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 Throughout her study, Huffer weaves her own experiences together with Foucault's, sampling from unpublished interviews and other archived materials in order to intimately rework the problem of sexuality as a product of reason.
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In ethical terms , Foucault's life - long attention to the accumulated existence of discourses ” 106 that is the archive — his commitment to the petits fous who existed in the past , exist today , and might exist in the future - points ...
13 As strange as it may seem , I am tempted by the promise of a defecating , masturbating , urinating Diogenes — as Foucault was tempted in his last courseradical figure of a self - undoing subject : a philosopher ethically transformed ...
The ethics of the self as a practice of freedom is , above all , the practice of a critical reflection that will allow us to practice a different living through the art of ethical self - transformation : “ to become again what we never ...
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