Foucault News

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

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 …

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[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 …

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Sam Leith, In our Google era, indexers are the unsung heroes of the publishing world, The Guardian, Thursday 30 March 2017 […] Today, the Society of Indexers – the industry body for those professionals (for which, full disclosure, I have the honour to be honorary president) – turns 60 years old. It celebrates its “anniversary, …

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Quand la CIA s’intéressait de près à Foucault, Derrida et Althusser. Le Monde, 23.03.2017 En 1985, les espions américains se félicitaient de la décomposition de la gauche intellectuelle française. Et passaient complètement à côté de la popularité croissante de ces mêmes philosophes dans leur pays. Les espions lisent de la philosophie. Ce n’est d’ailleurs pas …

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Élisabeth Roudinesco: The Living Thought of Michel Foucault , Verso Books site, 13 November 2014 Élisabeth Roudinesco, author of Lacan: In Spite of Everything, Jacques Lacan & Co. and Madness and Revolution, among many others, on the writing of Michel Foucault, written for Le Monde in May: Thirty years after his death, Michel Foucault (1926–1984) is famed the world …

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