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Books and articles on Foucault


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This list includes publications and theses produced since 1998 and only represents a fraction of the new material constantly appearing on Foucault. The selection here is quite arbitrary and only includes items that have been brought to my attention. A good place to search on the web for these and other new books in English either about Foucault or using his work is at Amazon Books. For books in French try Les mots à la bouche or FNAC.

For a more extensive bibliography of secondary material (last updated Feb 2000) see Jeff Hearn's bibliography. See also the books reviews section of the Foucault Studies journal. For additional works from mid 2010 onwards see the Foucault News blog.

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Ashenden, Samantha and Owen, David. (1999). Foucault Contra Habermas. London: Sage.

Bennett, Tony. (1998). Culture: A Reformer's Science. St. Leonards: Allen & Unwin.

Bernauer, James and Carrette, Jeremy. (Eds.). (2004). Foucault and Theology. Hampshire/Burlington: Ashgate.
A collection of new as well as already published essays by leading Foucault scholars on how Foucault is/might be employed to rethink theological themes and religious practices. Authors include Castelli, Clark, Schuld, Bernauer, Leezenberg, Caputo, Flynn, Cutrofello, Beaudoin, Pinto, Carrette, Jordan, Mahon.

Bratich, Jack, Packer, Jeremy, McCarthy, Cameron. (Eds.). (2003). Foucault, Cultural Studies, and Governmentality. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

Brich, Cécile. (2006). 'Foucault, Criminal Subjectivity, and the Groupe d'information sur les prisons'. Ph.D. thesis
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Carrette, Jeremy (2000) Foucault and Religion, London: Routledge.
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Chambon, Adrienne S. , Irving, Allan, Epstein, Laura. (1999). Reading Foucault for Social Work. New York: Columbia University Press.

Cladis, Mark S. (Eds.). (1999). Durkheim and Foucault: perspectives on education and punishment. Oxford: Durkheim Press.
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Coveney, John. (2000). Food Morals and Meaning: The pleasure and anxiety of eating. London: Routledge.

Crampton, Jeremy W. (2004). The Political Mapping of Cyberspace. 224 p., 5 halftones, 13 line drawings, 6 tables. University of Chicago Press. Cloth $62.00tx 0-226-11745-6. Paper For sale in U.S.A., Canada, and the United Kingdom only $25.00tx 0-226-11746-4
There's also a European edition from Edinburgh University Press. Paperback ISBN 0748614133, Hardback ISBN 0748614125. Oct. 2003.
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Culpitt, Ian. (2001). 'Michel Foucault, Social Policy and 'Limit Experience'. Ph.D. thesis. Social Policy, Victoria University of Wellington.
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Darier, Eric. (ed.) (1999). Discourses of the Environment. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.
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Davidson, Arnold. (2001). The Emergence of Sexuality: Historical Epistemology and the Formation of Concepts. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Deacon, Roger. (2003). Fabricating Foucault: Rationalising the Management of Individuals. Milwaukee: Marquette University Press. ISBN: 0874626617 (pbk).
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Dean, Mitchell. (1999). Governmentality: power and rule in modern society. London: Sage.

Dean, Mitchell and Hindess, Barry. (Eds.). (1998). Governing Australia. Melbourne: CUP.

Devine, Nesta. (2004). Education and Public Choice, A critical account of the invisible hand in education. Connecticut: Praeger.

Duschinsky, Robbie. (2006). The First Great Insurrection Against Global Systems: Foucault's Writings on the Iranian Revolution - European Journal of Social Theory, (9) 4, 547-558.

Stenson, Kevin. (1998). Beyond Histories of the Present, Economy and Society, (27) 4, 333-352.

Eizirik, Marisa F. (2005). Michel Foucault, um pensador do presente. Ijuí ( Brasil, RS), Editora Unijuí. 2001 (1st edition); 2005 ( 2nd edition), 160 pp.

Elden, Stuart. (2001). Mapping the Present Heidegger, Foucault & the Project of a Spatial History. London: Continuum.

Falzon, Christopher. (1998). Foucault and Social Dialogue: Beyond Fragmentation. London and New York: Routledge. Reprinted 1999.
This book presents a reading of Foucault as a philosopher of dialogue, and argues that such a reading provides a clear basis for understanding his notions of ethics and critique.

