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Archives of infamy : Foucault on state power in the lives of ordinary citizens / Nancy Luxon, editor.

Contributor(s): Luxon, Nancy [editor.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2019]Copyright date: ©2019Description: 1 online resource (xi, 371 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781452959344; 145295934X.Subject(s): Foucault, Michel, 1926-1984 | Foucault, Michel, 1926-1984 | Foucault, Michel 1926-1984 | Families -- France -- History | Police -- France -- History | France -- Social conditions | State, The -- History | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General | Families | Police | Social conditions | State, The | France | Familienpolitik | Staatsgewalt | Frankreich | PHILOSOPHY / PoliticalGenre/Form: History. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Archives of infamy.DDC classification: 364.10944/09033 LOC classification: HV8204 | .A73 2019Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Nancy Luxon -- Lives of infamous men / Michel Foucault -- "All about the Lettres de Cachet" / André Béjin, Roger Chartier, Arlette Farge, Michel Foucault, Michelle Perrot -- Review of Disorderly families / Jean-Philippe Guinle -- Denunciation, a slow poison / Michel Heurteaux -- The order of discourse / Michel Foucault -- The public sphere and public opinion / Roger Chartier -- The return of the event / Pierre Nora -- Thinking and defining the event in history / Arlette Farge -- Home, street, city: Farge, Foucault, and the spaces of the Lettres de Cachet / Stuart Elden -- Parisian homosexuals create a lifestyle, 1700-1750: The police archives / Michel Ray -- Sovereign address / Elizabeth Wingrove -- Gender, agency, and the circulations of power / Nancy Luxon -- Foucault's rhythmic hand / Lynne Huffer --
Summary: "Crossing the Atlantic to bring together unpublished radio broadcasts, book reviews, and essays by historians, geographers, and political theorists, Archives of Infamy provides historical and archival contexts to the recent translation of Disorderly Families by Arlette Farge and Michel Foucault. This volume includes new translations of key texts, including a radio address Foucault gave in 1983 that explains the writing process for Disorderly Families; two essays by Foucault not readily available in English; and a previously untranslated essay by Farge that describes how historians have appropriated Foucault."-- Provided by publisher.
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"Crossing the Atlantic to bring together unpublished radio broadcasts, book reviews, and essays by historians, geographers, and political theorists, Archives of Infamy provides historical and archival contexts to the recent translation of Disorderly Families by Arlette Farge and Michel Foucault. This volume includes new translations of key texts, including a radio address Foucault gave in 1983 that explains the writing process for Disorderly Families; two essays by Foucault not readily available in English; and a previously untranslated essay by Farge that describes how historians have appropriated Foucault."-- Provided by publisher.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Preface and acknowledgements -- Introduction: Policing and criminality in Disorderly families / Nancy Luxon -- Part I: Archival materials: Audiences and contexts. Lives of infamous men / Michel Foucault -- "All about the Lettres de Cachet" / André Béjin, Roger Chartier, Arlette Farge, Michel Foucault, Michelle Perrot -- Review of Disorderly families / Jean-Philippe Guinle -- Denunciation, a slow poison / Michel Heurteaux -- Part II: Letters and events: From composition to contestation. The order of discourse / Michel Foucault -- The public sphere and public opinion / Roger Chartier -- The return of the event / Pierre Nora -- Thinking and defining the event in history / Arlette Farge -- Home, street, city: Farge, Foucault, and the spaces of the Lettres de Cachet / Stuart Elden -- Parisian homosexuals create a lifestyle, 1700-1750: The police archives / Michel Ray -- Sovereign address / Elizabeth Wingrove -- Gender, agency, and the circulations of power / Nancy Luxon -- Foucault's rhythmic hand / Lynne Huffer -- Contributors -- Publication history -- Index.

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Reviews provided by Syndetics

CHOICE Review

The focal point of this collection is Michel Foucault and Arlette Farge's compilation Désordre des familles: lettres de cachet des Archives de la Bastille au XVIIIe siecle (1982), which was not translated into English until 2016, when it was published as Disorderly Families: Infamous Letters from the Bastille Archives. Foucault and Farge's work brought to light political and social complexities associated with the infamous lettres de cachet. Long assumed to be only a prime example of the royal abuse of power, Disorderly Families demonstrated that the lettres were means by which people throughout society sought to exert power and control. The questions raised about the issue of agency in relation to Foucault's own work are profound. It is here that Foucault is confronted with archival evidence of a multi-directional power network. The challenge was such that Foucault did not fully address these issues until his final work, The History of Sexuality. Luxon makes a convincing argument that this topic is not simply a matter of "rounding out" the body of Foucault's work but is of vital importance to the full understanding of Foucault. To that end, this volume comprises fresh translations of key texts, previously unpublished material, and insightful contemporary essays--all brilliantly introduced by Luxon. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, researchers, faculty. --Stuart Barnett, Central Connecticut State University

Author notes provided by Syndetics

<p>Nancy Luxon is associate professor of political science at the University of Minnesota. She is author of Crisis of Authority: Politics, Trust, and Truth-Telling in Freud and Foucault and editor of Disorderly Families (Minnesota, 2016). </p> <p>Thomas Scott-Railton is a freelance French-English translator. He translated Disorderly Families by Arlette Farge and Michel Foucault (Minnesota, 2016).</p>

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