That Dazzling, Momentary Wake’ of the lettre de cachet: The Problem of Experience in Foucault’s Practice of History

Rocha, Leon and UNSPECIFIED (2012) That Dazzling, Momentary Wake’ of the lettre de cachet: The Problem of Experience in Foucault’s Practice of History. In: Foucault, the Family and Politics. Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life . Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp. 189-228. ISBN 9780230348479, 9781349345656, 9781137291288

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Le Désordre des familles: Lettres de cachet des Archives de la Bastille au XVIIIe siècle is a volume edited by Ariette Farge and Michel Foucault, published in October 1982 by Gallimard. The book collects together ‘poison-pen letters’ from eighteen-century France, written to state institutions by ordinary men and women who wanted their ‘deviant’ or disgraced family members to be confined in a hospital, an asylum or a prison—the famous Bicêtre and Salpêtrière among others. Some of the responses given by the official institutions and the police dossiers are also included in Farge and Foucault’s collection. There are commentaries throughout by the two scholars, along with a postscript entitled ‘Quand on s’addresse au roi’ (‘When One Writes to the King’).

Keywords:Political Sociology, Intellectual History, Michel Foucault (1926-1984), Gender Studies, Political Philosophy
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V500 Philosophy
L Social studies > L380 Political Sociology
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V340 Intellectual History
L Social studies > L370 Social Theory
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V140 Modern History
L Social studies > L320 Gender studies
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V220 European History
Divisions:College of Arts > School of History & Heritage > School of History & Heritage (History)
ID Code:34995
Deposited On:19 Feb 2019 12:49

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