‘Desubstantializing’ Power: Methodological Injunctions for Analysis
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This chapter hopes to provisionally ‘de-theorize’ power, to suspend a variety of suppositions that routinely come into play when power is discussed. Foucault’s work is invaluable in this respect inasmuch as it explodes a series of prior presumptions and possible misconceptions regards the nature and functioning of modern power. This is a crucial task: a complacent reliance on stereotypical notions of power may work to mask the complexity of contemporary productions of power, desensitizing us to the mechanizations and manoeuvrings of relations of force which are not only thoroughly complex, but also heteromorphous and adaptive.
KeywordsRelational Form Critical Visibility Modern Power Distinctive Ontology Liberationist Psychology
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