Reviews of Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability

In the past week, two very positive reviews of Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability have appeared (well, if they appeared before last week, I was unaware that they had been published). I was happy to read that, for the most part, the two reviews focus on and draw out disparate aspects of the book. […]

Commemorating Foucault I: Symposium on Hall’s The Bioethics of Enhancement

Michel Foucault died unexpectedly 35 years ago today. To honour Foucault’s memory and the rich body of work that he bequeathed to us, I am reposting two symposiums that were previously posted at Discrimination and Disadvantage: a symposium on my Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability that took place at the annual meeting of CSWIP […]

CFP: Death Matters, Queer(ing) Mourning, Attuning to Transitionings, Karlstad University and Linköping University, Nov. 4-5, 2019 (deadline: Jun. 30, 2019)

The First International Queer Death Studies Conference: “Death Matters, Queer(ing) Mourning, Attuning to Transitionings” aims to create an arena for critical discussion of death, dying and mourning that goes beyond the dual approach to death – human death in particular – that is common within Western cultural frameworks of Christian tradition or secular biomedical perspectives. […]

Neoliberalism, Bioethics, and the Apparatus of Disability in a German Context

In the fifth chapter of Foucault and the Government of Disability, I assert that philosophers and theorists of disability should recognize that the subfield of bioethics is a neoliberal technology of government, that is, a concerted biopolitical enterprise whose aim is normalization (and hence control) of populations. Given the scope of my critique of bioethics […]

CFP: Understanding the Family: Life – Love – Labor, Manchester, Sept. 9-11, 2019 (deadline: Jun. 1, 2019)

MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory 9th-11thSeptember 2019, Manchester, UK Convenor:  Dr. Marina Martinez Mateo (Goethe University Frankfurt)  marina.martinezmateo@normativeorders.net What is the family? What is its function and position in liberalism and – more specifically – in current late capitalism? Some claim that the family stands in opposition to capitalism, while others emphasize their direct connectedness. […]

CFA: Just Animals? The Future of the Political Turn in Animal Ethics, University of Manchester, Sept. 9-11, 2019 (deadline: May 15, 2019)

We invite submission of abstracts for a workshop entitled ‘Just Animals? The Future of the Political Turn in Animal Ethics’, which will take place at the MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory at the University of Manchester, England, from 9-11 September 2019. Selected speakers will have an hour to present their paper, including Q&A. Please note […]

CFP: Alternative Political Science / Philosophy for Emancipation, Diversity, and the Life of the Planet, Havana, Nov. 19-23, 2019 (deadline: Oct. 1, 2019)

The Cuban Society of Philosophical Research (SCIF), the University ofHavana, the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Environment of theRepublic of Cuba, the Institute of Philosophy, the Ñico LópezSuperior School of the Communist Party of Cuba, the Department ofSocial Sciences of the General Máximo Gómez Higher Academy announce the Twenty-Second International Conference on an AlternativePolitical Science […]

CFP: Global Structural Injustice and Minority Rights, Northeastern, Boston, Mar. 13-15, 2020 (deadline: July 1, 2019)

Keynote Speakers Avigail Eisenberg, University of Victoria Stephen Gardiner, University of Washington Catherine Lu, McGill University Conference Theme The concept of structural injustice is one that has been given a lot of attention by political philosophers in recent years. Iris Young defined structural injustice as a kind of moral wrong that is distinct from unjust, […]