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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

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

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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

Vanessa Lemm Introducción

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

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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Foucault Studies
Number 21: June 2016: Counter-Conduct

Table of Contents


Editorial PDF
Sverre Raffnsøe et al. 1-2

Special Issue on Counter-Conduct

Introduction: Counter-Conduct PDF
Sam Binkley, Barbara Cruikshank 3-6
From Counter-Conduct to Critical Attitude: Michel Foucault and the Art of Not Being Governed Quite So Much PDF
Daniele Lorenzini 7-21
Foucault Among the Stoics: Oikeiosis and Counter-Conduct PDF
James F. Depew 22-51
Rituals of Conduct and Counter-Conduct PDF
Corey McCall 52-79
The Counter-Conduct of Medieval Hermits PDF
Christopher Roman 80-97
Revisiting the Omnes et Singulatim Bond: The Production of Irregular Conducts and the Biopolitics of the Governed PDF
Martina Tazzioli 98-116


Foucault and the Madness of Classifying Our Madness PDF
Drew Ninnis 117-137
Towards a Foucauldian Urban Political Ecology of water: Rethinking the hydro-social cy-cle and scholars’ critical engagement PDF
Paola Rattu, René Véron 138-158
The Nineteenth Century in Ruins: A Genealogy of French Historical Epistemology PDF
David M. Peña-Guzmán 159-183
Beyond the Analytic of Finitude: Kant, Heidegger, Foucault PDF
J. Colin McQuillan 184-199


What is Psychology? PDF
David M. Peña-Guzmán 200-213
Foucault: The Materiality of a Working Life An interview with Daniel Defert by Alain Brossat, assisted by Philippe Chevallier PDF
Colin Gordon 214-230

Review Essay

New Books “By” Foucault PDF
Timothy O’Leary 231-237

Book Reviews

Review of Torben Bech Dyrberg, Foucault on the Politics of Parrhesia (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), i-vi, 1-141, electronic £36.99 (UK), ISBN: 978-1-137-36835-5 PDF
Martin Paul Eve 238-240
Martin Heidegger, Bremen and Freiburg Lectures: Insight Into That Which Is and Basic Principles of Thinking, Translated by Andrew J. Mitchell (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2012), ISBN: 978-0-253-00231-0 PDF
Eric Guzzi 241-244
Brian Lightbody, Philosophical Genealogy I: An epistemological reconstruction of Nietzsche and Foucault’s Genealogical Method (New York: Peter Lang Publishing Inc., 2010). PDF
Eric Guzzi 245-247
Lynne Huffer, Are the Lips a Grave? A Queer Feminist on the Ethics of Sex (New York: Columbia University Press, 2013), ISBN: 978-0-231-16417-7 PDF
Sarah Hansen 248-252
James D. Faubion (ed.), Foucault Now: Current Perspectives in Foucault Studies (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2014), ISBN-13: 978-0-7456-6378-4. PDF
Denise Mifsud 253-258
Jean-Francois Bert and Elisabetta Basso (eds.), Foucault à Münsterlingen; À l’origine de l’Histoire de la folie, Avec des photographies de Jacqueline Verdeaux (Paris: Éditions de l’école des hautes études en sciences sociales, 2015) PDF
Sverre Raffnsøe 259-261
Mark G.E. Kelly, Foucault’s History of Sexuality Volume I; The Will to Knowledge (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2013), vi-ix, 1-150, ISBN 978-0-7486-4889-4. PDF
Max Rosenkrantz 262-266
Antonella Cutro, Technique et vie: biopolitique et philosophie du bios dans la pensée de Michel Foucault (Paris: L’Harmattan, 2010), ISBN: 978-2-296-54085-9. PDF
Samuel Talcott 267-271
Nadine Ehlers, Racial Imperatives: Discipline, Performativity, and Struggles Against Subjection (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2012), 185 pages. PDF
R. D. Wood 272-274

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Special Issue: Foucault Meets EU Studies
Global Society (2016), Vol. 30, No. 3, pp. 387-506.

