Foucault News

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

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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Chakawata, W. Africa’s response to COVID-19: a governmentality in disguise masterclass? (2022) International Review of Sociology, . DOI: 10.1080/03906701.2022.2028403 Abstract At the risk of oversimplification, virtually all research that scrutinizes COVID-19 is propelled by identical points of departures which chief in their assessment, portray how the pandemic accentuates the likelihood of illiberal or autocratic regimes …

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Hao, A.X. Make this tango viral: Touching toward the untouchable in tele-synaesthesia performance (2021) Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, 8 (2-3), pp. 237-266. DOI: 10.1386/JCCA_00046_1 Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic has created an uncanny rift between tact and touch as it expands the virtual towards its potential. Layer upon layer of new information has been repeatedly …

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Karsten Schubert, Biopolitics of COVID-19: Capitalist Continuities and Democratic Openings, Interalia. A Journal of Queer Studies, Issue 16 2021 https://doi.org/10.51897/interalia/OAGM9733 Open access Abstract “Biopolitics” has become a popular concept for interpreting the COVID-19 pandemic, yet the term is often used vaguely, as a buzzword, and therefore loses its specificity and relevance. This article systematically explains …

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Daniele Lorenzini, The Normativity of Biopolitics Working draft of a talk delivered at the Dutch-Belgian Foucault Circle on 24 February 2021. As was predictable, the coronavirus pandemic has contributed to the emergence of a new series of analyses centered on Michel Foucault’s notions of biopower or biopolitics. In this talk, I won’t draw any distinctions …

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Daher-Nashif, S. (2021). In sickness and in health: The politics of public health and their implications during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sociology Compass, https://doi.org/10.1111/soc4.12949 Abstract Politics is a major player in health, sickness, and death affairs. This article reviews the role of politics in public health and its impact on health outcomes, mortality ratios, and death …

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