Re: The Object of Discipline

>I am currently reading Discipline and Punish and I need a little
>clarification. According to Foucault, "the art of punishing in the
>regime of disciplinary power is aimed neither at expiation, nor even
>precisely at repression." Then what, according to Foucault, does
>disciplinary punishment aim to do?
>Thank You
>William Bock
>I think it's more to do with regulation, the reconstruction of the
individual according to the laws of the state, the repression of certain
elements of the individual and the accentuation of others (on a
punishment/reward basis). The account Foucault gives at the beginning of
D&P of the 18th century prison regime is a good example of disiplinary
punishment as reconstruction.

Hope this helps

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