Rheumatic fever and the ‘art of governance’

Rationalising certain health matters as individual, rather than as social, deflects responsibility from the government onto citizens. This transference of responsibility through the sticker chart requires that citizens voluntarily govern themselves, enacting what Foucault calls ‘governmentality’.

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Rheumatic fever and the ‘art of governance’

Rationalising certain health matters as individual, rather than as social, deflects responsibility from the government onto citizens. This transference of responsibility through the sticker chart requires that citizens voluntarily govern themselves, enacting what Foucault calls ‘governmentality’.

Foucault and Santa’s Panopticon

Santa is visible and unverifiable, children are unaware of exactly where he is and when he might be watching, making him an effective tool in modifying children’s behaviours. This captures the processes of panopticism that Foucault describes in Discipline and Punish.

Foucault and Santa’s Panopticon

Santa is visible and unverifiable, children are unaware of exactly where he is and when he might be watching, making him an effective tool in modifying children’s behaviours. This captures the processes of panopticism that Foucault describes in Discipline and Punish.

The Hobbesian State of Nature in ‘Lord of the Flies’

Hobbes thought that without “common power, there is no law, where no law, no justice” (pg. 85), and ‘Piggy’ echo’s these sentiments in his plea for a civilised environment in the clip. According to Hobbes, only in this refined state, with laws that specifically deter survivalist drives, can human prosperity and security be possible.

The Hobbesian State of Nature in ‘Lord of the Flies’

Hobbes thought that without “common power, there is no law, where no law, no justice” (pg. 85), and ‘Piggy’ echo’s these sentiments in his plea for a civilised environment in the clip. According to Hobbes, only in this refined state, with laws that specifically deter survivalist drives, can human prosperity and security be possible.

Facebook as ideological state apparatus

Facebook can be viewed through Althusser’s perspective as a modern ideological state apparatus, exemplifying neoliberal ideologies. The ‘like’ button on Facebook serves as a prime indicator on whether a person is excelling in normalised social practices and adopting neoliberal ideas of the self-as-project.

Facebook as ideological state apparatus

Facebook can be viewed through Althusser’s perspective as a modern ideological state apparatus, exemplifying neoliberal ideologies. The ‘like’ button on Facebook serves as a prime indicator on whether a person is excelling in normalised social practices and adopting neoliberal ideas of the self-as-project.

Goffman and facework in Friends

In the video clip we see Goffman’s theory of ‘face’ and ‘facework’. In the video clip, Joey helps Monica build a tough image for herself so that she can perform her job as head chef well. Goffman would refer this form of facework as a ‘contest’

Goffman and facework in Friends

In the video clip we see Goffman’s theory of ‘face’ and ‘facework’. In the video clip, Joey helps Monica build a tough image for herself so that she can perform her job as head chef well. Goffman would refer this form of facework as a ‘contest’

Marcuse and the iPhone

This image depicts the range of colour options for the iPhone 6, and may be examined through Marcuse’ theories on the role technology plays in ‘the new forms of control’.

Marcuse and the iPhone

This image depicts the range of colour options for the iPhone 6, and may be examined through Marcuse’ theories on the role technology plays in ‘the new forms of control’.

Do Student Loans Produce Docile Bodies?

Foucault discusses a change in the method of discipline as “Discipline is no longer simply an art of distributing bodies, of extracting time from them and accumulating it, but of composing forces in order to obtain an efficient machine” (Foucault, 1979, p. 164). This theory can be applied to the mass debt that students acquire through their student loans.

Do Student Loans Produce Docile Bodies?

Foucault discusses a change in the method of discipline as “Discipline is no longer simply an art of distributing bodies, of extracting time from them and accumulating it, but of composing forces in order to obtain an efficient machine” (Foucault, 1979, p. 164). This theory can be applied to the mass debt that students acquire through their student loans.