Re: Problematizing

Does he not reject being labelled a theorist insisting that he is an
----- Original Message -----
From: "claudius" <claudius.laumanns@xxxxxx>
To: <foucault@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, December 06, 2003 7:46 PM
Subject: 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
> point of oppression they start to problemize. Further his thesis is that
> 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)
> Claudius
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: owner-foucault@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:owner-foucault@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Im Auftrag von Cordelia
> Chu
> 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
> out
> that our society
> problematized sexuality / homosexuality / madness etc? Or, did Foucault
> himself problematized
> the discourse/ history of these issues? (pretending that these subjects
> not seen as "problems"
> before Foucault pointed it out)
> -Cordelia
> >===== 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
> it
> >had been invented be Foucault, or rather his translators. In Foucauldian
> >usage, I recognise it, with Larry, as meaning when one takes something to
> be
> >a problem. Hence, our society problematizes sexuality, whereas previous
> >societies did not, or at least did so in a different way.
> >
> >Mark

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