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

Observer blog – Edouard Malingue Gallery (Hong Kong) will showcase a neon text installation by French artist Laurent Grasso (*1972). Over seven meters wide, Visibility is a Trap, 2012, is a direct reference to Michel Foucault’s theory of Panopticism as elaborated in the theorist’s seminal text ‘Discipline and Punish’ (1975). Picture from the archello site

Springer RA, Clinton ME. Doing Foucault: inquiring into nursing knowledge with Foucauldian discourse analysis. Nursing Philosophy. 2015 Apr;16(2):87-97 DOI: 10.1111/nup.12079 Abstract Foucauldian discourse analysis (FDA) is a methodology that is well suited to inquiring into nursing knowledge and its organization. It is a critical analytic approach derived from Foucault’s histories of science, madness, medicine, incarceration …

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Borovoy, A. Japan’s Public Health Paradigm: Governmentality and the Containment of Harmful Behavior (2017) Medical Anthropology: Cross Cultural Studies in Health and Illness, 36 (1), pp. 32-46. DOI: 10.1080/01459740.2016.1148033 Abstract In this essay, I revisit the politics of social control in the context of contemporary public health discussions, touching on the management of obesity and …

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