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: genealogy, leftism, maoism, politics, Foucault, Nietzsche
How to Cite: Lagios, Thanasis. "Foucauldian Genealogy and Maoism." Le foucaldien 2, no. 1 (2016): 1–20. DOI: https://doi.org/10.16995/lefou.12 [Note: In 2022, Le foucaldien relaunched as Genealogy+Critique.]