Falzon, Christopher. (2002). Philosophy Goes to the Movies: An Introduction to Philosophy. London: Routledge.
Review Sydney Morning Herald
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Fitzsimons, P. (1999). 'Michel Foucault, regimes of punishment, and the question of liberty.' International Journal of the Sociology of Law. 27, (4), 379-399.

Gauntlett, David. (2002). Media, Gender & Identity: An Introduction. London: Routledge.
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Greco, M. (1998). Illness as a Work of Thought. A Foucauldian Perspective on Psychosomatics. London: Routledge.

Gros, Frédéric, (Ed.). (2002). Foucault et le courage de la vérité. Presses Universitaires de France.

Gros Frédéric. & Lévy, C. (2003). Foucault et la philosophie antique. Paris: Kimé, .

Han, Béatrice. (2003). Foucault's Critical Project: Between the Transcendental and the Historical. California: Stanford University Press.

Hanssen, Beatrice. (2000). Critique of Violence: Between Poststructuralism and Critical Theory. New York and London: Routledge, pp. 30-96.
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Ibarra, Eduardo. (2001). La universidad en México hoy: gubernamentalidad y modernización. Mexico: UNAM-UAMI-UDUAL, 2nd edition 2003, 524 pp. ISBN 968-36-9099-8. (The Present of the Mecican University: Governmentality and Modernization)

Kelly, Mark G. E. (2008). The Political Philosophy of Michel Foucault. New York: Routledge. ISBN: 0415991919

Inda, Jonathan Xavier. (Ed.) (2005). Anthropologies of Modernity: Foucault, Governmentality, and Life Politics. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing.

Inda, Jonathan Xavier. (2006). Targeting Immigrants: Government, Technology, and Ethics. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing.

La Capra, Dominick Charles. (2000). Tocqueville, Foucault, French Studies. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press.

Lardellier, Pascal. (2003). Théorie du lien rituel: Anthropologie et Communication. Paris: L'Harmattan, Postface d'Alain Caillé,
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Lechuga, Graciela. (2004) Las resonancias literarias de Michel Foucault Mexico city: La Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana- Xochimilco, 330 pp.

Lecourt, Dominique. (1999). Les piètres penseurs, Paris: Flammarion.
This book mentions Foucault's conception of the intellectual.

Levy, Neil. (2001). Being Up-To-Date: Foucault, Sartre, and Postmodernity. New York: Peter Lang.
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Marzocca, Ottavio. (2007). Perché Il Governo. Il laboratorio etico-politico di Foucault manifestolibri

Massat, Eric. (2006). Servir et discipliner. Essai sur les relations des usagers aux services publics. Paris: Editions l'Harmattan
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McCallum, David. (2001). Personality and Dangerousness. Genealogies of Antisocial Personality Disorder. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

McGushin, Edward F. (2007). Foucault's askesis: an introduction to the philosophical life. Northwestern University Press.

McKinlay, Alan and Starkey Ken. (Eds.). (2004). Foucault, Management and Organization Theory. London: Sage Publications.

McKee, K. (2009) "Post-Foucauldian Governmentality: what does it offer critical social policy analysis?" Critical Social Policy 29(3): 465-486.

McKee, K. and Cooper, V. (2008) "The Paradox of Tenant Empowerment: regulatory and liberatory possibilities", Housing, Theory and Society 25 (2): 132-146

McManus, Ruth. (2003). 'Bad death: Sociology and the moral regulation of suicide in New Zealand'. PhD Thesis. Sociology, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
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D. Meadmore, B. Burnett and P. O'Brien. (Eds.). (1999). Understanding Education: Contexts and Agendas for the New Millennium. Sydney: Prentice Hall.
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Milchman, Alan and Rosenberg, Alan. (Eds.). (2003). Foucault and Heidegger: Critical Encounters. Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press.
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Mourad, Roger. (1997). Postmodern philosophical critique and the pursuit of knowledge in higher education. Westport, CT: Greenwood.

