Foucault and Neoliberalism–Some helpful links

An und für sich announced it will host a roundtable discussion on Foucault and neoliberalism occasioned by Daniel Zamora’s interview at Jacobin critiquing Foucault as a proto-neoliberal. Like the biannual Heidegger affairs, this seems to be something that has gone on every few years since Maoist critiques of Foucault in the mid-70s when, aghast, someone discovers Foucault wasn’t a Marxist (as he makes clear in Discipline and Punish and elsewhere he thinks capitalism is the result of power/knowledge shifts he is analyzing, such as disciplinary and bio-power, not the latter’s cause). AUFS says the writers will respond to Daniel Zamora’s original interview at Jacobin and include Verena Erlenbusch (Memphis), Gordon Hull (UNCC), Thomas Nail (Denver), and Johanna Oksala (Helsinki). In addition to the helpful links on the AUFS announcement page, there’s (via Stuart Elden) Étienne Balibar on Foucault’s La société punitive and his relation to Marx, with a response from Judith Butler (audio files). as well as the recent (October 2014) special issue of Foucault Studies on “Ethnographies of Neoliberal Governmentalities” and, before that, the 2009 special issue of FS on “Neoliberal Governmentalities,”

Introduction PDF
Michelle Brady 5-10
Ethnographies of Neoliberal Governmentalities: from the neoliberal apparatus to neoliberalism and governmental assemblages PDF
Michelle Brady 11-33
Fixing Non-market Subjects: Governing Land and Population in the Global South PDF
Tania Murray Li 34-48
Neo‐Liberalism, Police, and the Governance of Little Urban Things PDF
Randy K. Lippert 49-65
The Grassroots and the Gift: Moral Authority, American Philanthropy, and Activism in Education PDF
Katharyne Mitchell, Chris Lizotte 66-89
Resisting the lure of the paycheck: Freedom and dependence in financial self-help PDF
Daniel Fridman 90-112

The 2009 issue:

Foucault and the Invisible Economy PDF
Ute Tellmann 5-24
A Genealogy of Homo-Economicus: Neoliberalism and the Production of Subjectivity PDF
Jason Read 25-36
Neoliberalism, Governmentality, and Ethics PDF
Trent H. Hamann 37-59
The Work of Neoliberal Governmentality: Temporality and Ethical Substance in the Tale of Two Dads PDF
Sam Binkley


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