Currents in Contemporary Theory Assignment: Michel Foucault

Assignment Question

“My objective … has been to create a history of the different
modes by which, in our culture, human beings are made
subjects. … Thus it is not power, but the subject, which is the
general theme of my research.” (Foucault 1982)
Discuss with reference to ONE of the following:
1. Foucault’s work on madness
2. Foucault’s work on punishment
3. Foucault’s work on sexuality
Source: Foucault, M. (1982) ‘Afterword: The Subject and Power’, in
H.L. Dreyfus & P. Rabinow (eds) Michel Foucault: Beyond Structuralism
and Hermeneutics, Chicago: Chicago University Press, pp. 208-9.)

Specific Assignment Instructions

Your assignment should be 1000 words in length (± 10%), and must be referenced
and include a bibliography. The bibliography is not to be included in the word count.
The assignment counts for 35% of the final mark for the course. The assignment is to be submitted online . Late submissions without an authorised extension will be penalised.

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