The History of Sexuality
Volume I: An Introduction
by Michel Foucault Translated from the French by Robert Hurley
PART ONE PART TWO
We "Other Victorians" The Repressive Hypothesis
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Chapter 1 Chapter 2
PART THREE PART FOUR
Discipline and Punish Michel Foucault (trans. Robert Hurley)
Part One: Torture
1. The body of the condemned
This first section of Part One serves as an introduction to the entire book. Examples of eighteenth-century torture provide Foucault with many colorful episodes to relate in his account...
De Guzman, J.E.
Philo 104 – Section Y
Homosexuality and Femininity in the Light of Foucault's Discipline and Punish
September 11, 2012
Michel Foucault in Discipline and Punish and The History of Sexuality, demonstrates that the tools of disciplinarity (which emerged in the confluence of crit...
A political theorist once claimed that one should be most critical of ideas that have been deemed normal or scientific. For the most part, these notions that have been branded as “facts of life” carry with them several nuisances and drawbacks that people often ignore or fail to see since they...
Why do Marxists argue that there is no such thing as punishment as such? Critically evaluate these arguments.
When exploring the substantial role in which punishment plays in society, a number of differing perspectives can be identified. Most are influenced by social theories which can be traced b...
Table of Contents
Brief Overview 2
Main arguments of discipline and Punish 4
• Power 4
• Prisons as part of civilisation 4
• Punishment 5
• The Body and Soul 5
Evaluation of Discipline and Punish 6
M. Foucault. 1975. Discipline an...
Foucault’s theorisation of the power/knowledge relationship
Foucault in theorizing the relationship between power and knowledge basically focused on how power operated in the institutions and in its techniques. The point is how power was supported by knowledge in the functioning of institution...
The Power of Observation
The power of sight and observation are two actions that are generally associated with one another. However, what we fail to acknowledge is that these two actions, although associated with the same sense, have different responsibilities to fulfill. Although seeing...
The Act of Punishing- Preparing a “productive” and “subjected” body
Foucault’s work is largely concerned with the idea of relation between social structures, institutions and the individual. The notion of the individual is heavily problematic for him, but he nevertheless sees the operat...
Critically discuss Foucault’s notion of power and knowledge?
Michel Foucault is the one of the first contemporary social theorists. Born in France, he was, like most sociologists of his time, involved when students heavily revolted against the people in power in May 1968.He was not only a so...
Dec 24, 2012
Philo 300A Postmodernism
Michel Foucault (1926– 1984),
A Biography & Examination of His Theories
“Anyway, my personal life is not at all interesting. If somebody thinks that my work
cannot be understood without reference to such and such a part o...
Effect of Corporal and Non-Corporal Punishment on Academic Achievement of Elementary School Children with Reference to Gender and Board of Education
S.V.Sindhu and Mahjabeen
The present investigation attempts to study the effect of corporal and non-corporal punishment on academic achievement...
Michel Foucault’s Discipline and Punish, although verbose, contains important dialogue concerning the concept of power in the penal systems of late 18th century France with public execution, and the gradual transformation of power in subsequent disciplinary systems up to modern times. Power is clo...
There are a number of continuities of themes and interests in Foucault’s work. There is also evidence of shifts of emphasis, changes of direction, developments and reformations, which have led to a number of critiques of Foucault’s work to talk about breaks, differences and discontinuities withi...
Mr. Jon Schneiderman
4 April 2013
The question of whether corporal punishment is an effective method of discipline is greatly debated. Corporal Punishment is a form of physical discipline that may cause pain for wrongdoing, or to bring for change in...
Question 1- Panopticism
In regards to Panopticism, Michel Foucault theorizes, “The exile of the leper and the arrest of the plague do not bring with them the same political dream.” I conclude that the term, “political dream”, is an idea where people use power and knowledge in an attempt t...
At the end of 17 century, the plague appeared in the town. Therefore, they were thinking about how to prevent the plague spreading all over the world. Foucault begins with a description of measures to be taken against the plague.
In his text discipline and punishment, Foucault writes about the pan...
Foucault’s Discipline and Punish
as a modality of Transformation
IVY D. PATDU
I. Departure from Sovereign Understandings and Practices of Power
On 2 March 1757 Damiens the regicide was condemned…he was to be ‘taken and conveyed in a cart, wearing nothing but a shirt, holding a...
Writing to Critique: Godwin, Foucault
Discipline and Justice are two closely related ideas that are both intertwined in the development of society today. Discipline and Justice are related in the way that if one of them is not present the ot...