Foucault News

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

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…

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
La mort sa mérite – Nicolas Drolc’s film of Serge Livrozet, is now freely available. Livrozet was involved in the Group d’information sur les prisons with Foucault, and then co-founded the Comité d’Action des Prisonniers. Nicolas previously directed the excellent Sur les toits. LA MORT SE MÉRITE from LES FILMS…

Emanuele Iula, Periferie. Dall’eterotopia alla rigenerazione, Queriniana, Brescia, (2020) In breve Che cos’è una periferia? Come nasce? Come funziona? E come fare per rigenerare chi vive quotidianamente in quei luoghi di esclusione? Una riformulazione sostanziale del nostro modo d’intendere le periferie, oggetto di una specifica attenzione pastorale nel magistero di papa Francesco, per aprire nuovi …

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Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Signés Foucault & cie, edited by Philippe Artières, Editions de la Sorbonne, 2020 I’d missed news of this until I saw a copy at the BnF bookshop. It’s a little and cheap €5 collection of manifestos and open letters signed by Foucault and others. Very few of these were included…

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
Geoffroy de Lagasnerie, Foucault against Neoliberalism? translated by Matthew Maclellan – Rowman, June 2020 In the late 1970s, Michel Foucault dedicated a number of controversial lectures on the subject of neoliberalism. Had Foucault been seduced by neoliberalism? Did France’s premier leftist intellectual, near the end of his career, turn to…

Originally posted on Progressive Geographies:
In the last update, I mentioned the work I’d been doing in Paris and Tübingen, and said I’d agreed to write a book on Foucault in the 1960s, again for Polity, with the working title of The Archaeology of Foucault immediately after I’ve finished this one on the 1950s. Since…