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Title: Review of Barker, Philip, 'Michel Foucault: Subversions of the Subject' (Sydney: Allen and Unwin, 1994 [1993] pp. viii, 232 A$24.95 (paper).
Contributor(s): McDonald, William (author)
Publication Date: 1995
DOI: 10.1080/00048409512346991
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/15286
Abstract: Philip Barker contributes to a growing trend in Foucault scholarship when he avoids mere exegesis and commentary in favour of Foucauldian excursions into realms largely uncharted in Foucault's published works. Barker offers us a somewhat sketchy, but very suggestive, archaeology and genealogy of the modern subject as it is presupposed in the history of ideas, the history of philosophy, intellectual history, and psychoanalysis. He locates the origins of this subject in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, when important changes occurred in the power/knowledge network, in the politics of truth, and in the laws and practices of inheritance. As a result of these changes we see the emergence of a misogynistic Oedipal society and the beginnings of a new technology of the self.
Publication Type: Review
Source of Publication: Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 73(4), p. 631-632
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 0004-8402
1471-6828
Field of Research (FOR): 220210 History of Philosophy
220208 History and Philosophy of the Social Sciences
HERDC Category Description: D3 Review of Single Work
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