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Discipline and Punish

Michel Foucault

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When was Michel Foucault born?

From which author does Foucault derive the concept of Genealogy?

What is the subtitle of Discipline and Punish?

With which two images does Foucault begin this book?

When does Foucault believe that public executions disappeared by?

What does modern penality aim to affect?

Which of the following are "human sciences"?

With what process is torture associated?

What adjective best describes the pre-modern criminal investigation?

Which two aspects of the subject's life does discipline aim to regulate?

Who is at the head of the system of penality in which public execution is an accepted punishment?

What symbolic role does the executioner perform?

Who is the main reformer that Foucault analyzes?

What does Foucault refer to as the aspect of the crime that is "turned back upon itself" in order to reveal the crime's truth?

What does the eighteenth century represent, amongst other things?

What were penal reformers attempting to do, according to Foucault?

Where does Foucault believe the disciplines originated?

What does Foucault give as an example of discipline operating in the seventeenth century?

What are the two kinds of time that Foucault discusses in his account of discipline?

Which two procedures are combined in the process of examination?

Which place is contrasted with the panopticon in section seven?

What is the category created by the carceral system?

What was the chief benefit of "creating" delinquency?

What, according to Foucault, replaces the theater of punishment?

When does Foucault claim that the carceral system was completed?

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Imprisonment Critized

by brittfoerster, April 12, 2013

The ideal of a penal imprisonment is criticized by many reformers because
1. it is incapable of corresponding to the specificity of crimes
2. it has no effect on the public
3. It is useless, even harmful to society: it is costly. it maintains convicts in idleness, it multiplies their vices.
4. the execution of this penalty (imprisonment) is difficult to supervise
5. There is a risk of exposing prisoners to the uncontrolled power of the guards
6. The job (prison guard) is an exercise of tyranny (dictatorship)

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