Category Archives: Foucault

sociality, technology, relationality

John Dewey: “Industry and inventions in technology, for example, create means which alter the modes of associated behavior and which radically change the quantity, character and place of impact of their indirect consequences” (The Public and Its Problems 30) Michel … Continue reading

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Foucualt’s History of Sexuality in video

Gregory alerted me to this video via Twitter, and I think it’s a rather fun synopsis of Foucault’s History of Sexuality, though there are a few inaccuracies. Particularly, I like the juxtapositions in the film (especially the use of Elmo!):

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hermeneutics of desire and outing politicians

Outrage, a film about politicians who actively work against the interests of queers yet allegedly have gay sex, premiered on Friday in a few cities. It’s playing in Philadelphia, and I really want to go see it, but can’t really … Continue reading

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cite check

Inside Higher Ed has a post about poor citation in academic publishing. I’ve noticed this problem a few times in journal articles and books: misspelled authors’ names, wrong journal volume numbers, a bibliographic entry that doesn’t have the translator listed, … Continue reading

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should scientists have to read foucault and adorno?

“In reality, a cycle of manipulation and retroactive need is unifying the system ever more tightly…. Technical rationality today is the rationality of domination” (Horkheimer and Adorno, Dialectic of the Enlightenment 95). I just read this LA times story titled … Continue reading

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