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Statsvetenskap och makt efter Foucault

Högkil, Lisa LU (2017) STVK02 20162
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This study attempts to develop Michel Foucault’s analysis of political power in terms of power in ordinary and non-typical political fields, with main focus on the field of food: such as the constructed normalisation of meat in Sweden. The main reason with the analysis is to broaden classical concepts of power within the field of political science in general. Analysis centre around the potential power of the normalisation of meat in the Swedish diet and how other alternative foods gets constructed as deviant and undesirable, to deploy how other phenomena than the mainstream political ones govern society in different ways. The broader purpose with the study is to develop a new analytical framework that can be used to discuss and understand... (More)
This study attempts to develop Michel Foucault’s analysis of political power in terms of power in ordinary and non-typical political fields, with main focus on the field of food: such as the constructed normalisation of meat in Sweden. The main reason with the analysis is to broaden classical concepts of power within the field of political science in general. Analysis centre around the potential power of the normalisation of meat in the Swedish diet and how other alternative foods gets constructed as deviant and undesirable, to deploy how other phenomena than the mainstream political ones govern society in different ways. The broader purpose with the study is to develop a new analytical framework that can be used to discuss and understand new forms of power relations in today’s society. In this study in particular, the framework helps to enlighten the normalised position of meat in the Swedish society: its historicity, establishment and consequences. (Less)
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author
Högkil, Lisa LU
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course
STVK02 20162
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Foucault, power, politics, norms, food, meat, insects
language
Swedish
id
8897537
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2017-02-08 14:29:12
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  abstract     = {This study attempts to develop Michel Foucault’s analysis of political power in terms of power in ordinary and non-typical political fields, with main focus on the field of food: such as the constructed normalisation of meat in Sweden. The main reason with the analysis is to broaden classical concepts of power within the field of political science in general. Analysis centre around the potential power of the normalisation of meat in the Swedish diet and how other alternative foods gets constructed as deviant and undesirable, to deploy how other phenomena than the mainstream political ones govern society in different ways. The broader purpose with the study is to develop a new analytical framework that can be used to discuss and understand new forms of power relations in today’s society. In this study in particular, the framework helps to enlighten the normalised position of meat in the Swedish society: its historicity, establishment and consequences.},
  author       = {Högkil, Lisa},
  keyword      = {Foucault,power,politics,norms,food,meat,insects},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Statsvetenskap och makt efter Foucault},
  year         = {2017},
}