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 Throughout her study, Huffer weaves her own experiences together with Foucault's, sampling from unpublished interviews and other archived materials in order to intimately rework the problem of sexuality as a product of reason.
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cault has provided queer theory with an arsenal of weapons for unraveling the moralism of governance feminism , his work has been less useful for articulating sexuality within a constructive ethical frame that can actually be used as a ...
cault finds a figure for a questioning of the limits of reason that remains undecided . Unlike the cogito who considers “ the other world ” ( M 11 ) of madness and definitively excludes it from himself , in the Renaissance we find a ...
cault's assertions about Freud in the 1977 conversation mentioned earlier , Davidson claims that “ Foucault wanted to divorce the psychoanalytic theory of the unconscious from the theory of sexuality ” in order to use a Lacanian “ logic ...
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