Foucault News

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

Foucault and Feminism in Finland – Emphasizing Equality – Academic Stories For PhD student Sanna Tirkkonen, the line between research and life is a little blurred. “I work in philosophy, and it is quite usual in our field that doing research gets intertwined with the whole way of being,” she explains. “The questions we study …

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Emerson Maione, O justo e o verdadeiro: uma genealogia da justiça de transição pela análise da parceria entre o international center of transitional justice e a onu. Tese de doutorado em Ciência Política. Universidade Federal Fluminense, 2017. Esta investigação propõe como objetivo a identificação e análise das procedências histórico-políticas dos discursos acerca da Justiça de …

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Murphy, Brendon (2015), Zone of Impeachment: A Post-Foucauldian Analysis of Controlled Operations Law and Policy, PhD University of Newcastle. Faculty of Business & Law, Newcastle Law School Full PDF Description This thesis presents a Post-Foucauldian analysis of Australian controlled operations law. The purpose was to extend current doctrinal scholarship by exploring the discursive forces that …

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Kurt Borg, ‘Exploring Michel Foucault’s Move from Power and Knowledge to Ethics and the Self’, Dissertation presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Master of Arts in Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University of Malta, February 2014 Full text available on academia.edu Abstract In this dissertation, I will consider the multiple trajectories of the …

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McGowan, Deirdre (2015) The Normalising Power of Marriage Law: An Irish Genealogy, 1945 – 2010. PhD thesis, National University of Ireland Maynooth. Abstract Marriage law is often conceptualised as an instrument of power that illegitimately imposes the will of the State on its citizens. Paradoxically, marriage law is also offered as a route to liberation. …

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Hannigan, David, (1998) From aboriginality to governmentality: the meaning of section 35(1) and the power of legal discourse, Master of Laws thesis, University of British Columbia Full text available This thesis examines recent doctrinal developments regarding the aboriginal and treaty rights which are recognised and affirmed in s.35(l) of the Constitution Act, 1982. Specifically, it …

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McGarry, Michael (2013) “To read, write, and cast accounts”: Foucault, Governmentality and Education in Upper Canada/Canada West, Doctoral dissertation, University of Toronto Full text ABSTRACT Contributing to the work of philosophers of education who have been examining issues of economy and emancipation, this dissertation employs a set of critical lenses drawn from Foucault’s investigation of …

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Stephen John Kelly, Governing civil society: How literacy, education and security were brought together, PhD Thesis, Queensland University of Technology, 2015 Abstract This study investigates the representation and deployment of the categories literacy, education and security in government policy. Each of these categories is the foci of significant inquiry and occupies distinct spaces in academic …

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Självskapelseetik bortom Foucault: En rättviseteori för ett mångkulturellt, liberalt och demokratiskt samhälle The English title: An Ethics of Self-creation Beyond Foucault: A Theory of Justice for a Multicultural, Liberal and Democratic Society. This recently submitted thesis is written in Swedish but includes an extensive English summary at the end and can be downloaded from this …

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Wouter Mensink ‘Subject of innovation, or: how to redevelop the patient with technology’. PhD thesis, University of Leiden, The Netherlands, 2012. Pdf of thesis on University of Leiden library site Author’s blog Abstract People are shaped in many ways: as subject of scientific inquiry, as part of a political category or in relations with others. …

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