The Foucault Society is convening a year-long discussion group on Foucault’s 1975-76 lecture course, “Society Must Be Defended.” As a reference point for our discussion of violence, racism, conflict, the nature of “the political,” and the constitution of social reality, we will consider Foucault’s lectures in the context of Johanna Oksala’s newly published book, Foucault, Politics, and Violence (2012), and other critical perspectives.
We will meet every two weeks at the CUNY Graduate Center throughout the 2012-2013 academic year.
Please join us!
Open to the public.
We recommend that participants have some familiarity with Foucault’s work.
Note: A copy of Johanna Oksala’s article, “Lines of Fragility, A Foucaultian Critique of Violence,” is available to registered participants who will attend the meetings.
About the Foucault Society:
The Foucault Society is an independent, nonprofit educational organization offering a variety of programs dedicated to the critical study of the ideas of Michel Foucault (1926-1984). All of our events are open to the public. We welcome new participants who have an interest in Foucault’s work and its impact on diverse areas of inquiry, including critical social theory, philosophy, politics, history, culture, gender/sexuality studies, and the arts.