Foucault News

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

Editor’s note: For ease of reference all the posts relevant to the current debate concerning Foucault and neoliberalism are now categorised under ‘debates’ on Foucault News.

Progressive Geographies

There are some interesting comments on last week’s thoughts on the Foucault and Neoliberalism debate – here. In particular the points made by Stephen Shapiro and Michael Behrent are worth reading – both are situating the discussion within a wider knowledge of French politics at the time, which is a very important move, although they draw different conclusions. Behrent’s comments are drawing upon, and justifying, a piece he published in Modern Intellectual History in 2009 (open access), which is translated in the Zamora collection.

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