Monthly Archives: October 2016

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.