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.
I'm still not quite sure I understand. Part of the critique (from
HARVEX)that I am running states that the plan frames power
in a flawed way. They see power as primarily flowing from the state
and as inherently repressive. The evidence says that power is actually
constructive of identity and of the myth of autonomy. That the
subject is merely a side-effect of power relations. What I was trying
to understand is whether F. aknowlaged a limited extent or no extent
of free will.
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