Foucault News

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

Stephen Reicher, God save the Queue: how the wait to see the Queen’s coffin transformed people, The Conversation, Tue 20 Sep 2022 strange thing has happened since last week, when I wrote about how myself and other social psychologists were studying the crowds of people queueing to watch the ceremonials following the death of Queen …

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Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Michel Foucault and the Body. Questioning the Paradoxes of Juridical and Political Inscriptions Please register your interest to attend either in person or virtually the?IAS Lecture Series?Michel Foucault and the Body. Questioning the Paradoxes of Juridical and Political Inscriptions?to be held at the Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Warwick,…

Mark Jennings, The Anglican split: why has sexuality become so important to conservative Christians? The Conversation, August 29, 2022 The newly formed “Diocese of the Southern Cross” has broken away from the Anglican Church of Australia to form a denomination committed to a highly conservative position on sexuality and marriage equality. Global Anglican Futures Conference …

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Tsiakiri, L. Euthanasia: Promoter of Autonomy or Supporter of Biopower? (2022) Conatus – Journal of Philosophy, 7 (1), pp. 123-133. DOI: 10.12681/cjp.25088 Abstract The medical developments and their subsequent influence on the duration of human life have brought in the limelight various moral questions. The pathological conditions do not constitute anymore the decisive causes of …

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Originally posted on affecognitive:
Duke University Press, 2021 In an interview conducted a month or so before his death, Foucault took up the notion of problématisation that had structured The Use of Pleasure. This time the context is not Foucault’s scholarly attention to “the conditions in which human beings ‘problematize’ what they are, what they…

Special Issue: Michel Foucault and the Historiography of Science, Transversal: International Journal for the Historiography of Science, No. 12 (2022) From the Editors Michel Foucault and the Historiography of Science Marlon Salomon Dossiers (Issue-specific topics) Number and Things Foucauldian Contributions to the Work of Ian Hacking María Laura Martínez Heterotopia as a Reconstruction of the …

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Meredith TenHoor, Care Beyond Biopolitics, e-flux Architecture, May 2022 What would it mean to design buildings that exceed the economic accountings of liberal biopolitics, that instead offer an entirely different rationale for supporting health? In the years that Michel Foucault conceptualized the term biopolitics, he was part of a constellation of researchers and architects who …

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Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
The final book in my series of studies of Foucault, The Archaeology of Foucault, is due for publication with Polity in December 2022. On 20 May 1961 Foucault defended his two doctoral theses; on 2 December 1970 he gave his inaugural lecture at the Collège de France. Between these significant…