Althusser, Foucault, civility, liberal-capitalist states, humanism, political philosophy, social contract, modernity, citizenry
This paper seeks to paint a picture of how discernible links between Althusser and Foucault can assist us to theorise the life of cultural subjects inside established and emergent liberal-capitalist states. Althusser's querying of a humanistic foundation to political philosophy and the social contract is connected to Foucault's contention that modernity invented the subject as a centre of inquiry and that centre became the site constructing obedient citizens.
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"Althusser, Foucault, and the Subject of Civility,"
Studies in 20th Century Literature:
1, Article 10.