Foucault News

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

Lars Erik Løvaas Gjerde (2020) From liberalism to biopolitics: investigating the Norwegian government’s two responses to Covid-19, European Societies, DOI:10.1080/14616696.2020.1824003 Open access Abstract In this text, I investigate the Norwegian government’s two responses to the Covid-19 pandemic, utilizing a Foucauldian discourse analysis. The pandemic forces us to ask questions about political leadership – about how successful political …

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Sandset, T. The ethical and epistemological pitfalls of translating phylogenetic HIV testing: from patient-centered care to surveillance (2020) Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, 7 (1), art. no. 19. DOI: 10.1057/s41599-020-0522-4 Abstract In both HIV science and public health policy, efforts to end the HIV epidemic are increasingly focusing on molecular HIV surveillance as a helpful …

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Special Issue: Pandemic and the Crisis of Capitalism. A Rethinking Marxism Dossier | Summer 2020 Foucault related articles in this large issue include The Multitude Divided: Biopolitical Production during the Coronavirus Pandemic Stijn De Cauwer & Tim Christiaens The Biopolitics of the Coronavirus Pandemic: Herd Immunity, Thanatopolitics, Acts of Heroism Ali Rıza Taşkale & Christina …

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Patricio Lepe-Carrión, Biopolítica: somatocracia y medicina social, In COVID19. La comunicación en tiempos de pandemia, 2020 PDF of article En octubre de 1974, Michel Foucault visitó la Universidad del Estado de Guanabara (que después sería la de Río de Janeiro) en Brasil, donde dictó una serie de seis conferencias en el Instituto de Medicina Social. …

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David Langwallner on Foucault’s Panopticon Audio interview on Soundcloud Human Rights Lawyer David Langwallner discusses the idea of the Panopticon that Michel Foucault borrowed from Jeremy Bentham to describe the all-seeing eye of the prison. Foucault argued that this has been internalised and led to a series of restraints on our natural inclinations, which have …

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Lock down and punish by Blake Smith| Washington Examiner, June 11, 2020 The French philosopher Michel Foucault warned that public health threatens the principles of liberal democracy. Our political system, he argued, depends on us imagining each other as citizens working out collective rules to protect our rights. Our conception of public health, however, results …

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COVID-19: Narrative economics, public policy and mental health, Annie Tubadji, Don Webber, Frederic Boy VOX CEPR Policy Portal, 10 June 2020 The general public’s mental health can be affected by different public policy responses to a pandemic threat. Italy, the UK and Sweden implemented distinct approaches to the COVID-19 pandemic: early lockdown, delayed lockdown, and …

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Michel Foucault – Portrait With Flower Crown Mask Philosophy Mask Designed and Sold by isstgeschichte Michel Foucault – Portrait With Flower Crown: This is probably one of my favorite works that I have ever made. It’s one of the most important philosophy figures, decorated with a beautiful flower crown, making it a fantastic philosophy meme. …

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