Foucault News

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

Talcott, Samuel. (2017). The Education of Philosophy: From Canguilhem and The Teaching of Philosophy to Foucault’s Discipline and Punish, Philosophy Today, Volume 61, Issue 3 (Summer 2017). doi: 10.5840/philtoday2017918168 Abstract: This paper questions the widespread assumption that education can and should mold students to socially desirable ends. It proceeds by sketching an important part of …

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Henderson, J. Post-critical writing praxis as a qualitative researcher (2018) International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, pp. 1-10. Article in Press. DOI: 10.1080/09518398.2017.1422292 Abstract The intention of this paper is to unsettle our habits of scholarly writing and reading, from within the grids of intelligibility of Western, rationalist materiality, so as to make visible …

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Antti Saari, Emotionalities of rule in pedagogical mindfulness literature, Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion, 15:2, 141-154. DOI: 10.1080/14766086.2017.1359796 Abstract Since the turn of the millennium, mindfulness discourses have penetrated various areas of governing health, well-being, and happiness. A recent sub-genre of popular mindfulness literature is teaching and parenting. This sub-genre includes technologies of the self that …

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Zembylas, M. Affect and counter-conduct: cultivating action for social change in human rights education (2017) Discourse, pp. 1-13. Article in Press. DOI: 10.1080/01596306.2017.1300573 Abstract This paper explores the entanglement between two partially connected concerns that offer the potential to animate current discussions on human rights teaching and learning: ‘affect’ and ‘counter-conduct’. Both terms are at …

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Smith, R. The emergence of the quantified child (2017) Discourse, 38 (5), pp. 701-712. DOI: 10.1080/01596306.2015.1136269 Abstract Using document analysis, this paper examines the historical emergence of the quantified child, revealing how the collection and use of data has become normalized through legitimizing discourses. First, following in the traditions of Foucault’s genealogy and studies examining …

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Lloro-Bidart, T. Neoliberal and disciplinary environmentality and ‘sustainable seafood’ consumption: storying environmentally responsible action (2017) Environmental Education Research, 23 (8), pp. 1182-1199. DOI: 10.1080/13504622.2015.1105198 Abstract This article invokes a neoliberal and disciplinary governmentality lens in a political ecology of education framework to analyze educational programming at Long Beach, California’s Aquarium of the Pacific. I begin …

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Hughes, A., Laura, R. The contribution of Aboriginal epistemologies to mathematics education in Australia: Exploring the silences (2017) Educational Philosophy and Theory, pp. 1-11. Article in Press. DOI: 10.1080/00131857.2017.1359782 Abstract Epistemology is a conceptual template for how we think about the world, and the study of how we come to know the world around us. …

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Gore, J. M. Reconciling educational research traditions. The Australian Educational Researcher, (2017) 44:357–372 DOI 10.1007/s13384-017-0245-8 Abstract The field of educational research encompasses a vast array of paradigmatic and methodological perspectives. Arguably, this range has both expanded and limited our achievements in the name of educational research. In Australia, the ascendancy of certain research perspectives has …

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Gerdin, G. ‘It’s not like you are less of a man just because you don’t play rugby’—boys’ problematisation of gender during secondary school physical education lessons in New Zealand (2017) Sport, Education and Society, 22 (8), pp. 890-904. DOI: 10.1080/13573322.2015.1112781 Abstract Despite clear messages from current physical education (PE) curricula about the importance of adopting …

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Raaper, R. ‘Peacekeepers’ and ‘machine factories’: tracing Graduate Teaching Assistant subjectivity in a neoliberalised university (2017) British Journal of Sociology of Education, pp. 1-15. Article in Press. DOI: 10.1080/01425692.2017.1367269 Abstract Guided by a Foucauldian theorisation, this article explores Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) experiences of their work and subjectivity in a neoliberalised higher education environment. By …

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