Cultural History After Foucault

John Neubauer
Transaction Publishers, 1998 - 246 Seiten

Both as historian and maker of culture, Foucault infused numerous disciplines of study with a new conceptual vocabulary and an agenda for future research. His ideas have called central assumptions in Western culture into question and altered the ways in which scholars and social scientists approach such issues as discourse theory, theory of knowledge, Eros, technologies of the Self and Other, punishment and prisons, and asylums and madness.

The contributors to this volume indicate Foucault's achievements and the suggestive power of his work, as well as his methodological weaknesses, historical inaccuracies, and ambiguities. Above all, they attempt to show how one can use Foucault to go beyond him in opening new approaches to cultural history. Though comprehensiveness was not attempted, their essays broach the major controversial aspects of Foucauldian cultural history--the position of the subject, the fusion of power and knowledge, sexuality, the historical structures and changes--and they explicitly analyze them with respect to antiquity, the Renaissance, and the nineteenth century.

In this collection, Neubauer presents analyses by historians, literary scholars, and philosophers of the entire, transdisciplinary range of Foucault's oeuvre, emphasizing the rich suggestiveness of its agenda. The breadth of the undertaking makes it suitable for seminars and graduate courses in numerous departments.

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No Sex Please Were American Erotophobia Liberation and Cultural History
Foucaults Technologies of the Self and the Cultural History of Identity
Foucaults Rhetorical Consciousness and the Possibilities of Acting upon a Regime of Truth
Power and Political Spirituality Michel Foucault on the Islamic Revolution in Iran
Modes of Doing Cultural History
Foucault Reformed by Certeau Historical Strategies of Discipline and Everyday Tactics of Appropriation
Answering Foucault Notes on Modes of Order in the Cultural World and the Making of History
Foucaults Shells Freuds Symptoms Towards a Psychoanalytic Conception of Cultural History
Modes of Conceptualizing Cultural History
The Process of Intellectual Change A PostFoucauldian Hypothesis
Periodization as a Technique of Cultural Identification
The Suppression of the Negative Moment in Foucaults History of Sexuality
Foucault in Gay America Sexuality at Plymouth Plantation
Philosophy in the Filigree of Power The Limits of an Immanent Critique

ReadingWritingKilling Foucault Cultural History and the French Revolution

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Seite 190 - Nulli se dicit mulier mea nubere malle quam mihi, non si se luppiter ipse petat. dicit; sed mulier cupido quod dicit amanti, in vento et rapida scribere oportet aqua.
Seite 102 - The traditional devices for constructing a comprehensive view of history and for retracing the past as a patient and continuous development must be systematically dismantled.
Seite 104 - episteme" we mean . . . the total set of relations that unite, at a given period, the discursive practices that give rise to epistemological figures, sciences, and possibly formalized systems.
Seite 186 - ... sed obstinata mente perfer, obdura. vale, puella. iam Catullus obdurat nee te requiret nee rogabit invitam. at tu dolebis, cum rogaberis nulla: scelesta, vae te!
Seite 212 - The book will argue that an understanding of virtually any aspect of modern Western culture must be, not merely incomplete, but damaged in its central substance to the degree that it does not incorporate a critical analysis of modern homo/heterosexual definition...
Seite 54 - After all, what would be the value of the passion for knowledge if it resulted only in a certain amount of knowledgeableness and not, in one way or another and to the extent possible, in the knower's straying afield of himself?
Seite 186 - Miser Catulle, desinas ineptire, Et quod vides perisse perditum ducas. Fulsere quondam candidi tibi soles, Cum ventitabas quo puella ducebat Amata nobis quantum amabitur nulla. Ibi illa multa tum iocosa fiebant, Quae tu volebas nec puella nolebat. Fulsere vere candidi tibi soles. Nunc iam illa non vult: tu quoque, inpotens, noli Nec quae fugit sectare, nec miser vive, 10 Sed obstinata mente perfer, obdura.
Seite 203 - L'homosexual du XIXe siècle est devenu un personnage: un passé, une histoire et une enfance, un caractère, une forme de vie; une morphologie aussi, avec une anatomie indiscrète et peut-être une physiologie mystérieuse. Rien de ce qu'il est au total n'échappe à sa sexualité.
Seite 117 - Thus the statement circulates, is used, disappears, allows or prevents the realization of a desire, serves or resists various interests, participates in challenge and struggle, and becomes a theme of appropriation or rivalry.
Seite 187 - ... multa parata manent in longa aetate, Catulle, ex hoc ingrato gaudia amore tibi. nam quaecumque homines bene cuiquam aut dicere possunt aut facere, haec a te dictaque factaque sunt: omnia quae ingratae perierunt credita menti.

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