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Prophetic Pragmatism And The Practices Of Freedom: On Cornel West's Foucauldian Methodology, Brad E. Stone Jan 2011

Prophetic Pragmatism And The Practices Of Freedom: On Cornel West's Foucauldian Methodology, Brad E. Stone

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This essay explores the Foucauldian influence on Cornel West’s prophetic pragmatism. Although West argues that Foucauldian methods are insufficient to deliver a philosophy of liberation, I argue that there is nothing in Foucault that would prohibit West from such a goal, even though a philosophy of liberation was not one of Foucault’s goals. Fortunately, one can understand West’s own project of liberation in terms of "practices of freedom," allowing one to describe West’s philosophical project in strict Foucauldian terms.


The Down Low And The Sexuality Of Race, Brad E. Stone Jan 2011

The Down Low And The Sexuality Of Race, Brad E. Stone

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There has been much interest in the phenomenon called "the Down Low," in which "otherwise heterosexual" African American men have sex with other black men. This essay explores the biopolitics at play in the media’s curiosity about the Down Low. The Down Low serves as a critical, transgressive heterotopia that reveals the codetermination of racism, sexism, and heterosexism in black male sexuality.


Defending Society From The Abnormal: The Archaeology Of Bio-Power, Brad E. Stone Jan 2004

Defending Society From The Abnormal: The Archaeology Of Bio-Power, Brad E. Stone

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