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 Throughout her study, Huffer weaves her own experiences together with Foucault's, sampling from unpublished interviews and other archived materials in order to intimately rework the problem of sexuality as a product of reason.
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But given all that we know about genealogy, rupture, and a Foucauldian
conception of the past that refuses to posit an ... identity-obsessed readers are
wont to do, Foucault describes here an ethical shift with regard to erotic
subjectivity that is ...
For indeed, what we don't get in Sexuality One is the complex scaffolding that
explains how those shifts occur in relation to rationalist structures of exclusion,
the shifts Foucault describes in Madness as the ethical reorganization of love and
To be sure, in historical terms, Foucault's assertions about a madness that
speaks appear to be contradictory. On the one hand, Foucault describes a
historical trajectory from a “profound silence” (M 171/F 189) in the seventeenth
century to ...
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