Foucault Studies 2019-10-15T17:14:23+00:00 Asker Bryld Staunæs & Sille Høker Neumann Open Journal Systems <p><span id="E112" class="qowt-font4-PalatinoLinotype">Foucault Studies</span><span id="E113" class="qowt-font4-PalatinoLinotype"> is the only international journal in the English language devoted to the work and influence of the&nbsp;</span><span id="E115" class="qowt-font4-PalatinoLinotype">thinker Michel Foucault, often listed as the most cited contemporary author within the human and social sciences.</span></p> Editorial 2019-10-15T17:14:23+00:00 Sverre Raffnsøe 2019-06-09T13:08:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Sverre Raffnsøe Altering absence: From race to empire in readings of Foucault 2019-10-15T17:13:57+00:00 Claire Cosquer <span id="E571">This article will address sexuality as a medium of empire, approaching this question through the </span><span id="E572">absence </span><span id="E573">of empire in Foucault’s history of sexuality. This absence of empire is all the more enigmatic given that it coincides with the omnipresence of race. To that extent, I argue for an “alteration of absence” in the reading of Foucault. Acknowledging the paradoxical presence of race--perhaps even its centrality--in Foucault’s analysis of sexuality and liberalism is a necessary step to reveal the depth of another absence, that of empire and coloniality. The article discusses this blind spot in Foucault’s work, arguing that a form of racial distinction operates through sexuality.</span><span id="E575">It attempts to assess how influential this “imperial absence” is to the genealogy of sexuality and race. Lastly, it also sketches some possible reconfigurations of Foucault’s theses when read in colonial or postcolonial contexts.</span> 2019-06-09T13:08:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Claire Cosquer Governing Goods, Bodies and Minds: The Biopolitics of Spain during the Francoism (1939-1959) 2019-10-15T17:13:31+00:00 Salvador Cayuela <span id="E673">In this article I am going to analyse the creation of a series of disciplinary and regulatory mechanisms aimed at increasing the State’s forces and decreasing the individual’s capacity to protest during the initial years of Franco’s regime. In order to do this, after an introductory section that presents certain concepts and methodologies, I am going to describe three areas of analysis in which the biopolitical mechanisms belonging to the Franco regime emerged: the economic sphere, the medical-social sphere and the ideological-educational sphere. I will use the analysis of these mechanisms to present the training and functioning of the totalitarian governmentality during the first years of the Franco regime, and the creation of a subjectivity, which was considered to be the cornerstone on which the regime was supported for almost forty years.</span><span id="E675">Finally, I will conclude with some considerations about the biopolitical interpretation of fascism and Francoism. </span> 2019-06-09T13:08:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Salvador Cayuela How Parrhesia Works through Art The Elusive Role of the Imagination in Truth-Telling 2019-10-15T17:12:56+00:00 Marrigje Paijmans <span>In his late lectures at the Collège de France, Foucault underpins the pre-eminence of art as the modern site of parrhesia. He omits, however, the aesthetic question: how does parrhesia work through art? A compelling question, firstly, because “truth-telling” seems to be at odds with art as an imaginative process. Secondly, because parrhesia implies a transformation in the listener, while Foucault’s limited notion of discourse precludes transformation beyond discourse. This essay hypothesizes that parrhesiastic art effects a transformation in the imagination, without dismissing this transformation as unreal. As Foucault’s utterances about the imagination are restricted to his earliest publications, this essay features a combined reading of Foucault’s early and late discussions of art. To further analyze the elusive role of the imagination in the late discussions, the essay employs the Deleuzian notion of “dramatization”, an epistemological method that draws on the imagination to escape representational thought. The essay thus aims to demonstrate that parrhesia mirrors the artwork in its intuitive and dynamic relation to truth. Subsequently, it argues that Foucault and Deleuze, respectively proceeding from a limited and an unlimited mode of thinking, come infinitely close in their thinking of art.</span> 2019-06-09T13:08:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Marrigje Paijmans “Each Punishment Should Be a Fable”: Punitive Analytics, The Punitive-City Diagram, and Punishment as Technology of Power in Foucault’s Works of the 1970s and 1980s 2019-10-15T17:12:05+00:00 Mario Bruzzone <span id="docs-internal-guid-35c1d937-7fff-4162-28ec-0cb51a9b2a6f"><span>Michel Foucault’s </span><span>Punitive Society </span><span>lectures make clear that, for him, punishment presents a critical problem. On the one hand, Foucault struggles to develop a conceptual vocabulary adequate to punishment, and particularly to the prison-form as a penal development. On the other hand, the </span><span>Punitive Society </span><span>lectures clearly indicate the stakes of punishment. How, Foucault asks, might punishment focalize relations of power? How might it serve as a field of struggle? What does a punitive technology of power look like, if it exists? Indeed, across numerous works from the 1970s and 1980s, Foucault traces the varying place of penalties within penal and punitive tactics, showing how punishment reciprocates historical relations of power and problems of power. Yet it remains necessary to develop Foucault’s account of punishment, which is never formalized. In this paper, I develop punishment as a polyvalent technology. Foucauldian punishment may be an analytic, a technology, and—in the allegorical “punitive city” from </span><span>Discipline and Punish</span><span>—a diagram of power. I argue that Foucauldian punitive power seizes the body in the name of an authority or a reified power to subordinate individuals to that authority, and with an objective to correct the individual’s relation to a multiplicity. It operates “above,” at the level of, and in “fragments” of embodied individuals. Further, with Foucault’s account of the “punitive city,” we find a theoretical model in which</span><span>punishment becomes the ordering force of the social, and therein a diagram of punitive power exerted in extensive form across the social field.</span></span> 2019-06-09T13:08:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Mario Bruzzone On Nietzsche 2019-10-15T17:12:31+00:00 Philipp Kender 2019-06-09T13:08:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Philipp Kender Robert Harvey, Sharing Common Ground. A Space for Ethics 2019-10-15T17:11:40+00:00 Sverre Raffnsøe 2019-06-09T13:08:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Sverre Raffnsøe The Cambridge Foucault Lexicon 2019-10-15T17:11:14+00:00 Ben Golder 2019-06-09T13:08:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Ben Golder Foucault at the Movies 2019-10-15T17:10:49+00:00 Kyler Chittick 2019-06-09T13:08:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Kyler Chittick A Foucauldian Interpretation of Modern Law. From Sovereignty to Normalisation and Beyond 2019-10-15T17:10:24+00:00 Gerrardo del Cerro Santamaría 2019-06-09T13:08:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Gerrardo del Cerro Santamaría Genealogies of terrorism, revolution, state violence, empire 2019-10-15T17:09:58+00:00 Déborah Brosteaux 2019-06-09T13:08:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Déborah Brosteaux The Government of Desire: A Genealogy of the Liberal Subject 2019-10-15T17:09:33+00:00 Alex Underwood 2019-06-09T13:08:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Alex Underwood Active Intolerance, Michel Foucault, the Prisons Information Group, and the Future of Abolition 2019-10-15T17:09:07+00:00 Simone Webb 2019-06-09T13:08:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Simone Webb Ironic Life 2019-10-15T17:08:42+00:00 Simone Webb 2019-06-09T13:08:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Simone Webb