Foucault and the Iranian Revolution

Gender and the Seductions of Islamism
Author: Janet Afary,Kevin B. Anderson
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226007878
Category: Political Science
Page: 312
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In 1978, as the protests against the Shah of Iran reached their zenith, philosopher Michel Foucault was working as a special correspondent for Corriere della Sera and le Nouvel Observateur. During his little-known stint as a journalist, Foucault traveled to Iran, met with leaders like Ayatollah Khomeini, and wrote a series of articles on the revolution. Foucault and the Iranian Revolution is the first book-length analysis of these essays on Iran, the majority of which have never before appeared in English. Accompanying the analysis are annotated translations of the Iran writings in their entirety and the at times blistering responses from such contemporaneous critics as Middle East scholar Maxime Rodinson as well as comments on the revolution by feminist philosopher Simone de Beauvoir. In this important and controversial account, Janet Afary and Kevin B. Anderson illuminate Foucault's support of the Islamist movement. They also show how Foucault's experiences in Iran contributed to a turning point in his thought, influencing his ideas on the Enlightenment, homosexuality, and his search for political spirituality. Foucault and the Iranian Revolution informs current discussion on the divisions that have reemerged among Western intellectuals over the response to radical Islamism after September 11. Foucault's provocative writings are thus essential for understanding the history and the future of the West's relationship with Iran and, more generally, to political Islam. In their examination of these journalistic pieces, Afary and Anderson offer a surprising glimpse into the mind of a celebrated thinker.

Foucault and the Iranian Revolution

Gender and the Seductions of Islamism
Author: Janet Afary,Kevin B. Anderson,Michel Foucault
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226007854
Category: History
Page: 346
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In 1978 the philosopher Michel Foucault did a stint as a foreign correspondent in Iran. This volume studies the articles that resulted from his observations and meetings with leading figures in the Iranian Revolution, including Ayatollah Khomeini, together with responses from his contemporaries.

Islam und Kapitalismus


Author: Maxime Rodinson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783518281840
Category:
Page: 365
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Die islamische Aufklärung

Der Konflikt zwischen Glaube und Vernunft
Author: Christopher de Bellaigue
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104906467
Category: Religion
Page: 544
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»Erhellend, großartig geschrieben, ein Buch, das uns hilft, das Verständnis zwischen islamischer Welt und Moderne zu verstehen.« Yuval Noah Harari, Autor von »Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit« Die islamische Aufklärung hat längst stattgefunden. In einer fulminanten Erzählung demontiert Christopher de Bellaigue die oft selbstgefällige westliche Sicht auf die arabische Welt. Auch in Ägypten, im Iran und der Türkei gab es nach 1800 eine breite Bewegung für Freiheit, Gleichheit und Demokratie und für einen weltlichen Staat, für Frauenrechte und Gewerkschaften, freie Presse und die Abschaffung der Sklaverei. In atemberaubender Geschwindigkeit modernisierten sich die arabischen Gesellschaften. Doch die Gegenaufklärung folgte auf dem Fuß, mit autokratischen Regimen und fundamentalistischem Terror. De Bellaigue schildert den Kampf zwischen Glaube und Vernunft und um eine neue muslimische Identität. Eine reiche, überraschende Geschichte, eine radikal neue Sicht auf den modernen Islam. »Eine ausgesprochen originelle und informative Studie über die Zusammenstöße zwischen dem Islam und der Moderne in Istanbul, Kairo und Teheran während der letzten zweihundert Jahre.« Orhan Pamuk »Christopher de Bellaigue gehört seit Langem schon zu den einfallsreichsten und anregendsten Interpreten einiger von Angst und Vorurteil verstellter Realitäten. In ›Die islamische Aufklärung‹ seziert er den selbstgefälligen Gegensatz zwischen Islam und Moderne und enthüllt dabei eine faszinierende Welt: eine Welt, in der Menschen sich unter dem Druck der Geschichte ständig verändern, improvisieren und sich anpassen. Es ist genau das richtige Buch für unsere in Unordnung geratene Welt: zeitgemäß, dringlich und erhellend.« Pankaj Mishra »Zur rechten Zeit, tiefsinnig und provokativ.« Peter Frankopan

