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Mad for Foucault: Rethinking the Foundations of Queer Theory (New Directions in Critical Theory)

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Contemporary critiques of sexuality have their origins in the work of Michel Foucault. Challenging an essentialist understanding of sex, Foucault was the first to develop the idea that sexuality was rooted in discipline and biopolitics, therefore revolutionizing our conception of sex and its relationship to society, economics, and culture.

While Foucault's seminal arguments helped to establish the foundations of queer theory and greatly advance feminist critique, Lynne Huffer argues that our interpretation of the theorist's powerful ideas remains flawed. Over the past two decades, scholars have limited themselves to Foucault's History of Sexuality, volume 1, while paying less attention to his equally explosive History of Madness. In this earlier text, Foucault casts 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. Reintroducing these ideas into our understanding of Foucault, Huffer brings exciting new strands of his critique into focus. She then revisits Foucault's work on ethics in light of these discoveries, establishing an ethics of eros that sees sexuality is a lived experience we are repeatedly called on to remember. Throughout her analysis, Huffer works in her own personal experiences, along with Foucault's, sampling from unpublished interviews and other archival materials. In doing so, she intimately illustrates the problem of rethinking sexuality as a product of reason.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780231149198
Author:
Huffer, Lynne
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Subject:
Homosexuality
Subject:
Queer theory.
Subject:
Gay & Lesbian
Subject:
Movements - Deconstruction
Subject:
Gay Studies
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Series:
New Directions in Critical Theory
Publication Date:
20091131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
8.90x7.10x.70 in. .90 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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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