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CALL FOR PAPERS

The fifteenth annual meeting of the Foucault Circle

University of Richmond
Richmond, Virginia

March 20-22, 2015

We seek submissions for papers on any aspect of Foucault’s work, as well as studies, critiques, and applications of Foucauldian thinking.

Paper submissions require an abstract of no more than 750 words. All submissions should be formatted as “.doc” attachments and sent via email to program committee chair Zachary Fouchard (zfouchard@gmail.com) on or before Monday, January 5th, 2015. Indicate “Foucault Circle submission” in the subject heading. Program decisions will be announced during the week of January 19th.

All abstracts should be prepared for anonymous review.

The meeting will begin Friday evening with an informal welcome session. Morning and afternoon paper sessions will be held on Saturday, followed by a business meeting and dinner. The conference will conclude with paper sessions on Sunday morning. Presenters of individual papers will have approximately 35 minutes for paper presentation and discussion combined; papers should be a maximum of 3000 words (15-20 minutes, preferably 15).

Logistical information about lodging, transportation, and other arrangements will be available after the program has been announced.

For more information about the Foucault Circle, please see our website:

or contact our Coordinator, Dianna Taylor: dtaylor@jcu.edu

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EXTENDED DEADLINE: 7TH NOVEMBER 2014

Assuming Gender would like to invite submissions to our forthcoming special issue: ‘Neoliberal Gender, Neoliberal Sex’.

Neoliberalism has recently come to define a particular object of critical enquiry, especially after the financial crisis of 2008. Considered by some to have superseded terms such as postmodernism and globalisation, neoliberalism is no longer taken as merely an economic ideology adhered to by a rich elite but as a global norm that touches the lives of billions. In this special issue we aim to explore how neoliberalism, as a form of governmental rationality, goes beyond the realm of fiscal conduct and has affected, influenced or moulded the construction of gendered subjectivities, especially in the realm of cultural production. While much has been written about the deployment of neoliberal strategies and techniques as a mode of governance, especially through the lens of Michel Foucault’s concept of ‘governmentality’, less has dealt with its consequences on how these transformations have affected representations of gender and sexuality in popular culture. This special issue aims to add to this growing field of critical enquiry.

In respect to the title, ‘Neoliberal Gender, Neoliberal Sex’, we particularly welcome submissions that address the relationship between practices of cultural production and models of neoliberal rationality/governmentality.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the relationship between gender, sexuality and neoliberalism in:-

  • The aesthetics of austerity
  • Post-feminism
  • Television/Reality TV
  • Radio
  • Cinema
  • Literature
  • Contemporary pop music/video
  • Computer games
  • News media
  • Social media and the internet
  • Artistic practice
  • Sport and fitness
  • Pornography
  • Self-help, Self-motivation
  • Food Culture
  • Charity/Fundraising
  • Comic Books/Graphic Novels

Articles are welcome from academics and graduate students from any academic discipline. We also welcome inter- and multi-disciplinary approaches.

Submissions should follow the Assuming Gender submission guidelines. Deadline for the completed article: Friday, 7th November 2014.

Submissions and enquiries should be sent to the issue editor, Tom Harman, at gender@cardiff.ac.uk. If you would like to discuss a proposal please contact Tom as soon as possible.

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CFP: Social Epistemology & Technology: Toward Increasing Public Self-Awareness Regarding Technological Mediation

Editors note: Papers from a foucauldian perspective are invited.

Summary

This edited volume seeks to bring together scholars from across disciplines to discuss the social effects of technological mediation, focusing on the normative social dimensions effected by technological mediation of knowledge or the changing conceptions of humans and humanity effected by technological mediation of embodiment.  A 500 word abstract is due by Oct. 6th 2014.  If selected as a book chapter, then 3,000 to 4,000 words by March 2nd 2015.  If selected as a journal article, then 4,000 to 5,000 words by March 2nd 2015.  The edited book titled Social Epistemology and Technology: Toward Increasing Public Self-Awareness regarding Technological Mediation will be published by Rowman & Littlefield International as part of the Collective Studies in Knowledge and Society series.  The articles will be published by the peer-reviewed online journal Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective.  The book and articles are expected to be published in July, 2015.

