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News and resources on French thinker Michel Foucault (1926-1984)

‘What is to be understood by the disciplining of societies in Europe since the eighteenth century is not, of course, that the individuals who are part of them become more and more obedient, nor that all societies become like barracks, schools or prisons; rather, it is that an increasingly controlled, more rational and economic process of adjustment has been sought between productive activities, communications networks, and the play of power relations.’

Michel Foucault, (2000) [1981] ‘The Subject and Power’. In J. Faubion (ed.). Power The Essential Works of Michel Foucault 1954-1984. Volume Three. Tr. Robert Hurley and others. New York: New Press, p. 339.

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