Essays on Michel Foucault

What Is An Author? By Michel Foucault: Critical Review

Foucault, Michel. “What Is an Author?” In The Foucault Reader: An Introduction to Foucault’s Thought. Edited by Paul Rainbow. New York: Penguin, 1991. Michel Foucault’s “What is an author?” is distinguished as much by its eclectic form as by its critical content. While all seven sections of this text consider the question put in the...
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Michel Foucault And Judith Butler: Comparative Analysis

Introduction The following essay will introduce both Michel Foucault and Judith Butler and their research and findings in the theoretical framework of queer theory. Philosopher, Judith Butler believes that “we all put on gender performances and that gender, like sexuality, isn’t a vital truth that has come from the body’s materiality but rather a regulatory...
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Surveillance Schools: Understanding From Michel Foucault Perspectives

Abstract: Surveillance schools make use of modern technologies to keep an eye on children and their actions. These modern technologies include Closed Circuit Television (CCTV), fingerprint identification and RFID (radio-frequency identification). The main focus of this paper is to understand the impact of the modern techniques of surveillance on students in Dibrugarh District (Upper Assam)...
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The Notions Of Truth And Power In Foucault's Views On Society

So far in class, we have focused primarily on the work of Michel Foucault, a 20th century French philosopher. We have read excerpts from Discipline and Punish, Society Must be Defended, and Abnormal, all of which were written by Foucault. Over the course of reading the excerpts, I noticed that two themes have repeatedly appeared:...
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