As of June 30, 2007, the prisons and jails in the land of the free held 2,299,116 inmates; one in every 31 American adults is in prison, on parole, or on probation. The state of California has mo
Few concepts are more crucial to understanding our world today than power. This Aeon article by Colin Koopman explains the influential and insightful account of power offered by French philosopher Michel Foucault.
What are the mechanisms by which power operates? How much can the workings of power shed light on the concepts and labels applicable to everyday life? Foucault uses the provocative examples of prisons and sexuality as case studies in the machinations of power.