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Unformatted text preview: being watched or not; similar to intimidation; always assume that you are being watched “”In view of this, Bentham laid down the principle that power should be visible and unverifiable. Visible: the inmate will constantly have before his eyes the tall outline of the central tower from which he is spied upon. Unverifiable: the inmate must never know whether he is being looked at at any one moment; but he must be sure that he may always be so.” (p 5) Panopticon – internalized power, exerting power over ourselves...
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course SOCI 250 taught by Professor Perrin during the Fall '08 term at UNC.
- Fall '08