Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Regarding Foucalt's study of the history of madness. I found this especially interesting specifically when Dr. Layne put it into perspective with different examples such as the xmen example. The two groups of mutants represent two different discourses of thinking. The xmen represent those that are willingly to institutionalize themselves and separate from society because they are different; similar to the modern view of madmen. Magneto and his followers parallel the renaissance view of madness where they believe they are better in fact superior because they are different from the rest of society who are inadequate in comparison.