Journal of South Texas English Studies


Monica Reyes

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Fall 2009


The article focuses on the emergence of social networks in the society, particularly the Facebook that extends a technique of modern power. It mentions that Facebook has attracted millions of users across the globe that has become a productive device on the association between people and society and has the capabilities in producing people who they are and how they use themselves. It highlights the works of philosopher and theorist Michel Foucault such as "Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison" and "The History of Sexuality" that display the social relations among users and examine the interrelated ideas of discourse, power and the subject.


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