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 Throughout her study, Huffer weaves her own experiences together with Foucault's, sampling from unpublished interviews and other archived materials in order to intimately rework the problem of sexuality as a product of reason.
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Because science is ultimately a moral project , truth and morality work together .
Positivism needs this store of fantastic images in order to have something over
which it will maintain its objectifying hold : the “ nature ” that will become its object
In this way , “ psychology in Western culture became man's truth ” ( M 453 / F 473
; translation modified ) . ... Further , the human sciences that take up this figure as
the basis of their truths — psychiatry , psychology , and psychoanalysis — are ...
This “ Cartesian moment " defines the ethos of the modern biopolitical age : “ I
think the modern age of the history of truth begins when knowledge itself and
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