Power, Foucault and Place

Gildersleeve, Matthew (2022) Power, Foucault and Place. In: Philosophy of Place: Finding Place and Self in the World. Peter Lang, New York, United States, pp. 87-114. ISBN 9781433192555


This chapter looks at Foucault interpretation of place. This chapter makes use of Foucault's arguments in his lectures on 'psychiatric power' and follows the antipsychiatry tradition to act as an 'antipower' to disciplinary society. This objective is important because disciplinary power can disrupt and mislead and individual away from discovering their authentic place in the world. This chapter also discusses the Panopticon, family and work in relation to disciplinary power and place. Therefore, this chapter presents an important discussion in relation to place as it highlights those forces that can prevent us from feeling ' at home in the world'.

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Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2022 02:29
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Foucault
Fields of Research (2020): 50 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES > 5003 Philosophy > 500321 Social and political philosophy
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/48939

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