Foucault News

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

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CFP: Violence, Space and the Archives – National University of Ireland, Galway, 23-24 May 2019 We invite paper submissions from across the disciplinary spectrum for a conference on ‘Violence, Space and the Archives’ to examine the challenges and possibilities presented by archival work that interrogates the imbrications of violence and…

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Nancy Luxon (ed.), Archives of Infamy: Foucault on State Power in the Lives of Ordinary Citizens – University of Minnesota Press, 2019 Expanding the insights of Arlette Farge and Michel Foucault’s Disorderly Families into policing, public order, (in)justice, and daily life What might it mean for ordinary people to intervene…

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An unpublished piece by Foucault from 1974, “Émergence des equipment collectifs“, has recently been discovered and published online by Ici et Ailleurs, with an Introduction by Philippe Chevallier. Philippe kindly sent me the essay a few days before publication, as it explicitly links to the work Foucault did with Guattari’s…

Roberts, S.R. The biopolitics of China’s “war on terror” and the exclusion of the Uyghurs (2018) Critical Asian Studies, 50 (2), pp. 232-258. DOI: 10.1080/14672715.2018.1454111 Abstract This article provides an overview of People’s Republic of China (PRC) counter-terrorism policies targeting Uyghurs since 2001 when the state first asserted that it faced a terrorist threat from …

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Foucault in California [A True Story—Wherein the Great French Philosopher Drops Acid in the Valley of Death] – Heyday 2019. This is the famous/infamous memoir of Simeon Wade, with a foreword by Heather Dundas. In The Lives of Michel Foucault, David Macey quotes the iconic French philosopher as speaking “nostalgically…of…

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When Foucault va au cinéma came out in 2011, I immediately got hold of a copy. It was a collection of excerpts from Foucault’s interviews about and discussions of films, prefaced by two new introductory essays by Patrice Maniglier and Dork Zabunyan. The texts by Foucault, though, were all taken from…

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I’m pleased to share the cover design of my forthcoming book Canguilhem (Polity, 2019). It’s part of the Key Contemporary Thinkers series and is available to preorder from Wiley in ebook, paperback and hardcover. The book is due for publication in February in the UK, and April in the rest of the…