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Foucauldian Reminiscences: Reflections on 'Foucault: The Legacy'

Brooks, A, Stratford, E ORCID: 0000-0001-6273-493X, Atmore, C, Barker, P and Jones, D 1994 , 'Foucauldian Reminiscences: Reflections on 'Foucault: The Legacy'' , Sites, vol. 29 , pp. 171-180 .

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This review of an international conference on Foucault - the Legacy, is written
in five voices. The purpose of the review is to suggest that 'new' centres and
margins are being created in the wake of Michel Foucault's efforts to rupture
such boundaries. It is posited that these boundary markings are the result of
dominant academic discourses, the business of organising conferences, and
the wider cultural context. When several hundred disparate voices are tossed
together for three days in a reified location to discuss the impact, scope and
ramifications of high theory, the results are bound to be controversial. So,
what are the 'new' centres? Well, in many ways they are the old centres -
white, masculine, middle class, and intellectual dressed in new post-structural
clothes. And the new margins - well, they are the old margins - the feminine,
among others, and perhaps this is what is so surprising, given twenty years of
scholarship since Foucault, aimed to redress this subalternity in a field of
knowledge that was to have ended subalternity.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Brooks, A and Stratford, E and Atmore, C and Barker, P and Jones, D
Journal or Publication Title: Sites
Publisher: Massey University
ISSN: 0112-5990
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Copyright 1994 Massey University

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