Foucault News

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

Hanan, J.S. Subjects of Technology: An Auto-Archeology of Attention Deficit Disorder in Neoliberal Time(s) (2019) Cultural Studies – Critical Methodologies, 19 (2), pp. 105-115. DOI: 10.1177/1532708618807264 Abstract This essay (re)presents my own experiences living with attention deficit disorder (ADD) as a child and adult to provide a radically historical, contextual, and critical autoethnographic conceptualization of …

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LaMothe, R. Pebbles in the Shoe: Acts of Compassion as Subversion in a Market Society (2019) Pastoral Psychology, 68 (3), pp. 285-301. DOI: 10.1007/s11089-018-0833-1 Abstract This article considers how compassion can be subversive to political-economic orders, whether these orders are found in church or society. Compassion is explained in terms of John Macmurray’s and Alex …

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Son, K.-M. The making of the neoliberal subject: Response to Whyte (2019) Political Theory, 47 (2), pp. 185-193. DOI: 10.1177/0090591718774572 Abstract In her recent essay, Jessica Whyte has challenged the tendency to repurpose Friedrich Hayek’s thought for a progressive and participatory politics. Objecting to such thinkers as Michel Foucault and William Connolly who find inspiration …

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Rowe, E., Lubienski, C., Skourdoumbis, A., Gerrard, J., Hursh, D. Templates, typologies and typifications: neoliberalism as keyword (2019) Discourse, 40 (2), pp. 150-161. DOI: 10.1080/01596306.2019.1569875 Abstract Neoliberalism as a concept, ideology, or theoretical lens has emerged in the last couple of decades as a monolithic presence in education research, and the social sciences more broadly. …

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Havertz, R. Right-Wing Populism and Neoliberalism in Germany: The AfD’s Embrace of Ordoliberalism (2019) New Political Economy, 24 (3), pp. 385-403. DOI: 10.1080/13563467.2018.1484715 Abstract This article analyses the ambiguous relation between right-wing populism and neoliberalism in Germany. It concentrates on the connections between and convergence of right-wing populism and ordoliberalism, a specific type of neoliberalism …

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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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