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 Throughout her study, Huffer weaves her own experiences together with Foucault's, sampling from unpublished interviews and other archived materials in order to intimately rework the problem of sexuality as a product of reason.
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From a Foucauldian perspective , performativity fails to historicize its critique of the subject , thus leaving the historical problem of the normative internalization of violence unaddressed . As an approach to subjectivity that ...
Reinterpreting the unhappy consciousness of the Hegelian lord - bondsman dialectic as a psychic turning of the subject against himself , Butler's account of Foucault's psychic life produces Freudianism as the Foucauldian unconscious .
( 98-99 ) Notice that , of the multiple distinctive theoretical concepts that emerge in this passage about Foucault , only one can be characterized as recognizably Foucauldian . Indeed , by the end of the paragraph Foucault is Butler .
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