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 Throughout her study, Huffer weaves her own experiences together with Foucault's, sampling from unpublished interviews and other archived materials in order to intimately rework the problem of sexuality as a product of reason.
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... and where it must begin to silence itself ” ( M 536 ) . But , in that impossibility , as “ the hammer falls from the philosopher's hand ” ( M 536 ) , the possibility of a different , noncolonizing relation between subjectivity and ...
From that gaze which settles on me , as it were , I come back to myself and I begin once more to direct my eyes toward myself and to reconstitute myself there where I am . The mirror functions as a heterotopia in the sense that it makes ...
In this final chapter , we might begin again with the principle of transformation we find in the phrase " to become again what we never were . ” We might go so far as to call transformation the basic ethical principle in Foucault .
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