Category Archives: Foucault: The Birth of Power

Recent reviews of my Foucault books – Mike Gane, JM Moore and Nancy Luxon

Foucault: The Birth of Power is reviewed by Nancy Luxon in Perspectives in Politics, and by JM Moore in Justice, Power and Resistance. That book, and Foucault’s Last Decade are also discussed in a review essay by Mike Gane in … Continue reading

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Foucault: The Birth of Power reviewed by Audrey Borowski in Politics, Religion & Ideology

My 2017 book Foucault: The Birth of Power is generously reviewed by Audrey Borowski in Politics, Religion & Ideology (requires subscription). Links to other reviews and discussions of this book, and its companion Foucault’s Last Decade are archived here.  

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Foucault’s visit to Attica prison in 1972

In April 1972, during a visit to SUNY Buffalo, Foucault visited Attica prison. This was only one year after the uprising and its brutal suppression. John K. Simon, chair of the Buffalo French department, interviewed him about what he saw. … Continue reading

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A year in review – publications, writing, talks, etc.

This is my last day of work in 2017. Tomorrow we head to Tenerife for ten days holiday, hoping for sunshine and lots of cycling. The last major work task I completed today was the copyediting queries for Shakespearean Territories. … Continue reading

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Stuart Elden’s Foucault books reviewed and discussed (PAIS News)

Stuart Elden’s Foucault books reviewed and discussed Stuart Elden’s two books Foucault’s Last Decade (Polity 2016) and Foucault: The Birth of Power (Polity 2017) have recently been reviewed and discussed in a number of places. A review of both books can be found in The … Continue reading

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Interview on Foucault: The Birth of Power at New Books in Critical Theory

How did Foucault become a public, political intellectual? In Foucault: The Birth of Power (Polity Press, 2017), Stuart Elden, Professor of Political Theory and Geography at the University of Warwick, follows up his book on Foucault’s Last Decade with research … Continue reading

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Interviews about my Foucault books on New Books in Critical Theory (audio)

I’ve just been interviewed by Dave O’Brien for the New Books in Critical Theory series about Foucault: The Birth of Power. The podcast of that interview should be available shortly and I’ll share when available [update: now available here]. In the … Continue reading

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Bruce Robbins in The Nation reviews Foucault’s Last Decade and Foucault: The Birth of Power

Bruce Robbins in The Nation reviews my two books Foucault’s Last Decade and Foucault: The Birth of Power. It’s a generous and thoughtful review, and while I wouldn’t agree with all of it, I’m very grateful for the review and the … Continue reading

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Daniel Defert on the Foucault-Sartre relation – a 1990 letter

This was not a source I knew about before: Daniel Defert, “Lettre à Claude Lanzmann”, Les Temps Modernes, No 531-533, Vol 2, 1990,  pp. 1201-1206. It’s a short piece in a massive 1400 page collection devoted to Sartre, ten years after … Continue reading

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Foucault’s Punitive Society and my two Foucault books reviewed in 3am Magazine by Peter Gratton

Foucault’s The Punitive Society lecture course and my Foucault’s Last Decade and Foucault: The Birth of Power are reviewed in 3am Magazine by Peter Gratton. It’s a long, thoughtful and generous review. As well as saying many insightful things about the books reviewed, … Continue reading

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