Foucault News

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

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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Tara Brady, Paw Patrol: Mighty Pups: Cartoon canines in fascistic mission, The Irish Times, May 17, 2019 Review: An apawlling attempt to normalise state-sponsored thuggery During the 1970s in a series of lectures at the Collège de France, Michel Foucault outlined a “secret history of the police”, characterising a force that paid greater attention to …

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SCOTT BRADFIELD, Death Valley acid trips and cocktails with Einstein — The SoCal lives of exiled minds, Los Angeles Times, MAY 17, 2019 “Foucault in California” by Simeon Wade, Heyday, 2019, Over the decades, many intellectuals came to Southern California from somewhere else; and often they came to escape the systems of politics, logic and …

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Is the medium the message in post-digital architecture? Archpaper.com, By MAX KUO • February 15, 2019 Review Possible Mediums Edited by Kelly Bair, Kristy Balliet, Adam Fure, and Kyle Miller Actar $34.95 MSRP Possible Mediums, a volume edited by four xennial American architecture professors, documents the formal experimentation of the recent post-digital turn in architecture. The book glimpses …

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Anton Lee (2018) Review: The Order of Things: Photography from the Walther Collection, History of Photography, 42:3, 306-308. DOI: 10.1080/03087298.2018.1531600 Review of the exhibition catalog The Order of Things: Photography from the Walther Collection, edited by Brian Wallis (Göttingen: Steidl, 2015) [,,,] The paucity of serious attention to The Order of Things is curious, given …

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Sforzini, A. (2019). Michel Foucault va au cinéma / Foucault at the Movies. Le Foucaldien, 5(1), 1. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/lefou.56 Abstract This article reviews the book Foucault at the Movies, published in French in 2011 and translated into English by Clare O’Farrell in 2018. The author first discusses the general structure and aims of the volume. The article then …

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