This Detailed Version is organized into the following three sections:

I. Description of the Project

II. Suggested Approaches

III. Design, Deadline & How to Submit a Proposal

I. Description of the Project

An amazing number of new social possibilities have emerged in the 21st century, and technology is a major condition for these possibilities.  As part of the Collective Studies in Knowledge and Society series to be published by Rowman & Littlefield International, this is a “call for authors” for the volume titled Social Epistemology and Technology: Toward Increasing Public Self-Awareness regarding Technological Mediation.  Because the project developed out of the Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective (SERRC), this call for authors also involves the possibility of peer-reviewed publication through the SERRC online journal.

In other words, as one of the expressed goals of the book series is to “promote philosophy as a vital, necessary, public activity,” some papers will be accepted for publication in the book volume and some will be accepted for publication in the journal.  The idea is then to place the publications into dialog via the online journal “review and reply collective.”  Those papers selected for the journal will be encouraged to, at least, partially direct their work toward related content published in the book.  This should facilitate collective discussion, since the authors of the book chapters will then have an opportunity to reply.  Hereafter, then, “the project” refers to both the book and the journal publications.

“Public self-awareness” in the sub-title of the book points to the two objectives of the project.  First, in regard to “analysing normative social dimensions” and “promoting philosophy” the project takes the discussion of issues related to technological mediation of knowledge as an objective.  This includes:

    (a)  concern for “public interest” in knowledge organization and dissemination (e.g. access);

    (b)  the role of technological mediation regarding the knowledge that co-constitutes, along with the persons themselves, a “human society”;

    (c)   the role of technological mediation regarding the generally accepted, however vaguely identified, meaning attributed to cities, buildings and spaces in relation to the persons understood as users of such information.

The second objective regards the theme of exploring changing conceptions of humans and humanity.”  For the purposes of the project this may be generally understood as related to issues of technologically augmented subjectivity or genetically, chemically, electronically, or mechanically altered human beings.  This includes:

    (d)  insights gained through discussion of systems-oriented understandings of individuals, and social groups, as multi-voiced bodies;

    (e)   discussion of the “essence of technology” and “social engineering,” i.e. the role of technological mediation in the destiny of humanity;

    (f)   concern for the role of technological mediation in the determination of knowledge influencing humans and humanity.  Though the technology of a cybernetic culture may increase efficiency and provideinsight into a cybernetic understanding of humanity, it falls to philosophers to discuss whether such “progress” or “enhancement” ultimately leads to a kind of diminished conception of humans and humanity and, thereby, a diminished lived-experience, e.g. a loss regarding agency, the dignity of the person, the sustainability of diversity, or depth in the meaning of embodied experience.

II. Suggested Approaches

Whereas the first objective directly addresses the relation between technology and social epistemology’s “fundamental question,” i.e. how should the pursuit of knowledge be organized, the second objective includes discussions regarding the social constitution of subjectivity.

Some questions which may be addressed include, but are not limited to:

1)     What is the nature of technology’s impact on what it means to be human and to be a member of a human society?

2)     What is the nature of technology’s impact on the meaning of cities, buildings, and spaces, and, thereby, our knowledge of those spaces and the activities we perform there?

3)     How does a notion of “public interest” factor into technological mediation understood as both a product and an instrument of social power?  I.e. how do the constraints of technological mediation relate to the possibility of “public self-awareness,” especially in the relation to information organized and disseminated for public consumption through technology?

4)     How does the technology which allows for access to knowledge influence/limit the character of that knowledge?  E.g. the sources of evidence used in making choices; the kinds of epistemic outcomes, purposes, or norms used in the evaluations.

5)     How are we to understand the type of agent, or system, who makes knowledge-based choices or selections?  E.g. whereas traditionally epistemology conceives of epistemic agents as individuals, the point of departure for social epistemology may best be characterized as “systems.”  Of course social epistemology may also consider individuals; however, in doing so the individual is often understood as a constituent of, or participant in, multiple systems, and thereby may also be characterized as a system (cf. a multi-voiced body).

The following resources may provide further context for potential authors: http://social-epistemology.com/collective-vision/; Steve Fuller’s seminal Social Epistemology (1988); Talcott Parson’s Social Systems and the Evolution of Action Theory (1977); Robert Romanyshyn’s Technology as Symptom and Dream (1989); Andy Clark’s Natural-Born Cyborgs (2004); Ralph Schroeder’s Rethinking Science, Technology, and Social Change (2007); Fred Evans’ The Multivoiced Body (2008); the Claire Brossard and Barnard Reber edited Digital Cognitive Technologies: Epistemology and Knowledge Society (2010); Alvin Goldman’s “A Guide to Social Epistemology” (2012); the Ulrik Ekman edited Throughout: Art and Culture Emerging with Ubiquitous Computing (2013).  Other authors of interest may include Martin Heidegger on Technology; Jacques Ellul on Technology; Herbert Marcuse’s One-Dimensional Man; Michel Foucault’s genealogical project.

