File spoon-archives/foucault.archive/foucault_2000/foucault.0006, message 28


Date: Sat, 10 Jun 2000 21:15:24 +1200
Subject: Re: Mass media in a Foucauldian perspective?


At 03:54 PM 6/9/00 +0200, you wrote:
>> I haven't read much of Foucault, but it seems to me that the 
>> incorporation of the media into his theoretical apparatus, could
>> prove 
>> fertile to much mass media theory. Has Foucault ever explicitly dealt 
>> with the role of the media in the production of truth? And does
>> anyone 
>> have suggestions as to how one could describe the media in a 
>> Foucauldian context?
>> 
>> Regards,
>> 
>> Nick Farr
>>
 Hi Nick,

Have you had a look at www.theory.org.uk - this site expounds some
interesting views on power and the media and the place of Foucauldian
theory in all this.  You might also have a look at
http://www.scmp.mq.edu.au/ - MacQuarie University.  A Division of Society,
Culture, Media and Philosophy.

"Power is tolerable only on condition that it mask a substantial part of
itself.  Its success is proportional to its abiliity to hide its own
machanisms".  Michel Foucault

]Cheers
Ross



   

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