Foucault News

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

Matthew G. Hannah, Jan Simon Hutta and Christoph Schemann, Thinking Through Covid-19 Responses With Foucault – An Initial Overview, Antipode online, 5 May 2020 (Department of Geography, University of Bayreuth) Open access This intervention originally appeared as the second half of a longer essay intended as a basis for discussion in a Masters seminar at …

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Sauka, A. (2020). The Nature of Our Becoming: Genealogical Perspectives. Le Foucaldien, 6(1), 4. DOI: 10.16995/lefou.71 Open access Abstract In the light of Philipp Sarasin’s work in Darwin und Foucault: Genealogie und Geschichte im Zeitalter der Biologie, the article delineates a genealogically articulated naturally produced culture and a cultured nature and discusses the genealogical implications …

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Daniele Lorenzini and Martina Tazzioli, Critique without ontology Genealogy, collective subjects and the deadlocks of evidence, Radical Philosophy, 2.07 (Spring 2020) Open access In the past few years, the number of migrant deaths in the Mediterranean Sea has dramatically increased due to the strengthening of border controls and a deliberate politics of migration containment put …

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Philipp Sarasin, Understanding the Coronavirus Pandemic with Foucault?, Foucault Blog, March 31, 2020 DOI: 10.13095/uzh.fsw.fb.254 Open access It looks like a biopolitical dream: governments, advised by physicians, impose pandemic dictatorship on entire populations. Getting rid of all democratic obstacles under the pretext of “health,” even “survival,” they are finally able to govern the population as …

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Erle, S., Hendry, H. Monsters: interdisciplinary explorations in monstrosity (2020) Palgrave Communications, 6 (1), art. no. 53 DOI: 10.1057/s41599-020-0428-1 Open access Abstract There is a continued fascination with all things monster. This is partly due to the popular reception of Mary Shelley’s Monster, termed a ‘new species’ by its overreaching but admiringly determined maker Victor …

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Lachance, J. Parental surveillance of teens in the digital era: the “ritual of confession” to the “ritual of repentance” (2020) International Journal of Adolescence and Youth, 25 (1), pp. 355-363. DOI: 10.1080/02673843.2019.1651351 Open access Abstract The use of ICTs by teens are sometimes a source of fear for parents. Yet the same ICTs can be …

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Marlon Salomon, Obituary, François Delaporte (1941 – 2019) Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science (6) 2019: 115-123 DOI: 10.24117/2526-2270.2019.i6.11 Open access On the 28th of May, the French philosopher and historian of sciences, François Delaporte died in Amiens at the age of 78. He was an emeritus professor at the Université de Picardie …

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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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