[Foucault-L] disciplinary society

Dear Foucault listers,

Did Foucault ever actually state anywhere that "we live in a disciplinary society" or is this another instance of secondary commentary getting attributed back to Foucault?

I have searched through all the relevant texts and can find no instance of him having said this.

There are a number of instances - in Psychiatric Power (p. 66), Society Must be Defended (p. 253), Discipline and Punish (p. 216), The Birth of Biopolitics (p. 259), for example - where he uses the phrase "disciplinary society," but in all these instances, he seems to be referring to the time and place under discussion in each respective study, not the present.


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