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Query:   Summary: Chomsky/Foucault Interview
Author:  Stuart Robinson
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   General Linguistics

Summary:   Summary: Chomsky/Foucault Interview

In early December of last year, I posted a query to the Linguist List
concerning a "debate" (which was more of a joint interview) between
Noam Chomsky and Michel Foucault which I saw in the film
_Manufacturing Consent_. I was hoping to find the transcript from the
debate and/or the original footage. Unfortunately, I was only able to
track down the former. It can be found in its entirety in the
following books:

Elder, Fons (ed.). 1974. _Reflexive Water: The Basic Concerns of
Mankind_. Souvenir Press, pp. 170-187.

Davidson, Arnold I. (ed.). 1997. _Foucault and his Interlocutors_. U
Chicago P.

A selection from the interview can be found at <www2.uchicago.edu/
jnl-crit-inq/foucault/foucault.chomsky.html> or in the following book:

Achbar, Mark. 1994. _Manufacturing Consent_. U Toronto Press.

Apparently, the original footage would be difficult to obtain. In the
words of some of the people who responded:

"The video itself is virtually ungettable, since I know that the
Davidson went thought the sources to the relevant Dutch T.V. station,
but was never able to find out who owns the copyright to it." --Diane
Brentari

"A Dutch broadcaster, NOS, would have the original video, but it will
be fairly costly to obtain a dub I expect." --Mark Achbar

Many thanks to all of the people who replied.

-

Stuart Robinson <Stuart.Robinson@anu.edu.au>
Linguistics Department
Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200
FAX: 61-6-279-8214

LL Issue: 9.93
Date Posted: 20-Jan-1998
Original Query: Read original query


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