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Revisando Foucault: Homo politicus e homo oeconomicus. Translation of Wendy Brown's Undoing the Demos

Guizzo, Danielle; Hessmann Dalaqua, Gustavo; Paulino, Sibele

Authors

Gustavo Hessmann Dalaqua

Sibele Paulino



Abstract

Translation of the third chapter of Undoing the Demos, a book where Wendy Brown seeks to understand how the emergence of homo oeconomicus has vanquished other figurations and interpellations of the human.
Brown first critically engages with Foucault’s theorization of homo oeconomicus in his Collège de France lectures on neoliberalism. She reproaches the French philosopher for not having paid enough attention to homo politicus, the locus of popular sovereignty that can resist the hegemony of homo oeconomicus. Next, she reflects upon the changing morphology and positioning of homo oeconomicus and homo politicus in the works of Adam Smith, Locke, Rousseau, Hegel, Marx, Bentham and J. S. Mill. Then, she analyzes the gender of contemporary homo oeconomicus and discusses the dissemination of homo oeconomicus via an order of normative reason and a governing rationality
built on that order.

Citation

Guizzo, D., Hessmann Dalaqua, G., & Paulino, S. (2017). Revisando Foucault: Homo politicus e homo oeconomicus. Translation of Wendy Brown's Undoing the Demos. https://doi.org/10.5380/dp.v14i1.48108

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 10, 2017
Publication Date Apr 30, 2017
Journal Dois Pontos
Print ISSN 2179-7412
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 14
Issue 1
Pages 265-288
DOI https://doi.org/10.5380/dp.v14i1.48108
Keywords foucault, Wendy Brown, homo oeconomicus, homo politicus
Publisher URL http://revistas.ufpr.br/doispontos/article/view/48108
Related Public URLs http://revistas.ufpr.br/doispontos/article/view/48108

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