Foucault News

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

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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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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Mitchell Dean, What does ‘Left’ mean?, Verso Blog, 13 April 2022 Mitchell Dean responds to the review of his book The Last Man Takes LSD: Foucault and the End of Revolution (co-written with Daniel Zamora) published in the journal Foucault Studies. One is always grateful when a reader has taken the time to review a scholarly work in the …

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van Wijk, Berend. “Beyond the Entrepreneur Society: Foucault, Neoliberalism and the Critical Attitude.” Philosophy & Social Criticism, June 2021, doi:10.1177/01914537211017589. Abstract Michel Foucault’s The Birth of Biopolitics is generally acknowledged as a pioneering study of neoliberalism, presenting it not merely as an economic theory but also as a mode of government. There is much debate, …

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Carlos Palacios, Skeptically Self-governed Citizens: The ‘Volunteer!’ Injunction as a Predicament of Neoliberal Life (2022) Citizenship Studies DOI: 10.1080/13621025.2022.2053837 Abstract The idea that anyone, with the right critical knowledge and a certain amount of spare time and resources, could become a globally responsible citizen has been skeptically questioned at least since the time of Rousseau. …

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Tim Christiaens (2021), “Against the Republican Foucault: How to Establish an Affirmative Biopolitics of Care”, Tijdschrift voor Filosofie, 83 (4), 683-709. DOI: 10.2143/TVF.83.4.0000000 Open access link Abstract: In The Republic of the Living, Miguel Vatter argues that, at the end of the 1970s, Michel Foucault did not convert to but criticized neoliberalism from a republican …

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