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Heliana de Barros Conde Rodrigues, Michel Foucault au Brésil: Présence, effets, résonances – Harmattan, 2020

23 May 2020


Progressive Geographies


Heliana de Barros Conde Rodrigues, Michel Foucault au Brésil: Présence, effets, résonances – Harmattan, 2020 This is a translation of a Portguese study which I’ve mentioned here before – Ensaios sobre Michel Foucault no Brasil: Presença, efeitos, ressonâncias (Lamparina 2016).

Thanks to Adalbert Saurma for the link.

L’ouvrage enquête sur les cinq visites de Michel Foucault au Brésil, entre 1965 et 1976. Le philosophe visita alors São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Salvador, Recife et Belém. Michel Foucault a laissé une trace profonde dans le Brésil de la dictature militaire. Les objectifs de cette recherche comprennent une audiographie de la présence du Foucault-corps au Brésil, ainsi qu’une analyse critique de la primauté conférée à quelques procédures, catégories, problématiques et concepts foucaldiens par les intellectuels et militants brésiliens.

The original book was reviewed by Marcelo Hoffman as In the Shadow of Dictatorship: Foucault in Brazil at the Theory, Culture &…

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Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Anna Krakus and Cristina Vatulescu, “Foucault in Poland: A Secret Archive“, Diacritics, Vol 47 No 2, 2020. It seems to be open access at present. It’s a great piece on an important year in Foucault’s life – I was lucky enough to see a version before publication. Michel Foucault relished…

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Michel Foucault, Confessions of the Flesh: History of Sexuality Volume IV, translated by Robert Hurley, edited by Frédéric Gros – Penguin January 2021 Long awaited news of the English translation of this text, first published in French in early 2018. Brought to light at last–the fourth volume in the famous…

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
The second part of my interview with Jonas Knatz and Anne Schult for the Journal of History of Ideas blog is now available – “Foucault Was Always Much More Circumspect”: Stuart Elden on Foucault’s Politics and the Rediscovery of His Early Years In this part I discuss Foucault’s political activism,…

Originally posted on The Disorder Of Things:
An eighth entry in our coronacrisis series, from Umut Ozguc. Umut is postdoctoral research fellow in International Ethics at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of New South Wales, Australia. She is a critical IR scholar working on critical security and border studies, settler colonialism, spatial…

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Marta Faustino, Gianfranco Ferraro (eds.), The Late Foucault: Ethical and Political Questions – Bloomsbury, December 2020 Michel Foucault is one of the most important and controversial thinkers of the twentieth century and one of the leading figures in contemporary Western intellectual life and debate. The recent publication of his last…

Originally posted on affecognitive:
In these days of quarantine against COVID-19, I frequently see essays on social media aimed against normal mandates of worker productivity. These reports are aimed at the privileged, that is, those who still have jobs and are working from home. As such, these anxious stabs against the perceived persistent expectation of…

Originally posted on jewish philosophy place:
Throwing up my hands, re-reading after many years the famous chapter on Panopticism in Foucault’s classic study Discipline and Punish, first published in France in 1975. Readers today, responding to the Coronavirus, have already noted that plague quarantines and other practices of social control start his analysis. But what…

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