Discipline and Punish Essays

  • Bernard Brave New World Analysis

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    back or else my dad would hit me on the back of my hands with a ruler; They would take my phone and read through all of my texts and apps to make sure I wasn’t hiding anything from them even though I did nothing initially to warrant it. In Discipline and Punish, it explains how the panoptic schema can be used in any situation of power, and I believe this has been the way my parents’ have inflicted “a particular form of behaviour” on me (Foucault). Through their policing, I have become less likely

  • Pierre Bourdieu Theory

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    An evaluation of Bourdieus theorys on social structure in relation to the Teddy Boys of 1950s- 1960s Britain. This essay is a discussion of Pierre Bourdieu’s sociological report on French culture, La Distinction(1979). The book is based on the author’s empirical research from 1963 until 1968. In the US the book was published as Distinction: A social critique of the Judgement of taste(1984). I would like to investigate how relevant Bourdieu’s theories are in relation to the sub- culture of Teddy

  • Panopticism: Foucault's Discipline And

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    Panopticism. Next, I will dissect a few of the reoccurring arguments in the third chapter of Foucault 's Discipline & Punish. Finally, I will be dissecting some modern examples of Panopticism. Foucault 's chapter of Panopticism focuses primarily on the power adjustments implemented when a society works in a Panopticonistic way. The author writes that “Panopticism is the discipline-mechanism: a functional mechanism that must improve the exercise of power by making it lighter, more rapid

  • The Panopticom: Surveillance In The Late 18th Century

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    Surveillance came about for the purpose of distinguishing people from one another and placing them into groups. It also helped to keep track of population control and keep track of land ownership. Surveillance provides us with knowledge, which helps maintain order and retain implemented rules. Jeremy Bentham designed the Panopticom in the late 18th century. The Panopticom is an architectural figure that enables all of the cells to be viewed from a central tower in a prison setting. The inmates

  • Simone De Beauvoir Feminism

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    Let us start with a quote by one of the most prominent French writers and most important figures in the twentieth century, Simone de Beauvoir – “One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.” I personally think that this is the single-most appropriate way that best describes how feminism is a social construct which means that the roles that are associated with women, or those that are assigned to them, are not given by biological nature, but are actually defined by social norms, and history. Feminism

  • Analysis Of Crispin, The Cross Of Lead

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    Crispin, The Cross of Lead, by Avi tells the story of a 13 year old boy who after his mother dies, is forced to run away to avoid being killed. While running away he meets Bear, who is a juggler and has very different ideas than what is customary to Crispin and many other Serfs in the Middle Ages. Crispin and Bear make their way to Great Wexly where they see Crispins greatest fear, the steward who has unjustly declared him a ‘wolfs head.’ With the help of Bear, Crispins ‘new self’ is able to face

  • Benefits Of Living In Prison

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    For a first time offender, being sentenced for years feels as if the world is crashing down on you. The feeling of dread at the separation from family, friends, and of being alone in a world with offenders creeps in. As you are led away, your spirit breaks. However, it is at this first step towards confinement when you need to adapt a positive attitude and keep your spirit up to survive. Keeping your spirit up may seem formidable. Nevertheless, the prime objective now is to survive at the Maryland

  • How Did The Sit-In Movement Affect The Civil Rights Movement

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    The civil rights movement was a movement that was started to go against segregation. During the civil rights movement there was multiple marches, protest, and many other things that individual or groups of people did to try and get equal rights for African Americans. One of the types of protest is called a sit-in. The sit-ins were mainly started by 4 african american students at a Greensboro lunch counter. At first the four students just wanted some lunch but when they went to go order they refused

  • Discipline And Punish By Foucault: Analysis

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    In his book Discipline and Punish, Michel launches a genealogical investigation into the various ideas and discourses, which surround the idea of discipline and punishment in Western society. As a part of this analysis, Foucault presents a common model of the prison, based off of Jeremy Bentham’s panopticism. People are constantly conditioned and formed as subjects in this panoptic model of surveillance in institutions such as the prison. In this paper, I attempt to demonstrate how the constant

  • Comparing Foucault's Discipline And Punish

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    Foucault’s work “Discipline and Punish” is centered in the idea that punishment is rational. This has led to a lot of criticism, because he discounts that punishment is also can be an irrational and emotional reaction. We witness in Niveen’s case that punishment can involve cultural values and popular sentiment. Adam’s adoptive family had a powerful effect in the legal process: indirectly influencing the jury’s final decision. “There’s this very American notion that mothers should be self-reliant

