11 October 2012
The first publication of an interview with Foucault in the present issue of Foucault Studies:
Considerations on Marxism, Phenomenology and Power. 1978
makes me think afresh of Foucault’s use of space in his projects before 1978. In an article, I argue that Foucault’s early projects use space strategically as a tool of analysis. On one important level, this is how heterotopia can be conceived: a concentrated if playful display of the advantages of space as a tool of analysis. Space thoroughly undermines established time-based philosophical reflections (e.g. forms of Marxism) and opens up new ways of conducting historical analyses beyond phenomenology.
Johnson, P. (2008) ‘Foucault’s Spatial Combat’ Society and Space, Environment and Planning D, 28 (4): 611-626.