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University of Ottawa
Social Sciences
Jordan Stancil

Foucault Foucault writes that the Panopticon allows power to be exercised without physical forceThe external power may throw off its physical weightand win a perpetual victory that avoids any physical confrontation and which is always decided in advance What does Foucault mean by this How does the Panopticon allow power to be exercised in this way FoucaultPowerKey point Power is not centered in a class or the state it is everywhere If power is everywhere does that not mean it is nowhere Who is in controlChanged social thought because he shifted the terms of debate away from a Marxist approach from class power to a broader flow of power in society from different places individuals racial group women men anyone can have power in any given situation as well as the notion that resistors can also exercise power Power is internalized by the individual and can come from anywhere and anyone it is not in the institutions and acted upon on the subject it is internalized by you System of power outside the individual and acts on the individual is rejected by Foucault If what he is saying is true than there is no such thing as the individual existing outside of societyFoucaultPrison The book is excavating forms of punishment that are more civilized and less destructive Punishment is no longer about torture and killing it is about fixing you and returning you to society Howeverhe does not want us to the current is more humane it seems more humane but what is actually happening is the capacity of power without naming who has it to control you is greater now than it was before We punish less but we punish better it is just more effective now He believes everything in society is modeled off of prison it is the model for all of our institutions for today Everything is disciplinary Schools hospitals medical system factories etc all have this disciplinary notion3 Techniques of Control o Observation o Judgment o Examination
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