Mad for Foucault: Rethinking the Foundations of Queer Theory
Columbia University Press, 2010 - 344 síğur
Michel Foucault was the first to embed the roots of human sexuality in discipline and biopolitics, therefore revolutionizing our conception of sex and its relationship to society, economics, and culture. Yet over the past two decades, scholars have limited themselves to the study of Foucault's History of Sexuality, volume 1 paying lesser attention to his equally explosive History of Madness. In this earlier volume, Foucault recasts Western rationalism as a project that both produces and represses sexual deviants, calling out the complicity of modern science and the exclusionary nature of family morality. By reclaiming these deft moves, Lynne Huffer teases out exciting new strands of Foucauldian thought. She then revisits the theorist's ethical work in light of these discoveries, divining an ethics of eros that sees sexuality as a lived experience we are repeatedly called on to remember. Throughout her study, Huffer weaves her own experiences together with Foucault's, sampling from unpublished interviews and other archived materials in order to intimately rework the problem of sexuality as a product of reason.
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as in many others , Butler's work is useful for its exposure of the tensions that characterize much of queer theory , not least of which is a Freud - Foucault tension she readily acknowledges . From that perspective , Psychic Life can ...
Significantly , the philosophical distinctions between Foucault and Butler that emerge through a reading of Psychic Life are , to a large extent , a function of the temporally specific Franco - American contexts that frame their vastly ...
And , although in its attachment to the selfwounding turn of a Nietzschean moral subject Butler's concept of injury might serve to link her to Foucault's self - injuring Nietzschean subject , the differences that separate them remain .
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