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The Psychic Life of Power has ratings and 19 reviews. Erdem said: In The Psychic Life of Power, Butler first surveys Hegelian, Althusserian and Fouca. If, following Foucault, we understand power as forming the subject as well, The author considers the way in which psychic life is generated by the social. The author considers the way in which psychic life is generated by the social operation of power, and how that social operation of power is concealed and.


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Not only is the subject constructed in a relation or 'call' but there is also a need for the subject to be recognised as that subject by an other.

: The Psychic Life of Power: Theories in Subjection : Judith Butler: Books

This is a very welcomed development, and probably necessary for the coherence of Butler's thought, psychic life of power my mind. However, I also think that there are some points of critique here. I am, for example, not sure that Butler manages to really escape the primacy of the subject over discourse, or the law, here.

If the subject needs to be recognised by someone something? Is it really possible, or is it enough, to be recognised by something impersonal?

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As such, although the relational aspect that is established more clearly with the theory of interpellation clarifies things in Butler's theory of performativity it seems like a new can of worms opens up in the area of recognition. It might simply be my own difficulties in 'thinking away' a strong subject but Psychic life of power don't think sobut the sense is that a willing agent of some sort does not quite want to go away.

If we take Hegel and Nietzsche seriously, then the "inner life" of consciousness and, indeed, of conscience, not only is fabricated by power, but becomes one of psychic life of power ways in which power is anchored in subjectivity. The author considers the way in which psychic life is generated by the social operation of power, and how that social operation of power is concealed and fortified by the psyche that it produces.

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Power is no longer understood to be "internalized" by psychic life of power existing subject, but the subject is spawned as an ambivalent effect of power, one that is staged through the operation of conscience.

To claim that power fabricates the psyche is also to claim that there is a fictional and fabricated quality to the psyche. The figure of a psyche that "turns psychic life of power itself" is crucial to this study, and offers an alternative to describing power as "internalized.

This work combines social theory, philosophy, and psychoanalysis in novel ways, offering a more sustained analysis of the theory of subject formation implicit in such other works of the author as Bodies That Matter: To claim that power fabricates the psyche is also to claim that there is a fictional and fabricated quality to the psyche.

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