Unformatted text preview: Today, much of society is focused around this concept and because of its success it is accepted still as an effective system. Places such as hospitals, schools, factories, etc. all utilize this concept in certain ways. All these institutions constantly have students, patients, and workers being observed just as the inmates were. This again creates some fear in the people from the authorities, making them more disciplined. Foucault’s writing hits on many topics that we have already discussed, such as the attempt to create abnormal people into the “norm” when he refers to the prisons, and institutions etc. Also, the “authorities” and power holders in this panopticism system can describe someone like the Big Nurse in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest ....
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- Spring '08
- Sociology, Panopticon, seventeenth century plaque