Foucault News

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

Sandra Eder, How the Clinic Made Gender. The Medical History of a Transformative Idea, Chicago University Press, 2022 Interview (podcast) with the author on the New Books network An eye-opening exploration of the medical origins of gender in modern US history. Today, a world without “gender” is hard to imagine. Gender is at the center …

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Foucault and Praxis: On Genealogical Method and Abolition with Bernard Harcourt, Acid Horizon, Aug. 13, 2022 ABOUT THIS EPISODE Acid Horizon hosts Bernard Harcourt, a distinguished critical theorist, legal advocate, and prolific writer and editor. Bernard joins the cast to discuss the legacy of Foucault’s work, its emergence within its historical milieu, and the practical …

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Normalization. A Discussion with Gëzim Visoka and Nicolas Lemay New Books Network, Aug 16, 2022 In this episode of High Theory, Gëzim Visoka and Nicolas Lemay-Hebert tell us about normalization in international relations. Their research applies Foucault’s social theories of the normal and abnormal to the objects of political science: states, international organizations, and practices …

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27/11/1967 – Rai Teche. Intervista a Michel Foucault in occasione della pubblicazione in italiano di «Les mots et les choses, une archéologie des sciences humaines», 1966 («Le parole e le cose. Un’archeologia delle scienze umane», trad. it. 1967). “Archeologica” è infatti la procedura con la quale Foucault tenta di ricostruire le condizioni di possibilità, la …

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Children in Theory: Theories of Power seminar series at the University of Liverpool (2022) Includes two videos of recorded sessions. General information on the Children in Theory project at the University of Liverpool Theories of Power In this session of the “Children in Theory” series, Dr. Guilel Treiber (KU Leuven) introduces the main questions and …

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Histoire de la sexualité de Michel Foucault Épisodes Est-ce à force de culpabiliser le plaisir qu’on le provoque et l’intensifie ? Épisode 4/4 : Volume 4 “Les aveux de la chair”, le plaisir est-il coupable ? Comment et pourquoi le plaisir sexuel est-il devenu coupable ? Et est-ce à force de culpabiliser le plaisir qu’on …

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Biopolitics & Democracy – Interview Rodrigo Nunes Mar 29, 2022 Interview with Rodrigo Nunes (Philosophy, PUC-Rio) on biopolitics, democracy, the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, and his new book ‘Neither Vertical Nor Horizontal: A Theory of Political Organization’ (Verso 2021), with Daniele Lorenzini and Federico Testa. For more videos, visit our website

Jessica Whyte, Neoliberal Freedom as Stoic Resignation, LSE Events, podcast, 10 Feb 2022 In this talk, Jessica Whyte will trace the development of neoliberal attitudes to the subjective comportment required for a functioning competitive market. Her focus is on the irony by which a neoliberal movement that emerged as a critique of the stoic resignation …

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