Foucault News

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

Michel Foucault en Amérique : au cœur de la vallée de la Mort (2021), Par Sophie Joubert, France-Amérique, Mai 25, 2021 Parmi les penseurs de la French Theory, Michel Foucault est le plus connu. Celui dont l’œuvre, controversée, irrigue encore aujourd’hui les travaux de nombreux chercheurs américains. A partir de 1970 et jusqu’à sa mort …

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The Bedroom by Michelle Perrot review – an intimate history by Kathryn Hughes, The Guardian, Tue 11 Dec 2018 Details for book The bedroom, says French superstar historian Michelle Perrot, is the place where everything important has already happened. From the days when early man first rolled a boulder in front of his cave and …

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Giorgio Astone, Pieghe, invaginazioni, addugliature. Deleuze interprete di Foucault, Laboratorio Archeologia Filosofica, Dicembre 2020 Open access 1. Introduzione – Fra parentesi quadre Con il titolo La soggettivazione viene tradotta in italiano anche l’ultima sezione del corso universitario tenuto da Gilles Deleuze a Paris VIII nell’anno accademico 1985-1986, preceduto dai due volumi Il sapere (Deleuze 2014) e Il potere (Deleuze 2018), contenente …

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Nimmo, R. (2020). Foucault, Power, and Nonhuman Animals, Society & Animals, 28(7), 835-838. doi: https://doi.org/10.1163/15685306-00001845 Open access Matthew Chrulew & Dinesh Joseph Wadiwel (Eds.), Foucault and Animals (Human-Animal Studies). Leiden: Brill, 2017. 396 pp. In their timely and well-curated collection, Matthew Chrulew and Dinesh Wadiwel (2017) succeed in their difficult aim of providing readers with …

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Richard Smith: The faults and dangers of an iatrocracy, The BMJ Opinion, August 11, 2020 The first thing that struck Bernard-Henri Lévy, arguably France’s leading public intellectual, about the covid-19 pandemic was the rise of “medical power.” In his short, enjoyable, and provocative book The Virus in the Age of Madness he explains why such …

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Daniele Lorenzini reviews Critique and Praxis Bernard E. Harcourt. Critique and Praxis: A Radical Critical Philosophy of Illusions, Values, and Actions. New York: Columbia University Press. 696 pp. Review by Daniele Lorenzini, Critical Inquiry, 16 December 2020 Open access If there is one dogma that most political philosophers and critical thinkers alike have shared in …

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Beer, David. “A History of the Data Present.” History of the Human Sciences, (October 2020). https://doi.org/10.1177/0952695120959254. How We Became Our Data: A Genealogy of the Informational Person Colin Koopman, How We Became Our Data: A Genealogy of the Informational Person. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2019. 269 pp. ISBN: 9780226626581 Watching TV I start to wonder if …

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