By Marnia Lazreg
Foucault lived in Tunisia for 2 years and travelled to Japan and Iran greater than as soon as. but all through his severe scholarship, he insisted that the cultures of the "Orient" represent the "limit" of Western rationality. utilizing archival examine supplemented via interviews with key students in Tunisia, Japan and France, this ebook examines the philosophical resources, evolution in addition to contradictions of Foucault's event with non-Western cultures. Beyond tracing Foucault's trip into the area of otherness, the publication unearths the private, political in addition to methodological results of an intensive perception of cultural distinction that extolled the neighborhood over the cosmopolitan.
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Foucault's Orient: The Conundrum of Cultural Difference, From Tunisia to Japan by Marnia Lazreg