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The Politics of Truth

The Politics of Truth

From Marx to Foucault

  • Author: Michèle Barrett
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780804720052
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 194
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The concept of ideology - traditionally one of Marxism's most persuasive ideas - has recently been subjected to devastating criticisms. Michelle Barrett shows that Marx's own writings offer a confusing array of possible approaches to 'ideology', which the classical Marxist tradition consolidated as 'mystification that serves class interests'. Barrett locates Gramsci and Althusser as key figures in the breakdown of this model - Gramsci's work presaging the separation of class, politics and ideology found in Laclau and Mouffe, and Althusser's failing to deliver an adequate approach to subjectivity. Foucault - replacing Marxism's 'economics of untruth' with his own 'politics of truth' - is examined as an exemplar of post-structuralist critiques of ideology. The book ranges over contemporary debates in philosophy, psychoanalysis and literary theory as well as social theory. Marxism's theoretical universalism, ethnocentrism and gender blindness, as well as it influential term 'ideology', are all subjected to spirited criticism.

The Politics of Truth

The Politics of Truth

From Marx to Foucault

  • Author: Michele Barrett
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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  • Page: 194
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The Politics of Truth

The Politics of Truth

  • Author: Michel Foucault
  • Publisher: Semiotext
  • ISBN: 9781584350392
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 195
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Ranging from reflections on the Enlightenment and revolution to a consideration of the Frankfurt School, this collection offers insight into the topics preoccupying Foucault as he worked on what would be his last body of published work, the three-volume History of Sexuality.

Foucault’s Discipline

Foucault’s Discipline

The Politics of Subjectivity

  • Author: John S. Ransom
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 9780822318699
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 225
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In Foucault’s Discipline, John S. Ransom extracts a distinctive vision of the political world—and oppositional possibilities within it—from the welter of disparate topics and projects Michel Foucault pursued over his lifetime. Uniquely, Ransom presents Foucault as a political theorist in the tradition of Weber and Nietzsche, and specifically examines Foucault’s work in relation to the political tradition of liberalism and the Frankfurt School. By concentrating primarily on Discipline and Punish and the later Foucauldian texts, Ransom provides a fresh interpretation of this controversial philosopher’s perspectives on concepts such as freedom, right, truth, and power. Foucault’s Discipline demonstrates how Foucault’s valorization of descriptive critique over prescriptive plans of action can be applied to the decisively altered political landscape of the end of this millennium. By reconstructing the philosopher’s arguments concerning the significance of disciplinary institutions, biopower, subjectivity, and forms of resistance in modern society, Ransom shows how Foucault has provided a different way of looking at and responding to contemporary models of government—in short, a new depiction of the political world.

The New Politics of Islam

The New Politics of Islam

Pan-Islamic Foreign Policy in a World of States

  • Author: Naveed S. Sheikh
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135789754
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 224
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This is a timely study of the international relations of Islamic states, dealing both with the evolving theory of pan-Islamism from classical to post-caliphal times and the foreign-policy practice of contemporary states, especially Saudi Arabia, Iran and Pakistan, from the colonial period to the global aftermath of September 11. With a concise but analytic style, the book engages one-by-one with the questions of political theory, political geography and political sociology as they relate to international Islam. Its primary empirical investigation is centred on the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), a powerful pan-Islamic regime, sometimes referred to as the 'Muslim United Nations'. In its theoretical deliberations on Islam and the postmodern condition, the book reconstructs contemporary understandings of how religious ideas and identities influence international politics in the Islamic world.

Foucault on the Politics of Parrhesia

Foucault on the Politics of Parrhesia

  • Author: T. Dyrberg
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137368357
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 141
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Foucault saw the notion of parrhesia (truth-telling) as the most important factor for how governments could and should communicate with their people and vice versa. This important collection compiles and analyses Foucault's views on parrhesia to shed new light on his ideas on the importance of truth-telling in democracies.

Geschichte der Gouvernementalität

Geschichte der Gouvernementalität

Sicherheit, Territorium, Bevölkerung : Vorlesung am Collège de France 1977 - 1978 / aus dem Franz. von Claudia Brede-Konersmann und Jürgen Schröder

  • Author: Michel Foucault
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783518583920
  • Category: French political philosophy
  • Page: 600
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Michel Foucault and the Politics of Freedom

Michel Foucault and the Politics of Freedom

  • Author: Thomas L. Dumm
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 0742521397
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 167
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What is freedom? In this study, Thomas Dumm challenges the conventions that have governed discussions and debates concerning modern freedom by bringing the work of Michel Foucault into dialogue with contemporary liberal thought. While Foucault has been widely understood to have characterized the modern era as being opposed to the realization of freedom, Dumm shows how this characterization conflates FoucaultOs genealogy of discipline with his overall view of the practices of being free. Dumm demonstrates how FoucaultOs critical genealogy does not shrink from understanding the ways in which modern subjects are constrained and shaped by forces greater than themselves, but how it instead works through these constraints to provide, not simply a vision of liberation, but a joyous wisdom concerned with showing us, in his words, that we Oare much freer than we feel.O Both as an introduction to Foucault and as an intervention in liberal theory, Michel Foucault and the Politics of Freedom is bound to change how we think about the limits and possibilities of freedom in late modernity.

