Bird’s Eye- view of Foucauldian Perspective to Commercial Hierarchies and Confrontation

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Michel Foucault was a French philosopher or a historian of systems of thought. His theories addressed the relationship between power and knowledge, and how they are used as a form of social control through societal institutions. Through his impressive career Foucault became known for his many demonstrative arguments that power depends not on material relations or authority but instead primarily on discursive networks. The sole purpose of the present research paper is to evaluate the power relations which exist within the hierarchies and the workers. The Foucauldian perspective plays an important part in terms of an understanding of power, despite the fact that it is very different to fully comprehend the meanings behind Foucault’s works. (McHoul and Grace, 1993, viii) A Dictionary of Political Thought (1983) commented on power as: The ability to achieve whatever effect is desired, whether or not in the face of opposition. Power is a matter of degree: it can be conferred, delegated, shared and limited…power may be exercised through influence or through control…power is an undisputable fact… (Scruton, 1983) Power varies according to the individual’s wants and requirements for it. It can be exercised either by influence or by control. It exists in multifarious forms. Power is totally dependent on relationships. Power is neither given, nor exchanged, nor recovered,

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