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 Throughout her study, Huffer weaves her own experiences together with Foucault's, sampling from unpublished interviews and other archived materials in order to intimately rework the problem of sexuality as a product of reason.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 their constitution through injury ; this insight into what Wendy Brown calls identity's “ wounded attachments ” 74 also reveals what Butler calls the “ selfcolonizing trajectory of certain forms of identity politics ” ( 104 ) .
53 “ Right to death ” and this power to take or not take life is linked to what Foucault calls , more broadly , the power of deduction ( prélèvement ) : the power to take away or subtract . With modernity , the power of deduction — the ...
tory of Sexuality about desubjectivation or what he calls , in Hermeneutics of the Subject , the “ testing of the self . ” In the chronological unfolding of Foucault's work , the birth of the Nephew at the heart of Madness is the first ...
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