Flashcards in Power Deck (29)
- process of moral and intellectual leadership through which dominated or subordinate classes consent to their own domination by ruling class
- as opposed to being simply forced or coerced into accepting inferior positions
- supreme ruler with ultimate power
- traditional understanding of power
- someone has power and they can use it to influence even force people
- whoever has this power is the sovereign (they can do whatever they want with it)
Power/knowledge (discursive power):
Disciplinary (discursive power):
- internalization ensures compliance
- creates dolicity inits subjects
- no one holds it
Docility (discursive power):
Hegemony explains how ____ works beyond just resorting to ____ ____.
- violent force
In hegemony, through _____, domination is achieved.
____ of violent/serious consequences can be enough to ensure consent. No actual application of ____ needed.
Hegemony was originally used to describe ___ ____.
class relations (eg. working class dominated by bourgeoisie class)
Consent to own oppression leads to ...
Foucault's thoughts on power
Describe how panopticon design illustrates disciplinary power:
- partitioning of space
- nothing actually keeping them in but fear of consequence keeps them in
How is disciplinary power exercised?
in small, everyday behaviours by everyone
sets of interconnected texts that produce meaning
Discourse constructs the _____. It defines and produces the _____ of our _____.
Discourse governs the way that a topic can be meaningfully _____ about and ______ about.
Discourse influences how ideas are put into ____ and used to _____ the _____ of others.
Truth is not .... it is...
- out in the world
- the effect of the power of discourse
Discourse marks some things as...
inside the true and other things as outside the true
____ _____ ____ are a powerful consequence of discourse. They appear _____ or just the way things are done.
- common sense beliefs
Knowledge is power =
- knowledge can be translated into power over someone (blackmail)
- treats the 2 as separate (there can be power without knowledge: use a gun not blackmail)
- sovereign power
Discursive power: _____ is _____. There is no _____.
- knowledge is power and power is knowledge
______ and _____ are very powerful discourses.
Neoliberalism and capitalism are sets of _____ texts (_____, _____, _____, ____) that produce their own ___ _____.
- truth effects
Neoliberalism and capitalism are powerful due to the ____ and ______ of these effects.
The more obvious something is to you or the greater the level of truth a statement has for you, the more ____ has been exercise to____ that truth.
Not all truth effects are ____.
How to resist bad truth effect with sovereign power:
- refuse to do what the person is trying to make you do
- you successfully resist as long as you don't do it
Why doesn't that technique work with discursive power?
- it's always already present
- you cannot get outside discourse