File spoon-archives/foucault.archive/foucault_2001/foucault.0111, message 34


Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2001 09:25:50 -0800 (PST)
Subject: RE: RE: genealogical


ok, im on my way.
j.
--- anna miller <ruboutthewords-AT-yahoo.co.in> wrote:
>  -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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