Race and the Education of Desire

She asks why there has been such a muted engagement with this work among students of colonialism for whom issues of sexuality and power are so essential.

Race and the Education of Desire

Race and the Education of Desire

Michel Foucault's History of Sexuality has been one of the most influential books of the last two decades. It has had an enormous impact on cultural studies and work across many disciplines on gender, sexuality, and the body. Bringing a new set of questions to this key work, Ann Laura Stoler examines volume one of History of Sexuality in an unexplored light. She asks why there has been such a muted engagement with this work among students of colonialism for whom issues of sexuality and power are so essential. Why is the colonial context absent from Foucault's history of a European sexual discourse that for him defined the bourgeois self? InRace and the Education of Desire, Stoler challenges Foucault's tunnel vision of the West and his marginalization of empire. She also argues that this first volume ofHistory of Sexuality contains a suggestive if not studied treatment of race. Drawing on Foucault's little-known 1976 College de France lectures, Stoler addresses his treatment of the relationship between biopower, bourgeois sexuality, and what he identified as “racisms of the state.” In this critical and historically grounded analysis based on cultural theory and her own extensive research in Dutch and French colonial archives, Stoler suggests how Foucault's insights have in the past constrained—and in the future may help shape—the ways we trace the genealogies of race. Race and the Education of Desire will revise current notions of the connections between European and colonial historiography and between the European bourgeois order and the colonial treatment of sexuality. Arguing that a history of European nineteenth-century sexuality must also be a history of race, it will change the way we think about Foucault.

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Race and the Education of Desire
Language: en
Pages: 237
Authors: Ann Laura Stoler, Willy Brandt Distinguished University Professor of Anthropology and Historical Studies Ann Laura Stoler
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995 - Publisher: Duke University Press

Michel Foucault's History of Sexuality has been one of the most influential books of the last two decades. It has had an enormous impact on cultural studies and work across many disciplines on gender, sexuality, and the body. Bringing a new set of questions to this key work, Ann Laura
Race and the Education of Desire
Language: en
Pages: 237
Authors: Ann Laura Stoler
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995 - Publisher:

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Carnal Knowledge and Imperial Power
Language: en
Pages: 335
Authors: Ann Laura Stoler, Willy Brandt Distinguished University Professor of Anthropology and Historical Studies Ann Laura Stoler
Categories: HISTORY
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

Looking at the way cultural competencies and sensibilities entered into the construction of race in the colonial context, this text proposes that 'cultural racism' in fact predates its postmodern discovery.
Tensions of Empire
Language: en
Pages: 463
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Type: BOOK - Published: 1997-02-06 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

Starting with the premise that Europe was made by its imperial projects as much as colonial encounters were shaped by events and conflicts in Europe, the contributors to Tensions of Empire investigate metropolitan-colonial relationships from a new perspective. The fifteen essays demonstrate various ways in which "civilizing missions" in both
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Pages: 248
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