Foucault News

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

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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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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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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Patrick Gamez, Did Foucault do Ethics? The “Ethical Turn,” Neoliberalism, and the Problem of Truth, Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy – Revue de la philosophie française et de langue française, Vol XXVI, No 1 (2018) pp 107-133 DOI 10.5195/jffp.2018.818 Open access Abstract This paper argues against a common misunderstanding of Foucault’s work. Even after …

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Gormley, K. Neoliberalism and the discursive construction of ‘creativity’ (2018) Critical Studies in Education, pp. 1-16. Article in Press. DOI: 10.1080/17508487.2018.1459762 Abstract This paper resists normative definitions of ‘creativity’ to argue that the concept is constructed by neoliberal discourses in education policy. The analysis is firstly centred on the Australian context, and this is further …

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Dissident Knowledge in Higher Education: Marc Spooner and James McNinch write about their new edited book – Social Theory Applied, 22 May 2018 Extract Marc Spooner and James McNinch write about their new edited book: Spooner & McNinch (2018) Dissident Knowledge in Higher Education(https://uofrpress.ca/Books/D/Dissident-Knowledge-in-Higher-Education) It is an exciting time of possibility as research approaches continue to …

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Palacios, C. Society, like the market, needs to be constructed: Foucault’s critical project at the dawn of neoliberalism (2018) History of the Human Sciences, 31(1), pp. 74-96. DOI: 10.1177/0952695117746045 Abstract It has been commonplace to equate Foucault’s 1979 series of lectures at the Collège de France with the claim that for neoliberalism, unlike for classical …

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From Stockerblog Philosophy, Politics, Culture from Barry Stocker, British philosopher based in Istanbul Barry Stocker, ‘Foucault on Two Types of Neoliberalism: ORDO Liberalism and Anarcholiberalism, along with European Historical Roots’ (in English) in Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi, latest issue. See linked pdf, article starts page 187. It represents early work for a project on …

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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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