Power, Subjectivity, Resistance
Anne Begg and Vijay Devadas
University of Otago
The critical themes of the articles in this issue call to mind Michel Foucault’s prescient reminder in ‘The Subject and Power’ that ‘a new economy of power relations’ should consist of ‘taking the forms of resistance against different forms of power as a starting point’ for shedding light on the everyday techniques and strategies of power which work to make individuals subject (1982, p. 780). By focusing on the promises and pitfalls of specific modes of resistance in our present situation, the articles in this issue shed light on the modes of governmentality and relations of power that produce neoliberal subjectivity.
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