Author : Vinod Kumar Rawat
Publisher : PartridgeIndia
Release Date : 2014-10-22
ISBN 10 : 1482839172
Pages : 414 pages
File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI
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Download Knowledge-Power/Resistance book PDF by Vinod Kumar Rawat and published by PartridgeIndia. This book was released on 2014-10-22 with total page 414 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Schools, Colleges, Universities, and Educational institutes, that is, "knowledge factories," apart from producing self-governing citizens, and skilled docile workers, function as minute social observatories that indirectly monitor their families. Michel Foucault delineates power in terms of Pastoral (church and salvation), Sovereign (visible and verifiable), Disciplinary (invisible and unverifiable), Bio-power (reproduction and individualization), Psychiatric (normal and abnormal), and Governmentality (sovereignty, discipline, and government). By applying Foucault's theory, the research investigated the relevance of the Francis Bacon's popular dictum, "Knowledge is Power," and Dr. B. R. Ambedkar's final words, "Educate, Agitate, Organize." The insights of the research may benefit the seekers and disseminators of knowledge in understanding the subtle operative modes of the government-capitalist nexus and in advocating appropriate resistance against the pathologies of power.