III. Design, Deadline & How to Submit a Proposal

The project may include up to 40 publications (up to 20 to the book and up to 20 to the journal) to be written in a style conducive to discussion and public accessibility.  This means the chapters of the book will be short, i.e. between 3,000 and 4,000 words including references, and the peer-reviewed online journal articles may be between 4,000 and 5,000 words including references.  The exact design for the book chapter authors’ responses to journal authors is to be determined.  That is, the responses may take the form of “reply comments” on the SERRC website, or in the case of a SERRC online journal published short “critical reply” the word length will be 2,000 to 3,000 words.

To be considered for inclusion in the project, please submit an abstract of approximately 500 words explaining the nature of your proposed contribution and its relation to the above social epistemology-related objectives of the project.  The deadline for consideration in the project is October 6th 2014, 8:00am (Central Time Zone).

Please submit proposals, and direct all correspondence regarding the project, to: fscalambrino@udallas.edu

Frank Scalambrino, Ph.D.

Philosophy Department

University of Dallas, USA

https://udallas.academia.edu/FrankScalambrino

You will receive confirmation upon receipt of your submission, and the final decision regarding which authors will be included in the project will be made by November 3rd 2014.  After Nov. 3rd authors selected for the journal will receive the relevant anonymous abstracts from book chapter authors.  All authors will then have four (4) months to submit a first draft.  Including the subsequent editing requests and resubmit process, final drafts should be submitted no later than July 15th 2015.  The publication of the journal articles will coincide with the publication of the book, at which time the reply process will be determined.

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Resisting Force and Discourse

Host: California State University, San Marcos

Date: Friday, September 26, 2014

Location: University Student Union, Ballroom

Keynote Speaker: TBA

Conference Website

The conference theme brings into critical light the way that bodies are marked and regulated by discursive practices and spaces, and institutional procedures. This operational force can take the form of juridical and normative practices.

Examples of juridical practices include but are not limited to current police protocols, immigration requirements, and sexuality-managing legislation. In their operation, these forces betray their impingement upon raced, gendered, and classed bodies. As such, the conference solicits papers that challenge neutral and objective neoliberal practices that ultimately regulate, disqualify, torque, and punish bodies at the margins of classification.

The conference theme further recognizes that the regulation of marginal bodies is not limited to institutional codes. Social norms are an essential disciplinary mechanism in the reproduction of the dominant order. Indeed, conformity to, or deviation from, norms designates which subjects are the proper recipients of accusation, disavowal, and injury. Denial of normative power can occur on multiple grounds including: sex work, living with HIV, body size, sexual orientation, and being gender-nonconforming. As such, the conference also invites papers that engage with the regulatory effects of normative power.

We highly encourage submissions from graduate students and advanced undergraduates for fifteen minute presentations. Academic disciplines and methodologies across the humanities and social sciences may be used. Research questions may include, but are not limited to:

  • How is the policing and norming of marginalized bodies represented in literature and film? Or, newer cultural mediums, such as MMORGs and internet spaces?
  • How do state regimes of punishment similarly besiege parolees and racial minorities?
  • Does the U.S immigration system constitute a branch of biopolitical administration?
  • What are the modern norms of surveillance that may be going unnoticed?
  • How is the human body a political site (i.e., hunger strikes, self-branding, gender bending, trans politics)?
  • What is the function of the citizen “Other”?
  • Do social norms challenge the viability of HIV+ persons as subjects proper, leaving only a dangerous corporality?
  • Which social norms are challenged through the undocuqueer identity marker and movement?
  • Do all white subjects possess normative power?
  • How do queer subjects challenge dominant procedures and norms through queer world-making practices? How is this portrayed in popular media, activism, etc.?
  • Where do we find alternative networks, spaces, and autonomous zones? How are they constituted (i.e., spaces of reprieve and crisis heterotopias)?
  • How do juridical and normative systems produce catastrophic violence that no one seems responsible for?
  • Finally, critical theory and psychoanalytic approaches to the conference theme are welcome.

