Re: [Foucault-L] disciplinary society

dear Kevin,

In Security, Territory, Population Foucault says that the disciplinary
mecanism, called modern, begins in the XVIII century, but the
contemporary mecanism is the security.

He raises two points, one is the question that in our societies the
general economy of power is becoming of the order of security; and the
possibility that we are seeing the birth of a security society.

The fact that we are seeing the birth of a security society could
indicate that we are leaving the disciplinary society, but Foucault
does not say that, at least not that I'm aware of.


2012/1/24 Kevin Turner <kevin.turner@xxxxxxxxx>:
> 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.
> Regards,
> Kevin.
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