Foucault News

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

Mitchell Dean and Daniel Zamora, Did Foucault Reinvent His History of Sexuality Through the Prism of Neoliberalism? Los Angeles Review of Books THE RECENT PUBLICATION of the long-awaited fourth volume of his History of Sexuality, Les Aveux de la chair, [1] raises questions as to why and how Foucault chose to reinvent his magnum opus …

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Daniele Lorenzini (2018), Governmentality, subjectivity, and the neoliberal form of life, Journal for Cultural Research DOI: 10.1080/14797585.2018.1461357 Abstract In this paper, I argue that the appropriate answer to the question of the form contemporary neoliberalism gives our lives rests on Michel Foucault’s definition of neoliberalism as a particular art of governing human beings. I claim …

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The Birth of Austerity. German Ordoliberalism and Contemporary Neoliberalism Edited by Thomas Biebricher and Frieder Vogelmann, Rowman & Littlefield. Publication Date: Sep 2017 Description Ordoliberalism and the ‘Freiburg School’ have gained traction in contemporary political economy in response to two factors: a rising interest in governmentality studies and the banking, financial and sovereign debt crisis …

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“What Do You Want Me to Regret?”: An Interview with François Ewald Johannes Boehme interviews François Ewald, Los Angeles Review of Books, 3 November 2017 NOBODY COULD HAVE PREDICTED, in 1968, that François Ewald would one day receive the French state’s highest order for civil merit. At the time he was a young, ambitious, and …

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Manathunga, C., Selkrig, M., Sadler, K., Keamy, K. Rendering the paradoxes and pleasures of academic life: using images, poetry and drama to speak back to the measured university (2017) Higher Education Research and Development, 36 (3), pp. 526-540. DOI: 10.1080/07294360.2017.1289157 Abstract Measurement of academic work has become more significant than the intellectual, pedagogical, cultural, political …

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Lloro-Bidart, T. Neoliberal and disciplinary environmentality and ‘sustainable seafood’ consumption: storying environmentally responsible action (2017) Environmental Education Research, 23 (8), pp. 1182-1199. DOI: 10.1080/13504622.2015.1105198 Abstract This article invokes a neoliberal and disciplinary governmentality lens in a political ecology of education framework to analyze educational programming at Long Beach, California’s Aquarium of the Pacific. I begin …

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Mavelli, L. Governing the resilience of neoliberalism through biopolitics (2017) European Journal of International Relations, 23 (3), pp. 489-512. DOI: 10.1177/1354066116676321 Abstract Neoliberalism is widely regarded as the main culprit for the 2007/2008 global financial crisis. However, despite this abysmal failure, neoliberalism has not merely survived the crisis, but actually ‘thrived’. How is it possible …

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William Davies, What Is “Neo” About Neoliberalism?, New Republic, July 13, 2017 How to tell the difference between liberalism and something else. In the buildup to the 2015 General Election, Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), reiterated his support for an “Australian-style points system” as a means of controlling immigration, the policy …

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Paul Sutton, Lost souls? The demoralization of academic labour in the measured university, Higher Education Research & Development Vol. 36 , Iss. 3,2017 DOI: 10.1080/07294360.2017.1289365 ABSTRACT In this conceptual paper, I contend that the soul of academic labour is becoming lost in performativity. Performativity, I explain, is a form of regulation and control that deploys …

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Stephen J Ball, Neoliberal education? Confronting the slouching beast, Policy Futures in education, Volume: 14 issue: 8, page(s): 1046-1059 Article first published online: August 23, 2016;Issue published: November 1, 2016 DOI: 10.1177/1478210316664259 Abstract A major aim of this paper is to draw attention to the insidious manner in which the deficit discourse and practices associated …

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