Post Tagged with: "foucault"

Review – Civil Wars: A History in Ideas

Review – Civil Wars: A History in Ideas

An exponent of longue durée history, Armitage brings together several trains of thought in this volume which begins in ancient Rome and ends in contemporary Syria.

Interview – Charlotte Epstein

Interview – Charlotte Epstein

Charlotte Epstein discusses the impact Foucault has had on her thinking, explains why discourse matters in the study of IR, and assesses the politics of surveillance.

From Sovereignty to War: Foucault’s Analytic of Power

From Sovereignty to War: Foucault’s Analytic of Power

Foucault’s work draws our attention to the fact that in an age characterized by mechanisms of exclusion of those who threaten the human race that war, not sovereignty, is political strategy.

Bill Woodrow's 'Sitting On History' was purchased for the British Library by Carl Djerassi and Diane Middlebrook in 1997. It was photographed in the foyer (lobby) of the British Library. Sitting on History, with its ball and chain, refers to the book as the captor of information which we cannot escape.

Information above gleaned from information sheet available at the British Library information desk

The bust you can see top left is Sir Colin St John Wilson RA - Celia Scott, 1998 - a gift from the American Trust for the British Library

The Past Is Dead. Long Live the Past! A Manifesto for (Teaching) Social Change

Historiography becomes not only a valuable object of study, but also a crucial reminder that every present has its own version of the past.

Theory and Other Languages

Theory and Other Languages

While utilizing theory, can potentially be done only on the basis of existing translations, anything more substantive will benefit from attention to the original source.

Review – Sexing War/Policing Gender

Review – Sexing War/Policing Gender

Åhäll’s volume explores cultural representations of female political agency and female political violence through the metanarrative of motherhood.

Greeks and Psychiatry in Crisis

Greeks and Psychiatry in Crisis

The post-2008 financial crisis goes beyond the economic problems that Greece now faces. It has also created a generalized crisis in the field of psychiatry.

Understanding Resilience through the Rudiments of Biopolitics

Understanding Resilience through the Rudiments of Biopolitics

Opposite conceptualizations of resilience as proper to new emerging ontological relations; biopolitics reminds us that resilience is enmeshed with power and control.

Beyond the Military Front

Beyond the Military Front

Whilst many would feel uneasy recognising law enforcement action to be war, it can be recognised as war whenever law enforcement produces the effects of battle.

Foucault and International Relations

Foucault and International Relations

Though Michel Foucault remains a somewhat marginalized figure within international relations, the critical ethos he left behind has greatly inspired IR scholars.

Is Poststructuralism a Useful IR Theory? What About Its Relationship to Historical Materialism?

Is Poststructuralism a Useful IR Theory? What About Its Relationship to Historical Materialism?

The quality of our critique of world politics and our ability to change it is at stake. It seems a good idea to give conversation a try.

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