Foucault News

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

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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Daniele Lorenzini (2018), Governmentality, subjectivity, and the neoliberal form of life, Journal for Cultural Research DOI: 10.1080/14797585.2018.1461357 Abstract In this paper, I argue that the appropriate answer to the question of the form contemporary neoliberalism gives our lives rests on Michel Foucault’s definition of neoliberalism as a particular art of governing human beings. I claim …

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The Birth of Austerity. German Ordoliberalism and Contemporary Neoliberalism Edited by Thomas Biebricher and Frieder Vogelmann, Rowman & Littlefield. Publication Date: Sep 2017 Description Ordoliberalism and the ‘Freiburg School’ have gained traction in contemporary political economy in response to two factors: a rising interest in governmentality studies and the banking, financial and sovereign debt crisis …

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“What Do You Want Me to Regret?”: An Interview with François Ewald Johannes Boehme interviews François Ewald, Los Angeles Review of Books, 3 November 2017 NOBODY COULD HAVE PREDICTED, in 1968, that François Ewald would one day receive the French state’s highest order for civil merit. At the time he was a young, ambitious, and …

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Manathunga, C., Selkrig, M., Sadler, K., Keamy, K. Rendering the paradoxes and pleasures of academic life: using images, poetry and drama to speak back to the measured university (2017) Higher Education Research and Development, 36 (3), pp. 526-540. DOI: 10.1080/07294360.2017.1289157 Abstract Measurement of academic work has become more significant than the intellectual, pedagogical, cultural, political …

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Lloro-Bidart, T. Neoliberal and disciplinary environmentality and ‘sustainable seafood’ consumption: storying environmentally responsible action (2017) Environmental Education Research, 23 (8), pp. 1182-1199. DOI: 10.1080/13504622.2015.1105198 Abstract This article invokes a neoliberal and disciplinary governmentality lens in a political ecology of education framework to analyze educational programming at Long Beach, California’s Aquarium of the Pacific. I begin …

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Mavelli, L. Governing the resilience of neoliberalism through biopolitics (2017) European Journal of International Relations, 23 (3), pp. 489-512. DOI: 10.1177/1354066116676321 Abstract Neoliberalism is widely regarded as the main culprit for the 2007/2008 global financial crisis. However, despite this abysmal failure, neoliberalism has not merely survived the crisis, but actually ‘thrived’. How is it possible …

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