Agonie des Realen

Aus dem Franzosischen ubersetzt von Lothar Kutzawa und Volker Schaefer
Author: Jean Baudrillard
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783920986999
Category: Civilization, Modern
Page: 110
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Auf verlorenem Posten


Author: Slavoj Žižek
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518734253
Category: Philosophy
Page: 319
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Der Kapitalismus, so Slavoj Žižek, gleiche einer Comicfigur, die stolz über den Dachfirst hinaus ins Leere läuft – um dann jäh abzustürzen. In seinem neuen, kämpferischen Buch setzt sich Žižek mit den Perspektiven der Linken auseinander: Er entlarvt die Widersprüche des Neoliberalismus, diskutiert die Positionen von Alain Badiou und Antonio Negri und erklärt, warum wir angesichts von Wirtschaftskrise, Biotechnologie und Umweltkollaps der Diktatur des Proletariats eine neue Chance geben sollten. Dabei erweist er sich wieder einmal als das externe Hirn seiner Leser: Er sieht die Filme, registriert die Nachrichten und macht sich darüber die Gedanken, für die wir keine Zeit haben.

Sexual Politics in Modern Iran


Author: Janet Afary
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110739435X
Category: History
Page: N.A
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Janet Afary is a native of Iran and a leading historian. Her work focuses on gender and sexuality and draws on her experience of growing up in Iran and her involvement with Iranian women of different ages and social strata. These observations, and a wealth of historical documents, form the kernel of this book, which charts the history of the nation's sexual revolution from the nineteenth century to today. What comes across is the extraordinary resilience of the Iranian people, who have drawn on a rich social and cultural heritage to defy the repression and hardship of the Islamist state and its predecessors. It is this resilience, the author concludes, which forms the basis of a sexual revolution taking place in Iran today, one that is promoting reforms in marriage and family laws, and demanding more egalitarian gender and sexual relations.

Einführung in Kants Anthropologie


Author: Michel Foucault
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783518585474
Category: Philosophical anthropology
Page: 141
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Orientalism Revisited

Art, Land and Voyage
Author: Ian Richard Netton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415538548
Category: History
Page: 288
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The publication of Edward Said’s Orientalism in 1978 marks the inception of orientalism as a discourse. Since then, Orientalism has remained highly polemical and has become a widely employed epistemological tool. Three decades on, this volume sets out to survey, analyse and revisit the state of the Orientalist debate, both past and present. The leitmotiv of this book is its emphasis on an intimate connection between art, land and voyage. Orientalist art of all kinds frequently derives from a consideration of the land which is encountered on a voyage or pilgrimage, a relationship which, until now, has received little attention. Through adopting a thematic and prosopographical approach, and attempting to locate the fundamentals of the debate in the historical and cultural contexts in which they arose, this book brings together a diversity of opinions, analyses and arguments.

Foucault and Power

The Influence of Political Engagement on Theories of Power
Author: Marcelo Hoffman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1441176578
Category: Political Science
Page: 208
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Michel Foucault is one of the most preeminent theorists of power, yet the relationship between his militant activities and his analysis of power remains unclear. The book explores this relationship to explain the development of Foucault's thinking about power. Using newly translated and unpublished materials, it examines what led Foucault to take on the question of power in the early 1970s and subsequently refine his thinking, working through different models (war and government) and modalities (disciplinary, biopolitical and governmental). Looking at Foucault's political trajectory, from his immersion in the prisoner support movement to his engagements with the Iranian revolution and Solidarity in Poland, the book shows the militant underpinning of his interest in the question of power and its various shifts and mutations. This thorough account, which includes the first translation of a report edited by Foucault on prison conditions, will provide students in contemporary political theory with a better understanding of Foucault's thinking about power and of the interplay between political activities and theoretical productions.

