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Schools, Colleges, Universities, and Educational institutes, that is, a€œknowledge factories, a€ 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 Foucaulta€™s theory, the research investigated the relevance of the Francis Bacona€™s popular dictum, a€œKnowledge is Power, a€ and Dr. B. R. Ambedkara€™s final words, a€œEducate, Agitate, Organize.a€ 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.Such as Blade runner jacket, Wherify Wristwatch, Personal GPS devices, Loc8or Plus, Kiditel, and Sprint Family Locatora#39;s Safety ChecksSM service incell phones. In Foucaulta#39;s case a€œwhether he knew itornot, Foucaultwas under observation.

Author: Vinod Kumar Rawat
Publisher:Partridge Publishing - 2014-10-22

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