Monthly Archives: September 2015

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.

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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.

Aggressive ‘facework’ and calling out

Erving Goffman defines ‘facework’ to be the way in which individuals express themselves and maintain their personal image. When individuals interact, a certain line is taken to make sure the other individual knows what the situation is and how they are being evaluated.

Aggressive ‘facework’ and calling out

Erving Goffman defines ‘facework’ to be the way in which individuals express themselves and maintain their personal image. When individuals interact, a certain line is taken to make sure the other individual knows what the situation is and how they are being evaluated.

Cigarette warnings and Governmentality

Such states utilise the ‘art of governance’ through calculated
and measured means in order to produce citizens who will be productive and well-adjusted
members of society.

Cigarette warnings and Governmentality

Such states utilise the ‘art of governance’ through calculated
and measured means in order to produce citizens who will be productive and well-adjusted
members of society.

Hobbesian roots in the Tragedy of the Commons

In The Leviathan, Hobbes suggests that without a social contract to which individuals are bound, society will take on a ‘natural state of all against all’. Reflecting Hobbes’ theory, the parable ‘the tragedy of the commons’ outlines the scenario of several farmers having open access to a field in which they can graze livestock.

Hobbesian roots in the Tragedy of the Commons

In The Leviathan, Hobbes suggests that without a social contract to which individuals are bound, society will take on a ‘natural state of all against all’. Reflecting Hobbes’ theory, the parable ‘the tragedy of the commons’ outlines the scenario of several farmers having open access to a field in which they can graze livestock.

Marcuse and the rat race of consumption

Marcuse suggests the working class are indoctrinated by consumerism. People consume goods to portray a particular image to those around them

Marcuse and the rat race of consumption

Marcuse suggests the working class are indoctrinated by consumerism. People consume goods to portray a particular image to those around them

V for Vendetta and Hobbes

In his revolutionary speech, V remarks that the citizens of Britain surrendered their freedom due to fear. After a period of war, terror, and disease, citizens were granted order and peace, for the price of “silent, obedient consent.” V’s speech reminds us of Hobbes’ Leviathan.

V for Vendetta and Hobbes

In his revolutionary speech, V remarks that the citizens of Britain surrendered their freedom due to fear. After a period of war, terror, and disease, citizens were granted order and peace, for the price of “silent, obedient consent.” V’s speech reminds us of Hobbes’ Leviathan.

‘The Purge’ and Elias

The Purge reflects Elias’s ideas of the conflicts drawn from the civilisation process. Within both platforms the State acts as a monopoly of force, leading to changes in behaviour and a pacified society

‘The Purge’ and Elias

The Purge reflects Elias’s ideas of the conflicts drawn from the civilisation process. Within both platforms the State acts as a monopoly of force, leading to changes in behaviour and a pacified society