Special Issue on Michel Foucault by Theory, Culture and Society Journal

You need to have subscription to this great journal to read the articles but I am sure all major university libraries are subscribed to. At the end there is also roundup on art/intellectual/academic links…
[update: all articles downloadable here]
Introduction: Thinking after Michel Foucault
Couze Venn and Tiziana Terranova
Theory Culture Society 2009;26 1-11
Alternatives to the Prison: Dissemination or Decline of Social Control?
Michel Foucault
Theory Culture Society 2009;26 12-24
Foucault’s Untimely Struggle: Toward a Form of Spirituality
Paul Rabinow
Theory Culture Society 2009;26 25-44
Identity, Nature, Life: Three Biopolitical Deconstructions
Judith Revel
Theory Culture Society 2009;26 45-54

Self as Enterprise: Dilemmas of Control and Resistance in Foucault’s The Birth of Biopolitics
Lois McNay
Theory Culture Society 2009;26 55-77
Topologies of Power: Foucault’s Analysis of Political Government beyond ‘Governmentality’
Stephen J. Collier
Theory Culture Society 2009;26 78-108
Neoliberalism in Action: Inequality, Insecurity and the Reconstitution of the Social
Maurizio Lazzarato
Theory Culture Society 2009;26 109-133
The Shadows of Atheology: Epidemics, Power and Life after Foucault
Eugene Thacker
Theory Culture Society 2009;26 134-152
National Enterprise Emergency: Steps Toward an Ecology of Powers
Brian Massumi
Theory Culture Society 2009;26 153-185
Rethinking Biopolitics, Race and Power in the Wake of Foucault
David Macey
Theory Culture Society 2009;26 186-205
Neoliberal Political Economy, Biopolitics and Colonialism: A Transcolonial Genealogy of Inequality
Couze Venn
Theory Culture Society 2009;26 206-233
Another Life: The Nature of Political Economy in Foucault’s Genealogy of Biopolitics
Tiziana Terranova
Theory Culture Society 2009;26 234-262

Hans-Jörg Mayer at Giti Nourbakhsch

Hans-Jörg Mayer at Giti Nourbakhsch ;from Contemporary Art Daily by Forrest

Are the protests in California the start of a new national movement for access and affordability?

Comic Books in ?Mythology and the Movies?

from Dr. K’s Blog

Students in my anthropology and cinema studies course, ?Mythology and the Movies,? studied fan culture this semester and compared the stories we find in popular media (movies, magazines, comic books, music, etc) to ancient myths. One of their assignments was to create an original myth in comic book form, limited to 4 pages, and focused on the mythical worlds of either Harry Potter (book/movie 5) or Twilight (the first book/movie).

Race, French national identity, and disciplinary politics

from decasia: critique of academic culture by eli

I saw the following statements posted on Sauvons l?Université. I have, of course, no personal knowledge of the facts of the situation, but it?s a culturally interesting scenario:

Professor Robert Langdon Facts

from Boing Boing by Maggie Koerth-Baker

My buddy Ross Pfund, senior editor at the surprisingly un-boring Minnesota Law & Politics magazine, has, for some reason, decided to read the latest Dan Brown novel. Over the last few days, he’s been sharing Professor Robert Langdon Facts. The punchline: The facts are not made up. Well, OK, they’re made up in that Professor Robert Langdon is a fictional character. But any comedy you find here is the work of Dan Brown and is, ostensibly, unintentional.



The Top 10 Migration Issues of 2009
Source: Migration Policy Institute

1. The Recession?s Impact on Immigrants (pictured above) ? The recession that began in the United States two years ago and spread to most other parts of the worlds has had a deeper and more global effect on migration than any other economic downturn in the post-World War II era. Among the immigrants most affected are those in North America, Asia, and Europe.
2. Enforcement Tactics Shift in the Obama Era ? But What About Immigration Reform? ? In the absence of congressional action on any broad immigration reform, the election of President Barack Obama was expected to lead to changes in US immigration policy at the executive level.
3. Buyer?s Remorse on Immigration Continues ? The global recession has caused countries that once welcomed foreign workers by the tens and hundreds of thousands ? particularly Spain ? to rethink generous immigration policies as unemployment rates have risen.
4. What the Recession Wasn?t ? Some speculated that increasing unemployment could prompt thousands of immigrants to head home and citizens of hard-hit countries to assault immigrants for taking ?their? jobs and causing other problems. However, no country in 2009 has seen a mass exodus of immigrants due to the recession, and immigrants have not been systematically attacked.
5. Recession Prompts Some Governments to Cut Immigrant Integration Funding ? Commitments to immigrant integration have proved hard to keep in Spain, Ireland, and some US states as governments reexamined their recession-battered budgets in 2009.
6. Canada Bucks the Trend and Keeps Immigration Targets Steady ? Despite the highest unemployment rate in nearly a decade, Canada chose to leave untouched its long-standing points system and the number of immigrants admitted for permanent residence.
7. The World Is Talking about Climate Change and Migration ? Discussions about climate change and migration ramped up in 2009, in large part due to a number of conferences and reports surrounding the highly anticipated United Nations (UN) Climate Change conference in Copenhagen.
8. More Countries Entering into Post 9/11-Era Information-Sharing Agreements ? Over the past year, long-standing discussions and negotiations have resulted in several new information-sharing initiatives that seek to boost security while facilitating travel for legitimate travelers.
9. Some Relief for Immigrants in the Developing World ? South Africa, Brazil, and Costa Rica ? all destinations for migrants from the region ? sought to make the lives of immigrants a little better in 2009.
10. Asylum Seekers Unnerve Governments ? As violence flared from Afghanistan to Iraq to Mexico this year, hundreds of thousands fled over land and by boat in search of safety. Asylum seekers? main destinations ? Europe, Australia, and Canada ? were not new, but the governments in these countries took a harder line in 2009.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn: The IMF?s New Direction

from Project Syndicate
Roughly one year ago, the global economic situation looked grim: a severe global recession, massive wealth destruction, and declines in trade and employment. But a disaster of ?Great Depression? proportions was averted, thanks to unprecedented economic-policy coordination by governments around the world, with the IMF now set to help ensure that it continues.

The scope of natural pedagogy theory (II): uniquely human?

from ICCI Home

This is the second post in a series of two installments by Pierre Jacob, dwelling on Gergely and Csibra’s work on human communication. In Pierre’s first post, we saw that these experiments show that, as suggested by relevance theory, human can detect communicative intentions quite early. Now Pierre turns to a second issue.

Key test for graduate admissions will lose antonyms and analogies, replace some geometry with data analysis, alter scoring, and let test takers move among questions. ETS calls shifts significant; critics see cosmetic changes.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: