Feely, M.
Sexual surveillance and control in a community-based intellectual disability service
(2016) Sexualities, 19 (5-6), pp. 725-750.

DOI: 10.1177/1363460715620575

Within contemporary policy documents regarding intellectual disability and sexuality we often find a progress narrative that contrasts a dark past, when the sexuality of disabled people was suppressed, with an enlightened present, when we recognize the sexual rights of all human beings. In this paper – which pertains to the Republic of Ireland – I take up the Foucauldian and Deleuzian position of treating such progress narratives with suspicion. From this perspective, I offer an alternative reading of the treatment of intellectual disability and sexuality in the present, and I seek to map just some of the subtle but effective ways this population’s sexuality continues to be controlled today. © 2016, © The Author(s) 2016.

Author Keywords
Assemblage; Deleuze; Foucault; intellectual disability; sexuality; surveillance

Noguera-Ramírez, C.E.
The pedagogical effect: On Foucault and Sloterdijk
(2016) Educational Philosophy and Theory, pp. 1-14. Article in Press.

DOI: 10.1080/00131857.2016.1204738

Although Foucault did not produce any particular work devoted to teaching or education, following authors like Hoskin this text aims to show the importance that teaching practices and discourses have in Foucault’s analysis, particularly in the analysis of what he called governmentality . If we associate these analyses with the concept of ‘ Antropotécnicas ‘ developed by the German philosopher Peter Sloterdijk, then we have a transparent toolbox for analyzing learning, recognizing that contemporary society is an educating society. © 2016 Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia

Author Keywords
anthropotechniques; educating society; Government; pedagogical practices; practices of the self

Jørgensen, D.
Rethinking rewilding
(2015) Geoforum, 65, pp. 482-488.

DOI: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2014.11.016

The term ‘rewilding’ sounds as if it should have a straightforward meaning ‘to make wild again’. But in truth the term has a complex history and a host of meanings have been ascribed to it. Rewilding as a specific scientific term has its beginnings as a reference to the Wildlands Project, which was founded in 1991 and aimed to create North American core wilderness areas without human activity that would be connected by corridors. Words, however, do not stand still-they change over time and take on new meanings, while sometimes simultaneously retaining the older sense. Employing Foucault’s idea of historical genealogy, this article examines how the term rewilding was historically adopted and modified in ecological scientific discourse over the last two decades. This investigation probes what and, by extension, when and where, rewilding refers to as it has moved into various geographies across the globe. It then examines how the term has moved outside of science and been adopted by environmental activists as a plastic word. Taken as a whole, rewilding discourse seeks to erase human history and involvement with the land and flora and fauna. Such an attempted split between nature and culture may prove unproductive and even harmful. A more inclusive rewilding is a preferable strategy. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.

Author Keywords
Ecological restoration; Environmental discourse; Historical genealogy; Plastic words; Science communication; Wilderness

Index Keywords
adaptive management, environmental planning, fauna, flora, restoration ecology, strategic approach, wildlife management; North America

Beer, D.
The social power of algorithms
(2016) Information Communication and Society, pp. 1-13. Article in Press.

DOI: 10.1080/1369118X.2016.1216147

This article explores the questions associated with what might be thought of as the social power of algorithms. The article, which introduces a special issue on the same topic, begins by reflecting on how we might approach algorithms from a social scientific perspective. The article is then split into two sections. The first deals with the issues that might be associated with an analysis of the power of the algorithms themselves. This section outlines a series of issues associated with the functionality of the algorithms and how these functions are powerfully deployed within social world. The second section then focuses upon the notion of the algorithm. In this section, the article argues that we need to look beyond the algorithms themselves, as a technical and material presence, to explore how the notion or concept of the algorithm is also an important feature of their potential power. In this section, it is suggested that we look at the way that notions of the algorithm are evoked as a part of broader rationalities and ways of seeing the world. Exploring the notion of the algorithm may enable us to see how algorithms also play a part in social ordering processes, both in terms of how the algorithm is used to promote certain visions of calculative objectivity and also in relation to the wider governmentalities that this concept might be used to open up. © 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group

Author Keywords
Algorithm; big data; code; Foucault; power; software

gdsh_043_l204Daniele Lorenzini, Pierre Hadot (1922/2010) et Michel Foucault (1926/1984) – La culture de soiLa philosophie, un art de vivre, Les Grands Dossiers des Sciences Humaines, 2016/6 (N° 43)

Premières lignes
Qu’est-ce que la philosophie ? En posant cette question, dans un article intitulé « La philosophie est-elle un luxe ? », Pierre Hadot remarque que le plus souvent les non-philosophes considèrent la philosophie comme un discours abstrus et abstrait, développé par quelques privilégiés pour répondre à des questions incompréhensibles et sans intérêt. La philosophie serait donc un vain bavardage, infiniment…

Antiquité Foucault philosophie Hadot histoire de la philosophie Lorenzini

Plan de l’article
La philosophie : discours ou mode de vie ?
Pierre Hadot et les exercices spirituels
Michel Foucault : techniques de soi et esthétique de l’existence
Actualité de la philosophie antique ?

Jiménez, M.A., Valle, A.M.
Pedagogy and the care of the self: A reading from Foucault
(2016) Educational Philosophy and Theory, pp. 1-8. Article in Press.

DOI: 10.1080/00131857.2016.1204736

This text reflects about the need to consider an additional institutional alternative that matters, not only to the ones that advocate for pedagogy, but also to all of those involved in different educational processes. It is, so to speak, a Paideia that privileges the care of the self as a substantial value, and, as such, it is not dedicated to a unique moment on people’s lives and it does not correspond to a specific institution, but to the universal and singular spirit of the human affairs. © 2016 Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia

Author Keywords
Care of the self; pedagogy; subject-truth

cultural-historyRevisiting The History of Sexuality: Thinking with Foucault at Forty, Guest edited by Howard Chiang, Cultural History, Volume 5, Issue 2, October, 2016


Revisiting Foucault: Thinking with The History of Sexuality at Forty
Howard Chiang

‘The Party with God’: Michel Foucault, the Gay Left and the Work of Theory
Steven Maynard

Sex and Truth: Foucault’s History of Sexuality as History of Truth
Marek Tamm

Nous autres, victoriens: Punctuation, Power and Politics in Foucault’s History of Sexuality
Patrick Singy

The History of Sexuality and Historical Methodology
Andrew E. Clark-Huckstep

Acts or Identities? Rethinking Foucault on Homosexuality
Umberto Grassi


Elaine Jeffreys with Haiqing Yu, Sex in China
Hongwei Bao

Joseph A. Boone, The Homoerotics of Orientalism
Eng-Beng Lim

Donna J. Drucker, The Classification of Sex: Alfred Kinsey and the Organization of Knowledge
Carrie Pitzulo

Robert Beachy, Gay Berlin: The Birthplace of a Modern Identity
Christopher Ewing

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