Bartky on Foucault: Disciplining and Surveillance of the Body (How Body Practices
and Ideals are Internalized)
Bounded and unbounded disciplinary power
Bounded: Within an institutional setting
Unbounded: Within yourself or friends
Foucault’s notion: Power has shifted from bounded ▯unbounded
Before and after: Celebrities with and without makeup
When made up, they are smiling. When they are not made up, they look angry!
What do we do? We “buy, try, comply!”
Male Bodies Disciplined?
Rise in # of products targeted at men
Are men losing the power of the looker?
The Panopticon: Physical presence of an individual that is representative of an institution
with constant surveillance
Out of sight of the prisoners but not out of mind
This sort of power is everywhere and nowhere at the same time
But! Where there is power, there is resistance
Bartky describes Foucault’s theory of docile bodies (docile vs. libidinal)
Considers disciplinary practices that aim to produce a body of a certain size and
Historical Background for ModerthPothr Structures
1. Middle Ages ▯2. 17 /18 century ▯3. Emergence of modern state
In the emergence of the modern state, we ge