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9780897895873

Michel Foucault

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  • ISBN13:

    9780897895873

  • ISBN10:

    0897895878

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-07-01
  • Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

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Summary

Although Foucault departs from Marxism, his own approach constitutes a form of consistent materialism which has theoretical implications for the analysis of social and educational discursive systems. In seeking to demonstrate a correct reading of Foucault, linguistic readings of his work, such as those of Christopher Norris (1993), which represent him as part of the linguistic turn in French philosophy, where "language (or representation) henceforth defines the limits of thought," will be dispelled in the process of being corrected. Rather, Foucault will be represented, as Habermas (1987) has suggested, "not merely as a historicist" but at the same time as a "nominalist, materialist, and empiricist." Because the distinctiveness of Foucault's approach can best be seen in contrast to other major philosophical systems and thinkers, considerable attention is given to examining Foucault's relationship to Marxism, as well as his relations to Kant, Gramsci, Habermas, and the Greeks. In relation to education, there is in Foucault's approach a double emphasis which constitutes an ordering principle for this work. On the one hand, attention is directed to discursive practices which perform an educative role in the constitution of subjects and of human forms of existence. On the other hand, forms of education are constituted and utilized for the purposes of collective ethical self-creation, a theme Foucault emphasized in his later works. The book assesses some of the more interesting recent utilizations of Foucault in educational research.

Author Biography

MARK OLSSEN is Senior Lecturer, Department of Education, University of Otago, New Zealand.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword vii
Henry A. Giroux
Preface xi
Introduction
1(6)
I. The Modified Realism of Michel Foucault 7(30)
Foucault's Methods
9(10)
Power and the Self
19(18)
II. Considering Foucault as Historical Materialist 37(74)
Foucault's Different Faces
39(10)
Foucault and Marxism
49(22)
Relativism
71(18)
Foucault and Gramsci: Is There a Basis for Convergence?
89(22)
III. Foucault and the Tasks of Education 111(68)
Foucault and Critical Theory
113(26)
Educating the Self
139(20)
Foucault's Influence in Educational Research
159(12)
Postscript: Autonomy, History, Materialism
171(8)
Bibliography 179(18)
Index 197

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