Essays Tagged: "Michel Foucault"

Michel Foucault's claim that "Western man has become a confessing animal".

The History of Sexuality by Michel Foucault, is meant to be a critique of our social period, in particular, the belief that sex, ...

(5 pages) 125 0 3.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Opinionated essay about Michel Foucault's essay "panopticism"

PanopticismMichel Foucault, in his essay Panopticism, talks about how the panopticon is a mechanism of power. B ...

(4 pages) 146 0 2.2 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays

"My father worked at ford. He hated it – it was just like school or prison." Discuss the above statement focusing on the ideas of Michel Foucault.

The writer will take a deeper insight into the school/ prison theory at Ford and will relate it to Michel Foucault's ideas.By 1923 the Ford motor company was producing 2000 cars per day compared ... tuated) and an inner circle (where the officers can sit and view the prisoners without being seen). Michel Foucault took the basic skeleton of the panoptical design and went on to describe how people ...

(5 pages) 135 2 3.9 Jun/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Michel Foucault's claims that the power-knowledge relationship that is prevalent in society both on the large and small scale.

1) Michel Foucault's claims that the power-knowledge relationship that is prevalent in society both on ...

(2 pages) 117 0 5.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

The Discourse of Power. michael foucault: history of sexuality & crime and punishment

To Foucault, everything is about powerrelationships. Entwined with power is knowledge sothat in every p ... twined with power is knowledge sothat in every power relationship there is knowledgeand vice-versa. Foucault takes the cliché "Knowledgeis power" and revises it: the knowledge of humansintegrat ... istemes" anddiscourse.Epistemes are whole systems of relations or historicalgroupings of knowledge. Foucault looks for truth andknowledge in historical contexts rather than inHumanist or Structuralist ...

(5 pages) 260 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Indigenous Studies

on an 'epistemological' and 'ontological' distinctionbetween "Them" and "Us". Based on the works of Michel Foucault, this textis conversed via particular postulations that the nature of knowledge andp ...

(1 pages) 439 0 1.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Why is it important to critically analyse the culturally and historically specific ways in which meaning is discursively produced?

ity" (Poster 1989:18). The final concept which will be explored is discourse which was developed by Michel Foucault. The term refers to the "recurring statements that define a particular cultural obje ...

(6 pages) 41 0 3.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

How and why might the 'death of the author' be taken to mean the 'birth of the reader'?

oem with love themes. With the movement of the speaker to a social setting, there is a reference to Michelangelo. Through knowledge of the artist, we know that his work represented saints and god-like ... ll figure of Prufrock who is emphasised as being anything but heroic, but we could also see this as Michelangelo who wrote love poems. The mention of John the Baptist, with knowledge of this character ...

(12 pages) 63 1 0.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Discussion of Roland Barthes' "Death of the Author" and Michel Foucault's response to this proclaimation in his text of the same name.

the reader able to overcome language and become the final locus of meaning?The French philosopher, Michel Foucault, in his work 'What is an Author?', whilst not naming him, or other authorial theoris ... aphy:Barthes, Roland. "The Death of the Author" CLS3000 Class Reader (2005 (1968)) 120- 23Foucault, Michel. "What is an Author?" CLS3000 Class Reader (2005 (1969)) 205-22.Williamson, Dugald. "Death of ...

(8 pages) 52 0 0.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"Panopticism" by Michel Foucault

according to a whole technique of forces and bodies." (240, Foucault)In the essay, Panopticism, by Michel Foucault, he makes the argument that we live in a society of "surveillance". It is mainly thi ... e mind-games that we live in in our society today is a good way of understanding his point of view. Michel Foucault's Panopticism shows that society is under surveillance. The panopticon represents th ...

(4 pages) 107 0 5.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Comparative Essay: "Panopticism" vs. "1984"

Although Michel Foucault’s "Panopticism" has a different form of control in the society as portrayed in ...

(2 pages) 39 0 0.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Althusser And Surveillence

remain in the classroom where he was threat to the stability of the sacred institution of education.Michel Foucault theorized that the practice of punishment; the very thing that I desired for the fut ...

(7 pages) 9 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

In a world of increasing globalization, and individualization, we are more concerned with our own lives, choices, destiny than with the lives, choices, destiny of others.

n is the natural result of human expansion. It will bring us all together. It is the key to harmony.MICHEL FOUCAULT: You talk as if globalization is the key to world peace.ANTHONY GIDDEN: Is it not?MI ... for you are forgetting the fundamental flaw of globalization.ANTHONY GIDDEN: And what might that be?MICHEL FOUCAULT: It is based on money.ANTHONY GIDDEN: Ah. You are a cynic, I see; one who diminishes ...

(9 pages) 112 0 5.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Michel Foucault and the Cultiv

Michel Foucault: The Cultivation of the SelfMichel Foucault (1926-1984) spent much of the later part ...

(7 pages) 16 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Michel Foucault and Walker Percy: Loss Power In Michel Foucault’s

Michel Foucault and Walker Percy: Loss Power In Michel Foucault's essay " Panopticism", he discusses ...

(2 pages) 1404 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Panopticism and Society Today

o? These are some of the questions that I asked myself as I began to read this interesting essay by Michel Foucault. His work is central to many of the Humanities and social science parts of life. He ... on. Recently while watching Matrix, I found it very interesting comparing how closely it related to Michel Foucault?s essay on panopticism. If I had not have read and discussed this essay prior to vie ...

(5 pages) 56 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Postmodern Feminism

ge relation and the textual evidences. One of the most influential thinkers in postmodern stream is Michel Foucault who established the genealogy of truth, which means the practices and influences tha ... practice through institutional interventions. 5. Michel Foucault adopts a stance of hostile opposition toward modernity. Modernity is the socio-cultu ...

(6 pages) 88 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Focault and the Confessional Self

The ideas of confession that Michel Foucault states in The History of Sexuality can be used as a lens in order to analyze confess ... e that sets him apart from the rest of humanity and have a special power of dominance because of it.Michel Foucault in Volume I of The History of Sexuality portrays a process of medical discourse. He ... king Guilt in Law and Literature University of Chicago Press Chicago Peter Brooks 2000 2. Foucault, Michel The History of Sexuality: An Introduction Vintage Books New York Robert Hurley 1990 3. Murav, ...

(26 pages) 36 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Michel Foucault

Michel FoucaultMichel Foucault, generally in his philosophy, has created a system wherein heexamines ... to come within a hairsbreadth ofmerging at the distance of an infinite regress.ReferencesFoucault, Michel. "Sexuality and Solitude." On Signs. Marshall Blonsky ed. Baltimore: John's Hopkins Press, 19 ... etrieved January 05, 2008, at, Michel. "What is Enlightenment." The Foucault Reader. Paul Rabinow, ed. Catherine Porter, trans. New ...

(7 pages) 46 0 3.0 Aug/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The Power Struggle of Human Philosophy

g concept of education (as Paolo Freire calls it). Freire's banking concept of education as well as Michel Foucault's idea in his essay "Panopticism", one being an educational institution and the othe ... he banking system of education that Friere so heartrendingly describes finds a similar ring in what Michelle Foucault in his essay "Panopticism" describes as panopticon. Panopticon is actually an arch ...

(5 pages) 0 0 0.0 Nov/2012

Subjects: Literature Research Papers