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 Throughout her study, Huffer weaves her own experiences together with Foucault's, sampling from unpublished interviews and other archived materials in order to intimately rework the problem of sexuality as a product of reason.
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That normative undoing is his own undoing: “as if man were not a goal but only a
way, an episode, a bridge, a great promise.”95 Thus the promise lies in forms of
self-transformation we might imagine not as expansions of the self but as ...
It is an archive that undoes, nondialectically, the researcher or the thinker as a
bearer of truth: an archive that demands to be lent an ear, however impossible
that hearing might be. As an ethical model, this archival and conceptual undoing
3 As strange as it may seem, I am tempted by the promise of a defecating,
masturbating, urinating Diogenes—as Foucault was tempted in his last course—
as a radical figure of a self-undoing subject: a philosopher ethically transformed
by the ...
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