Foucault and His ‘Other’: Subjectivation and Displacement



Starting from a critical discussion of the supposed ‘Eurocentrism’ of Foucault, the author briefly discusses the importance of his experience in Tunisia both from a political point of view and from the point of view of his reflection on the topics of ‘exteriority’ and ‘self’. This opens up a productive angle on such classical Foucauldian questions as the politics of truth, power and liberty. Emphasizing the importance of Foucault’s reflection on history and historical discontinuity, the chapter underscores three methodological points – historicizing, localizing and subjectivation – that have been widely and productively developed by many postcolonial and subaltern studies.


Bare Life Political Weight Western Metaphysic Internment Camp Postcolonial Criticism 


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  1. 1.University of Paris 1 Panthéon-SorbonneParisFrance

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