"Arab Spring" - The Utility of the Foucauldian Notion of Resistance as Opposed to The Critical
...affect one another, and that the two concepts are, in fact, symbiotic. Or, as Edkin et al. (2004) understands, Foucault understands that freedom is not an escape from power relations, but, rather, emancipation involves remaking power. According to Pickett (1996, p. 450), Foucault sees that power is not necessarily negative, although the powerful do have an interest in ensuring that the non-powerful are diffuse and divided. Pickett (1996, p. 455) also states that Foucault did not see resistance as merely a negation of power (although negation of power is an element of resistance), but, rather, also affirmative and productive and using... ?Introduction In the governments of Egypt, Tunisia and Libya were...