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Lecture 5

SOSC 3375 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Michel Foucault, Biopower, Governmentality


Department
Social Science
Course Code
SOSC 3375
Professor
Tanja Juric
Lecture
5

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Lecture 5: Foucauldian Legal Theory
Thursday, October 4, 2018
12:29 PM
Lecture Outline:
1. Power:
Productive
Performative
Multiple
2. Discourse
Discursive regimes and apparatuses
Materiality
Relationship to power
3. Power/Knowledge
Truth
4. Three types of power
Sovereignty
Disciplinary
Biopower
5. Racism
6. Governmentality and Liberalism
7. Resistance
Power:
Productive force
Operates within "politics of the everyday"
o Everyday power relations
Both constraining and productive
o Power produces the way we understand the world
o Power invests itself in norm, therefore, creating the norm and the abnormal=
constraining and productive
Performative- an activity/strategy
o No one holds power, you have power relations
Power functions in a chain or netlike network
o Its connected to other things, it’s a complex interaction
o Not one person holds power, everyone has a slightly different role of power
Network= multiple points, requires resistance
o Power always has resistance, even in the most dominating circumstances
Individuals= nodes- plays an active role in power relations
Power = set of relations dispersed throughout society
o Inherently multiple
Expressed in everyday life
Discourse:
Ways of constituting knowledge, together with the social practices, forms of subjectivity
and power relations which inhere in such knowledges and relations between them
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