top_2_1.jpg top_2_2.jpg
Foucault, Cultural Studies, and Governmentality
Foucault, Cultural Studies, and Governmentality
Click on image to enlarge

Jack Z. Bratich - Editor
Jeremy Packer - Editor
Cameron McCarthy - Editor
Hardcover - 377 pages
Release Date: March 2003
ISBN10: 0-7914-5663-3
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-5663-7

Out of Print
Price: $35.95 
Paperback - 377 pages
Release Date: February 2003
ISBN10: 0-7914-5664-1
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-5664-4

Available as a Google eBook
for other eReaders and tablet devices.
Click icon below...

Available as a Kindle Edition.
Click icon below...

Summary Read First Chapter image missing

Applies Foucault's ideas to a cultural studies framework.

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.

"I see this as an important addition to the debates on how to read culture because it suggests lines of thinking that will be of interest to many scholars who, like myself, are approaching these questions from different angles." — Rosemary Hennessy, author of Profit and Pleasure: Sexual Identities in Late Capitalism

"This book is intriguing in that it takes on varied issues of contemporary interest and importance. It will be useful to people doing work within and across several disciplines and in public policy making." — Erin Mitchell, State University of New York at Plattsburgh

Contributors include Tony Bennett, Jack Z. Bratich, Mary Coffey, Greg Dimitriadis, Lawrence Grossberg, James Hay, Lisa King, Samantha J. King, Cameron McCarthy, Shawn Miklaucic, Toby Miller, Jeremy Packer, Carrie A. Rentschler, and Jonathan Sterne.

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.

Bookmark and Share

Table of Contents



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


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


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


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


Index of Names

Index of Subjects

Related Subjects

Related Titles

Taking South Park Seriously
Taking South Park Seriously
After the Orgy
After the Orgy
What We Want Is Free
What We Want Is Free
Conceptions of Postwar German Masculinity
Conceptions of Postwar German Masculinity
Spectacular Vernaculars
Spectacular Vernaculars
Diversity, Social Justice, and Inclusive Excellence
Diversity, Social Justice, and Inclusive Excellence
Zones of Contention
Zones of Contention
Hegemony and Strategies of Transgression
Hegemony and Strategies of Transgression
The Violence Mythos
The Violence Mythos
Amending the Abject Body
Amending the Abject Body