Posted on January 19, 2010 by Jeremy
I missed this previously:
Volume 4, 2008
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction. Bernard Harcourt
Discipline, Security, and Beyond: A Brief Introduction.
Andrew Dilts and Bernard Harcourt
D’une configuration disciplinaire à l’autre? Laurent Bonelli
Des classes à la population ?
Formules de gouvernement et détention Fabienne Brion
Masques de Foucault. Guy Casadamont
The Post-Disciplinary Prison. Gilles Chantraine
Michel Foucault Meets Gary Becker: Criminality Beyond
Discipline and Punish. Andrew Dilts
“Une chaîne, qui laisse toute liberté de faire le bien et qui ne permette
que très difficilement de commettre le mal.” Claude-Olivier Doron
La police, les anormaux et leurs archives au XVIIIe siècle.
Lisa Jane Graham
Supposons que la discipline et la sécurité n’existent pas—
Rereading Foucault’s Collège de France Lectures. (with Paul Veyne)
Bernard E. Harcourt
Repenser la police et les contrôles par rapport à Foucault.
La connaissance “de” l’Etat. Pasquale Pasquino
“Je peins le passage.” Stephen Sawyer
Beyond Discipline and Punish: Foucault’s Challenge to Criminology
Foucault in a Post-9/11 World: Excursions into Security,
Territory, Population Michael Welch
From the Introduction:
Foucault’s 1978 and 1979 lectures contained a wealth of insights about punishment, penal techniques, the development of the police, and their relationship to neoliberalism. The lectures were extremely useful for thinking about the entire social body in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and specifically about the practices that characterize the contemporary penal sphere. And thus we set out, in these essays, to explore contemporary penal practices in conversation with the newly published lectures—but also, naturally, in conversation with Foucault’s earlier writings on épistémès and his later turn to ethics and truth telling, to veridiction and le dire vrai, to parrêsia.
Filed under: Discipline, Foucault, Governmentality | 1 Comment »
Posted on January 4, 2009 by Jeremy
Another full text, this time via Torrent. Not sure if I should be linking to these as they seem unofficial at best. Suffice it to say I have nothing to do with the production of these!
Again I would encourage publishers to provide pdfs for sale, since they are searchable. They could easily be passworded to prevent subsequent distribution.
d/l Discipline and Punish
Filed under: Discipline, Foucault, Full text | 1 Comment »
Posted on February 7, 2008 by Jeremy
Rooney gets sent off for England.
Finally an analysis of referees from a Discipline and Punish perspective:
From this interaction, finally, emerges the most logical reason for why fans hate refs. Namely, it’s a lack of accordance between their punitive gaze and that of the referees. Through all of this, a clear sense of discipline, however contested by protesting (though, ultimately, powerless) fans, players, and coaches, emerges. The players, to return to Foucault, are, much like us, really so many inmates in the metaphorical Panopticon that is constructed in part by sports and their officials. Not only are they subject to the refs’ authority, as well as the fans’ secondary interpretations of the same, but they are also circumscribed by the coaches, the owners, league commissioners, and corporate sponsors. That’s not to say that players suffer unduly, though, or even to question the fairness of the dynamic. For Foucault, all of that’s beside the point. What really matters is the way in which sports, through its institution of officiating, helps us to internalize the application of authority and the consequences of rule-breaking.
Zidane gets sent off for France.
Filed under: Discipline, Humor | Tagged: referees, Sports | 1 Comment »
Posted on July 22, 2007 by Jeremy
Examples courtesy of Architectures of Control
A traditional British school classroom often had high window-sills—to prevent the seated pupils from being distracted by more exciting events outside, or indeed staring out of the window.
‘Redesigned to face contemporary urban realities, this bench comes standard with a centre arm to discourage overnight stays in its comfortable embrace’—from Belson
Oxford bus stop
This is only one step away from Jeremy Bentham’s Panopticon  and Michel Foucault’s argument (in Discipline and Punish ) that by embedding punishment systems in architecture and institutions (e.g. prisons) rather than meting out direct retribution publicly (e.g. public execution or floggings), the likelihood of adverse public reaction to the punishment is greatly reduced. In the park bench example, a public confrontation between police and a person sleeping on the bench (with possible sympathy from bystanders) can be avoided entirely by preventing anyone sleeping on the bench in the first place (using the architecture to control). Not for nothing are speed humps commonly known as ‘sleeping policemen’ in the UK.
(h/t Savage Minds)
Filed under: Discipline, Space | Leave a Comment »
Posted on June 30, 2007 by Jeremy
Update: If you’re looking for the Halloween “Terror Behind the Walls” at Eastern State, click here!!
This summer I’m in Philadelphia, staying literally around the corner from the famous Eastern State Penitentiary, discussed by Foucault in Discipline & Punish, pp. 123-126 & 237-239.
Click here for a Google map I made.
Filed under: Discipline, Prisons | 1 Comment »
Posted on June 25, 2007 by Jeremy
Quote from today’s Supreme Court ruling supporting a school’s right to restrict free speech:
Justice Thomas, also concurring, would rather make the broader holding that public school students have no free speech rights. (“In short, in the earliest public schools, teachers taught, and students listened. Teachers commanded, and students obeyed. Teachers did not rely solely on the power of ideas to persuade; they relied on discipline to maintain order.”)
And, couple it with a story in Inside Higher Ed, noted on Savage Minds that opens up the issue of how to keep discipline: train university profs as adjunct police! Yeah!
Filed under: Discipline | 1 Comment »