Foucault News

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

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Lisa Downing (ed.) After Foucault: Culture, Theory, and Criticism in the 21st Century – forthcoming with Cambridge University Press. Thanks to James Tyner for the alert. The work of Michel Foucault is much read, widely cited, and occasionally misunderstood. In response to this state of affairs, this collection aims to…

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
David Macey’s biography, The Lives of Michel Foucault will appear in a reissued edition with Verso in January 2019, with an afterword by me. When he died of an AIDS-related condition in 1984, Michel Foucault had become the most influential French philosopher since the end of World War II. His powerful…

O’Thomas, Mark (2018) There’ll always be an England – Butlins, Brexit and the Heterotopic Body.Journal of European Popular Culture 9 (1). http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/19492 Abstract This article addresses the role of entertainment and performance in the holiday camp today as a way of understanding its interface with contemporary concerns around the impact of mass immigration and consequent emerging nationalisms. …

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Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
My review essay of the fourth volume of Foucault’s History of Sexuality, Les aveux de la chair is now available in Theory, Culture and Society. The essay will appear in the annual review of the journal later this year, but this version is open access. Almost thirty-four years after his death, the book…

Originally posted on SAM BINKLEY:
ABSTRACT This article theorizes the biopolitical production of embodiment through a consideration of biopolitical metaphor.  It is argued that much recent theoretical work on biopower fails to provide an adequate account of embodiment, and particularly on the question of the habitualization of bodily experience.  However, read through the lens of…

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
I began 2018 with some shorter pieces to write, which took me away from the focus on The Early Foucault, even though two of them were on Foucault. First was a piece for the American Book Review, which is hosting a set of pieces on ‘Critical Lives’, edited by Robert…