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 Throughout her study, Huffer weaves her own experiences together with Foucault's, sampling from unpublished interviews and other archived materials in order to intimately rework the problem of sexuality as a product of reason.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 History of Madness modern freedom is conditioned by the hospital , the asylum , the straitjacket , and the psychoanalytic talking cure : freedom in modernity is always a caged freedom . But that doesn't mean there's no way out of ...
Although freedom is conditioned by historically specific institutions , it is also conditioned by structures of thinking in their relation to those institutions . Freedom is therefore determined not only by our sociohistorical condition ...
Although I generally agree with O'Leary's characterization of Foucault's ethics as a process of self - making and unmaking , I disagree with his pro - Enlightenment conclusion that Foucault's ethical “ affirmation of freedom places him ...
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