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Bilge Gölge

This article focuses on representations of the yoga body on social media, explaining what the female body in an asana pose stands for in consideration of the dichotomy between Foucault’s docile body controlled by the technology of power and Anita Seppä’s “aestheticization of the subject” as a means of resistance. While socio-technological changes have introduced a new context in the modern era, the dominance of seeing and visual culture has remained central in late-modern society. Through social media, we have entered a new era of constructing self-identity in relation to gender and the body. Looking into the relationship between asana practice and self-identity in postural yoga, I investigate the imaged bodies of yoginis that function under the control of power and as a technique for self-actualization. Drawing from a visual analysis of Instagram posts and interpreting the bodily practices of yoginis, I will search for what happened to modernity’s docile body in the context of this new media.

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Smashing the Ideals of Docile Femininity

Humoristic Strategies of Feminist Resistance in Finnish Women's Comics Magazines of the 1990s and 2000s

Leena Romu

minute and often whimsical changes in fashion’. 22 In this pursuit, ‘female bodies become docile bodies—bodies whose forces and energies are habituated to external regulation, subjection, transformation, “improvement”’. 23 According to Bordo, this

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Ensuring Failure?

The Impact of Class on Girls in Swedish Secure Care

Maria A. Vogel

but through the individual as she is seen to choose to regulate her behavior according to societal norms, participating in the production of what Michel Foucault ([1974]1987) thinks of as docile bodies. Hence, using his theorization of discipline and

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Yan Du

, like wakeful cubs at midnight. Their docile bodies file up and down the stairs alongside those engraved instructions, but their youth spreads out like fire. That, I now understand, is perfect youth. (2015: 432–433) Although it remains a question

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Mike Classon Frangos

expose. Instead, the doctors themselves expound on the theory and practice of biopower while coolly exercising its effects on what Foucault once called ‘docile bodies’. 17 The first surgeon's hands are raised in an ambivalent gesture, indicating perhaps

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Beyond the Edges of the Screen

Longing for the Physical ‘Spaces Between’

Alyssa Grossman and Selena Kimball

of the ‘docile body’, subjected to the mechanics of power through subtle, calculated, and coercive ‘manipulation[s] of its elements, its gestures, its behaviour’ ( Foucault 1995: 138 ). 8 Marshall McLuhan independently echoed this observation

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Mary Edwards

‘taken’, demonstrates how women's gender conditioning in combination with their internalisation of capitalist ideology renders them especially ‘docile bodies’. 93 Let us now turn to consider one final Sartrean analysis of a gendered situation, which

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Peter Lurie, Antonio Sanna, Hansen Hsu, Ella Houston, and Kristof van Baarle

, and have lost the ability to “move” outside this spectacular plane of representation. All has become an image, changing our social relations ( Debord 1967: 10 ) and turning democracy’s citizens to docile bodies or bare life ( Agamben 1998: 9

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Ivi Daskalaki and Nadina Leivaditi

-like educational curricula invoked the production of docile bodies through disciplinary techniques and surveillance ( Foucault 1977 ). While most of the young guests felt the pressure of a tight schedule, they nevertheless carried on with their engagement in

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James K. Beggan

industry by requiring women to labor to help men accomplish their performative goal. Making a woman responsible for a man's orgasm provides a degree of relief that in contradiction also robs him of self-determination. For Foucault (1977) , the docile body