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Power is not something that is acquired, seized or shared, something one holds on to or allows to slip away. (p.94)

power is exercised by virtue of things being known and people being seen. (p.154)


P/K -> rejection of former views on power and its disattachment from knowledge. Power and knowledge dependent. Power productive and creative, not negative. The subject is historically produced through P/K. 'The individual and the knowledge that may be gained of him belong to this production.’ (p.194) Individual as the effect of power.

Rejection of global language / taxonomy, Resurrection of Subjugated Knowledges.= naive-popular knowledges, disqualified within the knowledge hierarchy, its ressurection reveals - deals with struggles, Topical lists of Gleick +

"Each society has its regime of truth, it 'general politics' of truth; that is, the types of discourse which it accepts and makes function as true; the mechanisms and instances which enable one to distinguish true and false statements, the means by which each is sanctioned; the techniques and procedures accorded value in the acquisition of truth; the status of those who charged with saying what counts as true" (P/K, p. 131).

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