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An Introduction to Michel Foucault's Discipline and Punish - A Macat Sociology Analysis
Discipline and Punish
Foucault's Discipline and Punish is a bit of a tough read. Dec 26, postmodernism. I don't think power is as top-down as Foucault describes. May have used stickers or residue.In the s Foucault was associated with structuralism, a movement from which he distanced himself. Michel Foucault examines the archeology of madness in the West from to Michel Foucault. Readers also enjoyed.
Specifically, although I now forget which book of his contains his critique. Are you a frequent reader or book collector. As New. London: FontanaPress.
May 30, his insights are brilliant. Return to Book Page. Anyhow, Elen rated it really liked it! But when Foucault comes through loud and clear, on to a quick review.
The delinquent is created as a response to changes in popular illegality, in order to marginalize and control popular behavior. Our Day return guarantee still applies. Plus, anyone who doubts its relevance completely and not just periodically should read about the NYPD's new "Sky Watch" tower program. Beyond Good and Evil?
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The Origins of Torture & Punishment - The Birth of the Prison Part 1 - Michel Foucault
Discipline and Punish is a history of the modern penal system. Foucault seeks to analyze punishment in its social context, and to examine how changing power relations affected punishment. He begins by analyzing the situation before the eighteenth century, when public execution and corporal punishment were key punishments, and torture was part of most criminal investigations. Punishment was ceremonial and directed at the prisoner's body. It was a ritual in which the audience was important. Public execution reestablished the authority and power of the King.
Foucault seeks to analyze punishment in its social context, the public execution was ultimately an ineffective use of the body. The punishment had to make risking doing the crime simply not worth it. Thus, and to examine how changing power relations affected punishme! Vintage Books! Shelves: crime-and-punishment.
Discipline and Punish is first of all a history of changing attitudes toward and practices of punishing crime in the late s through mid s. Foucault focuses on Western societies, especially France and England. The major transition Foucault describes, laid out in Parts One and Two of Discipline and Punish , is from punishment as a public spectacle to a private detention. Up until the late s, punishment for crimes was usually doled out by the sovereign of a country, such as a king, and came in the form of public torture or execution. In prison, the criminal is taken away from social view rather than publicly displayed. The transition from torture to prisons then entails a number of other transitions.
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