Re: [Foucault-L] Governmentality and World-Systems Analysis

you should also look at the work of Michael Dillon:

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> If you have not already you would do well to have a
> look at 'Society must be defended'.
> My focus would concentrate upon the 'liberty of
> conscience' (but I would have to mention the
> ontological basis such a history of the present
> discovers its methodological grounding)- i.e.,
> historically speaking the liberty of conscience
> movement abolished the crime of heresy on the one hand
> but it made moral insanity possible on the other.
> Foucaults chapter on the birth of the asylum in his
> madness and civilization is a good distillation of
> such a history, providing, that is, we are prepared to
> see the whole world as an asylum (only then will we
> see how the de-institutionalization movement was
> possible: the doors of the asylum could only be shut
> once it had been turned inside out).
> "Fate courts the willing with a felicitious grace and
> drags the unwilling with a backward step- submit your
> sails to the winds! Follow the ringing in your bones."
> --- "French, William R." <WFRENCH@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Greetings!
>> I'm currently attempting to wrap up a stage of
>> research for my BA Thesis. Part of this deals with
>> the historical formation of liberal governmentality
>> in a world-systems perspective. Liberal/neoliberal
>> governmentality is applied alongside Wallerstein's
>> concept of geoculture as the "modes of discourse
>> that are widely accepted as legitimate within the
>> world-system" to model the core as a system of
>> knowledge-power relationships.
>> I was curious if anybody has suggestions, sources or
>> otherwise, that might aid an encounter between these
>> two concepts.
>> Thanks,
>> Bill R. French
>> Monmouth College
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Re: [Foucault-L] Governmentality and World-Systems Analysis, michael bibby
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