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 Throughout her study, Huffer weaves her own experiences together with Foucault's, sampling from unpublished interviews and other archived materials in order to intimately rework the problem of sexuality as a product of reason.
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analysis constitutes one of “ the great family of technologies of sex , ” one of “ all those institutions that set out in the nineteenth century to medicalize sex . ” 4 These unacknowledged sentences reinforce a more broadbased ...
Having described in part 1 of Madness the seventeenth - century coup that produced the division between reason and unreason , in parts 2 and 3 Foucault examines the historical consequences of that great division in the gradual ...
ure 3.1 ) and William Tuke , in France and England , respectively , at the end of the eighteenth century ; these reforms are consecrated by Charcot and the asylum of the nineteenth - century to produce , finally , Freudian “ liberation ...
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