Foucault, Douglass, Fanon, and Scotus in Dialogue: On Social Construction and Freedom
Through examining Douglass's and Fanon's concrete experiences of oppression, Cynthia R. Nielsen demonstrates the empirical validity of Foucault's theoretical analyses concerning power, resistance, and subject-formation. Going beyond merely confirming Foucault's insights, Douglass and Fanon expand, strengthen, and offer correctives to the emancipatory dimensions o...more
Hardcover, 232 pages
Published March 20th 2013 by Palgrave Macmillan
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A brief though informative "round table" discussion of these seminal thinkers, with the theme of freedom. Who would have thought that a 13th-c British theologian could have "completed what was lacking" in the thought of a 20th-c French philosopher, thus bringing him in line with a 19th-c African American social reformer and 20th-c Afro-Caribbean psychiatrist? Cynthia Nielsen does this convincingly in less than 150 pages of text! Scotus, then, with his view of freedom as inherent in the human bei...more