Schizophrenie und Gesellschaft

Texte und Gespräche von 1975 bis 1995
Author: Gilles Deleuze
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783518584316
Category:
Page: 383
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Es ist vielmehr die intellektuelle Erfahrung einer verstörenden und beunruhigenden Präsenz, die den eigenen Blick auf die Gegenwart durchkreuzt. Diese Leseerfahrung wird jeder machen, der in diesen Band mit Aufsätzen, Interviews und kleineren Beiträgen von Gilles Deleuze eintaucht. So zeigt sich etwa die Nähe seiner kritischen Stimme zu aktuellen politischen Debatten, wie sie von Slavoj Žižek oder Noam Chomsky bis hin zu Michael Hardt und Toni Negri geführt werden. Auch seine Überlegungen zur Philosophie des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts, zum zeitgenössischen Kino und zur Filmtheorie, zur Psychoanalyse oder zur Literatur haben ihr Korrelat in der Gegenwart. Krieg, Pazifismus, Toleranz, Revolution, Drogen, Befreiung und Kritik - das sind Deleuze' Stichworte zur Erkundung des Heute, die nichts von ihrer Sprengkraft verloren haben. (Quelle: www.suhrkamp.de).

Handbuch Transformationsforschung


Author: Raj Kollmorgen,Wolfgang Merkel,Hans-Jürgen Wagener
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658053488
Category: Political Science
Page: 789
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Transformation als nicht-evolutorischer gesellschaftlicher Wandel ist ein historisches Phänomen der Moderne. Gegenstand des Handbuchs sind Felder, Theorien und Methoden der sozialwissenschaftlichen Transformationsforschung. Am Anfang stehen die drei großen Paradigmen der Transformationsforschung: System, Institutionen und Akteure. Es folgen prominente Forschungsansätze unter anderem aus der Modernisierungstheorie, dem Strukturalismus, dem Historischen Institutionalismus, der Entwicklungsökonomik und der Politischen Ökonomie. Ein weiterer Teil ist den Methoden gewidmet. Quantitativ-statistische Verfahren werden hier ebenso vorgestellt wie makro-qualitative Methoden, Methoden aus der Ethnographie, den Wirtschaftswissenschaften und der Diskursanalyse. Nach einem Überblick über die wichtigsten historischen Wellen gesellschaftlicher Transformationen folgt ein Blick auf Sphären der Transformation wie Recht, Staat, Wirtschaft und Zivilgesellschaft. Mehr als vierzig kürzere Stichworte von A wie Autokratieförderung bis W wie Wohlfahrtsregime vertiefen einzelne transformatorische Grundprobleme. Dieses Handbuch integriert politikwissenschaftliche, soziologische und wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Perspektiven. Daneben finden rechts- und kulturwissenschaftliche Zugänge Berücksichtigung.

Eine iranische Liebesgeschichte zensieren


Author: Shahriar Mandanipur
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783293205338
Category:
Page: 319
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Rebels With A Cause

The Failure of the Left in Iran
Author: Maziar Behrooz
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781860646300
Category: Political Science
Page: 239
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Rebels with a Cause unearths new details and provides fresh insights into an enduring puzzle of modern Iranian political history, concluding that the Left’s demise came from a combination of Iran’s geopolitical setting, where both the Soviet and Western worlds saw advantage in the stability of Iran during the Cold War, as well as internal factors such as splits and factionalism, and--not leas--the Iranian Left’s over-enthusiastic devotion to a barren Stalinism with its poverty of philosophy and ideas. This book is based on primary and secondary Persian-language sources never before published in English.

Phänomenologie und Marxismus


Author: Bernhard Waldenfels,Jan M. Broekman,Ante Pažanin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783518078327
Category: Philosophy
Page: 243
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On the Arab Revolts and the Iranian Revolution

Power and Resistance Today
Author: Arshin Adib-Moghaddam
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472512405
Category: Political Science
Page: 224
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On the Arab Revolts and the Iranian Revolution: Power and Resistance Today is the first comparative analysis of two central political events that have altered our world forever: the Arab uprisings which started in Tunisia, and the Iranian revolution in 1979. Adib-Moghaddam demonstrates how contemporary forms of protest are changing our understanding about the way power and resistance function. In a theoretical tour de force which is substantiated with a range of primary material, he argues that acts of protest in Tehran to Cairo can be entirely linked to the same act in New York, London, Madrid and Athens. Breaking through the east/west, north/south divide, Adib-Moghaddam shows how the Arab revolts promise to shift the discourse away from the idea that Arabs and Muslims are peculiar, that "Middle Eastern Studies" cannot be linked to political theory, that the dynamics of rebellion "there" are fundamentally different from the politics of revolt "here". Adib-Moghaddam argues that the dialectics of power and resistance are truly universal and that they are unfolding within a globalised political context that is increasingly interconnected. In order to illuminate this argument theoretically, the study is organised around conceptual terms that feed into forms of power and resistance, such as revolution, radicalism, dissent, knowledge, neighbour and reform. These terms and concepts are discussed and deconstructed via an empirical discussion of pivotal events beyond the non-western world, demonstrating that for a long time, and without realising it, we have been living in the end times of unitary categories such as "west" and "east."

