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Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison

by Foucault, Michel (1979)

Key Passage

A real subjection is born mechanicalty from a fictitious relation. So it is not necessary to use force to constrain the convict to good behaviour, the madman to calm, the worker to work, the schoolboy to application, the patient to the observation of the regulations. (p.202)

Keywords

Discipline, Foucault, Capitalism, Biopower

Themes

Discipline and Punish, Foucault Citations, Historiography of Work

Links to Reference

Translator

Sheridan, A.

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