Foucault News

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

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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Hunkin, E. If not quality, then what? The discursive risks in early childhood quality reform (2018) Discourse, pp. 1-13. Article in Press. DOI: 10.1080/01596306.2018.1453780 Abstract This paper reports on the findings of a genealogical study and argues that the global discourse of quality in early childhood education and care (ECEC) is based on a number …

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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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Brown, C., Carr, S. Education policy and mental weakness: a response to a mental health crisis (2018) Journal of Education Policy, pp. 1-25. Article in Press. DOI: 10.1080/02680939.2018.1445293 Abstract Educationalists have been concerned with the labelling and treatment of children with mental health difficulties in the education system in England for some time. These concerns …

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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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