Panopticon Essays

  • Panopticism: Foucault's Discipline And

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    This essay is a summary about the idea and application of Panopticism, and its many implementations. Firstly, I will be explaining the concept of 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

  • The End Of Power Analysis

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    In the present day, power is usually seen as an intimidating force. Art, in contrast, is abstract and is seen as a force of expression. In his novel Wall and Piece, world-renowned graffiti artist Bansky states “Painting something that defies the law of the land is good. Painting something that defies the law of the land and the law of gravity at the same time is ideal.” (Bansky) Bansky’s quote, ironically, also relates to the theory of power and its connection to art. Although both abstract

  • Purple Hibiscus Symbolism Essay

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    The blooming of sleepy, oval-shaped buds in front of the house is symbol of the readiness of Jaja to rebel against his father’s iron-fist authority. These changes show the experiences what he learns from his Aunty Ifeoma’s house. Other symbol include Eugene’s heavy missal, which throws at Jaja for not going to receive Holy Communion. Papa-Nnukwu’s shrine says Kambili that it looks the grotto at Saint Agnes church and mama’s figurines, which the missal breaks into pieces as it lands on the étagère

  • Hard Rock Returns To Prison Analysis

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    Explication of ' "Hard Rock Returns to Prison” In the society, people focus much on heroes to see whether they will fall or remain as heroes. The poem ‘Hard Rock Returns to Prison...’ is a narrative tale of life in prison. ‘Hard Rock’ is a hero in the prisons. Every member of the prison are out to see how he has lost his lobotomy. The surgical operation he had gone in his forehead makes him lose his status as a hero in the emotional reaction of despair as other prisoners watch. In analyzing this

  • 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

  • Susan Bordo's 'The Body And The Reproduction Of Femininity'

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    Introduction “The Body and the Reproduction of Femininity” from Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture and the Body by Susan Bordo (1993) introduces the discourses around the female body, and the different perspectives that influence this body. She goes on to explain that the body is a medium for culture, from which contemporary societies can replicate itself. In addition, Bordo (1993) provides continuous insight on how women have changed throughout the years to be more within societies norms

  • Bernard Brave New World Analysis

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    I submit to power when it’s easier than resisting. If I don’t feel inconvenienced by the power that is being pushed on me, I find it easier to not fight back because the effort of resisting would not be worth the outcome. I adopted this mindset during the time when rules were being enforced by my parents. Throughout my life my parents have enacted many rules for my brother and I, from eat your vegetables, bedtime at 9:00, get good grades. Having been repeated for years, these mantras have been

  • The Prison Panopticon

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    The first type of Panopticon is the Prison Panopticon where it is an architectural blueprint meant to be a prison. It is supposed to be a circular building with a central watchtower where the “watcher” or inspector oversees the prisoners in cells. Simply put, it looks like a doughnut-shaped building where the cells are adjacent to each other, compartmentalized with no windows, and the only opening to the cell faces the watchtower in the center such that the prisoner can see the physical watch tower

  • George Orwell Panopticon

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    Panopticon, George Orwell and CCTV cameras. Submitted by Ananthajith KR HS15H004 Two hundred and twenty seven years ago, an English philosopher, Jeremy Bentham, conceived an innovative way of massive surveillance, the Panopticon. One hundred and sixty one years later, in 1949, an English author, George Orwell, foretold about a world where every move that you make, every word that you speak and every thought that cross your mind is monitored. With the advent of the twenty-first century

  • 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

  • Foucault's Panopticon

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    individual as the subject of language and the discourse of truth. S. 204 Subjectification relates to the way individuals subjectify themselves (Foucault, 1984). Foucault’s idea of subjectification relates to Bentham’s idea of the ‘Panopticon’. The model of the Panopticon is a tower placed in a central location within a prison in order for the guards to be able to observe each cell and its occupants at any given time (Foucault, 1977). It was designed in a way that the prisoners would be unable to know

  • Examples Of Functionalism

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    Essay question: Demonstrate your knowledge of functionalism and apply it to your own schooling experiences. Provide an overview of functionalism and thereafter critically examine your schooling experiences. Provide examples of your experiences that support or refute the functionalist perspective. Functionalism, in a nutshell, is a theory which views society as a complex system consisting of interlinked components which promote solidarity and stability in society (Macionis 2010). This is a macrosociological

  • Edward Said's Theory Of Orientalism

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    Said´s thesis on Orientalism (1978) and proposes that farang is an Occidentalising project conceived and conducted through Siam´s constantly changing historical and cultural experiences with and against the West. Edward Said is well known for his work on colonialism and orientalism in which he criticizes how knowledge about the Orient has been shaped. He directly challenged what Euro-American scholars traditionally referred to as "Orientalism", which is an entrenched structure of thought, a pattern

  • Analysis Of John Green's Turtles All The Way Down

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    Despite the relative ease of a modern American’s life when compared literally any other point in history, there is a striking increase in anxiety over the past decade. In 1986, 14% of college freshmen reported anxious symptoms, but this past year it jumped to 41% (Denizet-Lewis). John Green, the author of Turtles All the Way Down, shares in this struggle and personally relates to the many young adults who suffer from this condition. This novel, despite many differences, holds a near autobiographical

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Panopticism Vs Wallpaper

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    Panopticism vs. The Yellow Wallpaper Although many people may say that Foucault’s story “Panopticism” and Gilman’s story “The Yellow Wallpaper” are opposites, in many aspects they are very similar. Despite the fact that In Gilman’s story John seems to be genuine in his actions, he is doing all the same rehabilitating things to the narrator that the idea of Panopticism has. Through treating people like prisoners, focusing on changing people’s ways and always being watched by things surrounding them

  • Michel Foucault's Panopticon

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    Michel Foucault used the Bentham Panopticon as an example for the emergence of the modern "disciplinary" society. Also, it must be understood that the conception of privacy, as we take it for granted today, is a modern concept. The focus of disciplinary power that Foucault uses that of panopticism the prison Jeremy Bentham designed in 1785 in which one guard would be able to observe all prisoners, but the prisoners themselves would not be able to see the guard, with a single watchtower in the middle