Discursos y estrategias : Michel Foucault y la política


Vezzetti, Hugo Mario
García Delgado, Daniel




255 p.


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The critical literature concerning Michel Foucault's oeuvre has characterized his analytics of power in terms of an hyper-political thesis. Since power relations traverse every point of the social body, politics tends to blur its margins, becoming an all penetrating and insidious realm. This hyper-political characterization prevents from taking into account the effective logics of confrontation, hence deriving a demobilizing effect. The aim of this thesis is to resist this common characterization of Foucault's work, by means of an account of his conceptualization of political power. The hypothesis underlying this effort sustains that a close reading of the changes in Foucault's thought by the mid-seventies allows to grasp a conceptualization and analytics of politics, considered as the strategic realm of coordination and finalization of relations of force. Within this strategic realm, it is possible to distinguish two versants: on the one hand, the overall technologies of power and their framework of rationality (in terms of biopolitics and governmentality); on the other, the overall strategies of confrontation (identified with the political discourses of sovereignty and war). This thesis is specially aimed at exploring Foucault's researches concerning the juridical- and historial-political discourses, considered as surfaces and instruments of power struggles.

Título obtenido

Doctor de la Universidad de Buenos Aires en Ciencias Sociales

Institución otorgante

Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Ciencias Sociales

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