File spoon-archives/foucault.archive/foucault_2001/foucault.0111, message 32


Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2001 08:14:27 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: RE: RE: genealogical


 -Jivko I want you to be my lover!!

Come and kiss me thing with your knowlege power no
sense frills-- Jivko Georgiev
<jivkox43georgiev-AT-yahoo.com> wrote: > but it is
certain , that knowledge is not that kind
> of
> weapon in the world outside this one where they
> speak
> in english, and knowledgeis not only a weapon, we
> must
> addmit(and is not the only weapon).
> 
> rgds
> jivko
> --- Stuart Elden <stuart.elden-AT-clara.co.uk> wrote:
> > My worry would be that tactical knowledge is still
> > knowledge, whereas
> > Foucault seems to be suggesting it's the _use_ of
> > that knowledge, i.e. its
> > transition into tactics, into practice that is
> > important.
> > 
> > The original French:- (Dits et ecrits Vol III, p.
> > 165 cf 'Il faut defendre
> > la societe', pp. 9-10)
> > 
> > "Appelons, si vous voulez, genealogie le couplage
> > des connaissances erudites
> > et des memoires locales, couplage qui permet la
> > constitution d'un savoir
> > historique des luttes et l'utilisation de ce
> savoir
> > dans les tactiques
> > actuelles; ce sera donc la definition provisoire
> de
> > ces genealogies que j'ai
> > essaye de faire au cours de ces dernieres annees"
> > 
> > I don't have Power/Knowledge, so can't verify the
> > translation, but it would
> > seem important to note how erudite 'connaissances'
> > [presumably specialised
> > knowledge, learned, scholarly knowledge] and local
> > memories [presumably more
> > everyday common knowledge] allow the
> _constitution_
> > of historical knowledge
> > [nb, as _savoir_] of struggles [don't forget this,
> > cf. the context in the
> > lecture course on race, war, struggle, etc.] and
> the
> > utilisation of that
> > knowledge in present tactics.
> > 
> > That would seem to be the sense of the passage,
> with
> > some attempt to
> > recontextualise it.
> > 
> > Stuart
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> 
> 
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