Foucault

This paper compares The fire next time by James Baldwin and Between the world and me by Ta-Nehisi Coates to come to a more inclusionary concept of authorship than Barthes’ death of the Author, based on Foucault’s notion of author function.

Baldwin and Coates: Activist postures as ‘live authorship’

Paper
Jop Gillissen
03/02/2023
30 minutes to read

A comparison of Baldwin's and Coates’ public intellectual positions and their works The fire next time and Between the world and me, for a more inclusionary idea of authorship than Barthes’ death of the Author, using Foucault’s author function.

Joel Beukers, cars, ferrari, voor goud

Joel Beukers gives his own twist to Foucault's biopower

Article
Yannick Arts
25/04/2019
11 minutes to read

Joel Beukers, a Dutch fitness guru and entrepreneur, has been very successful thanks to the obsession with the human body and the current technological era. His loud personality resembles that of another Dutch media personality.

The readable body of Trisha Paytas

Article
Egle Talandyte
24/04/2019
10 minutes to read

This paper uses the Foucauldian theoretical framework to analyze the online visual display of the (morphing) body of Trisha Paytas. 

Body Morphing on Instagram

Article
Mariosé Bergsteijn
23/04/2019
11 minutes to read

Celebrities morph their online self-presentation, because when you look like and do things that are not recognizable by the masses, you are perceived as abnormal and therefore do not belong in society.

How can we explain our online identities?

Article
Jady van Leusden
24/04/2018
16 minutes to read

This article explains the construction of online identities and images of the body with the help of theories by Jean-Paul Sartre and Michel Foucault.

Body politics

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Obsession with one’s body is often part of growing up. The unspoken question is here: which standard are we trying to apply to ourselves?

Stop hating your body

Body culture, identity risks and NEDA week

Article
Meauraine van Gorp
02/03/2018
4 minutes to read

What if what you see in the mirror is not how you want others to see you? Find it out in this article on body culture, identity risks and NEDA week.