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On Misfitness

Reflections in and out of Fashion

James D. Faubion

pathologization and with it anthropological marginalization, exclusion, exile. Michel Foucault elegantly reminds of the brutality that soi-disant humanisms – Marxist, Nazi, Stalinist – could justify (1997: 314). Closer to the thematics that the contributors

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Katrin Röder and Christoph Singer

contentment and pleasure as well as the role of desire) not only as words but also as discourses. Michel Foucault's work on the genealogy of ethics offers a productive framework for the exploration of the many ways in which early modern texts negotiate

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“Farmers Don't Dance”

The Construction of Gender in a Rural Scottish School

Fiona G. Menzies and Ninetta Santoro

position to occupy rather than a fixed role” ( McRae 1996: 242 ). We draw here on the work of Foucault (1974 , 1980 , 1981 ) and Judith Butler (1990 , 2004) to offer insight into how and why pupils take up gendered positions in school. Of particular

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Diana Espírito Santo

successful making of people and other composites. I will follow Karen Barad’s (2007) critique of Michel Foucault’s concept of biopolitics, where Foucault is shown to restrict the productivity of power and discipline to the domain of the ‘social’. What we

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Elisabeth Timm and Patrick Laviolette

(e)uropean corporeal ways of knowing and being, these parallel formats take us straight into concerns that are very much of significance to the 21st century. The body as analytical category has never been neutral as such. Even before Michel Foucault, ethnologists

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Patrick McEvoy

extracting new concepts from it as well. Following Bourdieu, she describes an artisan habitus, incorporating her own concept of “synesthetic reasoning,” which cheesemakers use to guide their production. Similarly, she finds Foucault’s biopolitics operating

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Making Multitemporality with Houses

Time Trickery, Ethical Practice and Energy Demand in Postcolonial Britain

Roxana Moroşanu

original windows, in relation to ideas about morality in English middle-class thought ( Strathern 1992 ), ethical practice ( Foucault 1990 , 2000 ) and approaches to time and history. In order to do this, I mostly draw on ethnographic material that was not

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Anton Jansson, Kai Vogelsang, and Nele Kuhlmann

extensive methodology of critique inspired by Foucault, which allows him to examine the role of concepts in practices, the author tackles a desideratum in conceptual history. In addition, Vogelmann applies his method using an exemplary concept. He analyzes

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Pettman, Dominic. Infinite Distraction

Paying Attention to Social Media

Conor Heaney

that modern technologies render its scale wider than ever before. Whether on Facebook, Tinder, Twitter, or Instagram: compulsory self-commodification and visibility (Foucault’s panoptic nightmare) is, increasingly, the only game in town. Our

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Objects of Dispute

Planning, Discourse, and State Power in Post-War France

Edward Welch

population. Its reorganization of space, infrastructure, and living places emerges as a tangible manifestation of the state’s power over human life, defined by Michel Foucault in the 1970s as “bio-politics.” 10 That stories of state power told from the