#6 Foucault and the Prison: George Floyd & Structures of Police Power

About this Session

Todd May speaking at Therapeutic Conversations conferenceThe 6th discussion in the Theoretical series begins with the recent death and response to George Floyd and systemic racism through a reading of Todd May’s recent New York Times Opinion piece. We discuss the article as a link to philosopher and historian Michel Foucault’s influential work on prisons, where he pointed out the following: We say that the prisons fail at their task, yet we keep them going. Perhaps we should be asking not why the prison fails but instead what it actually succeeds at. The series continues to highlight the influence Michel Foucault’s ideas had on the narrative therapy practice of Michael White.


June 24, 2020 at 9:00 am

Pacific Time


VSNT.live & Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy


You must be an active member and logged in to view the media resources.

Lost Password

Comments (1)

  1. VSNT says:

    Not only did I thoroughly enjoy Todd’s article in the New York Times he co-wrote with fellow philosopher Dr Yancy about George Floyd and policing his ability to tie this back to Michel Foucault’s work and structures of power was enlightening to hear. Thanks.


You must be an active member and logged in to share you thoughts on this topic.

Lost Password

Miss the last session? Catch up