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 Throughout her study, Huffer weaves her own experiences together with Foucault's, sampling from unpublished interviews and other archived materials in order to intimately rework the problem of sexuality as a product of reason.
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... knows too much and therefore misses experience itself : “ In our time , ”
Foucault writes , “ the experience of madness is made in the calm of a knowledge
which , through knowing it too much , passes it over ” ( M xxxiv ; emphasis added
Foucault insists , over and over , that psychoanalysis emerges at the end of the
nineteenth century not as a break from positivist medicine , but as its culmination .
In an unremarked sentence from the passage , for example , Foucault writes ...
But that “ knowing " can only occur as the degradation of unreason — the
wandering subjectivity of the ship of fools - into madness as an object of
analytical perception : “ This fall into objectivity , ” Foucault writes , “ was a far
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