Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Foucault's Futures – A Critique of Reproductive Reason - Columbia Scholarship Online
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Foucault's Futures: A Critique of Reproductive Reason

Penelope Deutscher


In Foucault's Futures, Penelope Deutscher reconsiders the role of procreation in Foucault's thought, especially its proximity to risk, mortality, and death. She brings together his work on sexuality and biopolitics to challenge our understanding of the politicization of reproduction. By analyzing Foucault's contribution to the politics of maternity and its influence on the work of thinkers such as Roberto Esposito, Giorgio Agamben, and Judith Butler, Deutscher provides new insights into the conflicted political status of reproductive conduct and what it means for feminism and critical theory.

Keywords: Foucault, Reproduction, Procreation, Abortion, Sexuality, Queer Theory, Gender, Biopolitics, Thanatopolitics, Genealogy, Deconstruction, Feminism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780231176415
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231176415.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Penelope Deutscher, author
Northwestern University