Week 4: Culture/ Discourse/ Power

September 15, 2009

For Tues Sept 22

Required Reading: Excerpts from Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste (Bordieu 1987); and Foucault “Method” [fom A HIstory of Sexuality.}

Recommended Reading: Foucault’s “Two Lectures” (1976)

Arlin Campbell will start the discussion on Bordieu’s “Distinction,”Philip Depoala will start the discussion on Foucault’s “Method,” from A History of Sexuality

Articles available through Pratt Library’s electronic reserve system: go to our on-line catalog and click on reserve tab. Enter required information.

Sometime before this class, try do something (or imagine doing something–God forbid you break a law) that resists the disciplinary forms of Power that Foucault writes about. In what spaces–physical or not– can you elude these practices? Or can you? And what status does “art” posess in this reading of culture, discourse, & power?

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