Foucault News

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

David Langwallner on Foucault’s Panopticon Audio interview on Soundcloud Human Rights Lawyer David Langwallner discusses the idea of the Panopticon that Michel Foucault borrowed from Jeremy Bentham to describe the all-seeing eye of the prison. Foucault argued that this has been internalised and led to a series of restraints on our natural inclinations, which have …

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Daniel Nemser, Infrastructures of Race. Concentration and Biopolitics in Colonial Mexico, University of Texas Press, 2017. See also radio interview with Daniel Nemser Description Many scholars believe that the modern concentration camp was born during the Cuban war for independence when Spanish authorities ordered civilians living in rural areas to report to the nearest city …

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Béatrice Han-Pile – Two Puzzles in the Early Christian Constitution of the Self: Reflections on Foucault’s Interpretation of John Cassian (2020) Event Date: 8 June 2020 Virtual [ZOOM] University of London. Audio recording of the lecture available. The Aristotelian Society presents: Professor Béatrice Han-Pile (Essex) – Two Puzzles in the Early Christian Constitution of the …

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Foucault & Neoliberalism, with Magnus Paulsen Hansen Interviewed by Nicholas Kiersey, #OCCUPYIRTHEORY, Fully automated (podcast), April 27 2020 […] Our guest is Dr. Magnus Paulsen Hansen, who is an Associate Professor at the Department of Social Sciences and Business, at Roskilde University. Magnus researches the role of ideas and evaluation in the legitimation of welfare …

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On non-fascist life with Natasha Lennard, Politics, Theory, Other, Tribune Magazine Podcast interview by Alex Doherty Natasha Lennard joins me to discuss her book, Being Numerous: Essays on Non-Fascist Life. We spoke about whether or not Donald Trump and the movement that has coalesced around him ought to be characterised as fascist, we also talked …

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Truth and Knowledge for Michel Foucault, with Ann Stoler Great Books 31, Think About It | Podcast Conversations on big ideas and great books hosted by Uli Baer. Why is everyone talking about Michel Foucault these days? How can Foucault’s work have so many resonances in our contemporary world? What were his insights and discoveries …

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From Citizens to Patients: A Threat to Resist. Pandemic Lectures at the the International University College of Turin- Ugo Mattei & Federico Soldani, May 4, 2020 The decline of law as a tool for social control and its supplanting by technological, mental, and medical management aimed at preventing deviant behavior, with nary a concern for …

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