To be published later this year, a wide-ranging collection of essays engaging with and going ‘beyond’ Foucault’s ideas on heterotopia:
White, R. G., Faramelli., A. and Hancock, D. (2018) Spaces of Crisis and Critique: Heterotopias Beyond Foucault. London: Bloomsbury Academic.
Introduction from publishers:
In Of Other Spaces Foucault coined the term “heterotopias” to signify “all the other real sites that can be found within the culture” which “are simultaneously represented, contested, and inverted.” For Foucault, heterotopic spaces were first of all spaces of crisis, or transformative spaces, however these have given way to heterotopias of deviation and spaces of discipline, such as psychiatric hospitals or prisons.
Foucault’s essay provokes us to think through how spaces of crisis and critique function to open up disruptive, subversive or minoritarian fields within philosophical, political, cultural or aesthetic discourses. This book takes this interdisciplinary and international approach to the spatial, challenging existing borders, boundaries, and horizons; from Claire Colebrook’s chapter unpacking the heterotopic spaces of America and Mexico that lie beyond reductive ideological spaces of light and darkness, to a Foucauldian reading of the Zapatista resistance.
With essays on politics, philosophy, literature, post-colonial studies, and aesthetics from established and emerging academics, this book answers Foucault’s call to give us a better understanding of our present cultural epoch.
Chapter 1: ‘Literature-Outside-Space: Foucault, Sade and Tales of Terror’
Chapter 2: ‘The Living Space of the Image’
Chapter 3: ‘Inside Comfort: The Interior and the Immune System’
Dr Sheena Culley
Chapter 4: ‘Spacing the interior: The Carceral body as heterotopia in contemporary Palestinian Cinema’
Robert G. White
Chapter 5: ‘The Politics of the Hidden Space: Georges Bataille and non-knowledge in the era of transparency’
Chapter 6: ‘Mirrors and Masks: The Political Space of Zapatismo’
Chapter 7: ‘In the Beginning All the World Was America’