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By Mark D. Jordan

ISBN-10: 0804789029

ISBN-13: 9780804789028

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ISBN-13: 9780804792769

through the use of faith to get on the middle innovations of Michel Foucault's considering, this publication deals a robust substitute to the best way that the philosopher's paintings is learn around the humanities. Foucault was once famously attracted to Christianity as either the rival to old ethics and the mother or father of contemporary self-discipline and used to be constantly alert to the hypocrisy and the violence in church buildings. but many readers have missed how significant faith is to his inspiration, relatively with reference to human our bodies and the way they're formed. the purpose isn't really to show Foucault into a few type of believer or to extract from him a set thesis approximately faith as such. quite, it really is to work out how Foucault engages non secular rhetoric web page after page—even while faith isn't really his major subject. while readers persist with his allusions, they could see why he reveals in faith not just an item of critique, yet a perennial provocation to consider how speech works on bodies—and how our bodies resist.
Arguing that Foucault conducts experiments in writing to frustrate educational expectancies approximately heritage and idea, Mark Jordan provides equivalent weight to the performative and theatrical facets of Foucault's writing or lecturing. How does Foucault level chances of self-transformation? How are his books or lectures reminiscent of the rituals and liturgies that he dissects in them? Convulsing Bodies follows its personal video game of hide-and-seek with the brokers of totalizing structures (not least within the academy) and offers us a Foucault who performs together with his audiences as he performs for them—or teaches them.

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