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

Francesca Peruzzo, Stephen J Ball, Emiliano Grimaldi, Peopling the crowded education state: Heterarchical spaces, EdTech markets and new modes of governing during the COVID-19 pandemic, International Journal of Educational Research, Volume 114, 2022 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijer.2022.102006 Abstract In this paper, we examine a set of complexly related education policy issues that concern changes to the form and …

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Tanke, Joseph. “The Gentle Way in Governing: Foucault and the Question of Neoliberalism.” Philosophy & Social Criticism, (April 2022). https://doi.org/10.1177/01914537221079673. Abstract This essay challenges some of the recent scholarship which claims that Michel Foucault was more sympathetic to neoliberalism than is typically acknowledged. Accordingly, it considers the possible motivations for Foucault’s 1978-1979 lecture course, The …

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Friedrich, J. Settling Accounts at the End of History: A Nonideal Approach to State Apologies (2022) Political Theory DOI: 10.1177/00905917211065064 Abstract What are we to make of the fact that world leaders, such as Canada’s Justin Trudeau, have, within the last few decades, offered official apologies for a whole host of past injustices? Scholars have …

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Hunt, R.A., Palmieri, A., Muñoz, J.U. A symptomatic reading of the coronavirus as a neoliberal production: political science and psychoanalytic reflections of post-foundational episteme [Una lectura sintomal del coronavirus como producción neoliberal: reflexiones politológicas y psicoanalíticas de episteme posfundacional] (2021) Discusiones Filosoficas, 22 (38), pp. 59-76. DOI: 10.17151/diil.2021.22.38.5 Abstract This work seeks to establish the …

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Why Critics of Angry Woke College Kids Are Missing the Point Wendy Brown interviewed by David Marchese, New York Times Magazine, 1 May 2022 The halls of academia may appear to be overrun by battles over academic freedom, free speech, identity politics, cancel culture and overreaching wokeness. But why does it look that way? And …

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Special Issue – Call for papers: Biopolitical tensions after pandemic times, Foucault Studies PDF of call for papers Foucault Studies Special issue call for papers Biopolitical tensions after pandemic times Guest editors Annika Skoglund, Uppsala University Anindya Sekhar Purakayastha, Kazi Nazrul University and ILSR, Calcutta Fabiana Jardim, University of São Paulo David Armstrong, King’s College …

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Philip Mirowski, The Death of Neoliberalism Has Been Greatly Exaggerated. Jacobin. 04.27.2022 Despite predictions of its demise, the neoliberal power bloc of think tanks and lobby groups is still deeply entrenched and pushing into new territory, from health care to space exploration. Neoliberalism won’t be over until the Left can challenge that power. It is …

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Gary Gerstle, The Rise and Fall of the Neoliberal Order, America and the World in the Free Market Era, Oxford University Press (2022) Description The most sweeping account of how neoliberalism came to dominate American politics for nearly a half century before crashing against the forces of Trumpism on the right and a new progressivism …

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Has Neoliberalism Really Come to an End? By Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins. The Nation, 14 April 2022 A conversation with historian Gary Gerstle about understanding neoliberalism as a bipartisan worldview and how the political order it ushered in has crumbled. The term “neoliberalism” is often used to condemn an array of economic policies associated with such ideas …

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