Eine Kritik der politischen Vernunft

Eine Kritik der politischen Vernunft

Foucaults Analyse der modernen Gouvernementalität

  • Author: Thomas Lemke
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783886192519
  • Category: Political science
  • Page: 412
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Der Begriff der Regierung, den Foucault vor allem in den weitgehend unveroffentlichten Vorlesungen der Jahre 1978 und 1979 am College de France entwickelt hat, liefert den Schlussel zum Verstandnis seines Spatwerks. NIcht mehr Recht und Krieg, sondern Fuhrung und Hegemonie bilden die zentralen Bezugspunkte. FOucault vertritt die These, daSS die "Genealogie des modernen Staates" und die "Genealogie des modernen Subjekts" zusammengehoren. FOucaults Analyse der modernen Gouvernementmentalitat darf gerade heute Aktualitat beanspruchen. ANhand des liberalen Denkens zeigt er, wie die Selbstregulationsfahigkeit von Individuen und Gruppen mit okonomischer Profitmaximierung und gesellschaftspolitischen Zielen verknupft werden. DAmit kann er die Beziehungen zwischen "Bio-Politik" und Rassismus, Freiheit und Sicherheit, dem Abbau sozialstaatlicher Leistungen und dem zunehmenden Appell an "Eigenverantwortung" und "Selbstsorge" aufzeigen. Der Neoliberalismus ist demnach eine Rationalitat, die nicht nur eine neue Form des Sozialen "erfindet", sondern auch eine neue Subjektivitat. IN ihr sind wirtschaftlicher Wohlstand und personliches Wohlsein miteinander gekoppelt, wobei nicht nur der individuelle Korper, sondern auch der Staat als politischer Korper "schlank" und "fit" sein muSS. THomas Lemkes Studie, die auf umfangreichen Recherchen und bislang unbekanntem Archivmaterial basiert, betritt Neuland in der Foucault-Rezeption. DAruber hinaus enthalt sie die umfassendste Bibliographie der politisch und sozialwissenschaftlich relevanten Arbeiten Foucaults und eine Vielzahl von deutschen Erstubersetzungen seiner Texte. SIe zeigt aber auch, wie von SchulerInnen und KollegInnen Foucaults die "Regierungs"-.PErspektive aufgenommen wurde und sich in Forschungsarbeiten konkretisieren. SIe bietet nicht nur eine Interpretation, sondern wird selbst zum Werkzeug fur eine Kritik der politischen Vernunft.

Interdisziplinäre Ethik

Interdisziplinäre Ethik

Grundlagen, Methoden, Bereiche : Festgabe für Dietmar Mieth zum sechzigsten Geburtstag

  • Author: Adrian Holderegger
  • Publisher: Saint-Paul
  • ISBN: 9783727813238
  • Category: Christian ethics
  • Page: 490
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Michel Foucault (2)

Michel Foucault (2)

  • Author: Barry Smart
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415126809
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 3576
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This second set of Critical Assessments on Michel Foucault deals with his work in relation to the themes of rationality, power and subjectivity. Like the first set, these four volumes will serve as a benchmark guide to his thought.

The Politics of Historical Vision

The Politics of Historical Vision

Marx, Foucault, Habermas

  • Author: Steven Best
  • Publisher: Guilford Press
  • ISBN: 9780898628517
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 294
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"A notably fair-minded yet critical and comparative review of key ideas of Marx, Foucault, and Habermas...Will elicit favorable comparison with several recent publications on the Habermas-Foucault debate". -- Choice"Foucault and Habermas are the two towering figures of contemporary social theory. Steven Best presents a penetrating, lucid, and persuasive account of how their theories are relevant to contemporary intellectual and political needs". -- Richard Wolin, Rice University"A unique and worthwhile argument...Best's clarity of writing logical strengths, and fairness are truly exemplary". -- Mark Poster, University of California, IrvineProviding an important contribution to current controversies regarding history, social theory, politics, and the Foucault-Habermas debates, this work offers a detailed comparison of the historical visions of both Foucault and Habermas, using Marx as a modernist contrast. The book clearly illustrates the advantages and disadvantages of each thinker's theory for the productive analysis of history and society, relating the work of each to current debates over modern and postmodern theory.Serves as a text for advanced undergraduate and graduate-level courses and seminars in both contemporary social theory and the philosophies of history.

