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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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Self-Regulating or Supervised Boys?

Young Masculinity and Sexuality in Online Pornography Filter Debates

Lucas Gottzén

that risks should be entirely avoided” ( Vickery 2017: 48 ). In this article, I argue that the proposed interventions to deal with the presumed risks of young men's pornography consumption highlight two modes of disciplinary power, which Foucault

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Precarious Provisioning: Three Explorations of Food after Progress

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

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Editorial Introduction

The Role of “Voluntariness” in the Governance of Migration

Reinhard Schweitzer, Rachel Humphris, and Pierre Monforte

subjects’ freedom to choose thus becomes not only a precondition for, but also a tool of, governance ( Rose 1999 ; Foucault 2007 ; Dean 2010 ). Importantly, as Cleton and Chauvin (2020: 298–299 ) recently argued in relation to the politics of “voluntary

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Charlatans and Fraudsters

Spiritual Healing and the Discourse of Piety and Order in Egypt

Sohayla El Fakahany

and colour ( Van Leeuwen 2015 ). Objects of Knowledge, Objects of Power, Objects of the State Foucault's notion of objectification provides a lens through which we can understand the intricate relationship between the Egyptian state and its

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“I Am Trying” to Perform Like an Ideal Boy

The Construction of Boyhood through Corporal Punishment and Educational Discipline in Taare Zameen Par

Natasha Anand

Discipline and Punish ([1975] 1995)—the text that influences my entire discussion—Michel Foucault gives the classroom weight equal to the jail house or the factory as evidence for a panoptic discipline that pins the subject within its gaze. In such a gaze