Foucault News

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

Pele, Antonio, and Stephen Riley. “For a Right to Health Beyond Biopolitics: The Politics of Pandemic and the ‘Politics of Life.’” Law, Culture and the Humanities, (February 2021). DOI: 10.1177/1743872120978201 Open access Abstract We argue, drawing on the work of Didier Fassin, that the right to health can be understood as an essential part of …

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Tom Roach, Screen Love. Queer Intimacies in the Grindr Era, SUNY Press. Engaging analysis of men-seeking-men media as paradoxical sites of both self-marketing and radical queer sociality. In work, play, education, and even healthcare, we are using social media during COVID-19 to approximate “normal life” before the pandemic. In Screen Love, Tom Roach urges us …

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Covid-19 no Brasil e diagnóstico do presente: análise do discurso e biopolítica, Revista Ética e Filosofia Política, v. 2 n. 23 (2020): Episteme e Práxis DOI: 10.34019/2448-2137.2020.33287 Open access Resumo A partir do pano de fundo da gestão política da pandemia de COVID-19, este artigo visa apresentar e discutir a noção foucaultiana de biopolítica articulando …

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Federico Jose Lagdameo, Normalizing the Population: The Biopolitics of the “New Normal”, Budhi: A Journal of Ideas and Culture XXIV.1 (2020): 67–97. Open access Abstract While the whole world is trying to get its bearings in the face of the radical changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, two prevailing attitudes or approaches have emerged: …

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Iain Mackenzie, Critique in a World of Control Paris Institute for Critical Thinking Our tenth interview is with Iain Mackenzie, philosophy scholar (Canterbury, UK) by Evrim Emir-Sayers (Paris, France) Thursday, May 7, 2020 PICT Voices is an interview series conducted by PICT faculty with notable members of the broader PICT community. Our goal is to …

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Arminjon, M., Marion-Veyron, R. Coronavirus biopolitics: the paradox of France’s Foucauldian heritage (2021) History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, 43 (1), art. no. 5. DOI: 10.1007/s40656-020-00359-2 Open access Abstract In this short paper we analyse some paradoxical aspects of France’s Foucauldian heritage: (1) while several French scholars claim the COVID-19 pandemic is a perfect …

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Christian Möller, Discipline and Feed: Food Banks, Pastoral Power, and the Medicalisation of Poverty in the UK, Sociological Research Online, Published January 5, 2021 DOI: 10.1177/1360780420982625 Open access Abstract Food banks across the UK are offering basic food supplies and a range of support services to people who have been affected by years of welfare …

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Lars Erik Løvaas Gjerde (2021) Governing humans and ‘things’: power and rule in Norway during the Covid-19 pandemic, Journal of Political Power, DOI: 10.1080/2158379X.2020.1870264 ABSTRACT This text focuses on the mentalities and technologies of power employed by the Norwegian government as it attempts to control the Covid-19 pandemic. Utilizing governmentality studies and a Foucauldian discourse …

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Jennifer R. Rust (2020) Political Theology, Pastoral Power, and Resistance, Political Theology, Published online: 31 Dec 2020 DOI: 10.1080/1462317X.2020.1866813 ABSTRACT Foucault’s genealogy of pastoral power as “a power of care” challenges us to think of modern medical institutions and practices in terms of political theology by emphasizing their continuities with older ecclesiastical practices. Both ecclesiastical …

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Flavio Luzi, Glosse in margine all’epidemia come politica, Laboratorio Archeologia Filosofica, 19 Dicembre 2020 Open access Penosamente amare quel che non si ama, da quando il fumo uccide, ecco, ubbidire. Patrizia Cavalli 1. Nemo propheta acceptus est in patria sua “A me sembra che il vero compito politico, in una società come la nostra, sia …

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