Abstract

The article shows that Michel Foucault's account of the sexual body is not a naïve return to a prediscursive body, nor does it amount to discourse reductionism and to the exclusion of experience, as some feminists have argued. Instead, Foucault's idea of bodies and pleasures as a possibility of the counterattack against normalizing power presupposes an experiential understanding of the body. The experiential body can become a locus of resistance because it is the possibility of an unpredictable event.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-2001
Print ISSN
0887-5367
Pages
pp. 97-119
Launched on MUSE
2004-11-15
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived 2009
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