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Confessional Subjects and Conducts of Non-Truth: Foucault, Fanon, and the Making of the Subject

Lorenzini, Daniele and Tazzioli, Martina. 2018. Confessional Subjects and Conducts of Non-Truth: Foucault, Fanon, and the Making of the Subject. Theory, Culture & Society, 35(1), pp. 71-90. ISSN 0263-2764 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

This article puts Michel Foucault and Frantz Fanon into dialogue in order to explore the relationships between the constitution of subjects and the production of truth in modern Western societies as well as in colonial spaces. Firstly, it takes into account Foucault’s analysis of confessional practices and the effects of subjection, objectivation, and subjectivation generated by the injunction for the subject to tell the truth about him or herself. Secondly, it focuses on the question of interpellation that emerges in the colonial context and on the colonized who, as Fanon illustrates, is always seen as a deceitful subject. Finally, it shows that, despite the difference in the relationships between the constitution of subjectivity and the production of true discourses described by Foucault and Fanon, the transformative dimension enacted by the processes of subjectivation and by the practices of resistance constitutes a shared conceptual and political ground between the two authors.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1177/0263276416678291

Keywords:

confession, Fanon, Foucault, subjectivation, truth

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Politics

Dates:

DateEvent
15 December 2016Published Online
1 January 2018Published

Item ID:

26986

Date Deposited:

23 Sep 2019 11:27

Last Modified:

25 Sep 2019 00:06

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/26986

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