Category Archives: Foucault

Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples

From the vantage point of the colonized, the term ‘research’ is inextricably linked with European colonialism; the ways in which scientific research has been implicated in the worst excesses of imperialism remains a powerful remembered history for many of the … Continue reading

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Normalizing Foucault? – A Rhizomatic Approach to Plateaus in Anglophone Educational Research

In  a  recent  analysis  of  anglophone  scholarship, Baker and Heyning considered both where and when Foucault’s name was made to live and also analyzed the kinds of work such naming has performed,  i.e., the substantive claims made  in the name … Continue reading

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Foucault, Education, the Self and Modernity

Michel Foucault is often criticised in English-speaking circles  for being interested only in power as domination, and  of being uninterested in freedom and social reform.  This  paper shows, however,  that Foucault’s overarching concern was with  the constitution of  the self … Continue reading

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The government of self and others

This lecture, given by Michel Foucault at the Collège de France, launches an inquiry into the notion of parresia and continues his rereading of ancient philosophy. Through the study of this notion of truth-telling, of speaking out freely, Foucault reexamines … Continue reading

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“El neoliberalismo ubica a la educación en el mercado de competición, de producción exacerbada”

Alfredo Veiga Neto – Su mirada sobre la educación tiene raíz en Foucault. El futuro de una escuela en sociedades más complejas. El neoliberalismo equipara a la educación, señala, con el comprismo, más que el consumismo. Para Marx la escuela … Continue reading

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Noam Chomsky & Michel Foucault Debate Human Nature & Power

It’s the clash of two intellectual titans, Noam Chomsky and Michel Foucault. In ’71, at the height of the Vietnam War, the American linguist and French historian/social theorist appeared on Dutch TV to debate a fundamental question: Is there such a … Continue reading

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A Diagram of Panoptic Surveillance

This article critiques a number of recent attempts to outline a contemporary theory of panoptic surveillance. It argues that an updated Foucaultian thesis must take into consideration the decentered and networked aspects of information technologies in an attempt to explain … Continue reading

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Intellectuals and Power: A conversation between Michel Foucault and Gilles Deleuze

Read This is a transcript of a 1972 conversation between the post-structuralist philosophers Michel Foucault and Gilles Deleuze, which discusses the links between the struggles of women, homosexuals, prisoners etc to class struggle, and also the relationship between theory, practice … Continue reading

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Regulation and Risk – Early Childhood Education and Care Services as Sites where the Laugh of Foucault Resounds

Read This article problematises the construction of regulation as an effective manager of risks to children in early childhood education and care (ECEC) services. Adopting a Foucaldian, governmentalist approach to regulation and risk, the authors suggest that governments in Australia … Continue reading

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Structuralism, Post-Structuralism, and Neo-Liberalism – Assessing Foucault’s Legacy

Read This article traces Foucault’s distinctive commitment to ‘post-structuralism’ through tracing the affinities and departures from structuralism. It is argued that under the infuence of Nietzsche, Foucault’s approach marks a distinct break with structuralism in several crucial respects. What results … Continue reading

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