Foucault Series with Todd May #6 – Foucault Series with Todd May. Foucault and the Prison: George Floyd & Structures of Police Power
The 6th discussion in this Theoretical series with Todd may 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.
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