Re: [Foucault-L] Foucault, intelligibility, social movements

Hi Nick,

You might want to have a look at the book 'Foucault and the Iranian Revolution' (2005) by J. Afary and K. Andersen ( The book discusses Foucault's interest in the Islamist movement in the late 1970s, about which he wrote a number of newspaper articles during this time. In terms of social movements, I think this whole area is quite promising for anyone interested in Foucault's views on political action.

I hope that helps.

All the best,


> Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2010 14:06:18 -0800
> From: montgomerynick@xxxxxxxxx
> To: foucault-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [Foucault-L] Foucault, intelligibility, social movements
> hi all,
> i'm looking for places where foucault (and foucault scholarship) takes
> on the question of 'social movements' and/or 'collective action' (or
> 'politics' more generally), especially with respect to the question of
> intelligibility. in other words: i'm trying to figure out how social
> movements become intelligible, and ideally find some nuanced thinkers
> on this question.
> so far, laclau and mouffe and the theory of 'hegemony' is as far as
> i've gone, but laclau positions himself as a gramscian, not a
> foucauldian. on this note, does anyone know of specific debates
> between foucauldians and gramscians on these questions?
> any guidance on these questions would be much appreciated.
> cheers,
> nick
> _______________________________________________
> Foucault-L mailing list

Tell us your greatest, weirdest and funniest Hotmail stories
[Foucault-L] Foucault, intelligibility, social movements, Nick Montgomery
Partial thread listing: