Foucault News

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

Albert, M., Vasilache, A. Governmentality of the Arctic as an international region (2018) Cooperation and Conflict, 53 (1), pp. 3-22. DOI: 10.1177/0010836717703674 Abstract Linked to the image of a wild and still-to-be-explored territory, as well as to images of the region as one of new economic opportunities, discourses on the Arctic also tie in with …

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Talcott, Samuel (2013). Georges Canguilhem and the Philosophical Problem of Error. Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review, 52, pp 649-672 doi:10.1017/S0012217313001200 Abstract There is still a question about what it means to say that Georges Canguilhem was a philosopher of error. This paper, unlike other work on the topic, investigates archival sources and early texts, up to …

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Talcott, Samuel (2014). Errant life, molecular biology, and biopower: Canguilhem, Jacob, and Foucault. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences. 36, pp. 254-279 doi:10.1007/s40656-014-0023-0 Abstract: This paper considers the theoretical circumstances that urged Michel Foucault to analyse modern societies in terms of biopower. Georges Canguilhem’s account of the relations between science and the living forms …

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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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Daniele Lorenzini (2018), Governmentality, subjectivity, and the neoliberal form of life, Journal for Cultural Research DOI: 10.1080/14797585.2018.1461357 Abstract In this paper, I argue that the appropriate answer to the question of the form contemporary neoliberalism gives our lives rests on Michel Foucault’s definition of neoliberalism as a particular art of governing human beings. I claim …

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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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Žitko, M. Governmentality verus moral economy: notes on the debt crisis (2018) Innovation, pp. 1-15. Article in Press. DOI: 10.1080/13511610.2018.1429897 Abstract In this paper we revisit the concepts of governmentality and moral economy in the context of subordinate or dependent financialization. Michel Foucault and E.P. Thompson have introducted these concepts in order to capture the …

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Keshet, Y., Popper-Giveon, A. The undisciplined patient in neoliberal society: conscious, informed and intuitive health behaviours (2018) Health, Risk and Society, pp. 1-18. Article in Press. DOI: 10.1080/13698575.2018.1432757 Abstract Applying Foucault’s theoretical concept of discipline, the present article uses the term undisciplined patients to describe those who resist medical authority, defy conventional medical interpretations concerning …

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Foth T, Lange J, Smith K. Nursing history as philosophy—towards a critical history of nursing. Nursing Philosophy. 2018 DOI: 10.1111/nup.12210 Abstract Mainstream nursing history often positions itself in opposition to philosophy and many nursing historians are reticent of theorizing. In the quest to illuminate the lives of nurses and women current historical approaches are driven …

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