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Reading Foucault & thinking college activism

This has been in the making for several years now – trying to identify the causal chain from ideas to action, especially since the first reading of Foucault. 1,373 more words


Care of the self, resistance and subjectivity under neoliberal governmentalities - A Summary

In this recent article РCare of the self, resistance and subjectivity under neoliberal subjectivities Stephen Ball (2012)  effectively argues that teachers who resist the multiple demands of professionalism and just struggle to be themselves are resisting the dominant discourses of neoliberalism. 1,225 more words


The Order of Things

The Order of Things:

‘Animals are divided into: (a) belonging to the Emperor, (b) embalmed, (c) tame, (d) sucking pigs, (e) sirens, (f) fabulous, (g) stray dogs), (h) included in the present classification, (i) frenzied, (j) innumerable, (k) drawn with a very fine camelhair brush, (l) …

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Musings on Medicine

Author Note: This was published through Facebook several years ago, but as part of this blog’s reboot, is finding a new home here.

As long as I could remember, I have always wanted to become a physician. 922 more words

Foucault's Pendulum

I would estimate that 88% of this book went over my head. While I got the basic gist of the plot (yay me) I didn’t understand almost all of the deeply theoretical discussion and I missed almost all of the references, excluding Nicholas Flamel because I have read Harry Potter. 323 more words


Foucault, Power, and Education

Foucault, Power, and Education invites internationally renowned scholar Stephen J. Ball to reflect on the importance and influence of Foucault on his work in educational policy. 127 more words


Foucault's Last Decade

On 26 August 1974, Michel Foucault completed work on Discipline and Punish, and on that very same day began writing the first volume of The History of Sexuality. 186 more words