Discipline and Punish

by: Michel Foucault

Suggested Essay Topics

How far does Foucault's explanation of the development of the prison depend on social and economic factors?

What is the relationship between Foucault's role as a political activist and the concerns of Discipline and Punish?

Discuss the concept of the gaze in Discipline and Punish.

What is the role of the Panopticon in the work?

How does Foucault explain the movement for prison reform?

Is Discipline and Punish a work of history or philosophy?

Where and how was the modern prison "born", according to Foucault?