 Submissions: Please submit a 250 word abstract to foucault.madness@gmail.com by August 15, 2014. In the email body include your name, institutional affiliation, and email address.

For any questions about the conference, or our bi-monthly reading group, please contact us at foucault.madness@gmail.com.

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Call for Papers: DISCOURSES OF MADNESS/ DISCOURS DE LA FOLIE (Special volume of Neohelicon [43, 2016]. Guest-Editor: R.-L. Etienne Barnett)

PROSPECTUS

Contributions on any aspect of madness in (of, and) textuality are welcome for consideration. Possible areas of focus, among a plethora of other options: literary representations of the alienated mind; mad protagonists or mad writers; madness as a vehicle of exile, as a form of marginalization, of dissipation, of disintegration, of revelation or self-revelation; interpretations of madness as a manifestation of structure, style, rhetoric, narrative; madness as a reflection of cultural assumptions, values, prohibitions; madness, as prophetic or dionysiac, poetic, or other; the esthetics of madness; philosophical, ethical, ontological, epistemological, hermeneutic and esthetic implications of the discourse/narrative of madness..

From an alternative vantage point, one might question: how does the deviant mind-set of authorial figures and/or fictional characters determine the organization of time, space and plot in the narrative? How does the representation of delusional worlds differ from the representation of other “non-mad” mental acts (dreams, fantasies, aspirations) and from other fictional worlds (magic, imaginings, phantoms) — if it does? Contributors are welcome to address these and other questions in a specific work, in a group of works, or in a more general/theoretical reflection, in and across any national tradition(s), literary movement(s) or œuvre(s).

ILLUMINATIONS

  • Do not mistake for wisdom these fantasies /Of your sick mind. (W. Soyinka)
  • I could spend my whole life prying loose the secrets of the insane. (A. Breton)
  • When we remember that we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained. (M. Twain)
  • If we lose our sanity/We can but howl the lugubrious howl of idiots/The howl of the utterly lost/Howling their nowhere-ness. (D. H. Lawrence)
  • When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? (Cervantes)
  • There is always some reason in madness. (Nietzsche)
  • No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness. (Aristotle)
  • Behind their dark glass, the mad own nothing. (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
  • The madman will no longer be the exiled one, the one relegated to the margins of our cities, but rather he who becomes a stranger to the self, impugned for being who he is. (M. Foucault)
  • So long as man is protected by madness, he functions and flourishes. (E. Cioran)
  • Culture is perishing, as are we … in an avalanche of words, in sheer madness. (M. Kundera)
  • The most beautiful things are those that madness prompts and reason writes. (A. Gide)
  • Books have led some to learning and others to madness. (Petrarch)
  • What is life? A madness. What is life? An illusion, a shadow, a story. And the greatest good is yet minimal; for all life is a dream, and dreams themselves are only dreams. (Calderón de la Barca)
  • Where am I, I don’t know, I’ll never know, in the silence you don’t know, you’ll never know, you must go on, I can’t go on, I’ll go on. (S. Beckett)
  • Demoniac frenzy, moping melancholy, and moon-struck madness. (J. Milton)

 

SUBMISSIONS

Theoretical or applied contributions focused upon “discourses of madness” in the literary “arena” are invited and will be accorded full and serious consideration.

Manuscripts in English, French German or Italian — not to exceed twenty (25) double-spaced pages, including notes, bibliography and appendices, where applicable — are welcome. Contributions written in any but one’s first (or native) language must be scrupulously reviewed, edited and proofed by a “native” specialist prior to submission.

Format and submission requirements: Papers must prepared in strict accordance with APA (not MLA) guidelines and are to be accompanied by an abstract and 6-8 key words or expressions in English. (A second abstract and set of key words in the language of the article, if not in English, is strongly recommended.)

Submit via email in the form of a WORD document (attachment) to: R.-L. Etienne Barnett (Guest-Editor) at: RL_Barnett@msn.com (primary submission address) with a second copy to RLEBarnett@editionsdegresecond.be (secondary submission address).

