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One of the most influential theorists is Michael Foucault, his theory on power is discussed in this paper.

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Academia Philosophy Humanities Michel Foucault Political philosophy Biopolitics Political science Anti-psychiatry Biopower The History of Sexuality Discipline and Punish Foucault P. Michel Foucault
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Academia Philosophy Humanities Michel Foucault Political philosophy Biopolitics Political science Anti-psychiatry Biopower The History of Sexuality Discipline and Punish Foucault P. Michel Foucault
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” Discuss this quotation by Foucault, drawing out the central terms about a) the body; b) sexuality c) mechanisms of power. Foucault endeavored “to create a history of the different modes by which, in our culture, human beings are made subjects” (Foucault 1984:7). He argues that subjects take on different forms in different historical periods, each period governed by particular epistemes, structures of thought, or ways of thinking about things like sexuality or identity, therefore presenting the historical discontinuities which undermine the appearance of “unilinear, human progress” (Gane 2002: 115). He claims the ‘mechanics of power’ and the ‘discourses of normalization’ a...
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