Prokla

Prokla

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
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Manly States

Manly States

Masculinities, International Relations, and Gender Politics

  • Author: Charlotte Hooper
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231505205
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 224
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Much has been written on how masculinity shapes international relations, but little feminist scholarship has focused on how international relations shape masculinity. Charlotte Hooper draws from feminist theory to provide an account of the relationship between masculinity and power. She explores how the theory and practice of international relations produces and sustains masculine identities and masculine rivalries. This volume asserts that international politics shapes multiple masculinities rather than one static masculinity, positing an interplay between a "hegemonic masculinity" (associated with elite, western male power) and other subordinated, feminized masculinities (typically associated with poor men, nonwestern men, men of color, and/or gay men). Employing feminist analyses to confront gender-biased stereotyping in various fields of international political theory—including academic scholarship, journals, and popular literature like The Economist—Hooper reconstructs the nexus of international relations and gender politics during this age of globalization.

Can the Subaltern Speak?

Can the Subaltern Speak?

Reflections on the History of an Idea

  • Author: Rosalind Morris
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231512856
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 336
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Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak's original essay "Can the Subaltern Speak?" transformed the analysis of colonialism through an eloquent and uncompromising argument that affirmed the contemporary relevance of Marxism while using deconstructionist methods to explore the international division of labor and capitalism's "worlding" of the world. Spivak's essay hones in on the historical and ideological factors that obstruct the possibility of being heard for those who inhabit the periphery. It is a probing interrogation of what it means to have political subjectivity, to be able to access the state, and to suffer the burden of difference in a capitalist system that promises equality yet withholds it at every turn. Since its publication, "Can the Subaltern Speak?" has been cited, invoked, imitated, and critiqued. In these phenomenal essays, eight scholars take stock of the effects and response to Spivak's work. They begin by contextualizing the piece within the development of subaltern and postcolonial studies and the quest for human rights. Then, through the lens of Spivak's essay, they rethink historical problems of subalternity, voicing, and death. A final section situates "Can the Subaltern Speak?" within contemporary issues, particularly new international divisions of labor and the politics of silence among indigenous women of Guatemala and Mexico. In an afterword, Spivak herself considers her essay's past interpretations and future incarnations and the questions and histories that remain secreted in the original and revised versions of "Can the Subaltern Speak?" both of which are reprinted in this book.

Freedom After the Critique of Foundations

Freedom After the Critique of Foundations

Marx, Liberalism, Castoriadis and Agonistic Autonomy

  • Author: A. Kioupkiolis
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137029625
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 276
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An exploration of the contemporary re-conception of freedom after the critique of objective truths and ideas of an unchanging human nature, in which modern self-determination was grounded. This book focuses on the radical theorist Cornelius Castoriadis and the new paradigm of 'agonistic autonomy' is contrasted with Marxian and liberal approaches.

Understanding Contemporary Society

Understanding Contemporary Society

Theories of the Present

  • Author: Gary Browning,Abigail Halcli,Frank Webster
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1849202176
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 520
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Understanding Contemporary Society: Theories of the Present is a comprehensive textbook to guide students through the complexities of social theory today. Over 30 chapters, written by an international team of contributors, demonstrate clearly the practical applications of social theory in making sense of the modern world. Students are both introduced to the most significant theories and guided through the major social developments which shape our lives. Key features of the book are: clearly structured and readable prose; bullet pointed summaries and annotated further reading for each topic; makes complex issues accessible to undergraduates; focuses on relevance and practicality; chapter lay-out which is ideal for teaching and seminar readings.

Politics, Philosophy, Culture

Politics, Philosophy, Culture

Interviews and Other Writings, 1977-1984

  • Author: Michel Foucault
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134976291
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 356
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Politics, Philosophy, Culture contains a rich selection of interviews and other writings by the late Michel Foucault. Drawing upon his revolutionary concept of power as well as his critique of the institutions that organize social life, Foucault discusses literature, music, and the power of art while also examining concrete issues such as the Left in contemporary France, the social security system, the penal system, homosexuality, madness, and the Iranian Revolution.

Cultural Studies

Cultural Studies

Theory and Practice

  • Author: Chris Barker
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761941569
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 484
  • View: 445
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"Cultural Studies maps the field, and guides the reader through all the core topics included on Cultural Studies courses, including: the key concepts in cultural studies; the key figures and schools of thought; the essential methodologies; the historical roots of the subject; the turns toward ideology, language, gender, race and identity; the challenges posed by postmodernism and postcolonialism."--Publisher.

Democracy and National Identity in Thailand

Democracy and National Identity in Thailand

  • Author: Michael Kelly Connors
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 0415272300
  • Category: History
  • Page: 271
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This book seeks to illuminate how Thai elites have used democracy as an instrument for order and discipline. Drawing on interviews, numerous Thai language sources, and critical theory, the author reveals a remarkable adaptation of the idea of democracy in the Thai context. Connors shows how elites have drawn on Western political theory to design projects to create modern citizens. He argues that it is possible to see the idea and practice of elite liberal democracy in Thailand, and elsewhere, as a key ideological resource in the project of securing hegemony over undisciplined populations. In this perspective the ideas of civil society, civic virtue, social capital and democracy itself are all part of the weaponry deployed in an effort to create 'good citizens', who act as guardians of the elite defined common good.