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Special Issue: Echoes of Foucault in Education, Educational Philosophy and Theory , 7, vol 49, 2017

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Book Symposium on Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi’s Foucault in Iran: Islamic Revolution after the Enlightenment, Society for contemporary thought and the Islamicate world (SCTIW)

3/21/2017

“Foucault and Iran” by Banu Bargu (New School for Social Research)

3/23/2017

“Rescuing the Revolution from Its Outcomes” by Anthony C. Alessandrini (Kingsborough Community College / CUNY Graduate Center)

3/28/2017

“Foucault: Against the Ideology of the Enlightenment” by Corey McCall (Elmira College)

3/30/2017

“Foucault’s Folly: Iran, Political Spirituality, and Counter-Conduct” by Kevin Thompson (DePaul University)

4/4/2017

“Foucault, the Iranian Revolution, and the Politics of Collective Action” by Navid Pourmokhtari (University of Alberta)

4/6/2017
“A Letter to Foucault: Selectively Narrating the Stories of Secular Iranian Feminists” by  Kristin Soraya Batmanghelichi (Columbia University)

4/11/2017

“Revisiting Foucault in Iran: A Response” by Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

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cover_issue_703_en_usFoucault News
Number 22: January 2017:
Foucault and Roman Antiquity: Foucault’s Rome

Editor’s note: I have now returned to the journal, of which I was one of the co-founders, as part of an expanded editorial team. An interview with another of the three founding editors of the journal, Stuart Elden, also appears in this issue, as does a review of his latest book. The opening editorial states:

With this issue of Foucault Studies, a new and markedly expanded editorial team takes over. While Sverre Raffnsøe, Alain Beaulieu, Barbara Cruikshank, Knut Ove Eliassen, Marius GudmandHøyer, Johanna Oksala and Alan Rosenberg continue on the editorial team, Foucault Studies is delighted to welcome Thomas Götselius, Daniele Lorenzini, Hernan Camilo Pulido Martinez, Clare O’Farrell, Rodrigo Castro Orellana, Eva Bendix Petersen and Dianna Taylor as co-editors.

Table of contents

Special Issue on Foucault and Roman Antiquity: Foucault’s Rome

Introduction: Foucault’s Rome
Richard Alston

Lucan, Reception, Counter-history
Ika Willis

Foucault, Sovereignty, and Governmentality in the Roman Republic
Dean Hammer

The Augustan Principate and the Emergence of Biopolitics: A Comparative Historical Perspective
Shreyaa Bhatt

Foucault’s Empire of the Free
Richard Alston

Time for Foucault? Reflections on the Roman Self from Seneca to Augustine
James I. Porter

Articles
From Race War to Socialist Racism: Foucault’s Second Transcription
Verena Erlenbusch

Foucault and Weber on Leadership and the Modern Subject
Tahseen Kazi

Protestation and Mobilization in the Middle East and North Africa: A Foucauldian Model
Navid Pourmokhtari

Translations
Cuvier’s Situation in the History of Biology
Lynne Huffer

Interviews
Foucault and Intellectual History: An interview with Stuart Elden on his book Foucault’s Last Decade (Polity Press, 2016)
Antoinette Koleva

Julian Reid on Foucault – applying his work on war, resilience, imagination and political subjectivity
Kristian Haug

Book Reviews
Stuart Elden, Foucault’s Last Decade (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2016), 272pp, pb £17.99, ISBN: 9780745683928
Kurt Borg

Paul Colilli, Agamben and the Signature of Astrology. Spheres of Potentiality (Lanham: Lexington Books, 2015), i-xx, 214 pp. hard cover, $85.00 (US) ISBN: 978-1-4985-0595-6
Alain Beaulieu

Peter Sloterdijk, Philosophical Temperaments: From Plato to Foucault, trans. Thomas Dunlap (New York: Columbia University Press, 2013), ISBN: 978-0231153737
Jonathan G. Wald

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History and Theory: Special Issue: Words, Things, and Beyond: Foucault’s Les mots et les choses at 50

INTRODUCTORY REMARKS: FOUCAULT’S LES MOTS ET LES CHOSES AT 50 (pages 3–6)
PETER E. GORDON

PHENOMENOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY IN FOUCAULT’S “INTRODUCTION TO BINSWANGER’S DREAM AND EXISTENCE“: A MIRROR IMAGE OF THE ORDER OF THINGS? (pages 7–22)
BÉATRICE HAN-PILE

VANISHING POINT: LES MOTS ET LES CHOSES, HISTORY, AND DIAGNOSIS (pages 23–34)
JEAN-CLAUDE MONOD

FOUCAULT’S ICONIC AFTERLIFE: THE POSTHUMOUS REACH OF WORDS AND THINGS (pages 35–53)
NANCY PARTNER

THE POLITICS OF THE ORDER OF THINGS: FOUCAULT, SARTRE, AND DELEUZE (pages 54–65)
GARY GUTTING
Version of Record online: 15 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/hith.10828

The Sixth Annual History and Theory Lecture
THE ORDER OF THINGS: AN ARCHAEOLOGY OF WHAT? (pages 66–81)
VINCENT DESCOMBES

UNEXPECTED AND VITAL CONTROVERSIES: FOUCAULT’S LES MOTS ET LES CHOSES IN ITS PHILOSOPHICAL MOMENT AND IN OURS (pages 82–92)
FRÉDÉRIC WORMS

