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Penelope Deutscher, Foucault's Futures: A Critique of Reproductive Reason, Columbia University Press, 2017, 261pp., $30.00 (pbk), ISBN 9780231176415.
Reviewed by Colin Koopman, University of Oregon
Penelope Deutscher's latest book is both a continuation of work in four previous books written at the intersection of continental and feminist philosophy, and at the same time a new investigation that brings that intersection to bear specifically on the work of Michel Foucault. Deutscher's three prior monographs were primarily focused on single philosophical figures (Luce Irigaray, Simone de Beauvoir, and Jacques Derrida) in whose work there is without any doubt an extensive engagement with questions of gender and sexual difference. By contrast, Foucault's work has widely been taken to be less concerned, or at least more variably engaged, with matters of gender and sex. Thus feminist scholarship on Foucault has. . .
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