The opportunistic teacher who embraces the leisure interests of his pupils in the hope of leading them to higher things is as frequently unsympathetic to the really valuable qualities of popular culture as his colleague who remains resolutely hostile. A true training in discrimination is concerned with pleasure.
Michel Foucault was a French philosopher, historian of ideas, social theorist, and literary critic. Foucault's theories primarily addressed the relationship between power and knowledge, and how they are used as a form of social control through societal institutions. His ideas have influenced academics and educators, especially those working in sociology, cultural studies, literary theory and critical theory.