COMS 371 – October 29, 2013
Culture Jamming, Foucault, talk about the upcoming quiz
Culture Jamming Project
How are the contestants in the Next Top Model show depicted?
What details are emphasized?
Why are the depictions problematic?
- Models are depicted by a horse race
- 3 ways through which subjects are being created (modes of objectification)
- How we become our own objects
o Scientific knowledge (rationalization of society)
i.e. Medicine – form of knowledge that transforms us into bodies –
discourse becomes about healthy/sick
i.e. Pink nursery vs. Blue nursery – form of knowledge that is based on
reproductive anatomy – translated into social norms
o Dividing practices
o Working on our own selves (recognizing ourselves as subjects of sexuality,
health, nation-states, etc.)
The Modern State
Pastoral power then admit them to God and your
- Oriented towards salvation