Rethinking The Subject

An Anthology Of Contemporary European Social Thought


By James Faubion

Edited by Paul Rabinow

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Since the early 1970s, European thinkers have departed notably from their predecessors in order to pursue analytical programs more thoroughly their own. Rethinking the Subject brings together in one volume some of the most influential writings of Foucault, Habermas, Bourdieu, Pizzorno, Macfarlane, and other authors whose ideas have had a worldwide influence in recent social history.The anthology is testament to the central importance of three contemporary themes, each familiar to earlier thinkers but never definitively formulated or resolved. The first two concern the nature and modalities of power and legitimacy in society. The third, and most fundamental, deals with the nature and modalities of the ”self” or ”subject.”These themes owe their special contemporary relevance to an array of events—from the collapse of colonialism to the birth of test-tube babies. James Faubion's introduction traces the historical context of these influential events and themes. It also traces the lineaments of a still inchoate intellectual movement, of which the writers included in this anthology are the vanguard.

On Sale
Jan 9, 1995
Page Count
227 pages
Avalon Publishing

James Faubion

About the Author

James D. Faubion is a professor in the department of anthropology at Rice University . James D. Faubion is a professor in the department of anthropology at Rice University.

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