Mark Kelly, For Foucault: Against Normative Political Theory

This book is now published

Progressive Geographies

63676_cov.jpgI shared Mark Kelly’s review of Althusser et al’s Reading Capital: The Complete Edition at the Progress in Political Economy site yesterday.

Mark’s next book,  For Foucault: Against Normative Political Theory is forthcoming in early 2018 from SUNY Press:

Calls for a Foucauldian approach to political thought that is intrinsically resistant to power and subordination to public policy.

This book comprises a series of staged confrontations between the thought of Michel Foucault and a cast of other figures in European and Anglophone political philosophy, including Marx, Lenin, Althusser, Deleuze, Rorty, Honneth, and Geuss. Focusing on the status of normativity in their thought, Mark G. E. Kelly explains how Foucault’s position in relation to political theory is different, and, over the course of the book, describes a distinctive Foucauldian stance in political thought that is maximally anti-normative, anti-theoretical, and anti-political. For Foucault aims to undermine attempts to discern the appropriate form of…

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