From: "Stuart Elden" <stuartelden@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2004 13:17:04 -0000
Many thanks for all that useful material. I don't have much to say about the
Bentham issue - there is some material in the second half of Chapter 5 of my
Mapping the Present on this, but as I said it's not something I've touched
for a while.
On the Althusser issue, again I think you will be disappointed. There are
some allusions (PP 17 most notably), but the most explicit thing about
Althusser in the course was not actually said but in the manuscript the
"we should not use the notion of state apparatus, because it is much too
large, much too abstract to indicate these immediate, miniscule, capillary
powers, which are exercised over bodies, the behaviour, gestures, and times
of individuals. The state apparatus doesn't take account of this microphysic
of power' (PP 17 n. *).
But as you suggest, the implicit material is broader than this.