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Breaking Bad: Critical Essays on the Contexts, Politics, Style, and Reception of the Television Series
All rights reserved. Please contact the publisher for permission to copy, distribute or reprint. E. Deidre Pribram. “Feeling Bad: Emotions and Narrativity in Breaking Bad.” Breaking Bad: Critical Essays on the Contexts, Politics, Style, and Reception of the Television Series, edited by David Pierson, Lexington Books, 2014, pp. 191–207. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Reproduced by permission of Rowman & Littlefield, https://rowman.com/
In an interview that took place in January 1984, five months before his death, Michel Foucault relates an anecdote to illustrate what he means by 'relations of power':
For example, the fact that I may be older than you, and that you may initially have been intimidated, may be turned around during the course of our conversation, and I may end up being intimidated before someone precisely because he is younger than I am. (292)
His is a simple, almost offhand anecdote but one that has lingered in my mind precisely because of the inadequate means we possess to explain what occurs during this modest encounter and exchange.
Pribram, E. Deidre Ph.D., "Feeling Bad: Emotions and Narrativity in Breaking Bad" (2014). Faculty Works: Communications. 15.