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 Throughout her study, Huffer weaves her own experiences together with Foucault's, sampling from unpublished interviews and other archived materials in order to intimately rework the problem of sexuality as a product of reason.
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Tim Dean and Christopher Lane's description of the constitutive resistance of the unconscious to all norms ” in their introduction to Homosexuality and Psychoanalysis ( 2001 ) typifies a queer investment in the antiheteronormative ...
2 At first glance , Dean and Lane's interpretation of this passage as positing a psychoanalytic rupture with nineteenth - century positivism seems understandable . Indeed , Foucault even uses the word rupture in the first sentence and ...
4 These unacknowledged sentences reinforce a more broadbased interpretation of Foucault that runs counter to Dean and Lane's conclusions . As the example from the 1977 interview suggests , Foucault asserts that psychoanalysis is an ...
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