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Foucault in IranIslamic Revolution After the Enlightenment$
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Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780816699483

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816699483.001.0001

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How Did Foucault Make Sense of the Iranian Revolution?

How Did Foucault Make Sense of the Iranian Revolution?

(p.55) 2 How Did Foucault Make Sense of the Iranian Revolution?
Foucault in Iran

Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter examines Foucault’s essays on the Iranian Revolution. It argues that Foucault defended the revolution not despite of its Islamic character but because of it. He saw the revolution through its anti-teleological ambiguity and the political spirituality of it actors.

Keywords:   teleology, ambiguity, political spirituality, Islamic modernity, pessimistic activism, Franz Fanon

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