Foucault, Cultural Studies, and Governmentality

Edited by Jack Z. Bratich, Jeremy Packer, and Cameron McCarthy

Subjects: Educational Administration
Paperback : 9780791456644, 377 pages, February 2003
Hardcover : 9780791456637, 377 pages, March 2003

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Table of contents

Acknowledgments

INTRODUCTION

1. Governing the Present
Jack Z. Bratich, Jeremy Packer, and Cameron McCarthy

2. Mapping the Intersections of Foucault and Cultural Studies: An Interview with Lawrence Grossberg and Toby Miller, October, 2000
Jeremy Packer

3. Culture and Governmentality
Tony Bennett

PART I. KNOWLEDGE, THEORY, EXPERTISE

4. Making Politics Reasonable: Conspiracism, Subjectification, and Governing through Styles of Thought
Jack Z. Bratich

5. Bureaumentality
Jonathan Sterne

6. Disciplining Mobility: Governing and Safety
Jeremy Packer

PART II. POLICY, POWER, AND GOVERNING PRACTICES

7. Unaided Virtues: The (Neo)Liberalization of the Domestic Sphere and the New Architecture of Community
James Hay

8. From Nation to Community: Museums and the Reconfiguration of Mexican Society under Neoliberalism
Mary K. Coffey

9. Designing Fear: How Environmental Security Protects Property at the Expense of People
Carrie A. Rentschler

10. Creating a New Panopticon: Columbine, Cultural Studies, and the Uses of Foucault
Greg Dimitriadis and Cameron McCarthy

PART III. TECHNOLOGIES OF THE SELF

11. Doing Good by Running Well: Breast Cancer, the Race for the Cure, and New Technologies of Ethical Citizenship
Samantha J. King

12. God Games and Governmentality: Civilization II and Hypermediated Knowledge
Shawn Miklaucic

13. Subjectivity as Identity: Gender Through the Lens of Foucault
Lisa King

Contributors

Index of Names

Index of Subjects

Applies Foucault's ideas to a cultural studies framework.

Description

Offering new and unique approaches bridging the gap between cultural analysis and governmentality studies in the United States, this book opens up new lines of inquiry into cultural practices and offers fresh perspectives on Foucault's writings and their implications for cultural studies. It provides critical frameworks to analyze cultural practices and strategies of governing as ways of understanding the present. It also broadens the theater of intellectual debates over "culture and governing" studies from their current locales in Australia and Great Britain to the United States.

Jack Z. Bratich is Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of New Hampshire. Jeremy Packer is Assistant Professor of Communications at Penn State at University Park. Cameron McCarthy is Research Professor of Communications and Professor of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of The Uses of Culture: Education and the Limits of Ethnic Affiliation.