Rituals of Conduct and Counter-Conduct

  • Corey McCall Elmira College
Keywords: ritual, conduct, counter-conduct, governmentality, veridiction


This essay provides an account of the role of ritual in governmentality (or the conducting of conduct) through an analysis of key texts during the period roughly from 1973 through 1981. I claim that ritual plays an essential role in Foucault’s analysis of juridical forms and sovereign power as well as conduct and counter-conduct understood as features of governmentality and political rationality.
How to Cite
McCall, C. (2016). Rituals of Conduct and Counter-Conduct. Foucault Studies, (2110.22439), 52-79. https://doi.org/10.22439/fs.v0i0.5013
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