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Foucault and the 'New Man': Conversations on Foucault in Cuba
Sociology Faculty Publication Series
  • Sam Binkley, Emerson College
  • Jorge Capetillo-Ponce, University of Massachusetts Boston
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2008
Abstract
The following narrative serves as a companion piece to “Foucault, Marxism, and the Cuban Revolution: Historical and Contemporary Reflections.” It presents excerpts from several conversations conducted by Sam Binkley with professors at the University of Havana in June 2007, many of whom participated in a conference held in 1999 on the topic of Michel Foucault's work. Drawing on their testimonies and experiences, these discussions extend our inquiry into the reception of Michel Foucault's work in Cuba, and the relevance of Foucault's ethical theory to revolutionary praxis and socialist ethics. Discussants describe changes in their intellectual outlooks following the collapse of the Soviet Union, surveillance in Cuba, Cuban nationalism, and the ethics of socialist revolution.
Community Engaged/Serving
No, this is not community-engaged.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Citation Information
Binkley, Sam and Jorge Capetillo-Ponce. "Foucault, Marxism and the Cuban Revolution: Historical and Contemporary Reflections." Rethinking Marxism: A Journal of Economics, Culture & Society 20/3 (2008), pp. 452-463.