— 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.
“[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
Cocozza, P. The five-a-day disaster: why the numbers don’t add up. The Guardian. 14 May 2014. [Online] Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/may/14/five-a-day-fruit-vegetables-portion-supermarket [Accessed: 6 June 2014]
Five-A-Day as Foucauldian discourse?
Constructed truth used for commercial purposes reinforced by pseudo-scientific discourse.