Foucault News

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

Clare O’Farrell on Translating Foucault at the Movies, Columbia University Press blog, September 27, 2018 Today for National Translation Month we are presenting our film fans with a guest post from Clare O’Farrell who translated Foucault at the Movies by Michel Foucault, Patrice Maniglier, and Dork Zabunyan. In this post, O’Farrell gives a personal account of the challenges and opportunities …

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Kaveh L. Afrasiabi, The Skripal Case Through the Lens of Critical Legal Theory, Academia.edu, 2018 How would Michel Foucault interpret the Skripal affair unfolding before our eyes into a major crisis between Russia and the West? This article seeks to draw on the methodology and insights of critical legal theory to analyze and deconstruct the …

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Paolo Vernaglione Berardi Archeologia della penalità psichiatrica. Psichiatri, giudici e degenerati During the 1970s, Michel Foucault realized the most important ensemble of research about psychiatry intertwined with the penal system. The courses at the Collège de France: ‘La Societé Punitive’ (1971-72), ‘Le Pouvoir Psychiatrique’ (1972-73), ‘Les anormaux’ (1974-75), the book Surveiller et Punir (1975), combined …

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Craig Owen, Nicola De Martini Ugolotti,‘Pra homem, menino e mulher’? Problematizing the gender inclusivity discourse in capoeira, International Review for the Sociology of Sport , First Published November 14, 2017 DOI:10.1177/1012690217737044 Blog post on article by Craig Owen This paper uses Foucault’s understanding of power and discourse as the main theoretical focus. Abstract Capoeira is …

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Susan Milner, From Foucault to Valls: experiments with basic income in France. IPR blog, University of Bath, 25th November 2016 Dr Susan Milner is Reader in European Politics at the University of Bath. In line with changes discussed in the British context, it is startling to observe how much has shifted in French policy debates …

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Gordon Hull, Foucault and Marx: on Subjectification and Exhaustion, New APPS: Art, Politics, Philosophy, Science, 25 September 2017 I have been circling around the relation between Marx and Foucault for a while, and thinking in  particular about the ways that they can be viewed as productively engaged, particularly at the intersection of primitive accumulation and …

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