The text introduces the semiology as method in the analysis of Sociology as area of authoritarian social discourse. In opposition to an "empirical" description where the "fact" is described as if it was not "social" but a fact "of nature" the deconstruction of the Power discourse shows that the "fact" is produced as definition or description, i.e, the Power-discourse works as Code which through strict controls of human behaviour, thought and language "produces" a particular form of "Reality". Prisoners of this "hyperreality" the inmates of the State are blind for another kind of "reality" their existence resumed to a utilitarian code production and consumption lacks existential meanings and subjectivity. Their world is the small celular space of a Social Prison.
|Award date||1996 Jun 6|
|Publication status||Published - 1996|
Bibliographical noteDefence details
Place: Carolinasalen, Kungshuset
Name: [unknown], [unknown]
Subject classification (UKÄ)
- Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)