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- DescriptionMichel Foucault defined critique as an exercise in de-subjectivation. To what extent did this claim shape his philosophical practice? What are its theoretical and ethical justifications? Why did Foucault come to view the production of subjectivity as a key site of political and intellectual emancipation in the present? Andrea Rossi pursues these questions in The Labour of Subjectivity. The book re-examines the genealogy of the politics of subjectivity that Foucault began to outline in his lectures at the College de France in the late 1970s and early 1980s. He explores Christian confession, raison d'etat, biopolitics and bioecomy as the different techlogies by which Western politics has attempted to produce, regulate and give form to the subjectivity of its subjects. Ultimately Rossi argues that Foucault's critical project can only be comprehended within the context of this historico-political trajectory, as an attempt to give the extant politics of the self a new horizon.
- Author BiographyAndrea Rossi is a Research Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at Koc University.
- Author(s)Andrea Rossi
- PublisherRowman & Littlefield International
- Date of Publication30/11/2015
- Series TitleFutures of the Archive
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintRowman & Littlefield International
- Weight322 g
- Width151 mm
- Height230 mm
- Spine15 mm
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