Il putem critica pe Foucault? – 26 ianuarie 2016
Smaranda Dobrescu a distribuit postarea publicată deAlexandru Racu.
Câte un bemol pe ici pe colo, dar cu siguranță merită citit:
"Foucault was highly attracted to economic liberalism: he saw in it the possibility of a form of governmentality that was much less normative and authoritarian than the socialist and communist left, which he saw as totally obsolete. He especially saw in neoliberalism a "much less bureaucratic" and "much less disciplinarian" form of politics than that offered by the postwar welfare state (…)
To his mind, the mechanisms of social assistance and social insurance, which he put on the same plane as the prison, the barracks, or the school, were indispensable institutions "for the exercise of power in modern societies." (…)
Along the same lines, when I read the philosopher Beatriz Preciado, who writes in Libération that "we're not going to cry over the end of the welfare state, because the welfare state is also the psychiatric hospital, the disability office, the prison, the patriarchal-colonial-heteronormative school," it makes me think that neoliberalism has done much more than transform our economy; it has profoundly reconfigured the social imagination of a certain "libertarian" left."
Can We Criticize Foucault? Late in life, Michel Foucault developed a curious sympathy for neoliberalism. by Daniel Zamora Since his death in 1984, Michel Foucault's work has become a touchstone for the academic left worldwide. But in…