Foucault Studies https://rauli.cbs.dk/index.php/foucault-studies <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> Copenhagen Business School en-US Foucault Studies 1832-5203 <p>Authors retain copyright to their work, but assign the right of the first publication to Foucault Studies. The work is subject to a <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/">CC BY-NC-ND 4.0</a> license, but despite these restrictions, authors can take for granted that Foucault Studies will permit articles published in Foucault Studies to be translated or reprinted in another format such as a book providing a full reference is made to Foucault Studies as the original place of publication.</p> Editorial https://rauli.cbs.dk/index.php/foucault-studies/article/view/5745 Sverre Raffnsøe Copyright (c) 2019 Sverre Raffnsøe https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 2019-06-09 2019-06-09 i iv 10.22439/fs.v0i26.5745 Altering absence: From race to empire in readings of Foucault https://rauli.cbs.dk/index.php/foucault-studies/article/view/5747 <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> Claire Cosquer Copyright (c) 2019 Claire Cosquer https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 2019-06-09 2019-06-09 1 20 10.22439/fs.v0i26.5747 Governing Goods, Bodies and Minds: The Biopolitics of Spain during the Francoism (1939-1959) https://rauli.cbs.dk/index.php/foucault-studies/article/view/5748 <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> Salvador Cayuela Copyright (c) 2019 Salvador Cayuela https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 2019-06-09 2019-06-09 21 41 10.22439/fs.v0i26.5748 How Parrhesia Works through Art The Elusive Role of the Imagination in Truth-Telling https://rauli.cbs.dk/index.php/foucault-studies/article/view/5750 <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> Marrigje Paijmans Copyright (c) 2019 Marrigje Paijmans https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 2019-06-09 2019-06-09 42 63 10.22439/fs.v0i26.5750 “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 https://rauli.cbs.dk/index.php/foucault-studies/article/view/5755 <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> Mario Bruzzone Copyright (c) 2019 Mario Bruzzone https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 2019-06-09 2019-06-09 64 90 10.22439/fs.v0i26.5755 On Nietzsche https://rauli.cbs.dk/index.php/foucault-studies/article/view/5754 Philipp Kender Copyright (c) 2019 Philipp Kender https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 2019-06-09 2019-06-09 91 95 10.22439/fs.v0i26.5754 Robert Harvey, Sharing Common Ground. A Space for Ethics https://rauli.cbs.dk/index.php/foucault-studies/article/view/5756 Sverre Raffnsøe Copyright (c) 2019 Sverre Raffnsøe https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 2019-06-09 2019-06-09 93 101 10.22439/fs.v0i26.5756 The Cambridge Foucault Lexicon https://rauli.cbs.dk/index.php/foucault-studies/article/view/5757 Ben Golder Copyright (c) 2019 Ben Golder https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 2019-06-09 2019-06-09 102 105 10.22439/fs.v0i26.5757 Foucault at the Movies https://rauli.cbs.dk/index.php/foucault-studies/article/view/5758 Kyler Chittick Copyright (c) 2019 Kyler Chittick https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 2019-06-09 2019-06-09 106 110 10.22439/fs.v0i26.5758 A Foucauldian Interpretation of Modern Law. From Sovereignty to Normalisation and Beyond https://rauli.cbs.dk/index.php/foucault-studies/article/view/5759 Gerrardo del Cerro Santamaría Copyright (c) 2019 Gerrardo del Cerro Santamaría https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 2019-06-09 2019-06-09 111 114 10.22439/fs.v0i26.5759 Genealogies of terrorism, revolution, state violence, empire https://rauli.cbs.dk/index.php/foucault-studies/article/view/5760 Déborah Brosteaux Copyright (c) 2019 Déborah Brosteaux https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 2019-06-09 2019-06-09 115 118 10.22439/fs.v0i26.5760 The Government of Desire: A Genealogy of the Liberal Subject https://rauli.cbs.dk/index.php/foucault-studies/article/view/5761 Alex Underwood Copyright (c) 2019 Alex Underwood https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 2019-06-09 2019-06-09 119 123 10.22439/fs.v0i26.5761 Active Intolerance, Michel Foucault, the Prisons Information Group, and the Future of Abolition https://rauli.cbs.dk/index.php/foucault-studies/article/view/5762 Simone Webb Copyright (c) 2019 Simone Webb https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 2019-06-09 2019-06-09 124 127 10.22439/fs.v0i26.5762 Ironic Life https://rauli.cbs.dk/index.php/foucault-studies/article/view/5763 Simone Webb Copyright (c) 2019 Simone Webb https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 2019-06-09 2019-06-09 128 131 10.22439/fs.v0i26.5763