Some time ago I read an interesting article that examined much of what you
seem to be interested in. Martusewicz explores what it means to be an
"educated woman" by looking at French feminism (e.g. Kristeva, Cixous,
Irigaray) and Foucault. In particular she states that these theorists have
begun to challenge the "truth" of the traditional, naturalized
representation and subjective positions assigned to women by a
male-dominated symbolic order. If you aren't already familiar with it, it
is in:

Martusewicz, R. A. (1992). Mapping the terrain of the post-modern subject:
Post-structuralism and the educated woman. In W. F. Pinar & W. M. Reynolds
(Eds.), Understanding curriculum as phenomenological and deconstructed
text, (pp. 131-158): Teachers College Press.

Two other articles (actually chapters) I can think of regarding Foucault
and phenomenology that I have found interesting are:

Toews, J.E. (1994) Foucault and the Freudian subject: Archaeology,
genealogy, and the historicization of psychoanalysis. In J. Goldstein
(Ed.), Foucault and the writing of history, (pp. 116-134): Blackwell.

Mohanty, J. (1993). Foucault as a philosopher. In J. Caputo & M. Yount
(Eds.), Foucault and the critique of institutions (pp. 27-40): Pennsylvania
State University Press.

Mohanty is critical of Foucault on the issue of subjectivity as she defends
trancendental philosophy. Toews examines Foucault's relationship to the
Freudian subject. Both are intriguing, in my opinion.

Katy Heyning



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