AW: Problematizing

He says he is a theorist of the new social movements. So he lookes at the
prison riots, the feminists, the anti- medical movement etc. to see at which
point of oppression they start to problemize. Further his thesis is that you
can`t devide between power an knowledge. So he thinks that his ability to
problemize as a theorist is a function of these attacks against oppression
(or is it domination??? I am not a native speaker, too)


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Von: owner-foucault@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:owner-foucault@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Im Auftrag von Cordelia
Gesendet: Samstag, 6. Dezember 2003 20:26
An: Mark Kelly; foucault@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Betreff: RE: Problematizing

It comes as a shock to me too O_O I just notice I searched under
'problematise', which is why the
word is not found.

Moving onto a slightly more general question: did Foucault simply pointed
that our society
problematized sexuality / homosexuality / madness etc? Or, did Foucault
himself problematized
the discourse/ history of these issues? (pretending that these subjects are
not seen as "problems"
before Foucault pointed it out)


>===== Original Message From "Mark Kelly" <mgekelly@xxxxxxxxxxx> =====
>The OED definition: problematize, v. Obs. rare-1. [f. as prec. + -ize.]
>intr. To propound problems.
>First recorded in 1630, which comes as a shock to me - I'd always thought
>had been invented be Foucault, or rather his translators. In Foucauldian
>usage, I recognise it, with Larry, as meaning when one takes something to
>a problem. Hence, our society problematizes sexuality, whereas previous
>societies did not, or at least did so in a different way.

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