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Die Dramatisierung der Macht: zur Genealogie von Foucaults Metapher der Werkzeugkiste


Boutin, Stéphane (2015). Die Dramatisierung der Macht: zur Genealogie von Foucaults Metapher der Werkzeugkiste. Le foucaldien:online.

Abstract

This paper traces some genealogical lines of Foucault's famous tool-box metaphor by discussing hermeneutic and anti-hermeneutic analogies between theory and tool usage. Contrasting Deleuze's and Guattari's philosophy of asignifying machines with Heidegger's and Fink's phenomenological fascination for operativity, the article argues that Foucault's tool imagery draws heavily on Nietzsche's "philosophizing with a hammer". This genealogical hammer is read as a storytelling device used by Nietzsche and Foucault to dramatize historic conflict, staging power relations as complex plays of strategic instrumentality. The ongoing relevance of this dramatization tool is finally examined in David Simon's The Wire.

Abstract

This paper traces some genealogical lines of Foucault's famous tool-box metaphor by discussing hermeneutic and anti-hermeneutic analogies between theory and tool usage. Contrasting Deleuze's and Guattari's philosophy of asignifying machines with Heidegger's and Fink's phenomenological fascination for operativity, the article argues that Foucault's tool imagery draws heavily on Nietzsche's "philosophizing with a hammer". This genealogical hammer is read as a storytelling device used by Nietzsche and Foucault to dramatize historic conflict, staging power relations as complex plays of strategic instrumentality. The ongoing relevance of this dramatization tool is finally examined in David Simon's The Wire.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of German Studies
Dewey Decimal Classification:430 German & related languages
Uncontrolled Keywords:Foucault, Deleuze, Genealogie, Nietzsche, Macht, Werkzeugkiste
Language:German
Date:3 December 2015
Deposited On:16 Dec 2015 11:43
Last Modified:08 Dec 2017 15:38
Publisher:Open Library of Humanities
ISSN:2515-2076
Free access at:Official URL. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.13095/uzh.fsw.fb.121

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