publication . Article . 2012

Muslim women in the western media: Foucault, agency, governmentality and ethics:

Karen Vintges;
Open Access English
  • Published: 25 Jul 2012
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
This article compares the ways in which Saba Mahmood’s The Politics of Piety (2005) and Cressida Heyes’ Self-Transformations: Foucault, Ethics, and Normalization (2007), unlike current governmentality studies, employ the later Foucault’s ethical theory. By explaining the theoretical framework of the ‘middle’ Foucault (governmentality and agency) and the ‘later’ Foucault (ethics and agency) and then comparing Mahmood and Heyes’ use of Foucault’s work, it is argued that Mahmood and Heyes’ analyses, though thought-provoking and incisive, overlook aspects of Foucault’s later work, ultimately preventing them from offering productive ‘feminist strategies’. The author ...
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free text keywords: Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous), Gender Studies, Ethical theory, Beauty Culture, Politics, Governmentality, Sociology, Social science, Media strategy, Piety, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common
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