File spoon-archives/foucault.archive/foucault_2000/foucault.0006, message 31

Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2000 11:53:31 +1000
Subject: Re: Re(2): Mass media in a Foucauldian perspective?

Great quote Ross,

It begs the question of why traditionally, Bourdieu and Foucault are so
frequently used in opposition to one another.  For example:

"Every power to exert symbolic violence, ie every power which manages to
impose meanings and to impose them as legitimate by concealing the power
relations which are the basis of its force, adds its own specifically
symbolic force to those power relations".  Pierre Bourdieu, Reproduction in
Education, Society and Culture, p.4.

>>"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
 Wherein lies the difference?

Bye, Shaun

Shaun Rawolle
Doctoral Candidate

Graduate School of Education
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
The University of Queensland

Phone:   07 3365 6508


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