Power ≡ Truth ≡ Knowledge

“[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


Reasons not to do a PhD: 2

How Academia Resembles a Drug Gang

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].