Title

Foucault and the 'New Man': Conversations on Foucault in Cuba

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

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.

Publisher

Taylor & Francis