Foucault News

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

Maynard, Kevin, Foucault on the Wards. Rediscovering Reflection as a Social Pediatrician in Training, Academic Medicine: October 15, 2019 DOI: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000003042 Open access Abstract The author states that as a second-year medical student with a liberal arts degree, it is often difficult for him to reconcile his former education with the current demands of his …

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Borck, C. (2019). Cooperation and Critique in Neuroscience: Loops of Feedback Between Philosophy, the Psy Sciences and Neurophenomenology. Le Foucaldien, 5(1), 8. DOI: 10.16995/lefou.57 Open access Abstract In the long history of tenuous relations between psychology, psychiatry and philosophy the rise of neuroscience is typically regarded as decisive turn towards biological reductionism. Roughly since the …

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Hanne Svarstad, Tor A. Benjaminsen, Ragnhild Overå, Power theories in political ecology, Journal of Political Ecology, Vol 25, No 1 (2018) DOI: 10.2458/v25i1.23044 Open access Abstract Power plays a key role in definitions of political ecology. Likewise, empirical studies within this field tend to provide detailed presentations of various uses of power, involving corporate and …

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Patricio Lepe-Carrión, Crisis de gubernamentalidad en Chile: contra la expropiación financiera y el Orden Público Económico [Crisis of governmentality in Chile: against financial expropriation and the Public Economic Order] Kalagatos, V.16, N.3. Setembro – Dezembro 2019 DOI: 10.23845/kgt.v16i3.861 Open access Resumen El presente ensayo tiene como propósito pensar la sublevación, y la consecuente represión que …

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Maunula, Laena. “The pandemic subject: Canadian pandemic plans and communicating with the public about an influenza pandemic.” Healthcare policy/Politiques de santé vol. 9, Spec Issue (2013): 14-25. Open access Abstract In this paper, I examine the goals for pandemic public communication as outlined in two Canadian plans for pandemic planning and infection control. I critique …

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Svoboda, T. (2020). Foucault on Correspondence as a Technique of the Self. Le Foucaldien, 6(1), 1. DOI: 10.16995/lefou.69 Open access Abstract This paper begins with a discussion of Foucault’s examination of Seneca’s epistles in his late essay, “Self Writing.” I argue that Foucault offers an accurate and interesting account of the practices Seneca employs in …

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Davis, Mark. “”Is it Going to be Real?” Narrative and Media on a Pandemic.” Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research [Online], 18.1 (2017): n. pag. Web. 2 Feb. 2020 DOI: 10.17169/fqs-18.1.2768 Open access Abstract: In this article, I examine the narrative-media nexus as it relates to pandemics. Communications feature in global public health …

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Levon, E., Milani, T.M. Israel as homotopia: Language, space, and vicious belonging (2019) Language in Society, 48 (4), pp. 607-628. DOI: 10.1017/S0047404519000356 Open access Abstract Israel has recently succeeded in presenting itself as an attractive haven for LGBT constituencies. In this article, we investigate how this affective traction operates in practice, along with the ambiguous …

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Foucault à l’épreuve de la psychiatrie et de la psychanalyse, Astérion (ENS de Lyon), 21/2019 Challenging Foucault with psychiatry and psychoanalysis Sous la direction de Laurent DARTIGUES et Elisabetta BASSO Open access Le dossier a pour but d’interroger, à partir de Michel Foucault, le lien entre la réflexion épistémologique sur la santé mentale et l’historicité …

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Tafon, R., Saunders, F., Gilek, M. Re-reading marine spatial planning through Foucault, Haugaard and others: an analysis of domination, empowerment and freedom (2019) Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, 21 (6), pp. 754-768. DOI: 10.1080/1523908X.2019.1673155 Open access Abstract Marine spatial planning (MSP) has emerged as a radical approach to achieving sustainable development objectives at sea. …

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