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How Body Practices and Ideals are Internalized

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCY 1089
Professor
Sharlene Hesse- Biber
Semester
Fall

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SC089.01 (09.17.2013) 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  general configuration ­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
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