soc_lec_7 - Panopticism Formation of a disciplinary society...

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Lecture 7 – April 20, 2010 Discipline and Docile Bodies Image of modern soldier Correcting and mastering bodies Body as target of power New political anatomy of body New micro-physics of social power Barracks, schools, hospitals Useful body (body you can use) and intelligible body (body you can understand) Hence power and knowledge Key elements of discipline Hierarchical observation – replaces singular political spectacle with uninterrupted calculated gazes* Normalizing judgment – differentiates, hierarchizes, homogenizes The examination – accumulation and seriation of documents – cases
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Unformatted text preview: Panopticism Formation of a disciplinary society Extension of surveillance Systems of registration and identification Regulation: inspections, data collection, etc Biopolitics Discipline targets individual body as machine Biopolitics targets species body Anatomo-politics of human body vs. biopolitcs of the population Public health, demography, birth rates, causes of death regulatory controls Together constitute BIOPOWER...
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2011 for the course SOC 001 taught by Professor Mermis-cava during the Spring '08 term at UC Davis.

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