From: Archer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Archer)
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 1997 17:19:34 -0500
>Does anyone know where it is that Foucault talks about governmentality as
>'the conduct of conduct?
>Thanks in advance,
In "Subject and Power" which is in the book Michel Foucault: Beyond
Structuralism and Hermeneutics by Dryfeus and Rabinow.
Although, government is forwarded as the 'conduct of conduct'.
Governmentality is the "way or system of thinking about the nature of the
practice of government" (Gordon in "Governmental Rationality: an
introduction). So governmentality is a system of thinking of how to
conduct conduct. I think there is a distinction to be made here, however
trifling. Anyway, hope this helps.