Foucault 4/13 Epilogue: Psychiatric Subjects, Political Subjects, Maneuvers and Counter-Maneuvers

By Bernard E. Harcourt The presentations by Linda Zerilli, Alondra Nelson, and Anna Lvovsky at Foucault 4/13 raised challenging questions concerning the political dimensions of Psychiatric Power. Linda Zerilli started us off by questioning whether the disempowered hysteric patient—predominantly middle-class women trapped in coercive… Continue Reading

Foucault 4/13 Psychiatric Power: BIBLIO and a Walk into the Archives

By Bernard E. Harcourt, Daniele Lorenzini, and Jesús R. Velasco Michel Foucault, Le Pouvoir psychiatrique. Cours au Collège de France. 1973-1974, Jacques Lagrange, ed. (Gallimard/Le Seuil, 2003) ________________, Psychiatric Power: Lectures at the Collège de France, 1973-1974, Graham Burchell, trans. (Picador, 2006) Book Reviews… Continue Reading