SUBMISSION DEADLINE
OCTOBER 1, 2015

Prof. R.-L. Etienne Barnett
RL_Barnett@msn.com (Primary Email)
RLEBarnett@editionsdegresecond.be (Secondary Email)
Email: rl_barnett@msn.com (primary email)
Visit the website at http://www.springer.com/education+%26+language/linguistics/journal/11059

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Engaging Foucault

Conference
December 5-7, 2014
Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, Belgrade

June 25, 2014 marks the 30th anniversary of the passing of Michel Foucault. During his lifetime, Foucault was, in his own words, described as an anarchist and a leftist; a covert Marxist or an explicit or covert anti-Marxist; a nihilist, a technocrat in the service of Gaullism, and a neoliberal. In addition, Foucault can also be described as an intellectual who cannot be aligned or positioned within the existing matrices of thought and action, especially when defined ideologically. How should one understand the societal and political implications of Foucault’s work? These dilemmas remain very much unresolved today.

The conference “Engaging Foucault” will gather international and regional theorists who have engaged with Foucault’s work, either endorsing or disputing the main premises of his work. The intended aim of the conference is to open up space for a general discussion of the actuality of Foucault’s work. Bearing in mind the specific political economy of truth and power, about which Foucault wrote extensively, we intend to examine the changes in scientific and theoretical discourses, as well as the institutions that produce these changes. In what ways is this production economically and politically initiated, expanded and consumed? What is the form of control and dissemination of certain regimes of truth through reforms and old and new ideological struggles around them? Taking as our point of departure Foucault’s statement that the role of the intellectual is not merely to criticize ideological contents supposedly linked to science, or furnish him/herself with the most appropriate ideology, we want to incite a debate on the possibilities of “constituting new politics of truth”, advocated by Foucault. Thus, central to this conference would be the investigation into the possibilities for (re-)articulating public engagement today: how to change political, economic, social and institutional regimes of production of truths? The debate should, in that sense, critically examine the meanings of emancipatory practices, social movements, contemporary forms of innovative action and engaged theory through the Foucauldian optic of bio-politics and ’thanato-politics’, sexuality and (non)identity, resistance, ’counter-power’, ’techniques of the self’ and the genealogies of societally engaged practices (e.g. insurrectionary knowledge and action). In light of the uprisings that have in recent years spread across the globe and are characterized by a variety of causes and consequences, this conference should critically reflect on the meaning of ’engagement’ – what is public engagement, who can be called ’engaged’ and in what sense, what are the effects of engaged thought and action – in the spirit of Foucault’s cues.

Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

-          Public Engagement and the (Im)possibility of Political Emancipation

-          Foucault and Intellectuals

-          Foucault and the Micromechanics of Power

-          Discursive Orders and Orders of Power

-          Embodied Engagement

-          Foucault and Feminism

-          Foucault and Queer Activism

-          Foucault (against) Identity Politics, and Social Movements

-          Foucauldian Techniques of the Self

-          Microphysics of Resistance and Structural Emancipation

-          Economy and Bio-politics

-          Foucauldian Approach to Security: Discipline, Control, Surveillance

-          (Auto-Regulated) Censorship and Engagement

-          (Dis-)engaged History of the Present

-          Heterotopias and Distopias

-          Sovereign Engagement and War

 

Organization of the conference

 The official languages of the conference are BHS and English.

Conference applications should be sent only via e-mail to the following address: conference@instifdt.bg.ac.rs. We kindly ask you to put in your email subject the following title: ’Application: title of the paper’.

The complete application in the .doc, .docx or .pdf format must contain: the title of the presentation, abstract of up to 250 words, key words in the presenter’s mother tongue – BHS or English – and a short biography.

Click here for registration form.

Presentations should not exceed 15 minutes.

The Program Committee of the conference will select the presenters based on the submitted abstracts. The book of abstracts will be published by the time of the conference, and a collection of conference papers will be published in 2015. The papers submitted for the collection should be in BHS or English (between 5000 and 7000 words).

There will be no registration fees. Conference organisers will provide lunch and beverage refreshments during the conference program. Participants are kindly requested to make their own accommodation and travel arrangements.

Important dates

Application deadline: 15 September 2014

Notification of acceptance: 1 October 2014

Conference dates: 5-7 December 2014

Submission deadline for the collection of papers: 1 February 2015

Publication of the collection: June 2015

Conference organizer

The conference is organized by the Group for the Study of Public Engagement, part of the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory in Belgrade, with the support of the Serbian Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development.

