Discourse And Resistance La Foucault Analysis

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Discourse, Dominance and Resistance A la Foucault


Foucault, in his theoretical repertoire, focuses mainly on discourse, relations of power, games of truth and ethics. His innovative understanding of discourse in relation to power, resistance, knowledge and dominance yields an interconnected account of the notions.
Foucault’s publications were destined to draw a comprehensible image of “ what the problem is”. To deconstruct and analyse where human problems arose. The factors and cluster of notions attached to it and the common denominator. The arrow of his research indicated that the shared denominator between all social problems was discourse. The means to identify, create and recreate concepts and understandings
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A space and time free from an repressive power. A context that would allow the exploration of the self and the other. A therapeutic environment in psychology is an environment where
Reduce or eliminate environmental stressors, which would translate in a context where there is no intellectual or physical dominance and oppression.
Provide positive distractions Ethics or the care of the self, according to Foucault, are second is the list to a fruitful power relation. It is what will permit the subjects to discover “ontologically who they are and what they are capable.”

A foucauldian process of self-constitution includes the exploration of new possibilities, new positions for the subjects. The care of the self is necessary for liberating the self from oppressive taboos and morality. It is within this process, a space of self-creation, self-organization and self-invention that the self may transform itself and attain a different mode of living and
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Indeed, if one seeks to understand the Foucauldian resistance, one needs to research the theme of "agonism" in Foucault's thought. “, is resistance against? Foucault's answer is "limits." Foucault is concerned with the foundational issues of a culture. These are basic categories, which he sees as dichotomies, providing the context for social belief and action, such as good/evil and normal/pathological. The the reason/unreason divide. The creation of a gap between the two pole so that dialogue is prevented and therefore limits are born. The transgressions or contestations are what cross over the limits and create sure a stir that the limits are put into question. The transgressions are the trigger that enables the operation where "the world is forced to question itself" and "is made aware of its guilt." of the exclusion caused by the exclusive nature of its reason/unreason poles. Foucault takes pains to argue that although transgression is the (temporary) negation of a limit, it is not itself negative in character. It "affirms limited being."19 Yet "this affirmation contains nothing positive; no content could bind it."The different rules history has placed upon us worked actively to marginalise and exclude and solidify everyone in their place. Regardless of the fact that new limits will always rise if undermined by transgressions, it is a matter of permanent agonistic stance. Foucault says

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