The relationship between power and knowledge is central to what Foucault
calls "genealogy." Accordingly, Discipline and Punish is a primary work in
Foucault's development of the "power/knowledge nexus." "Two Lectures" is
probably his most complete explication of his "theory," but it is also one
of his most dense and difficult pieces to read. You might want to look at
D/P first, esp. his discussion of the examination (is that the "Means of
Correct Training" chapter) but also the first chapter, where he introduces
the topic (personally, I would recommend the whole book!). There are also a
number of essays/interviews in the "Politics, Philosophy, Cultutre" volume,
depending upon how deeply you want to look into it, how Foucault claims to
have developed it, how it works in specific contexts, etc. (there's an
excellent passage in one of them, but I don't remember the title of the
>From: teresa reddick <mbtr21@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Subject: Re: Knowledge and Power
>Date: Sun, 07 Nov 1999 23:51:15 +0100
>Power and knowledge are inseparable, they imply each other, each relying on
>the other for its own existence.
>Foucault's discussion of the examination in Discipline and Punish is useful
>to demonstrate this link. You could also look at Joseph Rouse's essay
>Power/Knowledge, and essays in Colin Gordon's Power/Knowledge which has
>interviews and writings by Foucault.
> > Hi, can anyone tell me more about Foucault's theory on the
> > between Knowledge and Power? Any essays?
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