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 Throughout her study, Huffer weaves her own experiences together with Foucault's, sampling from unpublished interviews and other archived materials in order to intimately rework the problem of sexuality as a product of reason.
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approaches to the problematization of ethics within a conception of subjectivity as subjectivation . In Foucault , Deleuze emphasizes the complex relation between history and philosophy Foucault stages in a conception of subjectivity I ...
Careful attention to the central theme of subjectivity in Madness reveals that a conception of productivity is already at work fourteen years before Discipline and Punish ( 1975 ) , the book that immediately preceded Sexuality One that ...
This double conception of mad subjectivity in the Age of Reason is crucial for an understanding of sexuality in Foucault , especially after the advent of queer theory . Most readers of Madness only see the repressive dimension of power ...
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