Foucault News

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

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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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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