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

David, to what degree do you find it overplayed?

On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 9:08 PM, David McInerney <vagabond@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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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Chetan Vemuri
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[Foucault-L] Dissertation Project: Foucault and panopticism, terryw2005
Re: [Foucault-L] Dissertation Project: Foucault and panopticism, David McInerney
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