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 Throughout her study, Huffer weaves her own experiences together with Foucault's, sampling from unpublished interviews and other archived materials in order to intimately rework the problem of sexuality as a product of reason.
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From the “ games of exclusion ” that define the leper to the back - and - forth movement of the ship of fools to the confinement of truth within the gaze of science , Madness narrates a story about subjectivity that Thomas Flynn ...
Repression and productivity work in tandem : the repressive gesture of confinement produces madness . The rejected figure of asociality that science will eventually label as mad “ was produced ( suscité ] by the gesture of segregation ...
But it is only as a result of confinement — the conjuration of a psychic space of interiority , which also produces a moral conscience within the ethical constraints of a bourgeois order — that the truth ” of madness can be produced ...
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