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Preface to the 2010 Edition

Zones of the Intimate in Imperial Formation

par Ann Stoler

Dernière modification : [04-10-2011]

Texte préparatoire à sa conférence du 4 novembre 2011 dans le cadre du séminaire doctoral collectif de l’atelier genre Condorcet (voir la page de présentation du séminaire)

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"New prefaces to later of books can be superfluous by definition. Foucault, when asked to write one in 1972 for A History of Madness, first published a decade earlier, refused the invitation and instead provided a scathing exegesis on the authorical of the genre and its "tyrannical" qualities. But a refusal to dictate how readers should read can open up other choices that work against the undertow of the bound book by agitating strong cross-currents of counterhistories and critical interventions."