Foucault and Truffaut: Power & Social Control in French Society

Both Michel Foucault and Truffaut’s depiction of a disciplinary society are nearly identical. But Truffaut’s interpretation sees more room for freedom within the disciplinary society. The difference stems from Foucault’s belief that the social control in disciplinary pervades all elements of life and there is no escape from this type of control. Foucault’s work deals…

Chivalry & Knighthood

Chivalry, the order of knighthood, and especially, the code of knightly behavior, comes from many origins. In Middle English, the word “chevalrie” meant “mounted horseman”. In Old French, the word “chevalrie” meant knightliness or “chevalier” meaning knight. (Microsoft, Encarta) Almost all origins of the word meant horseman. Warfare was not an option in the medieval…