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Foucault, the Family and Politics

  • Robbie Duschinsky
  • Leon Antonio Rocha

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Robbie Duschinsky, Leon Antonio Rocha
      Pages 1-15
  3. Expositions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Rémi Lenoir, Robbie Duschinsky
      Pages 19-38
    3. Vikki Bell
      Pages 39-62
  4. Evaluations

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 229-243

About this book


Drawing on the writings of Foucault, this book explores the politics and power-dynamics of family life, examining how everyday obligations such as attending school, going to work and staying healthy are organized through the family. The book includes an essay by Foucault, Les désordres des familles , translated here in English for the first time.


gender health neoliberalism

Editors and affiliations

  • Robbie Duschinsky
    • 1
  • Leon Antonio Rocha
    • 2
  1. 1.Northumbria UniversityUK
  2. 2.University of CambridgeUK

About the editors

VIKKI BELL Professor in Sociology at Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK TERRELL CARVER Professor of Political Theory at the University of Bristol, UK GILLIAN HARKINS Associate Professor of English at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA THIBAUD HARROIS Lecturer in French at Trinity College, Cambridge, UK RÉMI LENOIR Professor of Sociology at Université de Paris I, France KATHERINE LOGAN Doctoral candidate at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Oregon, USA JOSÉ LUIS MORENO PESTAÑA Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cádiz, Spain VÉRONIQUE MOTTIER Fellow and Director of Studies in Politics, Psychology, Sociology and International Studies at Jesus College, Cambridge, UK DEBORAH THOM Fellow and Director of Studies for the Faculty of History and the Faculty of Politics, Psychology, Sociology and International Studies at Robinson College, Cambridge, UK

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