Foucault News

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

Società Filosofica Italiana Società Filosofica Italiana – sezione di Lucca SEMINARIO TELEMATICO SU “Eccezione pandemica e tanatopolitica affermativa” Relatore Francescomaria Tedesco (Università di Camerino) Presenta Giovanna Miglio (Società Filosofica Italiana, Lucca) MERCOLEDÌ 9 GIUGNO 2021 H. 17:00-19:30 LINK: (PIATTAFORMA MEET) HTTPS://MEET.GOOGLE.COM/XJN-SECH-PUI

D. Lemus-Delgado, China and the battle to win the scientific narrative about the origin of COVID-19 (2020) Journal of Science Communication, 19 (5), pp. 1-16. DOI: 10.22323/2.19050206 Abstract The emergence of COVID-19 represented a critical problem for the legitimacy and prestige of the Chinese Communist Party. The Chinese authorities had to fight not only to …

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Makarychev, A., Romashko, T. Precarious Sovereignty in a Post-liberal Europe: The COVID-19 Emergency in Estonia and Finland (2021) Chinese Political Science Review, 6 (1), pp. 63-85. DOI: 10.1007/s41111-020-00165-y Abstract The paper addresses a puzzle resulting from the current global state of alert: the coronavirus pandemic brought us back to the world of the allegedly sovereign …

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S. Walby, The COVID pandemic and social theory: Social democracy and public health in the crisis (2021) European Journal of Social Theory, 24 (1), pp. 22-43. DOI: 10.1177/1368431020970127 Abstract Social theory is developing in response to the coronavirus (COVID) crisis. Fundamental questions about social justice in the relationship of individuals to society are raised by …

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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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Zaidi, Z., Bush, A.A., Partman, I.M. et al. From the “top-down” and the “bottom-up”: Centering Foucault’s notion of biopower and individual accountability within systemic racism. Perspectives on Medical Education (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40037-021-00655-y Open access First paragraph In the wake of worldwide events coalescing in 2020, the presence of anti-Black racism in the United States was made …

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Anders Fogh Jensen, Brave New Normal, Filosoffen, 2021 (See also earlier post) The book is an introduction to the history of Epidemics through the analytical lens of Foucault. Throughout history, epidemics have repeatedly posed a single, provocative question: ‘Organise or die – what will you do?’ This book explores how different societies have answered. In …

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Marios Emmanouilidis, The Parasitic Folding. Humans-as-Animals, States and Machines that Come from the Outside: Homologies between a Virus and Finance, Translated from the Greek by Barbara Santos, Transversal (European Institute for Progressive Cultural Policies, Vienna) , December 2020 Open access The text approaches the Covid-19 epidemic from two points of view: (a) as a war …

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