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The Policing of Self and Others: Foucault, Political Reason and a Critical Ontology of Police

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dc.contributor.advisor Mendieta, Eduardo en_US
dc.contributor.author Jobe, Kevin Scott en_US
dc.contributor.other Department of Philosophy en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-20T16:50:49Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-20T16:50:49Z
dc.date.issued 2014-12-01 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11401/76620 en_US
dc.description 355 pgs en_US
dc.description.abstract Situating Foucault as a philosopher of actuality, I interpret and extend Foucault's critique of police as part of a broader philosophical reflection on subjectivity, and the practices of freedom (parrhesia) and revolt that constitute our actuality as free beings. In the first chapter, I situate Foucault as a philosopher of actuality, understood as the thinking of the continuity of ourselves (' we' ) as free beings involved in struggles against authority. In the second chapter, I draw out the fundamental antagonism in Foucault's later work between pastoral modes of subjectivity and Cynic modes of subjectivity, setting up an oppositon in Foucault's account between police and the practices of parrhesia. In the third chapter, tracing the critique of police power to Hegel's analysis of polizei, I uncover the ancient roots of police in the notion of politeia. Through an analysis of politeia as origin of police, I uncover a military-pastoral technology of power, one which produces certain forms of authority and subjectivity. In the fourth chapter, I show how this political technology, developed most famously in ancient Sparta, can be traced to the formation of the American politeia in the early republic. By tracing this political technology to the early Republic, I seek to show how the warlike or military relations of a military-pastoral technologies are redeployed in the early American politeia. In the fifth chapter, I spell out how these various forms of police power converge in neoliberal governmentality in the context of policing the conduct of urban life. In conclusion, I argue that the apparatus of police in American government should be understood as a set of military-pastoral technologies that seek to establish hierarchical relations of authority-obedience. These military-pastoral technologies, I argue, should be understood in their current context as preserving the neoliberal ' rule' of an American politeia en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This work is sponsored by the Stony Brook University Graduate School in compliance with the requirements for completion of degree. en_US
dc.format Monograph en_US
dc.format.medium Electronic Resource en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Philosophy en_US
dc.subject.other biopolitics, foucault, police en_US
dc.title The Policing of Self and Others: Foucault, Political Reason and a Critical Ontology of Police en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.mimetype Application/PDF en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember O'Byrne, Anne en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Allen, Amy en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Alcoff, Linda en_US

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