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 Throughout her study, Huffer weaves her own experiences together with Foucault's, sampling from unpublished interviews and other archived materials in order to intimately rework the problem of sexuality as a product of reason.
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Biopolitical subjectivation has come to define us - as - everyone , now and always , as universally subjected and unfree . But now , as with all definitions , it is time to be suspicious of the ways we have come to know subjectivation ...
... of Freud's naming as patriarchal suggests that patriarchy is not only revived in him , but augmented and fortified in the modern psychoanalytic management of madness within a new biopolitical structure that manages life .
This game of the fabulous is an erotic game of truth whose rules are not those of biopolitical knowledge — what Foucault calls philosophy — but rather the self - transformative conditions of spirituality . But , unlike decorporealizing ...
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