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 Throughout her study, Huffer weaves her own experiences together with Foucault's, sampling from unpublished interviews and other archived materials in order to intimately rework the problem of sexuality as a product of reason.
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In Sexuality One , modern " characters ” act , but only as the medicalized ,
psychiatric doubles of premodern juridical subjects ; as specifically “ homosexual
” characters , they ... term that is its binary complement : the author of sodomitical
The premodern juridical subject who was the " author " of his acts comes out of
the Age of Reason as the object , puppet , or character of the psychiatric author or
agent who created him . In that sense he is not simply neutrally “ transposed ...
In that conception , acts and identities cannot emerge just once , because history
itself is an ongoing process of emergence . As Deleuze puts it : “ That everything
is always said in every age is perhaps Foucault's greatest historical principle .
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