Foucault News

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

Discacciati, O. October 1917: A Changing Landscape for Peasant Literature. The Role of the Journal Na postu (2021) Enthymema, (28), pp. 36-50. DOI: 10.54103/2037-2426/16838 Open access Abstract The article analyzes the role of the journal Na Postu in the complicated and in many ways conflictual transition from a peasant literature, in the 1930s declared as …

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</a Jean-Baptiste Vuillerod, La Naissance de l’anti-Hégélianisme. Louis Althusser et Michel Foucault, lecteurs de Hegel, Lyon: ENS Éditions, 2022 Accès ouvert Contre une lecture simpliste de l’anti-hégélianisme qui caractérise les œuvres de Louis Althusser et de Michel Foucault dans les années 1960, l’ouvrage propose un parcours dans les textes de jeunesse de ces philosophes pour …

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Beukes, Johann. “Michel Foucault on Methodius of Olympus (d.ca.311) in Les aveux de la chair: Patrick Vandermeersch’s analysis contextualised.” HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies , 77.4 (2021): 12 pages. Web. 30 Oct. 2021 Open access Abstract This article presents a contextualisation of Belgian philosopher and historian of psychiatry and sexuality, Patrick Vandermeersch’s (1946–), unpublished …

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O’Callaghan, A.K. ‘The medical gaze’: Foucault, anthropology and contemporary psychiatry in Ireland (2021) Irish Journal of Medical Science DOI: 10.1007/s11845-021-02725-w Open access Abstract Michel Foucault developed the concept of ‘the medical gaze’, describing how doctors fit a patient’s story into a ‘biomedical paradigm, filtering out what is deemed as irrelevant material’ (Misselbrook, 2013). Doctors are …

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Fajardo, C. Mystified alienation: A discussion between Marx, Foucault and Federici (2021) TripleC, 19 (2), pp. 287-300. DOI: 10.31269/triplec.v19i2.1277 Open access Abstract This article explores Karl Marx’s critique of alienation. Specifically, I will argue that the concept of alienation is essential to understand not only how capitalism reproduces itself, but also to find alternatives to …

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Mendes M, Bordignon JS, Menegat RP, Schneider DG, Vargas MAO, Santos EKAD, Cunha PRD. Neither angels nor heroes: nurse speeches during the COVID-19 pandemic from a Foucauldian perspective. Rev Bras Enferm. 2021 Sep 29;75(suppl 1):e20201329. English, Portuguese. doi: 10.1590/0034-7167-2020-1329. PMID: 34614072. Open access Link to PDF in English Abstract Objective: to analyze the processes of …

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Tampoe-Hautin, V. Empire Seen from Within. Cinema Objects, Spaces and Edifices in the Limelight in Colonial India and Ceylon (1899-1950) Cahiers Victoriens and Edouardiens, 2021 DOI: 10.4000/CVE.9040 Open access Abstract While research on material culture has focused abundantly on objects of everyday life as a way of observing societies and understanding our past, only in …

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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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