can anyone help I have to write a 3000 word essay on this topic. don't have the slightest clue on what to write, what to include, can't think of how to start a plan. the question is Critically
compare Arendt’s and Foucault’s conception of power.
Critically compare Arendt’s and Foucault’s conception of power. Watch
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Last edited by mary_421; 01-07-2014 at 23:08.
- 01-07-2014 23:04
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Two things I would tell you to read right away are Arendt's "On Violence" - which is very short and very easy to read - and Foucault's essay/lecture called "The Subject and Power". These two will give you the basics of their conceptions of power. You should also look at Amy Allen's article "Power, Subjectivity and Agency: Between Arendt and Foucault" and Neve Gordon's "On Visibility and Power: An Arendtian Corrective of Foucault". At first glance they do appear to have very similar conceptions of power - in that they have the same criticisms of conventional political theory understandings of power and its equation with authority. However, there are subtle differences, which these two articles highlight.