Re: Foucault and ethnography

Samuel Lawrence Binkley wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 10, 1996 5:53:39 PM at spiderwoman wrote:
> >Have you come across "SAINT FOUCAULT: Towards a Gay Hagiography" by David
> >M. Halperin (1995) Oxford University Press?
> >
> >
> interesting. what on earth is a Hagiography?

A hagiography is a biography that is idealized treatment of the
subjec that is almost mythical. It derives from the Greek, "Hagios",
or sacred or holy. The LIVES OF THE SAINTS is a classic (though not
classical) example of a hagiography.

Andrew Herman


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