From: "David McInerney" <borderlands@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2003 13:12:39 +0930
I've been deleting these emails. I must say though that I'm impressed by
the sheer quantity of material produced, and I guess I'm wondering why this
material is not being published, rather than sent to the Foucault list?
I am also subscribed to the History-and-Theory list, and through that I'm
getting these emails twice. It does seem though that these emails are more
appropriate for that list. The problem being, as noted, that these emails
seem to have nothing to do with Foucault.
Although I'm still waiting for my copy to arrive a discussion of these
issues relative to "Society Must Be Defended" might be much more appropriate
for this list.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Nathaniel Roberts" <npr4@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, June 21, 2003 12:48 PM
Subject: what about Foucault??
> I feel this must be some kind of joke. The latest string of postings has
> taken up the psychoanalytic theme (generously mixed with "ideology" and
> "culture") which had been doggedly floated on the list by one member for
> several months, but was politely ignored by the rest since IT HAS NOTHING
> TO DO WITH FOUCAULT.
> There has not been even the slightest effort to link the discussion to
> Foucault. It's not that psychoanalysis and the topic of ideology, etc.
> should be out of bounds. But a discussion might want to consider why
> Foucault himself eschewed these modes of analysis.
> Otherwise, why post to the Foucault list at all? Why not post to a list
> that specializes in "fantasy" or some such topic? I don't own this list,
> so I can appeal to you only on the basis of a sense of fairness and web
> ethics. Because it seems to me that the list is being spammed. If no one
> wants to make the list about Foucault, or even to address Foucault in some
> way, why not simply change the name of the list to something else like
> "Ideology and Culture" or "Psychoanalysis and Fantasy".
> At least then we could attract more members who are interested in
> speculation about myths, symbols, father figures, etc. on a civilizational
> scale. Speaking of which, why not call it the Mircea Eliade list?