Foucault's View Of Power

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Foucault sees “power” everywhere. He does not mean actual strength, or even force over another person. He feels power is more in the form of control, knowledge, the discipline that is exert to other people. We see politics are a form of power and laws as a way to shape our society. However every day task, that becomes habits can be also a form of power. For example, Foucault sees the teachings on universities a way to guide their students into a certain way of thinking. It may be for or against an issue. Universities seem to be “neutral” to any political party; however by shaping their students into certain ways of thinking, it guides students into the candidate, issue, or side of the issue they have been taught from the “neutral” institution.

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