  • Comparing Foucault's Discipline And Punish

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    Foucault’s motive in Discipline and Punish is to look at the past in order to explain the present condition. Foucault is trying to write History of the present and how it is made possible through contingent and discontinuous historical changes, unlike Hegelian progress of history. The body of the condemned opens with an account of the public torture and execution of the regicide Damien who tried to kill Louis XV in France in 1757. Foucault contrasts with Leon Faucher’s (a liberal French politician

  • Analysis Of Discipline And Punish By Foucault

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    In Discipline and Punish, Foucault asserts that we are living in a disciplinary society. Prison is used as a compelling example. Foucault asks, “Is it surprising that prisons resemble factories, schools, barracks, hospitals, which all resemble prisons?” (p. 228). Bureaucracies combine similar methods as prisons for arranging and disciplining bodies in an effort to exert and retain power in the status quo. The discipline associated with the modern prison is not contained within prison walls, but originates

  • Bartleby The Scrivener Short Story Essay

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    Melville's "Bartleby the Scrivener," a story about a Wall Street lawyer dealing with a worker who refuses to do anything when asked, and Stephen Crane's "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky," a story about a recent married marshal going back home with his wife and encounters a drunk named Scratchy Wilson have countless differences throughout the story including tone and setting. The short stories have characterized the use of conflict, which is contrasted amongst each other such as isolation. Isolation

  • Feminist Ideals In Scarlet Letter

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    The Scarlet Letter is a perfect example of how one person in a society can defy the traditional social structure. Throughout the literature, Hawthorne presents numerous examples of feminist ideals through the character of Hester. After analyzing and interpreting the meaning of the novel, Hawthorne specifically targets gender roles in societies by making the protagonist of the story a woman. Hawthorne questions the expectation that men should retain all authority and purpose by creating a character

  • Symbolism In 'The Cask Of Amontillado'

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    #1     Young Goodman Brown’s journey symbolizes his eye-opening of what the real world is. He realizes that the people he knew weren’t the people he once knew.  At first, something that may strike a reader is the devil saying to the catechism teacher, “Then Goody Cloyse knows her old friend(80).” first showing that some aren’t who he thinks. Throughout the story we find the word devil scattered, and not just on its own, being the person he met first when walking through the woods, calling people

  • Social Stratification System Analysis

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    Before Malaysia is dependence, Malaysia was colonized by Britain in late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. At this duration, Britain had brought up the capitalist ideas to Malaysia (and the change in carte system to class system) and thus, this concept is still running until now. This system is constructed by dividing the society into different social class: the upper class, middle class as well as the lower class. There are 3 dimensions of stratification system which stated by Max Weber. That

  • Discipline And Punish Foucault Analysis

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    In Discipline and Punish (1975), Foucault introduces two idea of what he term 's 'technologies of punishment '. Within these technologies are two representations of punishment; Monarchal Punishment referring to the public and torturous punishment practices present during and prior to the 18th century, and Disciplinary Punishment which refers to the incarceration of offenders and their subjection to the power of the prison officers, which often leads to self-policing of behaviour through fear of

  • Comparing Foucault's 'Discipline And Punish'

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    Name: Javida Mohammad Sediq Dep: Anthropology Response Letter 11/15/17 “Discipline and Punish” According to Foucault discipline and punish is a history of the modern penal system. Foucault pursues to study punishment in its social background and to observe how changing power relations affected punishment. He begins by studying the situation before the eighteenth century when public execution and physical punishment were main punishments, and torture was part of most criminal inquiries. As he mentions

  • Samuel Beckett's Discipline And Punish

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    Words and Music The disconnected Word, the pervasive Name of the Father, and the motionless Law all become manifest in the patriarchal gaze that, in the very terms that Foucault conjectures in his book Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison, serves to reinforce absolute surveillance and discipline. According to Sigmund Freud, specular gaze is anal and obsessive, and conceals a sadistic will to power. This obsessive love for looking, which he calls Scopophilia, is essentially an active foray into

  • Summary Of Foucault's Discipline And Punish

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    Lastly is the French philosopher, Michel Foucault. In his book, Discipline and Punish, Foucault offers a different view on the evolution of state punishment. The modern view of our punishment system is that it is more humane compared to the past where criminals were executed in public squares, but Foucault disagrees with this. He said that power today looks kind, but actually it isn’t, whereas in the past it was clearly shown as barbaric. The modern prison system becomes a rehabilitation - a surveillance