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 Throughout her study, Huffer weaves her own experiences together with Foucault's, sampling from unpublished interviews and other archived materials in order to intimately rework the problem of sexuality as a product of reason.
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Contents Preface : Why We Need Madness ix Acknowledgments xxi Introduction : Mad for Foucault 1 Chapter 1. How We Became Queer 44 First Interlude : Nietzsche's Dreadful Attendant 84 Chapter 2. Queer Moralities 87 Second Interlude : Wet ...
In the previous chapter I drew on Butler's Gender Trouble to establish queer performative agency as a dialectical undoing of sexual identity through the reversal and sublation of subjective interiority conceived within a sociolinguistic ...
Specifically , I use him as the hinge between the critical project of the first three chapters — the critique of acts versus identities ( chapter 1 ) , the Nietzschean retraversal of queer theory and morality ( chapter 2 ) , and the ...
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