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Wathakam: The Thai Appropriation of Foucault's “Discourse”

Thanes Wongyannava

in The Ambiguous Allure of the West: Traces of the Colonial in Thailand

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622091214
eISBN:
9789882207493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622091214.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter traces the localization of Michael Foucault's thought, in particular, his notion of “discourse,” translated as wathakam in Thai. Foucault's notion of discourse has been extensively ... More


Democracy and Its Other: Biopolitical Sovereignty

Dimitris Vardoulakis

in Sovereignty and Its Other: Toward the Dejustification of Violence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251353
eISBN:
9780823252893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251353.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 5 Shows that the characteristic of biopolitical sovereignty is that it appears as pure regulation in the sense that the means of the exercise of power appear to justify the means of the ... More


Introduction: How to Prepare a Noble Savage: The Spectacle of Human Science

Christopher Fox

in Inventing Human Science: Eighteenth-Century Domains

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520200104
eISBN:
9780520916227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520200104.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

Central to the intellectual revolution of the Enlightenment was the ambition of creating the science of man. That the human and social sciences were born during the eighteenth century is a largely ... More


Theory of Discourse

in Discourse and Knowledge: The Making of Enlightenment Sociology

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238058
eISBN:
9781846312960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238058.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter introduces the theory of discourse and its development. It describes the contributions of Jürgen Habermas and Michael Foucault to the theory of discourse. In Foucault's theory of the ... More


On the Theory and Practice of Power

Sheldon S. Wolin

Nicholas Xenos (ed.)

in Fugitive Democracy: And Other Essays

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691133645
eISBN:
9781400883424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691133645.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter analyzes Michel Foucault's conception of power. It suggests that the Foucaldian conception remains incomplete, which provides the opportunity to criticize current postmodern conceptions ... More


Players as Moral Beings

Miguel Sicart

in The Ethics of Computer Games

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012652
eISBN:
9780262255134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012652.003.0003
Subject:
Computer Science, Game Studies

This chapter explores the process of becoming a player. It begins by taking up the concept of game as object, framing it within Michel Foucault’s theories about power. These structures create a ... More


Collaborative Fieldwork

Paul Rabinow and Anthony Stavrianakis

in Demands of the Day: On the Logic of Anthropological Inquiry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226036885
eISBN:
9780226037073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226037073.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter discusses the preparatory stage of collaborative fieldwork. It also presents some reflections on the forms of power relations identified by Michael Foucault, preparedness, equipment and ... More


Living in Arcadia: Homosexuality, Politics, and Morality in France from the Liberation to AIDS

Julian Jackson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226389257
eISBN:
9780226389288
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226389288.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In Paris in 1954, a young man named André Baudry founded Arcadie, an organization for “homophiles” that would become the largest of its kind that has ever existed in France, lasting nearly thirty ... More


Politics of Utopia: Fantasy, Pornography, and Boys Love

Rio Otomo

in Boys Love Manga and Beyond: History, Culture, and Community in Japan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461190
eISBN:
9781626740662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461190.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter continues the discussion of Boys Love (BL) studies by interrogating BL narratives as feminist-utopian pornographic fantasies, with an analysis of the works of Judith Butler, Luce ... More


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