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Was heißt: Foucault historisieren?

Collection launched: 14 Feb 2016

This special issue (edited by Maurice Erb, Simon Ganahl, and Cécile Stehrenberger) collects the papers and lectures delivered at the international conference "Was heißt: Foucault historisieren?" (What is: Historicizing Foucault?) at the University of Zurich from March 19 to 21, 2015. The collection attempts both to historicize Foucault and to historicize Foucault. That is, the focus not only lies on the historical contexts of Foucault's thought (e.g., Cold War, cybernetics, Maoism, structuralism), but also on the question if we should start to forget Foucault (as Baudrillard already suggested in a polemic from 1977). Do Foucault's concepts, thirty years after his death, still enable us to understand our contemporary world? Or do we have to adjust, to update the Foucauldian tool-box? Apart from the papers published in Le foucaldien, the collection's editorial also links to audio recordings of additional lectures given at the conference (by Heather Dundas, Marcelo Hoffman, Sebastian Huhnholz, Colin Koopman, and Todd Shepard).

How to Cite: Maurice Erb, Simon Ganahl, Cécile Stehrenberger (eds.): "Was heißt: Foucault historisieren?", in: Le foucaldien, 2/1 (2016), URL: