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[In this chapter, I look at the way Star Wars can help us to understand Michel Foucault’s concepts of power/knowledge and governmentality. Foucault argued that power and knowledge interact and produce each other, and this relationship is instrumental in techniques of governing people (or...
[The philosophical writings of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari are often described as dense and indigestible, yet their work is becoming increasingly relevant for our troubled and complex times. Rather than buying into the exclusionary nature of high theory (Strom, Educ Philos Theory,...
[The animated science fiction comedy Rick and Morty extensively demonstrates the role of media and technology in human society, a key concern of theorists such as Marshall McLuhan. The show revolves around a nihilistic scientist Rick Sanchez and his family, most commonly grandson Morty, as he...
[The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle is a magical realist novel by renown Japanese novelist, Haruki Murakami. The structures of the novel are integral to Murakami’s canon as they are found throughout his works. The novel’s focus on gender explores not only violence that women experience but also poses...
[In this chapter, I introduce Jacques Rancière’s work on aesthetics and politics via engagement with China Miéville’s fantastic novel The City and the City. Rancière’s proposition that political differences and hierarchies are deeply entrenched because they are rooted in the demarcation of what...
[This is a book about reading, and how writers think about decoding, comprehending, and interpreting difficult texts. The role of the last chapter of a book is usually to conclude and draw some comparisons between the chapters—to make a sort of grand statement that ties the book together. Our...
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