Project Bibliography

Bibliography Alexander, Michelle. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of          Colorblindness. New York: The New Press, 2010. AZ Lyrics. “N.W.A. – Dopeman Lyrics.” Accessed September 20,      2018. AZ Lyrics. “N.W.A. – Fuck The Police Lyrics.” Accessed September 20, 2018. Bush-Baskette, Stephanie R. “The War on Drugs … Continue reading “Project Bibliography”

Is liberalism the new rule of law?

In 2015 Kim Davis’ expedient rise to fame made her the new face of Conservative Christian values. The Kentucky County Clerk captured the public’s attention after refusing to issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple on the grounds that it violated her religious beliefs, despite the Supreme Court’s ruling to legalize gay marriage. Davis argued …

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Foucault, freedom, and the struggle to understand politics

Freedom has two major definitions: 1) the absence of restrictions and 2) the power to do something. Foucault’s ‘soul’ forces us to abide by only one definition. In ‘Discipline and Punish,’ the definition of ‘soul’ – “born of methods of punishment, supervision, and constraint” – differs from those offered by Christian theologians – that the …

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Are politicians and political pundits enlightened?

Emanuel Kant in “What is Enlightenment?” gives his explanation of what Enlightenment is and who embodies it. Kant defines Enlightenment as “a person’s emergence from their ‘self-incurred’ minority.” Essentially this means that you can only be enlightened if you have shed your natural tendency to allow others to direct and dictate your understanding – not …

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Depicting the relationship between sexuality and power

In the History of Sexuality, Foucault lays out what he considers the “principal features” of the relationship between sexuality and power. The first principal, and the principle I’m going to focus on is called the negative relation. The negative relation suggests that there is no connection between power and sex that isn’t negative. Foucault gives …

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Adventures Through the Lenses

Adventures Through the Lenses started my Junior year when I was looking for a good slogan to go along with my newly made website. It was an exciting time for me. I had recently just changed my major to Communications and Digital Studies and re-introduc…

Social censorship and repression

The introduction of Michel Foucault’s book The History of Sexuality suggests there may be a connection between legislative repression of sexual behavior and increased criminal behavior. Foucault, who’s writing in the 1980s, is reflecting on the repression of sexual expression that was normalized before the movement for sexual liberation in the 1960s. He argues that …

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The “original position” may be the best way to think about contemporary politics

Rawls’ concept of “original position” requires people to shed all their biases in order to have a completely clear view of an issue. He calls this clear view a persons “veil of ignorance.” In reality, human beings can’t take an original position on anything because each of us has a set of biases, whether we’re …

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