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The Resource Foucault and the politics of rights, Ben Golder

Foucault and the politics of rights, Ben Golder

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Foucault and the politics of rights
Title
Foucault and the politics of rights
Statement of responsibility
Ben Golder
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book focuses on Michel Foucault's late work on rights in order to address broader questions about the politics of rights in the contemporary era. As several commentators have observed, something quite remarkable happens in this late work. In his early career, Foucault had been a great critic of the liberal discourse of rights. Suddenly, from about 1976 onward, he makes increasing appeals to rights in his philosophical writings, political statements, interviews, and journalism. He not only defends their importance; he argues for rights new and as-yet-unrecognized. Does Foucault simply revise his former positions and endorse a liberal politics of rights? Ben Golder proposes an answer to this puzzle, which is that Foucault approaches rights in a spirit of creative and critical appropriation. He uses rights strategically for a range of political purposes that cannot be reduced to a simple endorsement of political liberalism. Golder develops this interpretation of Foucault's work while analyzing its shortcomings and relating it to the approaches taken by a series of current thinkers also engaged in considering the place of rights in contemporary politics, including Wendy Brown, Judith Butler, and Jacques Rancière.--
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Golder, Ben
Dewey number
323.01
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Foucault, Michel
  • Human rights
Label
Foucault and the politics of rights, Ben Golder
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17763204
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 264 pages :
Isbn
9780804789349
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1088503406
Label
Foucault and the politics of rights, Ben Golder
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17763204
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 264 pages :
Isbn
9780804789349
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1088503406

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