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Fukoova genealogija moći
Foucault’s Genealogy of Power

Author(s): Ivan Milenković
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Nova srpska politička misao
Keywords: power; relation; knowledge; authority; violence; discipline; monitoring;

Summary/Abstract: This paper tries to show that Michael Foucault is a great thinker of power who de-substantializes the power itself. Rejecting the metaphysical constructions that always presuppose only one, central, big Power, Foucault insists that power is always relative, that every refering on power is actually refering on relations of power, so it should be always analyzed as an empirical phenomenon. As a relation, power differs from violence becouse violence is a lack of relation, and from the authority as a selfreflecting power. Therefore, the knowledge appears to be the connected unseparably with power, as something always involved in power relations, same as the power relations are always some kind of relations of knowledge.

  • Issue Year: 13/2006
  • Issue No: 01+04
  • Page Range: 137-157
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Serbian