Tracing Power Relations in Campus Initiations Program
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- “power relations”; “discourse”; “disciplinary power”; “campus initiations”
The purpose of this paper is to discover what knowledge gives rise to the discourse of the campus initiations program and trace the power relations in it. The study used Michel Foucault’s concept about discourse and power. Discourse is produced by a particular knowledge. There are power relations in discourse. Power operates through three mechanisms, namely the hierarchical observation, the judgment of normality, and the examination. Data was collected through focus group discussions, interviews, observations, and documentation. Data were analysed using critical discursive analysis with archaeology of knowledge and genealogy of power from Michel Foucault. The results showed that the campus initiations program emerged because of the knowledge that new students were immature and not yet independent students but entered the foreign world, namely universities. New students need to be given the right information and provisions in order to adapt to their new environment quickly so as to successfully complete their studies. This is what makes it is always held every year. There are power relationship between new students and other academic community. The power operates with the rules made by the organizing committee. New students are under the supervision of the organizing committee and will be punished if they violate the rules or are found guilty by the organizing committee. The violence that occurs in it is part of ‘the regime of truth’. The production of violence is a normal practice. Unfortunately, such violence has such a negative effect on new students and institution that violence must to be eliminated.
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TY - CONF AU - Tabah Maryanah PY - 2021 DA - 2021/12/07 TI - Tracing Power Relations in Campus Initiations Program BT - Proceedings of the 2nd International Indonesia Conference on Interdisciplinary Studies (IICIS 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 128 EP - 134 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211206.018 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211206.018 ID - Maryanah2021 ER -