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Foucault Against Himself François Caillat

Foucault Against Himself

François Caillat

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ISBN : 9781551526027
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192 pages
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In his private life, as well as in his work and political attitudes, Michel Foucault often stood in contradiction to himself, especially when his expansive ideas collided with the institutions in which he worked. In Francois Caillats provocativeMoreIn his private life, as well as in his work and political attitudes, Michel Foucault often stood in contradiction to himself, especially when his expansive ideas collided with the institutions in which he worked. In Francois Caillats provocative collection of essays and interviews based on his French documentary of the same name, leading contemporary critics and philosophers reframe Foucaults legacy in an effort to build new ways of thinking about his struggle against societys mechanisms of domination, demonstrating how conflict within the self lies at the heart of Foucaults life and work.Includes a foreword written especially for this edition by Paul Rabinow, Professor of Anthropology at the University of California (Berkeley) and an influential writer on the works of Foucault- he is the co-editor of The Essential Foucault.Foucault against Himself features essays and interviews by:Leo Bersani, American Professor Emeritus of French at the University of California (Berkeley) and the author of Homos-Georges Didi-Huberman, French philosopher and art historian- his most recent book is Gerhard Richter: Pictures/SeriesArlette Farge, French historian and the author of The Allure of the Archives-Geoffroy de Lagasnerie, French philosopher and the author of La derniere lecon de Michel Foucault.