Foucault News

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

Editor: I usually pass over this kind of material, but Jordan Peterson, a clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at the University of Toronto has become an influential celebrity in the last few years with a large following. I am posting this in order to draw attention to the increasing volume and popularity of certain …

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Aaron Hanlon, Postmodernism didn’t cause Trump. It explains him. The Washington Post, 31 August 2018 Postmodern theory may be the most loathed concept ever to have emerged from academia. Developed within literature and philosophy departments in the 1970s, it supposedly told us that facts were debatable, that individual perspectives mattered most, that shared meaning was …

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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 …

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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 …

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‘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 …

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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 …

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