Foucault in Iran

Islamic Revolution after the Enlightenment
Author: Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 1452950563
Category: Philosophy
Page: 272
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Were the thirteen essays Michel Foucault wrote in 1978–1979 endorsing the Iranian Revolution an aberration of his earlier work or an inevitable pitfall of his stance on Enlightenment rationality, as critics have long alleged? Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi argues that the critics are wrong. He declares that Foucault recognized that Iranians were at a threshold and were considering if it were possible to think of dignity, justice, and liberty outside the cognitive maps and principles of the European Enlightenment. Foucault in Iran centers not only on the significance of the great thinker’s writings on the revolution but also on the profound mark the event left on his later lectures on ethics, spirituality, and fearless speech. Contemporary events since 9/11, the War on Terror, and the Arab Uprisings have made Foucault’s essays on the Iranian Revolution more relevant than ever. Ghamari-Tabrizi illustrates how Foucault saw in the revolution an instance of his antiteleological philosophy: here was an event that did not fit into the normative progressive discourses of history. What attracted him to the Iranian Revolution was precisely its ambiguity. Theoretically sophisticated and empirically rich, this interdisciplinary work will spark a lively debate in its insistence that what informed Foucault’s writing was not an effort to understand Islamism but, rather, his conviction that Enlightenment rationality has not closed the gate of unknown possibilities for human societies.

Geschichte des Wissens

Aus dem Amerikanischen von Anita Ehlers
Author: Charles Van Doren
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3034860099
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 524
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Gouvernementalität und Biopolitik


Author: Thomas Lemke
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783531150871
Category: Political Science
Page: 218
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»Vergesst Foucault!« – so lautete die provokante Aufforderung Jean Baudrillards Ende der 1970er Jahre. Ein Vierteljahrhundert später ist die sozialwissenschaftliche Auseinandersetzung mit dem Werk des französischen Historikers und Philosophen intensiver denn je. Zwei Konzepte haben in den vergangenen Jahren die Rezeption in besonderer Weise geprägt: Gouvernementalität und Biopolitik. Der vorliegende Band erkundet die gegenwartsdiagnostische Reichweite und die soziologische Relevanz der beiden Konzepte. Er zeichnet ihre Entstehungskontexte und Bedeutungsdimensionen nach und diskutiert Perspektiven und Probleme der aktuellen Rezeption. Das Ergebnis ist eine theoretische Weiterentwicklung der Machtanalytik, die sich auf empirische Forschungsfragen bezieht und ihr gesellschaftskritisches Potenzial aufzeigt.

Starve and Immolate

The Politics of Human Weapons
Author: Banu Bargu
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231538111
Category: Philosophy
Page: 512
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Starve and Immolate tells the story of leftist political prisoners in Turkey who waged a deadly struggle against the introduction of high security prisons by forging their lives into weapons. Weaving together contemporary and critical political theory with political ethnography, Banu Bargu analyzes the death fast struggle as an exemplary though not exceptional instance of self-destructive practices that are a consequence of, retort to, and refusal of the increasingly biopolitical forms of sovereign power deployed around the globe. Bargu chronicles the experiences, rituals, values, beliefs, ideological self-representations, and contentions of the protestors who fought cellular confinement against the background of the history of Turkish democracy and the treatment of dissent in a country where prisons have become sites of political confrontation. A critical response to Michel Foucault's Discipline and Punish, Starve and Immolate centers on new forms of struggle that arise from the asymmetric antagonism between the state and its contestants in the contemporary prison. Bargu ultimately positions the weaponization of life as a bleak, violent, and ambivalent form of insurgent politics that seeks to wrench the power of life and death away from the modern state on corporeal grounds and in increasingly theologized forms. Drawing attention to the existential commitment, sacrificial morality, and militant martyrdom that transforms these struggles into a complex amalgam of resistance, Bargu explores the global ramifications of human weapons' practices of resistance, their possibilities and limitations.