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 Throughout her study, Huffer weaves her own experiences together with Foucault's, sampling from unpublished interviews and other archived materials in order to intimately rework the problem of sexuality as a product of reason.
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Let me pause here briefly in my engagement with Dean and Lane's introduction to comment on the seemingly minor matter of my counterexample's translation into English . As with the other moments of translation I've evoked in this book ...
Throughout this book , I will use the following abbreviations to refer to Foucault's History of Madness : M for the 2006 English translation of History of Madness , F for the 1972 French edition of Histoire de la folie à l'âge classique ...
Insisting , as I have in the preceding note 38 , on the paradoxical meanings of conjuration and exorcism , I have substituted the verb exorcized for banished in the published English translation to more accurately render the double ...
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