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Foucault and the Politics of Rights

is there anything in the chatter about rights, and what right who has to ask what, say what, of whom, that helps move things forward rather than paralyse people with fear?

Reblogged from Foucault News: [via Stuart Elden]

Click to visit the original postBen Golder, Foucault and the Politics of Rights, Stanford University Press, 2015, Now available.
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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.

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