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 Throughout her study, Huffer weaves her own experiences together with Foucault's, sampling from unpublished interviews and other archived materials in order to intimately rework the problem of sexuality as a product of reason.
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And if she continues to admire MacKinnon and profess an allegiance to the
epistemological focus of her early work , this is not the case with Robin West .
The vehemence of Halley's rejection of cultural feminism and , with it , her former
Rather , Madness constitutes an archeological description of historical structures
that continue to determine our present ... Although the question of Foucault's
various philosophical influences continues to be the subject of ongoing QUEER ...
Responding to a historical present in which sexual assujettissement continues to
normalize subjectivity and impose moralities that mire queer behaviors and forms
of relation in the swamp of shame , Butler and Foucault share similar goals : to ...
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