NATURE AND THE IRRUPTIVE VIOLENCE OF HISTORY (pages 93–111)
JULIAN BOURG

MONSTERS AND PATIENTS: AN ARCHAEOLOGY OF MEDICINE, ISLAM, AND MODERNITY (pages 112–130)
AHMED RAGAB

OUT OF THEIR DEPTHS: “MORAL KINDS” AND THE INTERPRETATION OF EVIDENCE IN FOUCAULT’S MODERN EPISTEME (pages 131–147)
LAURA STARK

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cultural-historyRevisiting The History of Sexuality: Thinking with Foucault at Forty, Guest edited by Howard Chiang, Cultural History, Volume 5, Issue 2, October, 2016

Articles

Revisiting Foucault: Thinking with The History of Sexuality at Forty
Howard Chiang

‘The Party with God’: Michel Foucault, the Gay Left and the Work of Theory
Steven Maynard

Sex and Truth: Foucault’s History of Sexuality as History of Truth
Marek Tamm

Nous autres, victoriens: Punctuation, Power and Politics in Foucault’s History of Sexuality
Patrick Singy

The History of Sexuality and Historical Methodology
Andrew E. Clark-Huckstep

Acts or Identities? Rethinking Foucault on Homosexuality
Umberto Grassi

Reviews

Elaine Jeffreys with Haiqing Yu, Sex in China
Hongwei Bao

Joseph A. Boone, The Homoerotics of Orientalism
Eng-Beng Lim

Donna J. Drucker, The Classification of Sex: Alfred Kinsey and the Organization of Knowledge
Carrie Pitzulo

Robert Beachy, Gay Berlin: The Birthplace of a Modern Identity
Christopher Ewing

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Special Issue: Bioethics, Biopolitics and Selfhood, (2016) European Journal of Cultural Studies, 19 (1)

McCormack, D., Salmenniemi, S.
The biopolitics of precarity and the self
(2016) European Journal of Cultural Studies, 19 (1), pp. 3-15.

DOI: 10.1177/1367549415585559

Abstract
This Special Issue explores the biopolitics of precarity and the self. In so doing, its aim is to critically examine the changing landscape of technologies of the self and techniques of domination in late capitalism. It brings Foucault’s work on biopolitics into conversation with recent feminist, Marxist, postcolonial, disability and queer scholarship on precarity. In a feminist tradition of thinking through relationality and ethics, this Special Issue engages with those moments when technologies of regulation, surveillance and normalization do not quite work. ‘The Biopolitics of Precarity and the Self’ analyzes recent debates on precarity and precariousness in relation to migration and labour, health and illness, and the formation of the self and collectivities. It identifies temporality and care of both the self and others as key dimensions of precarity and explores how biopolitical structures of neoliberal capitalism institutionalize precarity that exacerbates existing global and local inequalities. We therefore raise questions around what it means to live, endure, survive and make life and labour possible without doing harm to the self or others. In this sense, this Special Issue brings to the fore the temporalities, politics and ethics of what is not always recognized in biomedical practices, labour migrations, media representations, labour of the self and everyday agency. © 2015, © The Author(s) 2015.

Author Keywords
ethics; Judith Butler; Lauren Berlant; precarity; the self

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New Issue of Pléyade: Biopolitics, number 17, launched in June 2016

Full PDF of issue available

Pléyade is an international peer reviewed journal dedicated to the Humanities and Social Sciences funded the year 2008 by the Centre for Political Analysis and Research in Santiago, Chile. The journal is an independent publication since 2016. This publication encourages intellectual and academic discussion of political phenomena, from a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives including political science, sociology, philosophy, and cultural studies. Pléyade is aimed at an international scientific audience and receives contributions such as articles, book reviews, interviews and interventions, written in Spanish or English. The journal is published biannually (June-December) in print and electronic versions.

Edición especial
Biopolitica

Vanessa Lemm Introducción

Artículos
Ottavio Marzocca Vida desnuda, multitud y carne del mundo: la biopolitica como destino
Bare Life, Multitude, Flesh of the World: The Biopolitics as Destiny

Carlo Salzani Nudity: Agamben and Life
Desnudez: Agamben y la vida

Paula Fleisner La vida entre estética y política. En busca de las posibles herencias nietzscheanas en el pensamiento de Giorgio Agamben
“Life” between Aesthetics and Politics. In Search of a Possible Nietzschean Inheritance in Giorgio Agamben’s Thought

Fabián Ludueña
La biopolítica moderna y el legado del Marqués de Sade. Una lectura teológico-política
Modern Biopolitics and the Marquis de Sade’s Legacy. A Theological-Political Reading

Luciano Carniglia Gobernar la vida. Hacia una concepción no económica de la verdad
Governing Life. Towards a Non-economical Notion of Truth

Matias Saidel La fábrica de la subjetividad neoliberal: del empresario de sí al hombre endeudado
The Making of Neoliberal Subjectivity: From the Entrepreneur of the Self to the Indebted Man

Andrea Fagioli Política y vida. Perspectivas posoperaístas
Politics and Life. Postoperaist Perspectives

Julián Ferreyra Deleuze y la biopolítica como rostro del capitalismo
Deleuze and Biopolitics as the Face of Capitalism

Emmanuel Biset Deconstrucción de la biopolítica
Deconstruction of Biopolitics

Jorge Vélez Vega Biopolítica. Las implicaciones del pos y el trashumanismo
Biopolitics: The Post and Transhumanism Implications

Reseñas
Ely Orrego, Miguel Vatter. The Republic of the Living. Biopolitics and the Critique of Civil Society. Nueva York: Fordham University Press, 2014

Ivana Peric, Rodrigo Karmy. Políticas de la excarnación. Para una genealogía teológica de la biopolítica. Buenos Aires: Editorial Universitaria, 2014

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