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Foucault's Orient : the conundrum of cultural difference, from Tunisia to Japan

Author: Marnia Lazreg
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Foucault lived for two years in Tunisia and travelled to Japan and Iran more than once. Yet throughout his critical scholarship, he insisted that the cultures of the Orient and the Occident constitute the "limit" of Western rationality. Using interviews with scholars familiar with him from Tunisia and Japan, the book examines the manner in which Foucault experienced and explained his encounters with non-Western  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Lazreg, Marnia.
Foucault's Orient.
New York : Berghahn Books, 2017
(DLC) 2017015944
Named Person: Michel Foucault; Michel Foucault
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marnia Lazreg
ISBN: 9781785336232 1785336231
OCLC Number: 1000150828
Description: 1 online resource (x, 282 pages)
Contents: The Chinese Encyclopedia and the Challenge of Difference --
Madness and Cultural Difference --
Foucault and Kant's Cosmopolitan Anthropology --
Foucault's Negative Anthropology --
Foucault's Anthropology of the Iranian Revolution --
The Heterotopia of Tunisia --
The Enigma of Japan --
Japan and Foucault's Anthropological Bind --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Marnia Lazreg.

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Using interviews with scholars from Tunisia and Japan, this book examines the manner in which Foucault experienced and explained his encounters with non-Western cultures, unraveling the  Read more...

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"This is a serious and pivotal book that shows the limits of Foucault's rejection of universalism and humanism. Lazreg's book allows us to re-read Foucault within his boundaries." * Massimiliano Read more...

 
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