File spoon-archives/foucault.archive/foucault_2000/foucault.0006, message 6


Date: Sun, 4 Jun 2000 00:15:53 EDT
Subject: Re: Ever-Present Resistance and Cryptonormativity


In a message dated 6/3/00 6:24:42 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
ahaig-AT-warped-reality.com writes:

<< The question that seems troubling to me is rather, why is that resistance 
is
 ever-present? How do we know that there is a plurality of resistances? If
 "wherever there is power there is resistance" >>

If we take Habermas' definition of power, when others prevent one from 
achieving their goals, then resistance means overcoming these others who are 
the obstacle, or in the case of structural power relations, overcoming the 
structures!

Fred Welfare

   

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