Foucault News

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

Francesco Bellusci, Michel Foucault: “Cosa importa chi parla?” Doppiozero, 15 Ottobre 2019 Doppiozero is a cultural magazine, with editions in Italian and English , and a publishing house, online since February 14, 2011. More than 900 writers, critics, journalists, researchers, scholars of different disciplines collaborate in doppiozero, in an ecosystem that brings together renowned intellectuals, young authors and …

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William B. Ashworth, Jr, Scientist of the Day – Michel Foucault, Linda Hall Library, October 15 2019 Editor: The Linda Hall library is an independent research library located in Kansas devoted to science, engineering, and technology. This short tribute to Foucault’s work on science in The Order of Things, was published on his birthday October …

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Michael Clarke, Governmentality and the politics of exclusion in Xinjiang, East Asia Forum: Economics, Politics and Public Policy in East Asia and the Pacific China is undertaking a program of mass incarceration of the Uyghur population in its far north-western province of Xinjiang (East Turkestan to Uyghurs) in a system of region-wide detention in re-education …

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Gordon Hull, Lessons from Agre on Privacy as Capture (Part 2): Can Foucault Get Past Panopticism?, New APPS: Art, Politics, Philosophy, Science, 5 August 2019 A couple of weeks ago, I noted my newly discovered appreciation for Philip Agre’s “Surveillance and Capture” and outlined why I think his development of capture (and retreat from surveillance) is particularly …

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Heather Brunskell-Evans, Mini-Symposium on Sex and Gender: Foucault and the Construction of Transgender Children, The Electric Agora A modern symposium for the digital age blog, July 2019 Thirty years ago, ‘the transgender child’ would not have made sense to the general public, nor would it have made sense to young people. Today, children and adolescents …

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Matt McManus, Michel Foucault: Arch-Leftist or Subversive Conservative?  Areo magazine, 25 February 2019 Michel Foucault is one of the great thinkers of (post) modern thought, and arguably the most influential figure in the humanities and social science from the second half of the twentieth century. He is also widely regarded as a beacon of leftist …

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Antonio Pele, La méditation : le nouvel « esprit » du capitalisme ? , The Conversation, February 12, 2019 Abstract Je souhaiterais identifier les rapports entre la méditation et nos sociétés actuelles. Je ne cherche pas à critiquer la méditation mais à comprendre les raisons de l’enthousiasme qu’elle génère aujourd’hui. Comment cette pratique, qui fut …

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New Means of Workplace Surveillance From the Gaze of the Supervisor to the Digitalization of Employees by Ivan Manokha, Monthly Review An Independent Socialist Magazine (Feb 01, 2019) Introduction In the last twenty years or so, workplace surveillance has attracted a great deal of attention from academics and the mainstream media.1 This is explained by …

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