My previous post outlined a new provisional thesis question. A friend suggested a variation with the aim of being more “…explicit about which Foucauldian theories/modes of analysis you will be using.” Here’s the suggestion (with thanks to S.): “What do the application of Foucault’s Panopticist theory reveal about the employment tensions found in and around [...]
Will I ever tire of re-working my thesis statement? I already am, but I’m going to continue. This is what I outlined in my honours presentation: Examine the tensions arising from the publication of personal blogs by employees Employing a Foucauldian analysis Of contestation located around two prominent personal bloggers I want to work it [...]
Here’s thesis statement v2.01. Analyse the potential effects on the subjectivity of employees in an employment relationship arising from their publishing of work-related personal blogs? Is it focussed enough? Does it make sense?
Re-focus the analysis of personal blogs away from legal debates about human rights and employment law to an investigation of the processes through which work related posts found on personal blogs become a cause for conflict and contestation between employers and employees.
I’ve just met with my supervisor and what came out of that meeting was a few ideas – lots in fact- of the direction my thesis could go. So here are my thoughts in very raw form and quite unedited. We started out with what I meant be emancipation and my answer was that I [...]
My supervisor has asked me to start thinking about my chapter layouts and I can say, at this early stage I’m struggling with how this might look. The part I’m struggling with is the “emancipation” part of my research question. The more I read the further I seem to be straying from any concept of [...]
A response to my post about Jodi Dean can be found here. A comment on that post raises issues about my use of the term emancipation and I will continue to discuss this matter with my supervisor. I have so much to read and learn about emancipation. I may just stick with a Foucauldian analysis [...]