History repeats itself / coiling down into the future…

I love this quote [above]. Thought it fitting given the ethnographic course content that we are currently covering. Highlighting the value of  the reflexive methodological approach.


History repeats itself / coiling down into the future…

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  • Johnnydeeps (2008) History repeats itself A.O.S. available: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIL-uFB7cIc [accessed 01.03.2013]
  • Foucault, M. (2007) Space, power and knowledge. I: During, S. The Cultural Studies Reader. London: Routledge pp. 164 – 171




One Response to “History repeats itself / coiling down into the future…”

  1. Jen Ross March 14, 2013 at 4:16 pm #

    I went looking for this quote in context, because I didn’t quite get the force of it above – what Foucault is saying, I think, is that a real understanding of history innoculates us against wanting to return to it? I’m reminded of a brilliant segment of the Daily Show (US news satire) where in their typical clever patchwork style they showed how politicians invoked “simpler, better times” that just so happened to co-incide with when they themselves were about 5 years old. ie: it was simpler because you were a toddler and didn’t understand anything about the world…