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A Companion to Foucault comprises a collection of essays from established and emerging scholars that represent the most extensive anthology of French philosopher Michel Foucault's works currently available. Comprises a comprehensive collection of authors and topics, with both established and emerging scholars represented Includes chapters that survey Foucault's major works and others that approach his work from a range of thematic angles Offers extensive analyses of Foucault's recently published lecture courses from the Collège de France Contains the first translation of the extensive 'Chronology' of Foucault's life and works written by Foucault's life-partner Daniel Defert Includes a bibliography of Foucault's shorter works in English, cross-referenced to the standard French edition Dits et Ecrits

Author Biography

Christopher Falzon is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Newcastle, Australia. He is the author of Foucault and Social Dialogue (1998), Philosophy Goes to the Movies (2002 & 2007), and co-editor, with Timothy O’Leary, of Foucault and Philosophy (2010).

Timothy O’Leary is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hong Kong. He has published widely on Foucault, including Foucault and the Art of Ethics (2002) and Foucault and Fiction: The Experience Book (2009). He is also co-editor, with Christopher Falzon, of Foucault and Philosophy (2010).

Jana Sawicki is Carl Vogt Professor of Philosophy at Williams College in Western Massachusetts. She is the author of Disciplining Foucault:  Feminism, Power and the Body (1991) and is guest editor (with Shannon Winnubst) of a special issue of Foucault Studies on Foucault and queer theory. She has written many articles on Foucault, feminism and queer theory.

Table of Contents

Notes on the Editors and Contributors

List of Abbreviations


Part I Landmarks

1 Chronology
          Daniel Defert

2 History of Madness
          Colin Gordon
3 The Order of Things
          Patrice Maniglier

4 On the Powers of the False: Foucault’s Engagements with the Arts
          Joseph J. Tanke

5 Discipline and Punish
          Alan D. Schrift

6 Reading The History of Sexuality, Volume 1
          Richard A. Lynch

7 From Resistance to Government: Foucault’s Lectures 1976--1979
          Paul Patton

8 Foucault’s Untimely Struggle
          Paul Rabinow

Part II Knowledge and Critique

9 Foucault’s Normative Epistemology
           Linda Martín Alcoff

10 Foucault and the Freudians
           Wendy Grace

11 Foucault on Critical Agency in Painting and the Aesthetics of Existence
           Michael Kelly

12 Kant, Enlightenment, Critique
           Marc Djaballah

13 Making History
           Christopher Falzon

III Power and Governmentality

14 Power, Resistance, and Freedom
            Jon Simons
15 From Biopower to Governmentality
            Johanna Oksala

16 Power and the Subject
            Amy Allen

17 Power, Politics, Racism
            Brad Stone

18 Foucault, Religion, and Pastoral Power
             Jeremy Carrette

19 Space, Territory, Geography
             Jeremy W. Crampton

IV Sexuality, Gender, and Race

20 Toward a Feminist “Politics of Ourselves”
              Dianna Taylor

21 Infamous Men, Dangerous Individuals, and Violence against Women: Feminist Re-readings of Foucault
              Chloë Taylor

22 Foucault’s Eros: For an Ethics of Living in Biopower
               Lynn Huffer

23 Foucault and Bataille: Homo Economicus (Reading Foucault and Bataille Together)
               Shannon Winnubst

24 Genealogies of Race and Gender
               David-Olivier Gougelet and Ellen K. Feder

V Ethics and Modernity

25 Foucault’s Ontology and Epistemology of Ethics
                James D. Faubion

26 Foucault, Subjectivity, and Technologies of the Self
                Mark G. E. Kelly

27 The Formation and Self-Transformation of the Subject in Foucault’s Ethics
                Colin Koopman

28 Foucault, Nature, and the Environment
                 Paul Alberts


29 Michel Foucault’s Shorter Works in English: Bibliography and Concordance
                 Richard A. Lynch


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