Apostolidis, P C. (2011). Sex scandals, racial domination and the systemic correlation of power-modalities in foucault. Journal of Political Power,4(2), 179-198. United Kingdom: Routledge. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/2158379X.2011.589177
This essay explores relations between discourses of sexuality and race in US society today through an analysis of recent sex scandals, in a manner informed by Foucault and provoking further critical development of his theory. Sex scandal narratives demonstrate how sovereignty, discipline, and biopolitics currently combine to form a systemic correlation of power-technologies. This power matrix, in turn, enables strategies of racial domination through the war on terror, immigration control, and economic crisis management. Sex scandals both help bring these racial power-dynamics into view and reproduce them by fortifying the concatenation of power-modalities on which they rely.
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