Beyond Foucault New Perspectives on Bentham's Panopticon

In his highly influential booklet self-discipline and Punish, Foucault used the instance of Jeremy Bentham's Panopticon felony as a method of representing the transition from the early sleek monarchy to the overdue smooth capitalist kingdom. within the former, strength is visibly exerted, for example through the destruction of the physique of the felony, whereas within the latter strength turns into invisible and makes a speciality of the brain of the topic, so that it will determine, marginalize, and 'treat' people who find themselves considered as incapable of partaking in, or unwilling to undergo, the disciplines of creation. 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 looked as if it would have misunderstood panopticon, and Foucauldians it sounds as if ignorant of the complexities of Bentham's inspiration. This publication combines an appreciation of Bentham's broader undertaking with an engagement of Foucault's insights on fiscal executive to move past the bought examining of panopticism as a gloomy disciplinary know-how of energy. students right here supply new methods of knowing the Panopticon initiatives 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 experiences at the Panopticon are groundbreaking and this booklet brings this examine to an English-speaking viewers for the 1st time. it truly is crucial interpreting, not just for these learning Bentham and Foucault, but in addition people with an curiosity in highbrow historical past of the eighteenth and 19th centuries, and people learning modern surveillance and society.

Contents: Foreword, Clare O'Farrell; creation, Anne Brunon-Ernst; half I Historiography Reconsidered: from self-discipline to Governmentality: Deconstructing Panopticism into the plural Panopticons, Anne Brunon-Ernst; From self-discipline and Punish to The start of Biopolitics, Christian Laval. half II prestige of the Panopticon in legal, Penal and Constitutional Reform: From 'utopia' to 'programme': construction a Panopticon in Geneva, Emmanuelle de Champs; Penal idea with out the Panopticon, Jean-Pierre Cléro; From the prison to the political Panoptic paradigm, Guillaume Tusseau. half III Is There a Panoptic Society? Social keep an eye on in Bentham and Foucault: Transparency and politics: the reversed Panopticon as a reaction to abuse of strength, Marie-Laure Leroy; Social regulate and the felony Panoptic paradigm, Malik Bozzo-Rey; Epilogue: the Panopticon as a modern icon?, Anne Brunon-Ernst and Guillaume Tusseau; Bibliography; Index.

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340–41; J. Bentham, The Correspondence of Jeremy Bentham. R. ), The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1988), vol. 7, p. 127). In addition, Bentham himself entitled his second panoptic project Pauper Management Improved. However, when applied to the second Panopticon, the term ‘paupers’ is a misnomer, since Essays on the Poor Laws, written previously, distinguished the poor from paupers, the first being those who relied on their labour, and the second being those who required parish relief for their subsistence (see J.

First, in a certain number of cases there is an economic power. In the case of a factory, the economic power offers a wage in exchange for a period of labor in a production apparatus belonging to the factory owner. There is also … a political power: the persons who direct these institutions claim the right to give orders, establish rules, take measures, expel certain individuals, admit others. Third, that same economic and political power is also a judicial power: in these institutions, one does not give orders but one makes decisions … one also has the right to reward and punish ….

32 Semple, Bentham’s Prison, p. ’ 33 See Hume, ‘Bentham’s Panopticon’, p. 191. 34 M. Perrot, ‘La leçon des Ténèbres : Michel Foucault et la Prison’, in Michel Foucault: Critical Assessments, vol. 4, p. 389. 35 M. Ignatieff, A Just Measure of Pain: The Penitentiary in the Industrial Revolution, 1750–1850 (London: Penguin, 1989), p. 15. 31 Deconstructing Panopticism into the Plural Panopticons 27 contribution to these ongoing discussions,36 although, in the event, his design was rejected. Although he tried to argue in favour of the Panopticon project in Panopticon versus New South Wales, his project and prisons more generally were seen by government officials as untried and unreliable.

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