Table of contents:

Introduction: Foucault Meets EU Studies Lucie Chamlian & Dirk Nabers

The Colonisation of the Future: Power, Knowledge and Preparedness in CSDP Lucie Chamlian
Exploring the Security/Facilitation Nexus: Foucault at the `Smart´ Border Matthias Leese
Knots, Port Authorities and Governance: Knotting Together the Port of Hamburg Luis Lobo-Guerrero & Anna Stobbe
The Sight of Migration: Governmentality, Visibility and Europe´s Contested Borders Martina Tazzioli & William Walters
Conducting Government: Governmentality, Monitoring and EU Counter-Terrorism Stef Wittendorp
Local Practices of Immigration: The “Right of Death and Power over Life” in German Asylum Discourses Dirk Nabers

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Vol 7 (2016): Special issue: Special education and the deviant child in the Nordic countries – the impact of Foucault, Nordic Journal of Social Research

Table of Contents


Guest editorial: special education and the deviant child in the Nordic countries – the impact of Foucault PDF
Julie Allan, Bjørn Hamre


The subject of exemption: through discourses of normalization and individualization in Denmark PDF
Bjørn Hamre, Tine Fristrup, Gerd Christensen
Intelligence testing, ethnicity, and construction of the deviant child: Foucault and special education in Sweden PDF
Thom Axelsson
Why Michel Foucault in Norwegian Special-Education Research? PDF
Hege Knudsmoen, Eva Simonsen
Foucault and deaf education in Finland PDF
Lauri Siisiäinen
Diagnosing, special education, and ‘learnification’ in Danish schools PDF
Bjørn Hamre
Democratic and Inclusive Education in Iceland: Transgression and the Medical Gaze PDF
Ólafur Páll Jónsson

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

ISSN 1892-2783

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New Issue of Foucault Studies
Number 20: December 2015: Civil Society

All articles open access


 Table of Contents


Editorial PDF
Sverre Raffnsøe et al. 1-3

Special Issue on Civil Society

Introductory Note: Foucault and Civil Society PDF
Miikka Pyykkönen 4-7
Liberalism, Governmentality and Counter-Conduct; An Introduction to Foucauldian Analytics of Liberal Civil Society Notions PDF
Miikka Pyykkönen 8-35
Foucault, Ferguson, and civil society PDF
Samantha Ashenden 36-51
Haunted by the Rebellion of the Poor: Civil Society and the Racialized Problem of the (Non-)economic Subject PDF
Anna Selmeczi 52-75
Civil Society and Biopolitics in Contemporary Russia: The Case of Russian “Daddy-Schools” PDF
Pelle Åberg 76-95
Civil Society Organizations and Care of the Self: An Ethnographic Case Study on Emancipation and Participation in Drug Treatment PDF
Riikka Perälä 96-115

Section in collaboration with Foucault Circle

Introduction PDF
Margaret McLaren, Dianna Taylor 116-121
Foucault’s Fossils: Life Itself and the Return to Nature in Feminist Philosophy PDF
Lynne Huffer 122-141
Foucault, Laughter, and Gendered Normalization PDF
Emily R. Douglas 142-154
Against Totalitarianism: Agamben, Foucault, and the Politics of Critique PDF
C. Heike Schotten 155-179


“Is power always secondary to the economy?” Foucault and Adorno on Power and Exchange PDF
Deborah Cook 180-198
Academic Subjectivities: Governmentality and Self-Development in Higher Education PDF
Fabian Cannizzo 199-217
Technologies of the Other: Renewing ‘empathy’ between Foucault and psychoanalysis. PDF
Andrea Lobb 218-235

Review Symposium

Introduction to Review Symposium: On Government of the Living PDF
Alan Milchman, Alan Rosenberg 236-242
The Christian Art of Being Governed PDF
Colin Gordon 243-265
Foucault’s On the Government of the Living PDF
David Konstan 266-276
“Spiritual Gymnastics”: Reflections on Michel Foucault’s On the Government of the Living 1980 Collège de France lectures PDF
Jeremy Carrette 277-290

Review Essay

Foucault’s Flirt? Neoliberalism, the Left and the Welfare State; a Commentary on La dernière leçon de Michel Foucault and Critiquer Foucault PDF
Magnus Paulsen Hansen 291-306

