From: darcy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Stephen D'Arcy)
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 1997 14:26:44 -0400 (EDT)
> thorough, yet at the same time it has gone on too long. I haven't
> mentioned Foucault because I have not yet looked at him regarding this
> issue, but would appreciate some pointers in that direction.
Anyone interested in Foucault and memory should definitely check out
the book, REWRITING THE SOUL: MULTIPLE PERSONALITY AND THE SCIENCES OF
MEMORY, by Ian Hacking, 1995, especially chapter 15 on
He cites Foucault's notions of an "anatamo-politics of the human body"
and a "bio-politics of the population," and adds that there should be
a third notion: "a memoro-politics of the human soul" (p. 215).
It is not an account of what Foucault believed about memory, but an
original "genealogy" of the modern sciences of memory, construing them
as a strategy for "secularizing the soul" (to make a long story
The author happens to be my thesis supervisor, so I may not be
unbiased in my assessment, but I think that it makes for very