Category Archives: Michel Foucault

Journalist Jonathan Chait empirically documents Foucaultian “governmentality”

An example of a journalist employing a Foucaultian form of a sociology-of-knowledge perspective (link), writing on the way power gets established in knowledge, and then extends itself through itself, using the debt debate as illustration. Jonathan Chait writes: Gerald Seib has … Continue reading

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Foucault and the database

“The idea of accumulating everything, of establishing a sort of general archive, the will to enclose in one place all times, all epochs, all forms, all tastes, the idea of constituting a place of all times that is itself outside … Continue reading

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