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Foucault and the History of Our Present

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Introduction

      • Martina Tazzioli, Sophie Fuggle, Yari Lanci
      Pages 1-10
  3. Spaces of Governmentality

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 75-75
    2. Securing the Social: Foucault and Social Networks

      • Tiziana Terranova
      Pages 111-127
  4. Troubling Subjectivities

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 129-129
    2. Human Pastorate and ‘La Vie Bête’

      • Alain Brossat
      Pages 131-141

About this book

According to Michel Foucault, the 'history of the present' should constitute the starting point for any enquiry into the past. This collection considers the continued relevance of Foucault's work for thinking the history of our present and includes essays and interviews by Judith Butler, Judith Revel, Mark Neocleous, and Tiziana Terranova.

Keywords

  • Foucault
  • present
  • critique
  • historical ontology
  • subjectivity
  • governmentality
  • security
  • biopolitics
  • freedom
  • Judith Butler
  • liberty
  • Michel Foucault
  • truth

Reviews

“The essays in this volume explore many interesting and important themes and events and show how Foucauldian analytics may be used to understand and interpret the history of our many presents. ... the essays in this volume are a valuable contribution to those looking to use Foucault’s concepts and methodology to understand contemporary situations. Each offers us new ways of understanding, theorizing and resisting the power relations still in operation today.” (Jordan Liz, marxandphilosophy.org.uk, August, 2016)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Nottingham Trent University, UK

    Sophie Fuggle

  • Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

    Yari Lanci

  • University of Oulu, Finland

    Martina Tazzioli

About the editors

Alain Brossat, University of Paris VIII, France Laura Cremonesi Sophie Fuggle, Nottingham Trent University, UK Orazio Irrera, University of Paris I, France Yari Lanci, University of London, UK Daniele Lorenzini, La Sapienza, Rome, Italy Mark Neocleous, Brunel University, UK Saul Newman, University of London, UK Mathieu Renault, Université Paris 13 Nord/Sorbonne Paris Cité, France Judith Revel, University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, France Sanjay Seth, University of London, UK Federica Sossi, University of Bergamo, Italy Martina Tazzioli, University of Oulu, Finland Tiziana Terranova, University of Naples 'L'Orientale', Italy Alberto Toscano, University of London, UK William Walters, Carleton University, Canada

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USD 44.99
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Softcover Book
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Hardcover Book
USD 89.99
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