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The Reorder of ThingsThe University and Its Pedagogies of Minority Difference$
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Roderick A. Ferguson

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780816672783

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816672783.001.0001

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Administering Sexuality; or, The Will to Institutionality

Administering Sexuality; or, The Will to Institutionality

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(p.209) Seven Administering Sexuality; or, The Will to Institutionality
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The Reorder of Things
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Roderick A. Ferguson

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816672783.003.0008

This chapter explores the “will to institutionality,” or the reasons for continuing to institutionalize minority subjects, and how the politics of difference thereof are illustrated via the problems of sexuality as a mode of differential discourse within the academe; specifically, the reasons to which it is subject to the institutional hegemony engendered in the racial issues previously discussed. Education is the definitive method of acquiring a means of discourse, therefore dominating the educational institutions can communicate the critical issues surrounding minority difference. The will to institutionality can be seen as a legitimizing force that lends truth to the problems of the minority, if it does not outright provoke a sense of agency or alternatives to the sense of agency drawn within the contexts of state, capital, and academy.

Keywords:   will to institutionality, education, state, capital, academy, agency, sexuality, politics

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