Michel Foucault: Subversions of the Subject. London and New York: Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1993. [A study of the centrality of the complex concept of the subject in Foucault's work.].
Foucault: Form and Power. Oxford: Legenda, European Humanities Research Centre, University of Oxford, 2002. [A sensitive reading of Foucault's use of language in The Will to Knowledge.].
Michel Foucault's Force of Flight: Towards an Ethics for Thought. New Jersey and London: Humanities Press International, 1990. [A reflection on Foucault's philosophical corpus as a work of ethics.].
The Final Foucault. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 1987–8. [A selection of scholarly essays about Foucault's late work and some interviews with Foucault from his final years.] and , eds.
Sexuality. London and New York: Routledge, 1997. [A good introduction to the place of Foucault's work in modern critical approaches to sexuality.]. ‘Chapter 4: Discursive Desires’, in
Political Genealogy after Foucault: Savage Identities. London and New York: Routledge, 2001. [An account of a radical politics of freedom via a reading of Foucault's cultural and political critique.].
Foucault and his Interlocutors. University of Chicago Press, 1997. [A good contextualisation of Foucault's works in the light of his contemporary intellectual climate.], ed.
Feminism and Foucault: Reflections on Resistance. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1988. [A collection of essays on the possible value of Foucault's work for feminist criticism and practice.] and , eds.
Michel Foucault and the Politics of Freedom. London: Sage, 1994. [Reads Foucault's work alongside contemporary liberal discourse to challenge commonplace understandings of what might be meant by ‘political freedom’.].
Foucault and Literature: Towards a Genealogy of Writing. London and New York: Routledge, 1992. [A full-length account of the importance of literature in the whole of Foucault's corpus.].
Michel Foucault , trans. Betsy Wing, Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1991. [Biography of Foucault by France's foremost contemporary gay theorist.].
Foucault and the Writing of History. Oxford: Blackwell, 1994. [An account of Foucault's historiographical methods.], ed.
Michel Foucault's Archaeology of Scientific Reason. Cambridge University Press, 1989. [A detailed and contextualising study of Foucault's ‘archaeological’ works.].
The Cambridge Companion to Foucault. Cambridge University Press, 1994. [A collection of essays by leading Foucault scholars on many major aspects of his work.], ed.
Saint Foucault: Towards a Gay Hagiography. Oxford University Press, 1995. [An account of Foucault's importance for the gay and lesbian movement (especially in America) and for queer theory.].
Foucault's Critical Project: Between the Transcendental and the Historical. Stanford University Press, 2005. [A careful exploration of the intersection of philosophy and history in Foucault's works.].
Reassessing Foucault: Power, Medicine and the Body. London and New York: Routledge, 1994. [A series of essays from different disciplinary perspectives exploring the importance of Foucault's work for debates about the history of medicine and institutions.] and , eds.
Michel Foucault: Social Theory and Transgression. New York: Columbia University Press, 1982. [A study of the political radicalism of Foucault's critique of social organisation.] and .
Feminism, Foucault and Embodied Subjectivity. Albany: SUNY Press, 2002. [A feminist reflection on Foucault's theory of power and embodiment.].
Foucault and Feminism: Power, Gender and the Self. Cambridge: Polity, 1992. [A study of Foucault's work through the lens of feminism.].
Foucault: A Critical Introduction. Oxford: Polity, 1994. [An introduction to Foucault's works aimed mainly at students of political science.]
Bodies and Pleasures: Foucault and the Politics of Sexual Normalization. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1999. [A semi-autobiographical account of the relevance of Foucault's work for the experience of lived lesbian identity.].
The Lives of Michel Foucault. London: Hutchinson, 1993. [A sensitive and nuanced biography of Foucault.].
FoucaultCritical Lives, London: Reaktion Books, 2004. [An introduction to Foucault's work through his life and intellectual/political contexts.]
Foucault's Nietzschean Genealogy: Truth, Power and the Subject. Albany: SUNY Press, 1992. [A study of the importance of Nietzsche for Foucault's genealogical writings.].
The Philosophy of Foucault. Chesham: Acumen, 2006. [An attempt to identify philosophical questions that run through the whole of Foucault's corpus, transcending the common division of his work into three stages (archaeology, genealogy, ethics).].
Foucault, Structuralism and the Ends of History’, The Journal of Modern History, 51.3, 1979, 451–503. [An essay situating Foucault's work between historiography and structuralism.]. ‘
Prophets of Extremity: Nietzsche, Heidegger, Foucault, Derrida. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1985. [A book which reads four thinkers, including Foucault, as philosophers of extremity operating in a broad genealogy, but with notable differences of agenda.]
The Passion of Michel Foucault. London: Harper Collins, 1993. [A biography of Foucault which attributes the content and themes of his work to his personal tastes and lived experiences.].
The Later Foucault: Politics and Philosophy. London: Sage, 1998. [A reflection on Foucault's late work on ethics for politics and philosophy.], ed.
Michel Foucault: The Freedom of Philosophy. New York: Columbia University Press, 1985. [A book which situates Foucault as a historian of systems of thought rather than a positivistic philosopher.].
Ethics after Foucault’, Social Text, 13/14 (winter/spring, 1996), 165–83. [An account of the importance of Foucault's ethical writing for subsequent thought.] ‘
Up Against Foucault: Exploration of Some Tensions Between Foucault and Feminism. London and New York: Routledge, 1993. [A series of scholarly essays exploring the difficult and fruitful relationship between Foucault and feminism.], ed.
Disciplining Foucault: Feminism, Power and the Body. London and New York: Routledge, 1991. [An argument for the usefulness of Foucault's work for a non-essentialist feminism.].
The Question of Ethics: Nietzsche, Foucault, Heidegger. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1990. [An exploration of Foucault's version of ethics, alongside Nietzsche's and Heidegger's.].
Michel Foucault: The Will to Truth. London: Tavistock, 1980. [A study of Foucault's corpus with emphasis on his role as a political thinker.].
Foucault and the Political. London and New York: Routledge, 1995. [A systematic review of Foucault's political theory.].
Michel Foucault: Marxism and Critique. London: Tavistock, 1985. [A book-length exploration of Foucault's ambivalent relationship with Marxist thought.].
Foucault: Critical Assessments. London and New York: Routledge, 1994–5. [A general introduction to the works of Foucault.], ed.
Foucault and Queer Theory. Postmodern Encounters, Cambridge: Icon Books, 1999. [A short introduction to queer theory accounting for Foucault's place within the development of the theory.].
Race and the Education of Desire: Foucault's History of Sexuality and the Colonial Order of Things. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1995. [A look at some potential uses of Foucault's analysis of power and sexuality for the theorisation of colonialism.].