Foucault News

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

Colin Koopman,Patrick Jones, Valérie Simon, Paul Showler, Mary McLevey, When data drive health: an archaeology of medical records technology BioSocieties, Online 6 September 2021 https://doi.org/10.1057/s41292-021-00249-1 Open access Abstract Medicine is often thought of as a science of the body, but it is also a science of data. In some contexts, it can even be asserted …

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Pennington, M. Foucault and Hayek on public health and the road to serfdom. Public Choice (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11127-021-00926-6 Open access Abstract This paper draws on the work of Michel Foucault and Friedrich Hayek to understand threats to personal and enterprise freedom, arising from public health governance. Whereas public choice theory examines the incentives these institutions provide …

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Carlo Salzani COVID-19 and State of Exception: Medicine, Politics, and the Epidemic State, Paris Institute for Critical Thinking, 12 March 2021 Open access The article analyzes the paradigm of the state of exception which has been evoked in relation to the exceptional measures adopted against the COVID-19 pandemic around the world, with particular reference to …

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Zaidi, Z., Bush, A.A., Partman, I.M. et al. From the “top-down” and the “bottom-up”: Centering Foucault’s notion of biopower and individual accountability within systemic racism. Perspectives on Medical Education (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40037-021-00655-y Open access First paragraph In the wake of worldwide events coalescing in 2020, the presence of anti-Black racism in the United States was made …

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David Fryer, Charles Marley, Rose Stambe, The Reproduction of Compliant Labour Power Through (Re)Constitution of the Child and Adult Subject: Critical Knowledge-Work, Awry: Journal of Critical Psychology, Vol 1 No 1 (2020) Open access Abstract As Althusser made clear: “the reproduction of labour power requires not only a reproduction of its skills, but also, at …

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Emmanuel Chamorro. “Disciplina y capitalismo en la genealogía foucaultiana de la modernidad (1973-1975)”. Revista de Estudios Sociales, no. 75 (2021): 2-14. DOI: 10.7440/res75.2021.02 Open access Abstract Este trabajo se propone reconstruir las reflexiones foucaultianas acerca del nacimiento de la modernidad, con especial atención al papel que en ella desempeñan capitalismo y disciplina. La tesis que …

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Covid-19 no Brasil e diagnóstico do presente: análise do discurso e biopolítica, Revista Ética e Filosofia Política, v. 2 n. 23 (2020): Episteme e Práxis DOI: 10.34019/2448-2137.2020.33287 Open access Resumo A partir do pano de fundo da gestão política da pandemia de COVID-19, este artigo visa apresentar e discutir a noção foucaultiana de biopolítica articulando …

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Federico Jose Lagdameo, Normalizing the Population: The Biopolitics of the “New Normal”, Budhi: A Journal of Ideas and Culture XXIV.1 (2020): 67–97. Open access Abstract While the whole world is trying to get its bearings in the face of the radical changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, two prevailing attitudes or approaches have emerged: …

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Arminjon, M., Marion-Veyron, R. Coronavirus biopolitics: the paradox of France’s Foucauldian heritage (2021) History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, 43 (1), art. no. 5. DOI: 10.1007/s40656-020-00359-2 Open access Abstract In this short paper we analyse some paradoxical aspects of France’s Foucauldian heritage: (1) while several French scholars claim the COVID-19 pandemic is a perfect …

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Elena Vasiliou, Penitentiary pleasures: Queer understandings of prison paradoxes, Criminology & Criminal Justice Vol. 20(5) 2020, 577–589. DOI: 10.1177/1748895820939147 Open access Abstract Historically, prison researchers have remained disengaged with explorations of pleasure in punishment because of the risk of romanticizing imprisonment. This risk is inherent in any discussion of pleasure experienced by prisoners. In this …

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