Foucault and Middle East Studies

Date: April 28,2009
Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Venue: UCLA Royce, Rm 314
Address: Los Angeles, CA
Admission: Free to Public

Contact: Amy Bruinooge
Phone: (310) 825-1181
E-mail: [email protected]

Host: Center for Near Eastern Studies

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A conference organized by James Gelvin, UCLA Featuring: Timothy Mitchell, New York University, Afsaneh Najmabadi, Harvard University, Khaled Fahmy, New York University, and Janet Afary, UCLA. Over the past twenty years, the work of Michel Foucault has had a profound impact on the field of Middle East studies.  Among other things, Middle East scholarship has applied methodologies pioneered by Foucault in the critique of Orientalism and in the study of sexuality, marginalities, and governmentality.  “Foucault and Middle East Studies” will explore the impact of Foucault’s work, bringing together scholars who have employed approaches pioneered by Foucault in their work, have offered critiques of Foucault and his influence, or both.

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