From: Cordelia Chu <raccoon@xxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2003 11:26:09 -0800
It comes as a shock to me too O_O I just notice I searched under
'problematise', which is why the
word is not found.
Moving onto a slightly more general question: did Foucault simply pointed out
that our society
problematized sexuality / homosexuality / madness etc? Or, did Foucault
the discourse/ history of these issues? (pretending that these subjects are
not seen as "problems"
before Foucault pointed it out)
>===== Original Message From "Mark Kelly" <mgekelly@xxxxxxxxxxx> =====
>The OED definition:
>problematize, v. Obs. rare-1. [f. as prec. + -ize.] intr. To propound
>First recorded in 1630, which comes as a shock to me - I'd always thought it
>had been invented be Foucault, or rather his translators. In Foucauldian
>usage, I recognise it, with Larry, as meaning when one takes something to be
>a problem. Hence, our society problematizes sexuality, whereas previous
>societies did not, or at least did so in a different way.