Body in Foucault: Significances of Body and its Contradictory Relation with Discourse in Foucault’s Oeuvre.
Keywords:Body, Discourse, History, Power, Sex.
This paper attempts to make a study on the significance of human body in the works of Michel Foucault. Foucault’s conceptualisation of body requires special attention in that Foucault’s idea of discourse entertains human body as a participant in discursive practices. Body, as per Foucault’s conceptualisation, may be viewed as one of the material existences of the abstract discursive practices. This paper is going to explore the dynamic relation that body shares with history, sex, power and disciplines. The paper has also focussed on the charges and the feasibility of the charges against Foucault’s specified notions of body.
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