Power and the Subject

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This essay focuses on three moments in Foucault's lifelong engagement with the pressing political question of the relationship between power and the subject. The first moment involves Foucault's examination of madness and Foucault's account of the relationship between the social-institutional and conceptual exclusion of madness and the constitution of the rational subject in modernity, as this is articulated in the History of Madness (HM). The second moment focuses on Foucault's later account of subjection and normalization, as presented in Foucault's famous genealogical works, Discipline and Punish (DP) and History of Sexuality (HS). Foucault's lectures on Psychiatric Power (C-PP) serve as a bridge between these first two moments. The third moment involves Foucault's exploration of technologies of the self in the context of ancient Greek and Roman ethics. There is a movement to Foucault's thought from madness as the condition of impossibility of thought to disciplinary subjection to the Stoic idea of conversion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Companion to Foucault
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Pages337-352
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9781444334067
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 5 2013

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Madness
Subjection
Thought
Impossibility
Stoics
History of Sexuality
Modernity
Exclusion
Technologies of the Self
Constitution
Ancient Greek
History of Madness
Normalization

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Allen, A. R. (2013). Power and the Subject. In A Companion to Foucault (pp. 337-352). John Wiley and Sons. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118324905.ch16
Allen, Amy Rebekah. / Power and the Subject. A Companion to Foucault. John Wiley and Sons, 2013. pp. 337-352
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