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Foucault: The End of Evasion

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Having been well born and properly raised, Michel Foucault had access to preparatory school, then an elite university, where he worked with the ranking professors, struggling just enough to fully deserve a fine career. During his university years he acknowledged, at least to himself, that he was gay. Foucault died of AIDS. Constantly on the move intellectually, psychologically and physically, he advanced through life at break-neck speed. He bypassed the global question of institutional justice to arrive at the personal face of the issue: that of individual liberty in day to day life. As a sort of social disaster chaser, he spent his life attempting to explain the cause of socio-cultural accidents of history. Stripped of customary methodological armature, and abhorring theory, Foucault travelled the world, writing texts and giving lectures, always of a critical nature. The work of Foucault occupies unstinting importance in the critical social sciences and humanities.

Keywords: critical social sciences; humanities; institutional justice; Michel Foucault; socio-cultural accidents



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