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

Michel Foucault: Penal Theories and Institutions: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1971-1972 Review by Michael Maidan, Phenomenological Reviews, Sunday June 7th, 2020 Open access Penal Theories and Institutions contains the lectures delivered by Foucault in his second-year tenure at the College de France (1971-2). It is also the last volume of this series, concluding …

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 The first part of this edited collection reflected on Foucault as a reader of Marx.  In the book’s second part, five essays respond to the various Marxisms of the 19th-20th centuries and how Foucault situated his own research in relation to them. The first essay maps Foucault’s writings alongside developments in…

Special section Philosophical Studies, Alcoff’s Rape and Resistance (2020) Philsophical Studies, Volume 177, Issue 2, February 2020 Ann J. Cahill, Alcoff’s Rape and Resistance: A Précis Abstract This article summarizes Linda Martin Alcoff’s Rape and Resistance (Polity, Cambridge, 2018). Alcoff’s analysis centers on a political and philosophical defense of the need to recognize the complexity …

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Wendy Brown, In the Ruins of Neoliberalism. The Rise of Antidemocratic Politics in the West, Columbia University Press, 2019 Across the West, hard-right leaders are surging to power on platforms of ethno-economic nationalism, Christianity, and traditional family values. Is this phenomenon the end of neoliberalism or its monstrous offspring? In the Ruins of Neoliberalism casts …

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Leonard Lawlor, From Violence to Speaking Out. Apocalypse and Expression in Foucault, Derrida and Deleuze, Edinburgh University Press, 2019 Review by Jeffrey A. Bell Develops the Derridean idea of the worst violence and creates new ways of speaking out against it Leonard Lawlor’s groundbreaking book draws from a career-long exploration of the French philosophy of …

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Niko Besnier, Susan Brownell, Thomas F. Carter, The Anthropology of Sport. Bodies, Borders, Biopolitics, University of California Press, 2017 Few activities bring together physicality, emotions, politics, money, and morality as dramatically as sport. In Brazil’s stadiums or China’s parks, on Cuba’s baseball diamonds or Fiji’s rugby fields, human beings test their physical limits, invest emotional …

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Benjamin Meiches, The Politics of Annihilation: A Genealogy of Genocide (University of Minnesota Press, 2019) Review and podcast by Jeff Bachman Description For a term coined just seventy-five years ago, genocide has become a remarkably potent idea. But has it transformed from a truly novel vision for international justice into a conservative, even inaccessible term? …

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Eric Bulson, Tripping his brains out Eric Bulson on Michel Foucault and LSD, Times Literary Supplement, 14 May 2019 Review of Simeon Wade, FOUCAULT IN CALIFORNIA Olaf Nicolai, FOUCAULT IN [205 WORDS FROM SIMEON WADE’S MANUSCRIPT ‘FOUCAULT IN CALIFORNIA’] Michel Foucault HISTOIRE DE LA SEXUALITÉ IV, Les Aveux de la chair In May 1975, Michel …

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Chloë Taylor, Foucault, Feminism, and Sex Crimes. An Anti-Carceral Analysis, Routledge, 2019 See also Review by Jemima Repo, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 13 May 2019 Description This book brings together Foucault’s writings on crime and delinquency, on the one hand, and sexuality, on the other, to argue for an anti-carceral feminist Foucauldian approach to sex …

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