"Few thinkers can have had a more diverse or a more contested impact on theorizing law than Michel Foucault. This diversity is reflected in the wide range of Foucault's work and of the intellectual fields it has so conspicuously influenced. Such diversity informs the present collection and is signalled in the headings of its four sections: ? Epistemologies: archaeology, discourse, Orientalism ? Political philosophy: discipline, governmentality and the genealogy of law ? Embodiment, difference, sexuality and the law ? The subject of rights and ethics. Whilst the published work selected for this collection amply accommodates this diversity, it also draws together strands in Foucault's work that coalesce in seemingly conflicting theories of law. Yet the editors are also committed to showing how that very conflict goes to constitute for Foucault an integral and radical theory of law. This theory ranges not just beyond the restrained and diminished conceptions of law usually derived from Foucault, but also beyond the characteristic concern in Jurisprudence and Legal Philosophy to constitute law in its difference and separation from other socio-political forms."--Provided by publisher.
First published 2010 by Ashgate Publishing.
Formatted Contents Note
part Part I Epistemologies: Archaeology, Discourse, Orientalism chapter 1 Maria Drakopoulou (2000), 'Women's Resolution of Lawes Reconsidered: Epistemic Shifts and the Emergence of the Feminist Legal Discourse' chapter 2 Teemu Ruskola (2002-2003), 'Legal Orientalism' part Part II Political Philosophy: Discipline, Governmentality and the Genealogy of Law chapter 3 Alan Hunt (1992), 'Foucault's Expulsion of Law: Toward a Retrieval' chapter 4 Francois Ewald (1990), 'Norms, Discipline, and the Law', trans. Marjorie Beale chapter 5 Victor Tadros (1998), 'Between Governance and Discipline: The Law and Michel Foucault' chapter 6 Nikolas Rose and Mariana Valverde (1998), 'Governed by Law?' chapter 7 Nikolas Rose and Peter Miller (1992), 'Political Power Beyond the State: Problematics of Government' part Part III Embodiment, Difference, Sexuality and the Law chapter 8 Judith Butler (1989), 'Foucault and the Paradox of Bodily Inscriptions' chapter 9 Ann J. Cahill (2000), 'Foucault, Rape, and the Construction of the Feminine Body' chapter 10 Andrew N. Sharpe (2007), 'Structured Like a Monster: Understanding Human Difference Through a Legal Category' chapter 11 Kendall Thomas (1992), 'Beyond the Privacy Principle' part Part IV The Subject of Rights and Ethics chapter 12 Carlos A. Ball (2001-2002), 'Sexual Ethics and Postmodernism in Gay Rights Philosophy' chapter 13 Paul Patton (2004), 'Power and Right in Nietzsche and Foucault' chapter 14 Thomas Keenan (1997), 'The.