Foucault News

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

Pussy Riot’s Masha Alyokhina aims to fire up D.C.’s freedom fighters with a book and a play – The Washington Post By Sadie Dingfelder October 18, 2017 Editor: old news A member of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot, Maria “Masha” Alyokhina spent nearly two years in a Siberian prison camp for singing a song …

Continue reading

The transformative effect of university-level learning inside prisons | Times Higher Education Features Prisoners rarely get tertiary lessons, let alone have undergraduates study alongside them, but the results can be profound. Helen Lock reports. March 15, 2018 PDF if you can’t access online Extracts […] HMP Isis is located in south-east London, not far from …

Continue reading

‘An incredible transformation’: how rehab, not prison, worked for a US Isis convert | US news | The Guardian Abdullahi Yusuf was having an identity crisis. Culturally marooned between home life with his traditional Somali parents and immersion in his everyday American school life in Minnesota, the Muslim teen gradually found his way to terrorist …

Continue reading

Editor: An unfortunate flip remark from former Australian Labor Prime Minister. Kevin Rudd: Foucault’s more painful than the knife in my back The Sunday Times, November 19 2017. PDF of article Kevin Rudd, the Australian prime minister ousted by his deputy, tells Leaf Arbuthnot his Oxford PhD course can be brutal too, Kevin Rudd, the …

Continue reading

Speaking the language of change? Nissim Mannathukkaren, The Hindu (newspaper), July 17,2017 The World Bank’s reports show that social movements may be shaping the bank’s language Democratic Centralism entails popular participation in formulating the plan at the enterprise level. — World Bank Romania country report, 1979 The World Bank’s ‘World Development Report 2017’ is a …

Continue reading

[Editor: You never know where references to Foucault’s name will pop up…] Todd Martens, Meet Disney’s philosopher king: the brain behind ‘Avatar’s’ Pandora and Marvel’s ‘Guardians’ ride, Los Angeles Times, May 25 2017 When visitors set foot into Pandora — The World of Avatar at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., they will find glowing …

Continue reading