract This paper reports on the findings of a genealogical study and argues that the global discourse of quality in early childhood education and care (ECEC) is based on a number …

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Elliott, B. Work, culture, and play in the neoliberal condition (2018) Information Communication and Society, 21 (9), pp. 1279-1292. DOI: 10.1080/1369118X.2018.1476568 Abstract Foucault’s [2008. The birth of biopolitics: Lectures at the collège de France 1978–1979. New York, NY: Picador] lectures on neoliberalism present a powerful challenge to the Marxist critique of capitalist work as alienating …

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McKeown, A., Glenn, J. The rise of resilience after the financial crises: A case of neoliberalism rebooted? (2018) Review of International Studies, 44 (2), pp. 193-214. DOI: 10.1017/S0260210517000493 Abstract This article critically examines recent works on resilience. In so doing, it argues that rather than representing some radical rupture with current practices heralding the dawn …

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Brown, C., Carr, S. Education policy and mental weakness: a response to a mental health crisis (2018) Journal of Education Policy, pp. 1-25. Article in Press. DOI: 10.1080/02680939.2018.1445293 Abstract Educationalists have been concerned with the labelling and treatment of children with mental health difficulties in the education system in England for some time. These concerns …

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Ralph Lamar Turner & Carol Gassaway (2018) Between kudzu and killer apps: Finding human ground between the monoculture of MOOCs and online mechanisms for learning, Educational Philosophy and Theory,Published online: 07 May 2018 DOI: 10.1080/00131857.2018.1465816 Abstract Although MOOCs have not lived up to previously breathless predictions of disruption, they have had an outsized influence on university administrators …

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