Category Archives: Books

Michel Foucault, Prisons and the Future of Abolition: An Interview

“Active Intolerance: Michel Foucault, the Prisons Information Group, and the Future of Abolition” explores the Prison Information Group (GIP), an organization founded by notable academics, including Michel Foucault and Gilles Deleuze, to expose the deplorable conditions of the French Prison system. In this interview, I spoke with the book’s editors, Perry Zurn and Andrew Dilts, about the legacy and lessons of the GIP.

The Figure of the Migrant, an Interview with Thomas Nail

We recently spoke with Thomas Nail, an associate professor at the University of Denver, to talk about his recent book "The Figure of the Migrant." In it, Nail develops a theory of what he calls kinopolitics and argues that the migrant has become the "political figure of our time." "Rather than viewing migration as the exception … Continue Reading ››