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 Throughout her study, Huffer weaves her own experiences together with Foucault's, sampling from unpublished interviews and other archived materials in order to intimately rework the problem of sexuality as a product of reason.
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cally , with performativity , reversal constitutes the “ negation of the negation " where the primacy of cause is reversed ... The most famous , indeed founding example of this performative logic is Judith Butler's reversal of the sex ...
Performativity needs the acts - versus - identities opposition in order to reverse and parodically resignify sex and gender . The difference of thinking that distinguishes queer performativity from Foucauldian desubjectivation is ...
Perhaps the greatest symptom of performativity's reliance on a conception of subjectivity that leaves unaddressed the historical rise of a moral subject is queer theory's investment in the psyche . What this means , more concretely ...
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