If we look at the historical and social presuppositions of Foucault's methodology, we find out that Nietzsche's work cannot be the only root of the shift from archaeology to genealogy. In fact, a whole range of political activist practices after May '68 until the dissolution of the Groupe d'information sur les prisons (GIP) played an important role in inciting a politicization-in-motion that clearly left its traces in Foucault's thought and work.
Keywords: foucault, genealogy, leftism, maoism, nietzsche, politics
How to Cite: Lagios, T. (2016). Foucauldian Genealogy and Maoism. Le Foucaldien, 2(1), 2. DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/lefou.12