Racism as a governing apparatus: A Foucauldian analysis



Note: Given recent political and social events, I want to bring back a favourite article of mine that didn’t make the cut when I decided to revamp my blog. I wrote this originally as part of one of my graduate class’s final term paper. Foucault’s social theories are very complex and difficult to fully grasp. It is with the utmost humble respect for his work that I attempt to expand his work on biopower in relation to racism.

Michel Foucault’s concept of “biopower” has received very little focus within the race literature, which rely heavily on critical race theory, and specifically as it relates to the issue of blackness and racism in America. Continue reading “Racism as a governing apparatus: A Foucauldian analysis”