Critically discuss how Foucault understands power.

Key Reading
In preparation for the seminar discussion, please read:
Foucault, M. (1977) Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison, London: Penguin Chapter 1 ‘The Body of the Condemned’
Further Reading
Foucault, M. (1982) The Subject and Power, Critical Inquiry, 8(4) (Summer 1982) pp 777-795
Foucault, M. (1975) /Body/Power’ in C. Gordon (ed.), Power/Knowledge: Selected Interviews and other Writings 1972-1977. New York: Pantheon, pp. 55-62
Foucault, M. (1976) The History of Sexuality, Vol. I, London: Penguin, read ‘We “Other” Victorians’, pp.1-15 and/or ‘Right of Death and Power of Life’, pp.135-159.
Lukes, S. (2005) ‘Power, Freedom, Reason’ in S.Lukes, Power: A Radical View. London: Palgrave.
Rabinow, P. (1984) The Foucault Reader. New York: Pantheon Books.

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