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Original scientific paper
https://doi.org/10.21464/fi36304

Danger of Normal People: The Politicization of Madness in Foucault’s and Lütz’s Discourse

Goran Sunajko   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0003-1438-9830 ; Leksikografski zavod »Miroslav Krleža«, Frankopanska 26, HR 10000 Zagreb

Fulltext: english, pdf (438 KB) pages 451-472 downloads: 176* cite
APA 6th Edition
Sunajko, G. (2016). Danger of Normal People: The Politicization of Madness in Foucault’s and Lütz’s Discourse. Filozofska istraživanja, 36 (3), 451-472. https://doi.org/10.21464/fi36304
MLA 8th Edition
Sunajko, Goran. "Danger of Normal People: The Politicization of Madness in Foucault’s and Lütz’s Discourse." Filozofska istraživanja, vol. 36, no. 3, 2016, pp. 451-472. https://doi.org/10.21464/fi36304. Accessed 9 May 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Sunajko, Goran. "Danger of Normal People: The Politicization of Madness in Foucault’s and Lütz’s Discourse." Filozofska istraživanja 36, no. 3 (2016): 451-472. https://doi.org/10.21464/fi36304
Harvard
Sunajko, G. (2016). 'Danger of Normal People: The Politicization of Madness in Foucault’s and Lütz’s Discourse', Filozofska istraživanja, 36(3), pp. 451-472. https://doi.org/10.21464/fi36304
Vancouver
Sunajko G. Danger of Normal People: The Politicization of Madness in Foucault’s and Lütz’s Discourse. Filozofska istraživanja [Internet]. 2016 [cited 2021 May 09];36(3):451-472. https://doi.org/10.21464/fi36304
IEEE
G. Sunajko, "Danger of Normal People: The Politicization of Madness in Foucault’s and Lütz’s Discourse", Filozofska istraživanja, vol.36, no. 3, pp. 451-472, 2016. [Online]. https://doi.org/10.21464/fi36304
Fulltext: croatian, pdf (438 KB) pages 451-472 downloads: 369* cite
APA 6th Edition
Sunajko, G. (2016). Opasnost od normalnih: politizacija ludila u Foucaultovu i Lützovu diskursu. Filozofska istraživanja, 36 (3), 451-472. https://doi.org/10.21464/fi36304
MLA 8th Edition
Sunajko, Goran. "Opasnost od normalnih: politizacija ludila u Foucaultovu i Lützovu diskursu." Filozofska istraživanja, vol. 36, no. 3, 2016, pp. 451-472. https://doi.org/10.21464/fi36304. Accessed 9 May 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Sunajko, Goran. "Opasnost od normalnih: politizacija ludila u Foucaultovu i Lützovu diskursu." Filozofska istraživanja 36, no. 3 (2016): 451-472. https://doi.org/10.21464/fi36304
Harvard
Sunajko, G. (2016). 'Opasnost od normalnih: politizacija ludila u Foucaultovu i Lützovu diskursu', Filozofska istraživanja, 36(3), pp. 451-472. https://doi.org/10.21464/fi36304
Vancouver
Sunajko G. Opasnost od normalnih: politizacija ludila u Foucaultovu i Lützovu diskursu. Filozofska istraživanja [Internet]. 2016 [cited 2021 May 09];36(3):451-472. https://doi.org/10.21464/fi36304
IEEE
G. Sunajko, "Opasnost od normalnih: politizacija ludila u Foucaultovu i Lützovu diskursu", Filozofska istraživanja, vol.36, no. 3, pp. 451-472, 2016. [Online]. https://doi.org/10.21464/fi36304

Abstracts
The paper presents a philosophical discourse on the dangers of the society of normal persons. It is about the importance of relation between madness and normality within the society and the political community from the former Michel Foucault’s optics and today’s Manfred Lütz’s perspective. The purpose of this paper is to show how the concept of the norm, and accordingly of the normalisation and discipline, leads to the imperative of the healthy society based on norms. Such society excludes all those who in any way deviate from the behavior predicted by the norm. Such request is the danger of modern society that does not differentiate abnormality from insanity, but use them to discredit its members which refuse to be subordinate. To be abnormal means only to be critical toward the norm that is set by majority, whether is it a legal, political, social, religious, educational or medical norm. On the foundations of Foucault’s philosophical and Lütz’s psychological insights, the thesis shows that the danger to society are not those who deviate from the norm, but the “normal people” who, as bearers of “normal” society, uncritically accept and implement the normative order.

Keywords
norm; discipline; jail; clinic; control; panopticon; normal; abnormal; normal madness; crazily normal; person

Hrčak ID: 179919

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/179919

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