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 Throughout her study, Huffer weaves her own experiences together with Foucault's, sampling from unpublished interviews and other archived materials in order to intimately rework the problem of sexuality as a product of reason.
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Foucault is right , of course , when he writes these lines in the “ nonpreface ” he supplies in 1972. But it's difficult to let go , to avoid imposing an intention on the book one has written . Foucault faces this difficulty when he is ...
We don't know , of course , if when he wrote these lines Foucault was thinking of the wellknown anecdote about Diogenes who said , when rebuked for masturbating in the public square , “ if only I could soothe my hunger by rubbing my ...
Foucault's Berkeley comment refers , specifically , to a set of two lectures he gave at Dartmouth in 1980 , a year before his course on Hermeneutics . The first lecture , “ Subjectivity and Truth , " 76 makes explicit the link I've been ...
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