Foucault News

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

Catherine Soussloff, “Foucault on Painting” (U Minnesota Press, 2017) podcast In Foucault on Painting (University of Minnesota Press, 2017), Catherine Soussloff discusses an area of Foucault’s development that has remained largely overlooked: his engagement with painting.  Indeed Foucault, we learn, described himself as a painter.  Throughout his career, he examined painting and the image as he pursued critical elements …

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The Podcast for Social Research : The Podcast for Social Research, Episode 19: Biopolitics in Bloomberg’s New York, Thu, 30 March 2017 The nineteenth episode of the Podcast for Social Research features BISR research associate Jeffrey Escoffier, formerly the director of health, media, and marketing for the New York City Department of Health and Mental …

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Who’s Looking At You? BBC 4 podcast, 17 October 2017 Editor’s note: Apart from the Panoptic photo, not sure how much Foucault content is here, but may be of interest in the wake of Foucault’s work. Once upon a time, total surveillance was the province of George Orwell and totalitarian states, but we now live …

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Fully automated episode 2: biopolitical imperialism, with Mark G.E. Kelly Podcast Our guest this week is Mark G. E. Kelly, an Associate Professor in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts at Western Sydney University. He is the author of The Political Philosophy of Michel Foucault (2009), as well as of Biopolitical Imperialism (from Zer0 …

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Colin Gordon, Lebensfuhrung and veridiction: Weber, Foucault Podcast in a series on Daoism and Capitalism Daoism is philosophical, political and devotional movement that emerged in early China as a critique of Confucian orthodoxy. At a crucial point in the development of the critique of political economy in the 20th and 21st centuries, a diverse array …

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