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Althusser, Foucault, and the subject of civility

Miller, T. (1994) Althusser, Foucault, and the subject of civility. Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature, 18 (1). pp. 97-117.

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This paper seeks to paint a picture of how discernible links between Althusser and Foucault can assist us to theorise the life of cultural subjects inside established and emergent liberal-capitalist states. Althusser's querying of a humanistic foundation to political philosophy and the social contract is connected to Foucault's contention that modernity invented the subject as a centre of inquiry and that centre became the site constructing obedient citizens.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: New Prairie Press
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