File spoon-archives/foucault.archive/foucault_1998/foucault.9806, message 1


Subject: Re: reification, agency
Date: Mon, 01 Jun 1998 09:05:55 PDT



>The sustainability of power isn't someething Foucaultians look at much, 
is
>it?
>
>Doug
>

To talk about the sustainability (do you have a kind of Althusserian 
notion in mind?) of power is to surely to fall back into the position of 
seeing power as something that is possessed which would entail needing 
strategies to retain/sustain it. Power is exercied not possessd so any 
technique of exercising power will simultaneoulsy be a method of 
sustaining it. From that point of view you might say that the 
sustainability of power is all that Foucauldians look at!

Jon


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