Foucault News

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

Abigail A. Dumes, What Long Covid Shows Us About the Limits of Medicine, The New York Times, March 17 2022 Long Covid symptoms, such as fatigue, shortness of breath, cognitive difficulties, erratic heart rate, headache and dizziness, can be debilitating and wide-ranging. There is uncertainty about what ultimately causes long Covid and how to adequately …

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Mark Shepard, There Are No Facts. Attentive Algorithms, Extractive Data Practices, and the Quantification of Everyday Life, MIT Press, 2022 The entanglements of people and data, code and space, knowledge and power: how data and algorithms shape the world—and shape us within that world. With the emergence of a post-truth world, we have witnessed the …

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Puggioni, R. Reading the COVID-19 emergency with and beyond Foucault: The liberal subject and everyday practices of mobility (2022) Politics DOI: 10.1177/02633957221130263 Abstract Since the COVID-19 outbreak in early 2020, most analyses have used a Foucauldian perspective to investigate the disciplinary and surveillance mechanisms that (il/liberal) states introduced to contain the spread of the virus. …

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Jordi Collet-Sabé & Stephen J. Ball (2022) Beyond School. The challenge of co-producing and commoning a different episteme for education, Journal of Education Policy, Published online: 15 Dec 2022 DOI: 10.1080/02680939.2022.2157890 ABSTRACT This paper develops previous work in which we deployed a form of Foucauldian critique to clear a space in which it might be …

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Lars Erik Løvaas Gjerde, (2022). Biopolitical and juridical creations of the quarantine hotel: A discourse analysis of the Norwegian case. Acta Sociologica. First published online November 24, 2022 https://doi.org/10.1177/00016993221136038 Abstract The quarantine hotel is one of several political instruments used to control the spread of Covid-19 in diverse countries, from Norway to China. I apply …

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Gullette, M. M. (2022). Reflections on the Turn to Ageism in Contemporary Cultural Discourse. Theory, Culture & Society https://doi.org/10.1177/02632764221113732 Abstract Distinguished gerontologists, ‘guardians of later life’ who had long kept age and ageism at the heart of their work, were asked by the author why the turn to ageism had not been able to raise …

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Roberto Esposito, Institution Translated by Zakiya Hanafi, Polity Press, 2022. Offer Details: To get 20% off this title, go to http://www.politybooks.com and use code PPBK1 at checkout. Applies to paperback edition only. Offer expires 31 December 2022. The pandemic has brought into sharp relief the fundamental relationship between institution and human life: at the very …

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Schliehe, A., Philo, C., Carlin, B., Fallon, C., Penna, G. Lockdown under lockdown? Pandemic, the carceral and COVID-19 in British prisons (2022) Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers DOI: 10.1111/tran.12557 Abstract The relationship between pandemic, or chronic infectious diseases, and the carceral, meaning set-apart spaces of enforced confinement for “wrong-doers,” has a long, tangled …

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Repo, J., Richter, H. An evental pandemic: thinking the COVID-19 ‘Event’ with Deleuze and Foucault (2022) Distinktion DOI: 10.1080/1600910X.2022.2086595 Abstract As COVID-19 swept the world it also became the subject of a quickly growing body of theoretical scholarship aimed at understanding the social, political and economic implications of the ‘pandemic event’. Taking a step back, …

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Tim Christiaens (2022) Biomedical technocracy, the networked public sphere and the biopolitics of COVID-19: notes on the Agamben affair, Culture, Theory and Critique, DOI: 10.1080/14735784.2022.2099919 ABSTRACT Giorgio Agamben’s public interventions during the COVID-19 pandemic against emergency measures like lockdowns, obligatory vaccinations and the prescribed use of masks have been highly controversial. I argue that Agamben’s …

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