New PDF release: Beyond Foucault: New Perspectives on Bentham's Panopticon

By Anne Brunon-Ernst

In his highly influential publication self-discipline and Punish, Foucault used the instance of Jeremy Bentham's Panopticon legal as a way of representing the transition from the early glossy monarchy to the past due smooth capitalist country. within the former, energy is visibly exerted, for example through the destruction of the physique of the felony, whereas within the latter energy turns into invisible and makes a speciality of the brain of the topic, for you to determine, marginalize, and 'treat' people who are considered as incapable of engaging in, or unwilling to undergo, the disciplines of construction. The Panopticon hyperlinks the worlds of Bentham and Foucault students but they can be at cross-purposes; with Bentham students lamenting the ways that Foucault is appeared to have misunderstood panopticon, and Foucauldians it seems that ignorant of the complexities of Bentham's concept. This e-book combines an appreciation of Bentham's broader undertaking with an engagement of Foucault's insights on financial govt to move past the bought studying of panopticism as a depressing disciplinary expertise of energy. students right here supply new methods of knowing the Panopticon tasks via a wide selection of subject matters together with Bentham's plural Panopticons and their elaboration of schemes of 'panoptic Utopia', the 'inverted Panopticon', 'panoptic governance', 'political panopticism' and 'legal panopticism'. French stories at the Panopticon are groundbreaking and this e-book brings this study to an English-speaking viewers for the 1st time. it's crucial analyzing, not just for these learning Bentham and Foucault, but additionally people with an curiosity in highbrow heritage of the eighteenth and 19th centuries, and people learning modern surveillance and society.

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