(P)rendre la parole

Abstract : This paper aims to question the relationship between disqualifying discourses and disqualified subjects such as it emerges from the elaboration of the category of “infamy” by Foucault in his text-program “La vie des hommes infâmes” (1977). We argue that the dual terms of the subject’s discursive construction (subjection/subjectivation) correspond to two possible forms of what we call “limit-subjects”. Firstly, we explain this notion of a “limit-subject” and highlight the various subject-forms it allows to manifest. Then, we explore the documentary files related to the tragic lives of Herculine Barbin and Pierre Rivière to point out how these subjects can be questioned about their social audibility and visibility.
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Philippe Sabot. (P)rendre la parole. Raisons politiques, Presses de Science Po, 2017, Prises de parole: les discours subalternes, 2017/4 (n°68), p. 9-22. 〈10.3917/rai.068.0009〉. 〈hal-01697543〉



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