Category Archives: Michel Foucault

Kathryn Medien, ‘Foucault in Tunisia: The encounter with intolerable power’, The Sociological Review 2019

Kathryn Medien, ‘Foucault in Tunisia: The encounter with intolerable power‘, The Sociological Review, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1177/0038026119870107 (requires subscription) In September 1966, 10 years after Tunisia officially gained independence from French colonial rule, Michel Foucault took up a three-year secondment, teaching philosophy … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault update 26 – Defert, Wahl, Warsaw, Hamburg, Dumézil

Since the last update, and a short holiday in Wales, I’ve been systematically going through each of the previously drafted chapters, and doing a bit of reorganization. I’ve also worked through all the issues of Le Magazine Littéraire which have theme … Continue reading

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Books received – Martin Jones, Cities and Regions in Crisis and some for the early Foucault work

A copy of Martin Jones, Cities and Regions in Crisis, generously sent by Martin, and some second-hand ones for The Early Foucault work. Clavel, Mauriac and Italiaander all knew Foucault at different times, and Pestana is a useful study of his early … Continue reading

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Nancy Luxon (ed.), Archives of Infamy: Foucault on State Power in the Lives of Ordinary Citizens – University of Minnesota Press, August 2019

Nancy Luxon (ed.), Archives of Infamy: Foucault on State Power in the Lives of Ordinary Citizens – University of Minnesota Press, August 2019 Great to see a copy of this collection, in which I have a piece ‘Home, Street, City: … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault update 25 – back after a long break on other projects

It’s been over five months since I posted an update on The Early Foucault, and it is only in the last couple of weeks that I’ve really been back at work on the manuscript. In the spring and early summer … Continue reading

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Books received – Dodds & Nuttall, Osborne, Bataille, Demetriou and Dimova, Fennelly, Magazine littéraire

Books received – Klaus Dodds & Mark Nuttall, The Arctic: What Everyone Needs to Know, Thomas Osborne, The Structure of Modern Cultural Theory, George Bataille, The Unfinished System of Knowledge, Olga Demetriou and Rozita Dimova, The Political Materialities of Borders, Katherine Fennelly, An … Continue reading

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Nadia Bou Ali and Rohit Goel (eds.), Lacan Contra Foucault: Subjectivity, Sex, and Politics, Bloomsbury, 2019 – reviewed at NDPR

Nadia Bou Ali and Rohit Goel (eds.), Lacan Contra Foucault: Subjectivity, Sex, and Politics, Bloomsbury, 2019 – reviewed at NDPR. Sounds an interesting, if uneven collection. Shame about the prohibitive price. This book grew out of a 2015 conference at … Continue reading

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Michel Foucault, Folie, Langage, Litterature, edited by Henri-Paul Fruchaud, Daniele Lorenzini and Judith Revel, Vrin, September 2019

Michel Foucault, Folie, Langage, Litterature, edited by Henri-Paul Fruchaud, Daniele Lorenzini and Judith Revel, Vrin, September 2019 The latest collection of pieces from the archive, with an introduction by Judith Revel. La folie, le langage et la littérature ont longtemps … Continue reading

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Books received – Melossi & Pavarini, Talcott, Foucault, Hall

Books received in recompense for review work – Dario Melossi & Massimo Pavarini, The Prison and the Factory; Samuel Talcott, Georges Canguilhem and the Problem of Error; Michel Foucault, Discourse and Truth and Parrēsia, and Stuart Hall, Familiar Stranger: A Life between … Continue reading

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‘Foucault in the Valley of Death’ – Andrew Marzoni on Simeon Wade’s Foucault in California

‘Foucault in the Valley of Death‘ – Andrew Marzoni on Simeon Wade’s Foucault in California in The Baffler (online and in issue #46). I spoke to Marzoni by phone during his research for this piece, and am briefly quoted in it. … Continue reading

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