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The primacy of the primal

My friend and I were in Chinatown in downtown Boston tonight at what has become something of a weekly dinner, discussing existence, strangeness of human society, and online dating (we usually cover quite a range). 522 more words


Foucault: The Power of Knowledge and the Knowledge of Power

“There is no power relation without the correlative constitution of a field of knowledge, nor any knowledge that does not presuppose and constitute at the same time power relations” 484 more words


140.365 (9th sentence of Jean's 79-sentence autobiography)

Although I’ve just taken my first step, I’m already doing it wrong, not straight-and-narrow enough, so he fumbles at my soul, the revenant divinity, corrects my pigeon-toes with iron braces so I might walk the straight-and-narrow upright, stunning the nascent, twisted soul of my legs by degrees.


Ethics, Morality, And Doing The Right Thing

How do you — how does one, how do we — decide the right thing to do in any circumstance? Most of the time, we do things unthinkingly. 1,433 more words

Bearing it all for the sake of security

The majority of United States travelers have cooperated with enhanced security measures such as removing their shoes and adhering to the limitation of liquids in their possession as a way to counteract the perceived threat of terrorism since the September 11, 2001, attacks. 2,789 more words

Social Research

A Bar at The Folies-Bergère

Painted and exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1882, Un bar aux Folies Bergère was the last major work by French painter Édouard Manet. It depicts a scene in the Folies Bergère nightclub in Paris. 214 more words


The Disciplinary Paradox

So I spent some time coaching debate, and we glossed over Foucault and his idea of biopower, and I was introduced to his idea of the disciplined society. 729 more words

Social Criticism