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A Companion to Foucault : Christopher Falzon (Editor), Timothy O'Leary (Editor), Jana Sawicki (Editor) - Wiley-Blackwell, Usa, March 2013

A Companion to Foucault comprises a collection of essays from established and emerging scholars that represent the most extensive treatment 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
  • Engages extensively with 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
Notes on the Editors and Contributors ix
List of Abbreviations xiv
Introduction 1

Part I Landmarks 9
1 Chronology 11
Daniel Defert
2 History of Madness 84
Colin Gordon
3 The Order of Things 104
Patrice Maniglier
4 On the Powers of the False: Foucault’s Engagements with the Arts 122
Joseph J. Tanke
5 Discipline and Punish 137
Alan D. Schrift
6 Reading The History of Sexuality, Volume 1 154
Richard A. Lynch
7 From Resistance to Government: Foucault’s Lectures 1976–1979 172
Paul Patton
8 Foucault’s Untimely Struggle 189
Paul Rabinow

Part II Knowledge and Critique 205
9 Foucault’s Normative Epistemology 207
Linda Martín Alcoff
10 Foucault and the Freudians 226
Wendy Grace
11 Foucault on Critical Agency in Painting and the Aesthetics of Existence 243
Michael Kelly
12 Foucault on Kant, Enlightenment, and Being Critical 264
Marc Djaballah
13 Making History 282
Christopher Falzon

Part III Power and Governmentality 299
14 Power, Resistance, and Freedom 301
Jon Simons
15 From Biopower to Governmentality 320
Johanna Oksala
16 Power and the Subject 337
Amy Allen
17 Power, Politics, Racism 353
Brad Elliott Stone
18 Foucault, Religion, and Pastoral Power 368
Jeremy Carrette
19 Space, Territory, Geography 384
Jeremy W. Crampton

Part IV Sexuality, Gender, and Race 401
20 Toward a Feminist “Politics of Ourselves” 403
Dianna Taylor
21 Infamous Men, Dangerous Individuals, and Violence against Women: Feminist Re-readings of Foucault 419
Chloë Taylor
22 Foucault’s Eros: For an Ethics of Living in Biopower 436
Lynne Huffer
23 The Missing Link: Homo Economicus (Reading Foucault and Bataille Together) 454
Shannon Winnubst
24 Genealogies of Race and Gender 472
David-Olivier Gougelet and Ellen K. Feder

Part V Ethics and Modernity 491
25 Foucault’s Ontology and Epistemology of Ethics 493
James D. Faubion
26 Foucault, Subjectivity, and Technologies of the Self 510
Mark G. E. Kelly
27 The Formation and Self-Transformation of the Subject in Foucault’s Ethics 526
Colin Koopman
28 Foucault, Nature, and the Environment 544
Paul Alberts
Appendix 562
Michel Foucault’s Shorter Works in English: Bibliography and Concordance 562
Richard A. Lynch
Index 593

Christopher Falzon is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Newcastle, Australia. He is the author ofFoucault 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 ofDisciplining 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.

"An attractive, illuminating, and indeed indispensable volume for anyone interested in Foucault. The translation of Daniel Defert's chronology makes this a must-have for English-speaking readers of Foucault's work. In addition, the volume contains a series of incisive essays by established and younger scholars on all aspects of Foucault's thought."

Hans Sluga, University of California, Berkeley

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