miércoles, 15 de junio de 2016

Reseñas de obras recientes que tratan la impronta Foucaltiana:

Comparto cuatro reseñas de obras recientes que tratan la impronta Foucaltiana:

The Origins of Neoliberalism: Modeling the Economy from Jesus to Foucault (2016)
by Clare O'Farrell

leshemDotan Leshem, The Origins of Neoliberalism: Modeling the Economy from Jesus to Foucault, Columbia University Press, 2016

Dotan Leshem recasts the history of the West from an economic perspective, bringing politics, philosophy, and economics closer together and revealing the significant role of Christian theology in shaping economic and political thought. He begins with early Christianity's engagement with economic knowledge and the influence of this interaction on politics and philosophy. He then follows the secularization of economics in liberal and neoliberal theory, showing it to be a perversion of earlier communitarian tradition. Only by radically relocating the origins of modernity in late antiquity, Leshem argues, can we confront neoliberalism.

Introduction: Economy Before Christ
1. From Oikos to Ecclesia
2. Modeling the Economy
3. Economy and Philosophy
4. Economy and Politics
5. Economy and the Legal Framework
6. From Ecclesiastical to Market Economy

Dotan Leshem is senior lecturer in the department of government and political theory at the School of Political Sciences, University of Haifa.

Placeless places: resolving the paradox of Foucault’s heterotopia (2016)
by Clare O'Farrell

Kelvin T. Knight, Placeless places: resolving the paradox of Foucault's heterotopia (2016) Textual Practice, Published online: 22 Apr 2016

This article looks to restore Michel Foucault's concept of the heterotopia to its literary origins, and to thereby resolve the paradox that exists between Foucault's various definitions of the term. Described by Foucault as both an unimaginable space, representable only in language, and as a kind of semi-mythical real site, examples of which include the mirror, the prison, the library, the garden and the brothel, the heterotopia seems inherently contradictory. However, through a reading of an often overlooked radio broadcast given by Foucault as part of a series on literature and utopia, this article demonstrates that the concept was never intended to refer to real urban sites, but rather pertains exclusively to textual representations of these sites. Subsequently, it looks to draw parallels between Foucault's remarks about the heterotopia and several examples of his literary criticism, on writers including Sade, Flaubert and Borges. In particular it draws attention to the similarities between Foucault's definitions of the heterotopia and the language he uses to describe the ‘placeless places’ of Blanchot's fiction, and to posit the heterotopia as an example of Blanchot's notion of literary contestation.

Special Issue: Foucault Meets EU Studies (2016)
by Clare O'Farrell

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

The media’s role in transmitting a cultural ideology and the effect on the general public (2016)
by Clare O'Farrell

McMahon, J., Barker-Ruchti, N.
The media’s role in transmitting a cultural ideology and the effect on the general public
(2016) Qualitiative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 8 (2), pp. 131-146.

Previous research investigating Australian swimming culture revealed a deeply entrenched ‘slim to win’ ideology, a notion that is centred on the swimmer body needing to be lean in order to achieve competitive performance. While previous research revealed that ‘slim to win’ was occurring in situ, this study examines how media representations might come to be possible contributors to this ideology being proliferated to outsiders of the culture. Specifically, three professional sports photographs are examined for materiality criteria. Further, an affect perspective is employed through Foucault’s idea of ‘dispositive’ to consider how the messages provided by the images, their captions and the titles of the news items they were included in, were consumed. We argue that the media representations included in this investigation are highly problematic because they reinforce the ‘slim to win’ ideology. Further, we argue that many people who contributed to the online forums relating to these media representations reproduced and to a certain extent negotiated ‘slim to win’ through their comments. This latter point occurred via the representations which provided a platform for critical interpretation. © 2016 Taylor & Francis.

Author Keywords
affect; body; dispositive; Foucault; Materiality; media; online forum comments; photographs; slim to win; swimming

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