— James Wallace (@jmswallace) June 16, 2014
Posted onJune 16, 2014
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The Guardian. 2014. Do the new anonymous social media apps encourage us to overshare?. The Guardian. 7 June 2014. [Online] Available at:http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/07/anonymous-social-media-apps-encourage-overshare [Accessed: 10 June 2014]
Having just read The History of Sexuality: Volume 1 I was struck by the way in which Foucault talks about the way that people in the nineteenth century were compelled to talk about sexuality as a way to contribute to discourse on the body. It’s interesting that, it seems to me, with social media there is no longer a need to compel people to talk, they seem desperate to contribute and define themselves through their discourse.
The Guardian. 2014. Academics Anonymous: so many PhD students, so few jobs. The Guardian. 23 May 2014. [Online] Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/blog/2014/may/23/so-many-phd-students-so-few-jobs [Accessed: 6 June 2014]
“[T]ruth is not by nature free … its production is thoroughly imbued with relations of power. The confession is an example of this.
[The has been] [a]n immense labor to which the West has submitted generations in order to produce … men’s subjection: their constitution as subjects in both sense of the word.”
Foucault, M. 1978. The History of Sexuality – Volume 1: An Introduction. New York: Vintage Books
Afonso, A. 2013. How Academia Resembles a Drug Gang. The Impact of Social Sciences [Online]. 11 December 2013. Available at: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2013/12/11/how-academia-resembles-a-drug-gang/ [Accessed: 6 June 2014].
The Economist. 2010. Why Doing a PhD is Often a Waste of Time. The Economist. 16 December 2010. [Online] Available at: http://www.economist.com/node/17723223 [Accessed: 6 June 2014]