Re: Where is the self?

Jim Underwood wrote
> Last night on the starting titles of "Hot Chips", a computing programme on
> national television.
> Guy talking to friend on phone:
> Oh, you've found my data base records. They've got all that!
> Yeah, press delete.
> Guy disappears.
> So how does this relate to Foucault? The electronic panopticon constructs
> a normalised self which even the object of the surveillance believes. But
> what else is left if this artifact is taken away? Not the "enlightenment"
> subject? What?
> Any ideas or references. I really have a lot of trouble understanding
> "subject".
Try Phillip Barker's _Michel Foucault - Subversions of the Subject_ for a
good analysis of the subject from a Foucauldian perspective

Mick Devine
Canberra, Australia


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