Mourad, Roger, (July 2003). After Foucault: A new form of right. Philosophy and Social Criticism (29), 4, 451-481.

O'Leary, Timothy. (2003). Foucault and the Art of Ethics. Continuum International Publishing Group. ISBN: 0826456278

Olssen, Mark. (1999). Michel Foucault: Materialism and Education. Bergin and Garvey.

Orlicz, Bartek
Article in Polish on Foucault and psychoanalysis

Orlicz, Bartek
In Polish. Doctorate on Foucault.

Osborne, Thomas. (2002). Aspects of Englightenment: Social Theory and the Ethics of Truth. UCL Press.

Moreno Pestaña, José Luis. (2006). En devenant Foucault: Sociogénèse d'un grand philosophe. Bellecombe-en-Bauges, Editions du Croquant.
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Northcote, Jeremy. (2007). The Paranormal and the Politics of Truth: A Sociological Perspective. Exeter: Imprint Academic.
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Peterson, Alan, and Bunton, Robin. (1997). Foucault, Health and Medicine. London and New York: Routledge.

Petersen, Alan; Barns, Ian; Dudley, Janice and Harris, Patricia. (1999). Poststructuralism, Citizenship and Social Policy. London: Routledge.

Petersen, Alan and Bunton, Robin. (2002). The New Genetics and the Public's Health. London: Routledge.

Purdy, Daniel. (1998). The Tyranny of Elegance: Consumer Cosmopolitanism in the Era of Goethe. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
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Robinson, Keith. (2001). Michel Foucault and The Freedom of Thought. Edwin Mellen Press.

Rose, Nikolas. (1998). Inventing Ourselves. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Rose, Nikolas. (1999). Governing the Soul: The Shaping of the Private Self. Second edition with new Preface and Afterword, Free Associations Books.

Rose, Nikolas. (1999). Powers of Freedom: Reframing Political Thought. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Rutherford, Paul. (2000). 'The Problem of Nature in Contemporary Social Theory'. PhD Thesis. Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra.
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Schuld, Joyce J. (2003). Foucault and Augustine: Reconsidering Power and Love. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press.

Seem, Mark D. (2000). Acupuncture Physical Medicine: An Acupuncture Touchpoint Approach to the Treatment of Chronic Fatigue, Pain, and Stress Disorders. Boulder, Co: Blue Poppy Press.
This book uses Foucault's ideas to talk about acupuncture and the differences between Eastern and Western medicine. Mark Seem studied under Foucault in the 1970s.

Shapiro, Gary. (2003). Archaeologies of Vision: Foucault and Nietzsche on Seeing and Saying. Chicago: Chicago University Press.

Sorrentino, Vincenzo. (2008). Il pensiero politico di Foucault. Roma: Meltemi.
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Staines, Deborah. (2007). Interrogating the War on Terror: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Stenson, Kevin. (1998). Beyond Histories of the Present, Economy and Society, (27) 4, 333-352.

Stenson, Kevin and Watt, Paul. (1999). Governmentality and 'the Death of the Social'?: A Discourse Analysis of Local Government Texts in South-East England, Urban Studies, (36) 1, 189-201.

Symes, Colin and Meadmore, Daphne. (Eds.). (1999. The Extra-ordinary School: Parergonality and Pedagogy. New York: Peter Lang,
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Taylor, Dianna and Vintges, Karen. (Eds.). (2004). Feminism and the Final Foucault. University of Illinois Press. 320 pages, Cloth, ISBN 0-252-02927-5. $50.00 Paper, ISBN 0-252-07182-4. $20.00
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Taylor, William M. (2004). The Vital Landscape: Nature and the Built Environment in Nineteenth-Century Britain. London: Ashgate.
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Tremain, Shelley (ed.) (2005). Foucault and the Government of Disability. Michigan: University of Michigan Press.
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Walters, William. (2002). Unemployment and Government: Genealogies of the Social. Cambridge: Cambridge.
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Widder, Nathan. (2002). Genealogies of Difference. University of Illinois Press, ISBN #0252027078
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Widder, Nathan.(2008) Reflections on Time and Politics. Penn State University Press, ISBN-10: 0271033940. ISBN-13: 978-0271033945

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