Program Committee

Čarna Brković, Institute for Advanced Studies, CEU

Hajrudin Hromadžić, University of Rijeka

Peter Klepec, Institute of Philosophy, Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Katerina Kolozova, Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities – Skopje

Vjollca Krasniqi, University of Prishtina

Ivan Milenković, Treći program Radio Beograda

Sanja Milutinović Bojanić, Center for Advanced Studies, Rijeka

Ugo Vlaisavljević, University of Sarajevo

Where to stay:

The conference venue is close to the city centre and there are many comfortable hotels in its vicinity. Below is a list of the several most convenient places, not more than 5 minutes walking from the conference venue.

Hotel Excelsior  http://www.hotelexcelsior.co.rs/

Hotel Helvetia  http://www.hotelhelvetia.info/

Hotel Prag  http://www.hotelprag.rs/

Hotel Park http://www.hotelparkbeograd.rs/en

Hostel 40Garden Park http://hostel40.net/

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Call For Papers:

Conduct and Counter-Conduct:
Critical Concepts for Old and New Times?

A special issue of Foucault Studies,

edited Barbara Cruikshank (University of Massachusetts at Amherst)
and Sam Binkley (Emerson College)

PDF of Call for papers

Recently, Arnold Davidson* distinguished Michel Foucault’s conceptions of conduct and counter-conduct as the most notable contribution of Foucault’s 1978 lectures. “It is astonishing,” he wrote, “and of profound significance, that the autonomous sphere of conduct has been more or less invisible in the history of modern (as opposed to ancient) moral and political philosophy.” Following Davidson’s lead, we invite contributions for a special issue of Foucault Studies on the theme of counter-conduct. We invite submissions, in particular, to take up the historical, conceptual, and political significance of conduct and counter-conduct either separately or in combination. These might include theoretical inquiries, empirical studies, comparative historical works, interpretive cultural studies or any other mode of intellectual engagement that addresses the theme of counter-conduct.

Questions and topics we aim to address in this volume include:

  • Given the immanent relation between conduct and counter-conduct, what is the critical difference between them? How can we distinguish between an instance of conduct and one of counter-conduct?
  • How should we understand the concepts of conduct and counter-conduct, articulated by Foucault in 1978, in relation to his previous and subsequent published works? Or, do these concepts stand apart in relation to a particular problematization?
  • Are these categories we can use across time, place, religions, institutions? If so, what forms do conduct and counter-conduct take today? If not, what demarcates their usage?
  • How can contemporary political movements, governmentalities, or moral and political philosophies be engaged through the concepts of conduct and counter-conduct?
  • Does counter-conduct help us understand new subjectivities and identities shaped by race, class, gender, sexuality, ability or other categories at the margins?
  • What value does the concept of counter-conduct hold for historical studies?
  • How is counter-conduct distinguishable from reform and reformation of the self, institutions, or of society? Foucault struggled in his lecture to distinguish counter-conduct as a category from resistance, revolt, and dissent, among other categories. Why does Foucault need to invent a new concept rather than use the vocabularies of pastoral struggles themselves?
  • What contribution can the concept of counter-conduct make to contemporary scholarship on governmentality?
  • What is the significance of counter-conduct in the context of contemporary neoliberalism or other formations of global capital, and to the many oppositional social movements that have emerged in their wake?
  • How can counter-conduct be understood alongside other theorizations of resistance, revolt, and transgression derived from Marxism, post-colonial theory, feminism, cultural studies or queer theory?
  • What is the relationship of counter-conduct to religion, spirituality and mysticism, either historically or in contemporary manifestations?
  • How does counter-conduct enable a bridge between the politics and ethics, either in Foucault’s researches or in other contexts?

This special issue of Foucault Studies will appear in Spring 2016. At this time the editors welcome abstracts for submission by October 1, 2014. Final essays will be due April 1, 2015. Please direct all questions and correspondence to both editors: Samuel_binkley@emerson.edu, and cruiksha@polsci.umass.edu.

Foucault Studies is an open-access, peer reviewed interdisciplinary online journal. Since 2004, Foucault Studies has covered the full influence of Foucauldian thought on such problematics and fields of study as power, politics, law, history, social and cultural theory, sexuality, race, religion, gender studies, psychoanalysis, philosophy, geography, architecture, education, health studies, management studies and media studies, as well as others. The Journal also publishes translations of shorter pieces from Foucault’s oeuvre, and carries book reviews, conference and seminar reports. Visit Foucault Studies at www.foucault-studies.com.

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* Arnold I. Davidson, “In Praise of Counter-Conduct”, History of the Human Sciences October 2011 vol. 24 no. 4 25-41

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