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 Throughout her study, Huffer weaves her own experiences together with Foucault's, sampling from unpublished interviews and other archived materials in order to intimately rework the problem of sexuality as a product of reason.
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As I argued in chapter i , in its almost unilateral attention to the dispositif of subjectivation ( asujettissement ) in Sexuality One , queer theory has missed sexuality as an experience . Here we can see why that missed experience is ...
Biopolitical subjectivation has come to define us - as - everyone , now and always , as universally subjected and unfree . But now , as with all definitions , it is time to be suspicious of the ways we have come to know subjectivation ...
Butler includes in her purview not only Sexuality One but also Discipline and Punish , which , published the year before Sexuality One , develops many of the concepts — particularly subjectivation as assujettissement — that will become ...
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