Book Reviews

Marcelo Hoffman, Foucault and Power: The Influence of Political Engagement on Theories of Power (New York and London: Bloomsbury, 2014), i-ix, 1-221, hb $120.00 (US), ISBN: 9781441180940 PDF
Ben Golder 307-311
Keith Ansell-Pearson (ed.), Nietzsche and Political Thought (New York: NY: Bloomsbury, 2013), 256, $120, ISBN: 978-1-4411-2933-8. PDF
Eric Guzzi 312-316
Warren Montag, Althusser and His Contemporaries: Philosophy’s Perpetual War (Durham: Duke University Press, 2013), 256pp., $23.95 pb ISBN: 978-0-8223-9904-9. PDF
Martin Paul Eve 317-319
Claudio Colaguori (ed.), Security, Life and Death: Governmentality and Biopower in the Post 9/11 Era (Whitby: De Sitter Publications, 2013), $39.00, ISBN: 978-1-897160-81-7 PDF
Carlos Torres 320-323
P. Cesaroni and S. Chignola (eds.), La forza del vero; Un seminario sui Corsi di Michel Foucault al Collège de France (1981-1984) (Verona: Ombre Corte, 2013), 7-179, € 15.00, ISBN: 978-88-97522-54-6 PDF
Giovanni Maria Mascaretti 324-328
Hutter, Horst, and Eli Friedland (eds.), Nietzsche’s Therapeutic Teaching for Individuals and Culture (New York: NY: Bloomsbury, 2013), 264 pp., $ 130, 978-1-4411-2533-0. PDF
Eric Guzzi 329-333
John Protevi, Life, War, Earth: Deleuze and the Sciences (Minnesota: Minnesota University Press, 2013), Pagination, Price, ISBN: 978-0-8166-8102-0. PDF
Mohammad-Ali Rahebi 334-338


Editorial: Toolbox PDF
Sverre Raffnsøe et al. 339
The Uncollected Foucault PDF
Stuart Elden 340-353


Editorial: Exchanges PDF
Sverre Raffnsøe et al. 354-355
Neoliberalism, Governmentality, Ethnography: A Response to Michelle Brady PDF
Mitchell Dean 356-366
Neoliberalism, Governmentality, and Ethnography: A rejoinder PDF
Michelle Brady

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Carte Semiotiche Annali 4 – Call For Papers in Italian, English, French and Spanish

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LE IMMAGINI DEL CONTROLLO. Visibilità e governo dei corpi
La redazione di Carte Semiotiche vi invita ad inviare proposte di contributo in italiano, inglese, francese o spagnolo (max. 2000 caratteri spazi inclusi o 500 parole) corredate di un breve profilo biografico (max. 10 righe) entro il 31 gennaio 2016 al seguente indirizzo: cartesemiotiche@gmail.com
Per ulteriori informazioni si prega di contattare i curatori del volume, Maria Cristina Addis (krix.addis@gmail.com) e Giacomo Tagliani (giacomo.tagliani@sns.it).

IMAGES OF CONTROL. Visibility and the Government of Bodies
The Editorial Board invites you to send an abstract with a proposal of contribution (2000 characters or 500 words) in English, French, Italian, Spanish (please attach a short biography) by the 31st of January 2016, to the following address: cartesemiotiche@gmail.com For any questions, please contact the editors Maria Cristina Addis (krix.addis@gmail.com) and Giacomo Tagliani (giacomo.tagliani@sns.it)

LES IMAGES DU CONTRÔLE. Visibilité et gouvernement des corps
La rédaction de Carte Semiotiche vous invite à envoyer vos propositions de contribution (max. 2000 caractères espaces inclus ou 500 mots) accompagnées d’une brève bibliographie (max. 10 lignes) avant le 31 janvier 2016 à l’adresse suivant: cartesemiotiche@gmail.com. Si vous avez des quéstiones, n’hesitez pas à contacter les directeurs éditorials du volume Maria Cristina Addis (krix.addis@gmail.com) et Giacomo Tagliani (giacomo.tagliani@sns.it)

IMÁGENES DEL CONTROL. Visibilidad y gobierno de los cuerpos
La redacción de Carte Semiotiche invita a enviar propuestas de contribuciones (máximo 2000 caracteres con espacios incluidos o 500 palabras) acompañadas de un breve perfil biográfico (máximo 10 líneas) del autor antes del 31 de enero de 2016 a la redacción: cartesemiotiche@gmail.com. Si tienes preguntas, contacter por favor los coordinadores del número Maria Cristina Addis (krix.addis@gmail.com) y Giacomo Tagliani (giacomo.tagliani@sns.it)

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