JAMES BENTHALL (email@example.com)
23 Nov 1994 13:54 CST
In article <22NOV199418441810@rosie.uh.edu>, firstname.lastname@example.org (JAMES BENTHALL) writes...
>In article <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org (Elizabeth C Dunn) writes...
>>One other question raised by my reading of Foucault:
>>WHY DOES POWER HAVE TO CONCEAL ITSELF?
>>I don't know the answer....(but thanks to Eytan Bercovitch for the question.)
>To remain legitimate. When people see that their being exploited by a number
>of fat, balding white men instead of by a "natural process" they tend to get
>angry and rebel.
> james b.
It is also much more efficient this way. As Elizabeth pointed out in another
post, this articulates well with (and probably one of the sources of Foucault)
Gramsci's notion of ideological hegemony. If you can get us to assume things,
or follow ideologies without *questioning* their legitimacy then you've already
won the game.