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The Psychic Life of Power: Theories in Subjection

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As a form of power, subjection is paradoxical. To be dominated by a power external to oneself is a familiar and agonizing form power takes. To find, however, that what "one" is, one's very formation as a subject, is dependent upon that very power is quite another. If, following Foucault, we understand power as forming the subject as well, it provides the very condition of its existence and the trajectory of its desire. Power is not simply what we depend on for our existence but that which forms reflexivity as well. Drawing ...

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0804728127

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9780804728126

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The Psychic Life of Power: Theories in Subjection
1997, Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA

ISBN-13: 9780804728126

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The Psychic Life of Power: Theories in Subjection
1997, Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA

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