Re: [Foucault-L] questioning Foucault (in Jacobin)

Dear Nate
Thank you for sending this article.
The question about the place of marginalized populations within the struggles of the left today is relevant for the research on body and pathology (something I have been examining). On a more mundane level, the accreditation that Foucault's name and terminology potentially offer within academia ( I wonder which academia?) without necessary requiring moral honesty is relevant. In my opinion, the mixture of Marxist and Foucauldian terminology can cause confusion, at least if devoid of historical analysis. However, I would like to see Foucault's genealogy and emphasis on ruptures, and murky zones ignored by stratified systems of knowledge find their place within the political activity of the radical left.
Kind regards,

From: npr4@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Thu, 1 Jan 2015 12:49:59 +0100
To: foucault-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [Foucault-L] questioning Foucault (in Jacobin)

Dear List,

Here is an interesting interview in Jacobin raising critical questions
about Foucault's relation to neo-liberalism.

I would be interested to hear what others make of this.


Dr. Nathaniel Roberts
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity
Herman-Föge-Weg 11
37073 Göttingen
+49 (0) 551-4956-0

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