Sunday, February 12, 2017

In Foucauldian terms the history of the world is the history of the struggle of forces. Within this struggle there is the hidden history of the oppressed. The unfortunates who had a voice now can only exist as old artifacts. In one of his lectures, Michel Foucault states that one of the characteristics of the last 15 years (50’s or 60’s) is the rebellion of the subjugated knowledges against the global theories. He attributes this uprising to the inability of the global theories to solve the problems at the local level.[1] Therefore, this new proposal should not be dismissed rapidly. There are many more proposals similar to this one, and they will continue appearing. It can not be the last attempt, many more have to come.

[1] Foucault, Michel, Mauro Bertani, Alessandro Fontana, François Ewald, and David Macey. Society Must Be Defended: Lectures at the Collège De France, 1975-76. New York: Picador, 2003, 6.

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