|Subject||Re: Foucauldian Discourse|
|Posted on||Sun Jun 18 07:42:50 2000|
|In Reply to||Foucauldian Discourse|
When I read Foucault's discourse, I found he brilliantly points out the impact the discourses bring to people. Through the ISA, borrowing from Althusser, it seems that any subversive could not possibly have any chance to transgress the authority because ideology has an invisible power to implant in people's mind deeply. Gradually, a certain notion or concept in ideology will no longer be removed because it already becomes a sense preconsciously or subconsciously. Here, I want to take a commercial "Famous" as an example to talk about how women have been washed their brain to take a slim body as a beautiful body. Body is always a concern for Foucault, who thinks that body is a site of power. Yes, in female bodies, I see much have logocenterism plays with their ideology to discipline female body. They educate women firstly through family then commercials and then "famous" in order to convey the idea that "fat is a sin" like notion. In family, mothers usually would nag at girls when they are getting fat, and say that "how can you get married if you are fatter and fatter? No one wants a fatty to be their wives." But it can be easily found that mothers would change their speech when girls are really thin as a lath. Well, mothers always contradict themselves. Apparently, the ideology also has been transfused in mothers. Therefore, girls become a site to receive mothers' preach.
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