A Hypothetical Power-Analysis of Foucauldian "Exchange" of Ideas via Discourses
|Discourse||science||conservatism||religious fundamentalism||liberal education||the National Football League||Patriotism|
|Privileged Position||scientist||high-status families||interpreters of doctrine||professoriate||team owners||flag flyers|
|Unprivileged Position||non-scientist||low-status families||believers||students||players||non-flag-flyers|
1) What "normative" conditions do these assignments of privileged and unprivileged status assume?
2) What cultural forces can subvert those conditions and reassign status?
3) Which of these exchange circuits compensate the unprivileged in one exchange by assigning them privilege in another?
Hint: if the subversion or compensation does not occur in this exchange system, might it occur in the exchange of material goods or of people?