From: Asher Haig <ahaig@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2001 17:48:50 -0500
on 1/28/01 3:51 PM, Bryan C at kirk728@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> I have another question. To what extent does F. say power constructs
> the subject? Are we all just shells to which power gives consciousness
> and personality? Do we posses a basic animalistic form which becomes
> refined by power?
A question that seems to be central in most people's (mis)reading of
Foucault. I think that perhaps Foucault can be seen as saying that the
subject is constructed as a relation of power rather than as a result - that
is to say, the subject emerged _within_ operations of power rather than as a
result of operations of power. That vision of emergence allows us to see
subjectivity in terms that enable agency.
You might check out an article by Jessica Kulynych in Polity (Journal) 1997.
I believe Summer, but I may be wrong.
Asher Haig ahaig@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx