Promoting Admiration of Foucault Hiding his Defense of Rape and Pederasty
Resumen: Foucault has been quoted as a great intellectual contributor to feminism and education, despite his defense of decriminalizing rape and pederasty. Since the MeToo movement, there is an increasing criticism of Foucault’s persona and works. However, in order to avoid recognizing their mistake, some authors say that Foucault’s defense of sexual violence was unknown before. This article shows this is not backed by evidence. Data was collected via interviews with 19 subjects with diverse profiles, employing the communicative methodology. The results shed light on the fact that some professors who have included Foucault’s works in their classes hid Foucault’s position in favor of sexual violence to their students. Interviewees state that there are several reasons why they think those professors hid this fact: a) the most critical thinker; b) the transgressor; c) a relativist intellectual; d) “a shield to hide behind”; and e) the idea that the intellectual must be separated from the person. This study indicates that in transmitting those images and hiding or even justifying Foucault instead of critically analyzing the implication of his works and his defense of sexual violence, perpetuating its justification, such professors act as his “hooligans”.
Idioma: Inglés
DOI: 10.17583/rimcis.9560
Año: 2022
Publicado en: RIMCIS 11, 1 (2022), 1-26
ISSN: 2014-3680

Tipo y forma: Article (Published version)
Área (Departamento): Área Sociología (Dpto. Psicología y Sociología)

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