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Foucauldian Reminiscences: Reflections on 'Foucault: The Legacy'

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Brooks, A and Stratford, E and Atmore, C and Barker, P and Jones, D, Foucauldian Reminiscences: Reflections on 'Foucault: The Legacy', Sites, 29 pp. 171-180. ISSN 0112-5990 (1994) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]


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Abstract

This review of an international conference on Foucault - the Legacy, is written in five voices. The purpose of the review is to suggest that 'new' centres and margins are being created in the wake of Michel Foucault's efforts to rupture such boundaries. It is posited that these boundary markings are the result of dominant academic discourses, the business of organising conferences, and the wider cultural context. When several hundred disparate voices are tossed together for three days in a reified location to discuss the impact, scope and ramifications of high theory, the results are bound to be controversial. So, what are the 'new' centres? Well, in many ways they are the old centres - white, masculine, middle class, and intellectual dressed in new poststructural clothes. And the new margins - well, they are the old margins - the feminine, among others, and perhaps this is what is so surprising, given twenty years of scholarship since Foucault, aimed to redress this subalternity in a field of knowledge that was to have ended subalternity.

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Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Human Geography
Research Field:Social and Cultural Geography
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Author:Stratford, E (Professor Elaine Stratford)
ID Code:45181
Year Published:1994
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2007-07-05
Last Modified:2016-11-29
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