Foucault Now

Author: James Faubion

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745671888

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Michel Foucault is recognized as one of the twentieth century's most influential thinkers, however the authors in this volume contend that more use can be made of Foucault than has yet been done and that some of the uses to which Foucault has so far been put run the risk of and occasionally simply amount to misuse. This interdisciplinary volume brings together a group of esteemed scholars, recognized for their command of and insights into Foucault's oeuvre. They demonstrate the many respects in which Foucault's project of an ontology of the present remains vital and continues to yield compelling insights and show that an ontology of the present is restricted to no particular terrain, but instead ranges widely and on paths that frequently intersect. The essays in this much-needed new collection address the key components of Foucault's thought, ranging from his approach to power, biopolitics and parrhesia to analysis of key texts such as Folie et Déraison and Histoire de la sexualité. This collection will spark debate amongst students and scholars alike and demonstrates that that every further encounter with Foucault's corpus is more likely than not to demand a revisiting of interpretations already formulated, conclusions already drawn, uses already devised. Contributors include Didier Eribon, Eric Fassin, John Forrester, Ian Hacking, Lynne Huffer, Colin Koopman, James Laidlaw, Laurence McFalls, Mariella Pandolfi, Paul Rabinow and Cary Wolfe.

Michel Foucault and Power Today

International Multidisciplinary Studies in the History of the Present

Author: Alain Beaulieu,David Gabbard

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739113240

Category: Philosophy

Page: 171

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Few thinkers have left such an influence across such a diverse range of studies as Michel Foucault has. This book pays homage to that diversity by presenting a multidisciplinary series of analyses dedicated to the question of power today.

Derrida Now

Current Perspectives in Derrida Studies

Author: John W. P. Phillips

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745662889

Category: Philosophy

Page: 200

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For more than 30 years and until his death in 2004, Jacques Derrida remained one of the most influential contemporary philosophers. It may be difficult to evaluate what forms his legacy will take in the future but Derrida Now provides some provocative suggestions. Derridas often-controversial early reception was based on readings of his complex works, published in journals and collected in books. More recently attention has tended to focus on his later work, which grew out of the seminars that he presented each year in France and the US. The full texts of these seminars are now the subject of a major publication project, to be produced over the next ten years. Derrida Now presents contemporary articles based on or around the study of Derrida. It provides a critical introduction to Derridas complex and controversial thought, offers careful analysis of some of his most important concepts, and includes essays that address the major strands of his thought. Derridas influence reached not only into philosophy but also into other fields concerned with literature, politics, visual art, law, ecology, psychoanalysis, gender and sexuality and this book will appeal to readers in all these disciplines. Contributors include Peggy Kamuf, Geoff Bennington, Nicholas Royle, Roy Sellars, Graham Allen and Irving Goh.

Critical Theory Now

Author: Philip Wexler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135386986

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 274

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First Published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The State of literary theory today

papers presented at the summer weekend workshop, July 16-18, 1982

Author: International Association for Philosophy and Literature,Middlesex Polytechnic. Faculty of Humanities

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 147

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Author: Joseph Bristow

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415122689

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

View: 7082


Joseph Bristow introduces readers to the most influential contemporary theories of sexual desire and reveals how nineteenth century scientists invented 'sexuality'. This clear and fascinating introductory guide makes complex theoretical ideas accessible to readers of all levels. It explores: the lasting influence of late-Victorian sexology conflicting accounts of eroticism the place of Freud and Lacan within cultural studies, literary criticism and feminist theory the importance of Bataille, Baudrillard, Cixous, Deleuze, Irigaray and Kristeva the legacy of Michel Foucault in queer theory today postmodern sexual identities, and the contemporary emphasis on erotic diversity.

Foucault and Law

Towards a Sociology of Law as Governance

Author: Alan Hunt,Gary Wickham

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745308425

Category: Law

Page: 148

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The first work to introduce Foucault's ideas on law to both graduates and undergraduates.

French Theory

How Foucault, Derrida, Deleuze, & Co. Transformed the Intellectual Life of the United States

Author: François Cusset

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816647321

Category: Philosophy

Page: 388

View: 6886


Explores how the French theory of philosophy, which became popular during the last three decades of the twentieth century, spread to America and examines the critical practices that French theory inspired.