Foucault News

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

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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Foucault in Warsaw, Durieux.eu blog, 31 August 2017.  Le Soir spends ample space on an article by Maya Szymanowska about a new Polish publication by sociologist Remigiusz Ryzinski, ‘Foucault W Warszawie’ (Foucault in Warsaw – no translations yet). In 1955 Michel Foucault arrives in Uppsala, Sweden, where he will work on his doctoral dissertation. But then in October …

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Michel Foucault on prisons, power and the origin of our beliefs  Big Thinkers series by The Ethics Centre, 13 July 2017 Michel Foucault (1926-1984) was a French philosopher, historian and psychologist whose work explored the underlying power relationships in a range of our modern institutions. Given Foucault’s focus on the ways institutions wield power over us, …

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Gordon Hull, Republican Thanatopolitics, New APPS: Art, Politics, Philosophy, Science blog, 8 May 2017 Foucault reminds us that biopolitics is describes a kind of power structure according to which some will be compelled to live (or have their lives as members of a favored population optimized), while others will be allowed to die. As he …

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