From: Loren Dent <lorendent@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2001 21:16:34 -0600
you might also want to check out _The Psychic Life of Power_ by judith
buter, where she gives an account of the production of power that is
sympathetic to foucault while giving in to the requests by some (namely
psychoanalyists) to account for the psychic dimension of subject-creation.
At 05:48 PM 1/28/01 -0500, you wrote:
>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