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Discussion text: Chin, C. 2018. The Practice of Political Theory: Rorty and Continental Thought.

Lasse Thomassen, Joe Hoover, David Owen, Paul Patton, and Clayton Chin

philosophy and methodology in political theory. The Practice of Political Theory focuses on Rorty's engagement with Continental theorists such as Nietzsche, Heidegger and Foucault. Despite the fact that Rorty was instrumental in introducing Continental

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Legal regimes under pandemic conditions: A comparative anthropology

Geoffrey Hughes

(McGranahan) and those deemed essential workers (Brinkworth et al., Dey). Yet in doing so, the fear of contagion also draws attention towards the ‘hidden abode of production’ ( Marx 1976: 279 ), a world of ‘private government’ and what Foucault called ‘the

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Cecilia Schultz

in social science-related fields, including economics and development. Unlike in Freedom is Power, Hamilton does not engage here with Foucault's accounts of freedom and power. Considering that this is an introduction to Sen's ideas, to which

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Porous Bodies

Corporeal Intimacies, Disgust and Violence in a COVID-19 World

Cynthia Sear

the working class and Global South (e.g. Prose 2020 ). Further, these corporeal performances are a form of ‘biopower’: ‘techniques [which achieve] the subjugation of bodies and the control of populations’ ( Foucault 1978: 140 ; and qtd in Sear 2020

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Nikolay Domashev and Priyanka Hutschenreiter

challenging theoretical terrains of Giorgio Agamben, Michel Foucault, Walter Benjamin and Carl Schmitt. Ultimately, the contributors choose not to engage the seemingly appropriate paradigms of biopower and governmentality resident in Foucault's writings, but

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Getting Medieval on Steven Pinker

Violence and Medieval England

Sara M. Butler

foundation for studies of historical violence and has been reenergized through new conceptualizations multiple times since its publication in 1939. Without a doubt, the most thought provoking has been Michel Foucault’s Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the

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Constructing the Not-So-New Normal

Ambiguity and Familiarity in Governmental Regulations of Intimacies during the Pandemic

Dmitry Kurnosov and Anna Varfolomeeva

affected and challenging the established narratives. On the other hand, ‘normalisation’ has historically been a tool for reinforcing hierarchies and inequalities through rules and routines ( Foucault 1995 ). Therefore, it is possible that the pandemic will

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Narmala Halstead

to allow for unlimited scaling of ‘emergency’ exceptions (2020a). That Agamben's latest intervention is not without interlocutory exchanges (see Foucault et al. 2020 ) comes out in differing views which, in some instances position the state as

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Rematerializing Martyrs and the Missing Soldiers of the Iran-Iraq War

Sana Chavoshian

Foucault, the ‘political spirituality’ of Islam (see Afary and Anderson 2005: 4) . In his own inquiries about Iran's Revolution (1979), Foucault witnessed the significance of martyrs in Tehran's main cemetery. 1 In Behesht-e Zahra, as he describes it, the

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Colonising ‘Free’ Will

A Critique of Political Decolonisation in Ghana

Bernard Forjwuor

for the justification of the negation of the colonial. 1 This article, then, is an exercise in critical inquiry, an eccentric reading of the concept of political decolonisation. This article seeks to ask one question: if critique, or what Foucault