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

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The view back from the Devil’s Staircase The hairpins on the way up Penrhiw-Wen The valley road to the Devil’s Staircase A lot of the time recently has been spent revising?The Early Foucault, but that is now?done, and in the run-up to term I spent a bit of time on?this…

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Two interesting reviews of my books in Thesis Eleven. Mitchell Dean reviews Foucault’s Last Decade and Ben Golder’s Foucault and the Politics of Rights; and Peter Beilharz reviews Foucault: The Birth of Power. Both reviews require subscription, unfortunately. Dean is generous in his praise, but also points out some things the book does not do. A…

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While I continue to find focus a challenge as the world lurches from one crisis to another, I’ve been doing various bits of work for this book on Foucault’s work in the 1960s. I continued work on the comparison of the first and second editions of Naissance de la clinique.…

PsyPolitics Opposites playing the same game ? by Federico Soldani What is the very last thing a patient forced to be admitted to hospital for mental health cannot legally be forced into? According to different legal contexts, with significant national and state variations, as a last resort, a patient can be forced to hospitalization itself, …

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Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
As part of their ‘Diverted Traffic’ series, the London Review of Books has made Michel Foucault and Richard Sennett, ‘Sexuality and Solitude‘ from 1981 open access. Reprints of this piece – Dits et écrits or Essential Works, for example, tend to omit Sennett’s contribution. The pieces come from a 1980 seminar at New…

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

23 May 2020


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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…

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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…

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