Foucault News

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

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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Patricia Ticineto Clough, Deleuze’s Foucault, Coils of the Serpent, issue 6 (2020): Control societies II: Philosophy, politics, economy, pp. 26-32 Open access Extract When in 2013, I taught a graduate seminar on Foucault at the Graduate Center, CUNY, my introductory lecture for the course was titled “Au Revoir to Deleuze’s Foucault.” Perhaps the lecture title …

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Asl, M.P. Spaces of change: Arab women’s reconfigurations of selfhood through heterotopias in Manal Al-Sharif’s daring to drive (2020) Kemanusiaan, 27 (2), pp. 123-143. DOI: 10.21315/KAJH2020.27.2.7 Open access Abstract Stereotypically depicted as unresisting and passive victims of oppressive power, Saudi women are generally considered as unable to effect changes to the patriarchal sociopolitical status quo. …

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Abtahi, Y., Barwell, R. Who are the actors and who are the acted-ons? An analysis of news media reporting on mathematics education (2020) Mathematics Education Research Journal DOI: 10.1007/s13394-020-00358-3 Open access Abstract While there are several studies analysing how mathematics education is portrayed in news media discourses, there has been little examination of the construction …

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Lepe-Carrión, P.; Martínez Andrade, L.; Meneses, José M. (2020). “Chichitlahuiliztli, racialización y cacería humana. Ensayos sobre necropolíticas en América Latina”. Ediciones Ufro-CLACSO, 2020 Open access Prológo Cuando iniciamos el proyecto de este libro, nos dimos cuenta de que en los países con un pasado colonial la violencia se dice de muchas formas, las cuales como …

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Richard Horton, Offline: COVID-19—a crisis of power, The Lancet, COMMENT| VOLUME 396, ISSUE 10260, P1383, OCTOBER 31, 2020 DOI:10.1016/S0140-6736(20)32262-5 Open access COVID-19 is about the politics of the body. In a series of lectures and essays in the 1970s and early 1980s, Michel Foucault (who died in 1984) argued that the discipline of public health …

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Bentley, T. Settler state apologies and the elusiveness of forgiveness: The purification ritual that does not purify (2020) Contemporary Political Theory, 19 (3), pp. 381-403. DOI: 10.1057/s41296-019-00356-6 Open access Abstract Focusing on Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s 2008 apology to the Stolen Generations, this article asks: can colonial-settler states obtain forgiveness through political apologies? The …

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Scheel, S. Biopolitical bordering: Enacting populations as intelligible objects of government (2020) European Journal of Social Theory, 23 (4), pp. 571-590. DOI: 10.1177/1368431019900096 Open access Abstract Since Foucault introduced the notion of biopolitics, it has been fiercely debated—usually in highly generalized terms—how to interpret and use this concept. This article argues that these discussions need …

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Kovács, G. “I’m all that stands between them and chaos:” A monstrous way of ruling in A Song of Ice and Fire (2020) Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, 7 (1), art. no. 70. DOI: 10.1057/s41599-020-00562-3 Open access Abstract The article explores Tyrion Lannister’s rule in King’s Landing in the second volume of A Song of …

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Bhattacharya, S. Monsters in the dark: the discovery of Thuggee and demographic knowledge in colonial India (2020) Palgrave Communications, 6 (1), art. no. 78. DOI: 10.1057/s41599-020-0458-8 Open access Abstract The thugs have been one of the most lasting images in the portrayal of India in Western imagination. Although several scholars have questioned the authenticity of …

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