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dc.contributor.authorWain, Kenneth-
dc.identifier.citationWain, K. (1994). Forgetting Foucault? Anonymity, death and the author. Education, 5(2), 13-21.en_GB
dc.description.abstractThe title 'Forgetting Foucault?', minus the question mark (a very important omission, of course), is one I have borrowed from Baudrillard's famous paper of 1980 which tries to cut Foucault's thesis about power/knowledge down to size but fails to tell us exactly why Foucault should be forgotten'. 1 Racevskis describes the Baudrillard article as 'a fairly abstruse poetico-philosophic essay that indicts Foucault for collusion with prevailing myth-making strategies. Foucault,' Racevskis continues, 'is shown by Baudrillard to have become infatuated with the imagi- nary force of his own discourse, and his genealogy is depicted as a system satisfying a certain hegemonic logic of reason. ' 2 In effect, not only has Foucault not been forgotten, the contrary is the case; a Foucault industry has grown over the ten years since his death with a Centre for Foucauldian Studies set up in Paris. What were Foucault's own views about his posterity? Why would Baudrillard want us to forget Foucault and what is this continuing presence his memory constitutes?en_GB
dc.publisherUniversity of Malta. Faculty of Educationen_GB
dc.subjectFoucault, Michel, 1926-1984 -- Criticism and interpretationen_GB
dc.subjectFoucault, Michel, 1926-1984 -- Influenceen_GB
dc.subjectFoucault, Michel, 1926-1984 -- Political and social viewsen_GB
dc.titleForgetting Foucault? Anonymity, death and the authoren_GB
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