Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/345821
Title:
The philosophical language of death and power
Authors:
Powell, Jason
Abstract:
This article is concerned with understanding the relationship of philosophical languages of death with the social philosophy of Michel Foucault. Foucault’s theoretical tools ‘make sense’ of languages of death in institutions such as care homes. While our responses to death and dying would seem to be very personal and therefore individually determined, they are, in fact, greatly influenced by the beliefs of individuals and “experts” who work in institutions providing care. Therefore, this article not only examines the limitations of bio-medicalized languages of death and dying, but importantly emphasises the importance of Foucault’s conceptual tools to methodologically interrogate how death is managed in institutional care.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
The philosophical language of death and power. International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, 2015, 7(2), pp. 160-170
Journal:
International Journal of Social and Humanistic Sciences
Publication Date:
2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/345821
Additional Links:
http://www.ilshs.pl; http://www.ilshs.pl/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/ILSHS-72-2015-160-170.pdf
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This article is not available through ChesterRep.
ISSN:
2300-2697
Appears in Collections:
Social and Political Science

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dc.contributor.authorPowell, Jasonen
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-02T12:57:01Zen
dc.date.available2015-03-02T12:57:01Zen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.identifier.citationThe philosophical language of death and power. International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, 2015, 7(2), pp. 160-170en
dc.identifier.issn2300-2697en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/345821en
dc.descriptionThis article is not available through ChesterRep.en
dc.description.abstractThis article is concerned with understanding the relationship of philosophical languages of death with the social philosophy of Michel Foucault. Foucault’s theoretical tools ‘make sense’ of languages of death in institutions such as care homes. While our responses to death and dying would seem to be very personal and therefore individually determined, they are, in fact, greatly influenced by the beliefs of individuals and “experts” who work in institutions providing care. Therefore, this article not only examines the limitations of bio-medicalized languages of death and dying, but importantly emphasises the importance of Foucault’s conceptual tools to methodologically interrogate how death is managed in institutional care.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ilshs.plen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ilshs.pl/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/ILSHS-72-2015-160-170.pdfen
dc.subjectFoucaulten
dc.subjectlanguageen
dc.subjectdeathen
dc.subjectgenealogyen
dc.subjectpoweren
dc.titleThe philosophical language of death and poweren
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Social and Humanistic Sciencesen
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