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

France: Defection of the Leftist Intellectuals Research Paper from the CIA archives. Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/05/13 !reformation available as of 15 November 1985 was used in this report. Scope note Intellectuals have traditionally played an influential role in French political life. Even though they have seldom sought a direct part in formulating policy, …

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Thoma, M. Critical analysis of textbooks: knowledge-generating logics and the emerging image of ‘global economic contexts’ (2017) Critical Studies in Education, 58 (1), pp. 19-35. DOI: 10.1080/17508487.2015.1111248 Abstract This paper presents an approach to the critical analysis of textbook knowledge, which, working from a discourse theory perspective (based on the work of Foucault), refers to …

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Foucault à Münsterlingen. À l’origine de l’Histoire de la folie Jean-François Bert & Elisabetta Basso (ed.) Avec des photographies de Jacqueline Verdeaux, Éditions de l’EHESS En 1954, Michel Foucault participe à une fête des fous à l’asile psychiatrique suisse de Münsterlingen, dont il reste des photos, inédites. Étrange cérémonie, survivance d’un rituel hérité directement du …

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