Re: [Foucault-L] Dissertation Project: Foucault and panopticism

I would suggest checking the following two books before making up your mind:

Mark Neocleous, Administering Civil Society
Peter Linebaugh, The London Hanged

They should give you enough context to know whether you can make something interesting out of this issue.

In my view the sovereignty/discipline opposition in Foucault is somewhat overplayed and tends to get him into the discourse of a 'control society'. Neocleous is good on this.

On 01/06/2011, at 5:31 AM, terryw2005@xxxxxxx wrote:

> Hello,
> I am currently in the very early stages of preparing to do a
> dissertation on Foucault and in particular his work on panopticism.
> Currently I am considering on focusing on whether Foucault is
> criticising disciplinary society in the eighteenth and nineteenth
> centuries or whether he is providing a critique of the transition that
> occurred from sovereign to disciplinary society. I was wondering if
> this topic would yield enough debate to be to write around 10,000 words
> on and whether you would be able to suggest works that I would be able
> to look at.
> If you do not deem this pursuit to be fruitful, are there any other
> areas related to panopticism that provides more areas of debate?
> Many thanks in advance.
> Terrence
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