Foucault News

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

Han-yu Huang Risk, Fear and Immunity: Reinventing the Political in the Age of Biopolitics, Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies 37.1 March 2011: 43-71 Abstract As an update of his continual concern for contemporary risk society since the 1980s, Ulrich Beck’s latest work World at Risk (2009) alerts us to the deterritorializing effects of global risk …

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Karmakar, G., Sarkar, J. Virus and Visible Reality: Biopolitics, Crime, and Disability in Peter May’s Lockdown (2021) NALANS: Journal of Narrative and Language Studies, 9 (18), pp. 306-323. Abstract This paper examines Peter May’s crime novel Lockdown (2020) to explain how a bioengineered virus cripples London and results in a crime, the denouement of which …

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Hunt, R.A., Palmieri, A., Muñoz, J.U. A symptomatic reading of the coronavirus as a neoliberal production: political science and psychoanalytic reflections of post-foundational episteme [Una lectura sintomal del coronavirus como producción neoliberal: reflexiones politológicas y psicoanalíticas de episteme posfundacional] (2021) Discusiones Filosoficas, 22 (38), pp. 59-76. DOI: 10.17151/diil.2021.22.38.5 Abstract This work seeks to establish the …

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Biopolitics & Democracy – Interview Rodrigo Nunes Mar 29, 2022 Interview with Rodrigo Nunes (Philosophy, PUC-Rio) on biopolitics, democracy, the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, and his new book ‘Neither Vertical Nor Horizontal: A Theory of Political Organization’ (Verso 2021), with Daniele Lorenzini and Federico Testa. For more videos, visit our website

Philip Mirowski, The Death of Neoliberalism Has Been Greatly Exaggerated. Jacobin. 04.27.2022 Despite predictions of its demise, the neoliberal power bloc of think tanks and lobby groups is still deeply entrenched and pushing into new territory, from health care to space exploration. Neoliberalism won’t be over until the Left can challenge that power. It is …

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Special Issue on Foucault. Revista de Filosofia Aurora. Journal of Philosophy Aurora, v. 34 n. 61 (2022) Open access Note: The DOIs might not be working yet. Please follow link above to journal site Editorial DOI: https://doi.org/10.7213/1980-5934.34.061.ED01 Léo Peruzzo Júnior; Jelson Oliveira, Antonio Valverde, Cesar Candiotto, Philippe Sabot Dossiê La santé au prisme de la …

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Peter Triantafillou (2022) Biopower in the age of the pandemic: the politics of COVID-19 in Denmark, European Societies, DOI: 10.1080/14616696.2022.2061553 ABSTRACT The exceptional forms of state power mobilized under COVID-19 have attracted scholarly attraction and created important insights on the pandemic politics. However, it seems that the current understanding tends to regard the states’ responses …

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Collier, Stephen J, and Andrew Lakoff. “Vital Systems Security: Reflexive Biopolitics and the Government of Emergency.” Theory, Culture & Society 32, no. 2 (March 2015): 19–51. https://doi.org/10.1177/0263276413510050. Abstract This article describes the historical emergence of vital systems security, analyzing it as a significant mutation in biopolitical modernity. The story begins in the early 20th century, …

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Stephen J. Collier and Andrew Lakoff, The Government of Emergency: Vital Systems, Expertise, and the Politics of Security, Princeton University Press, 2022. From pandemic disease, to the disasters associated with global warming, to cyberattacks, today we face an increasing array of catastrophic threats. It is striking that, despite the diversity of these threats, experts and …

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