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 Throughout her study, Huffer weaves her own experiences together with Foucault's, sampling from unpublished interviews and other archived materials in order to intimately rework the problem of sexuality as a product of reason.
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2006.2 In unpublished remarks I discovered in the archives , Foucault insists , again and again , on Madness's importance to ... Rediscovering Madness now , almost two decades after the emergence of queer theory , I insist on Madness's ...
As the French title of Sexuality One , La Volonté de savoir , insists , modern sexuality in that volume is nothing more than the discursive result of a “ will to knowledge ” that has developed over time to specify sexual “ individuals ...
I have called this eros a political ethic by insisting on Foucault's engagement with governmentality in the context ... In her reading of eros in Audre Lorde , Cynthia Willett insists on the relation between the erotic as power and new ...
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