Foucault News

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

Editor: Many thanks to Mauro Bertani for alerting me to this compendium of links on the La Scuola di filosofia di Trieste site. Speciale Coronavirus Segnaliamo qui una serie di articoli interessanti che riflettono sulla situazione che stiamo vivendo in questi giorni. David Grossman, Dopo la peste torneremo a essere umani, “la Repubblica”, 20 marzo 2020 …

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Editor: A very useful – and growing – list of references put together by Stuart Elden on the Progressive Geographies blog. I have now added a new “Pandemic” category to Foucault News. Geographers, sociologists, philosophers etc. on covid-19 Several A few pieces by geographers, sociologists and philosophers – presented without commentary. First posted 24 March …

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What Can Daniel Defoe’s “Plague Year” Teach Us About Coronavirus? BY ELIOTT GROVER / Inside Hook, MARCH 17, 2020 A novel written in 1722 offers a surprisingly relevant blueprint to navigating a 2020 pandemic The panic began the moment the earliest cases were confirmed. Those with means hurriedly packed their belongings and fled the city. …

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Biopolitics and Coronavirus, or don’t forget Foucault by Felipe Demetri, Naked Punch First Posted: 03-21-20 […] What the coronavirus epidemic shows us is more the strength of Michel Foucault’s explanatory scheme than the current necro-thanatopolitical strain of interpretations. We all know that Foucault saw biopower as a series of events, from theoretical ones to concrete …

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Kaveh L. Afrasiabi, Foucault And The Politics Of Coronavirus Pandemic – OpEd, Eurasia Review, News and Analysis, March 12, 2020 As the coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, relentlessly continues it mayhem around the world, on the intellectual side it has also provoked fresh conversations on the (geo) politics and the related ramifications in terms of …

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Editor: An introductory quotation from Foucault, followed by reflections on the current coronavirus Co-Vid 19 crisis by contemporary thinkers. I have just included the passage from Foucault here. Please follow the link to the journal site for the contemporary debate Coronavirus and philosophers M. Foucault, G. Agamben, J.L. Nancy, R. Esposito, S. Benvenuto, D. Dwivedi, …

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Mark Davis, Niamh Stephenson, Paul Flowers, Compliant, complacent or panicked? Investigating the problematisation of the Australian general public in pandemic influenza control, Social Science & Medicine, Volume 72, Issue 6, 2011, Pages 912-918 DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2011.01.016 Abstract This article examines how pandemic influenza control policies interpellate the public. We analyse Australian pandemic control documents and key …

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Bernard-Henri Lévy, Michel Foucault y el coronavirus: vigilar y castigar, El Español, 6 marzo, 2020 Solo circulan los intendentes, los sindicalistas, los soldados de la guardia”. O: “Cada uno se aferra a su casa, se mueve lo menos posible, viaja poco”. O: “Un espacio cerrado, delimitado, vigilado en todos sus lados, donde los individuos están …

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