Foucault News

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

Jubas, K. More than a Confessional Mo(ve)ment? #MeToo’s Pedagogical Tensions (2022) Adult Education Quarterly DOI: 10.1177/07417136221134782 Abstract In this article, I explore the pedagogical function of #MeToo, highlighting what it might teach about gender-based mistreatment and mainstreamed feminism. I begin by reviewing linkages between adult education and social movements, then trace the development of #MeToo, …

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Bronwen M.A. Jones, Stephen J. Ball, The neoliberal dispositif: understanding the transformation of the social and ethical space of education, In Editor(s): Robert J Tierney, Fazal Rizvi, Kadriye Erkican, International Encyclopedia of Education (Fourth Edition), Elsevier, 2023,Pages 60-69, ISBN 9780128186299, https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-818630-5.01009-5. Abstract: In this article we examine some of the difficulties that surround the understanding …

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Fay, W. Neoliberalism and Radical Rights: On the Work and Theory of Law and Organising (2022) International Journal for the Semiotics of Law DOI: 10.1007/s11196-022-09931-4 Abstract This article aims to contribute to scholarship regarding the critique of rights through the examination of the role of rights discourse in the furtherance of what is generally termed …

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Siniša Malešević (2022) Are We All Foucauldians Now? “Culture Wars” and the Poststructuralist Legacy, Critical Review DOI: 10.1080/08913811.2022.2122171 ABSTRACT Michel Foucault’s philosophy has recently come under sharp criticism across the political spectrum. While right-wing and centrist commentators identify Foucault as the intellectual progenitor of “woke” dogmatism and an irrationalist hostility to science, left-wing critics associate …

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Ilott, Luke. “Generalizing Resistance: The Coalition Politics of Foucault’s Governmentality Lectures.” The Review of Politics, 2022, 1–25. doi:10.1017/S0034670522000882. Abstract This article interprets Michel Foucault as a thinker of political coalition. While Foucault is often associated with a localist “micro-politics,” he also sought to help dispersed struggles “generalize” themselves into bigger, cohesive movements. Foucault gave his …

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Strassheim, J. (2022). Neoliberalism and Post-Truth: Expertise and the Market Model. Theory, Culture & Society https://doi.org/10.1177/02632764221119726 Abstract Contrary to widespread assumptions, post-truth politicians formally adopt a rhetoric of ‘truth’ but turn it against established experts. To explain one central factor behind this destructive strategy and its success with voters, I consider Walter Lippmann and Friedrich …

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Jackson, B. Putting Neoliberalism in Its Place (2022) Modern Intellectual History, 19 (3), pp. 982-995. DOI: 10.1017/S1479244321000032 Abstract Neoliberalism is an ideal subject for intellectual historians. It is an ideological movement that has been both theoretically sophisticated and influential, ensuring that excursions along the highways and byways of neoliberal thought can always be justified practically, …

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Gane, Nicholas. “Neoliberalism and the Defence of the Corporation.” Theory, Culture & Society, (September 2022). https://doi.org/10.1177/02632764221113727. Abstract This article addresses a little-known event in the history of neoliberalism: a conference at Stanford University held in 1982 to reconsider Adolf Berle and Gardiner Means’ The Modern Corporation and Private Property 50 years after its initial publication. …

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Bietti, Elettra, A Genealogy of Digital Platform Regulation (June 3, 2021). 7 Georgetown Law and Technology Review (2022) (forthcoming), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3859487 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3859487 Abstract At its inception between the 1960s and 1990s, the internet was imagined as a decentralized, horizontal and open space that would foster freedom and equality. Today, it is a …

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Nadarajan, D. (2022), “The Zombification Crisis in a Crisis: Neoliberal Battles and Teacher Survivors in the Pandemic”, Wiseman, A.W. (Ed.) Annual Review of Comparative and International Education 2021 (International Perspectives on Education and Society, Vol. 42A), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 149-157. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1479-36792022000042A013 Abstract In this piece, the author invokes Beck’s (1997) conception of “zombie …

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