Race and the Education of Desire. FOUCAULT’S HISTORY OF SEXUALITY .. Ann Laura Stoler, Capitalism and Confrontation In Sumatra’s Plantation Belt. Bringing a new set of questions to this key work, Ann Laura Stoler examines volume one of Race and the Education of Desire will revise current notions of the. Race and the Education of Desire: Foucault’s History of Sexuality and the Bringing a new set of questions to this key work, Ann Laura Stoler examines volume.

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Race and the Education of Desire: Foucault’s History of Sexuality and the Colonial Order of Things

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. However, Stoler’s analysis is not limited to the History of Sexuality, but she also explores later theoretical developments by Foucault that he articulates in a series of lectures.

Mixed-bloods became difficult to slot; the metis became a problematic character, a liminal figure nan stumped European bourgeois arbiters of probity and purity. Stoler is a professor of anthropology and historical studies at the New School.

It effectively problematizes the overly simplified dichotomies that are oft perpetuated in post-colonial discourse. Help Center Find new research papers in: But while Stoler, to her credit, attempts and succeeds, for the most part to circumvent the bugbear of easy generalizations, it is precisely this criticism that this book cannot escape.

Interesting and thoughtful, though, and recommended for political theory buffs and Foucault fanatics. Tyler rated it it was amazing Mar 09, This entry has no external alura. Amy Allen – – Hypatia 30 3: May 07, Maxine rated it really liked it Shelves: John Forrester – – History of Science Create a reading list or add to an existing list.


If book has an editor that is different from the article author, include editor’s name also. However, I wish Stoler hadn’t focused so much on Foucault’s other seminars even though some background on them was necessary to her arguments. Erudite but clear and very compelling. But also, the non- negotiable, unalterable quality of pure blood that defined race began to be substituted by sex instead.

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She uses the example of domestic servants and nannies in the Dutch colonial Indies. Amy Allen – – Philosophical Forum 31 2: She asks why there has been such a muted engagement with this work among students of colonialism for whom issues of sexuality and power are so essential. Saly Wellausen – – Laguna European sexuality too, has the self-same provenance. Permission to Photocopy coursepacks If you xnn requesting permission to photocopy material for classroom use, please contact the Copyright Clearance Center at copyright.

Katharine rated it liked it Oct 19, In this respect, she presents quite the opposition to the subject of her deliberations, Michel Foucault, whose prose is notoriously slippery, even obscurantist.

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More to the point, Stoler’s original analysis is fascinating and skillfully reframes the questions of race, sexuality, and colonialism in ways still compelling ten years on. Students of Foucault, race, empire and its aftermath, gender and sexuality will be quoting from it for years.


Duke University Press Amazon. Race and the Education of Desire: Sign in Create an account. For example, she describes how nationalist discourse is framed by exclusions and difference —so, how do women and race inform such a narrative?

European history is not only indissolubly linked to colonial history, it is predicated on it. Her interest is to confirm or challenge these educatiob by both drawing on Foucault and extending his analysis. Important critiques of both Foucault’s blind spots and those of colonial historians. Race and the education of desire: In piecing together these various moments in which Foucault discusses race, Stoler interprets his argument as follows: Sara rated it liked it Jun 25, Race and the Education of Desire will revise current notions of the connections between European and colonial historiography and between the European bourgeois order and the colonial treatment of sexuality.

References to this book Race in the Making: Another example are metropole anxieties about their colonies and racial-mixing which challenged their power structure that was already intertwined with a racial hierarchy.

But taking up these three themes empirically as Stoler does is no easy task. Feb 14, Layla Johnston rated it really liked it.

For a Postcolonial Sociology. Reading this book is a challenge due to its theoretical denseness.